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Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance. For instance, closeted LGBT employees feel much more isolated at work than their openly gay peers, and 52% of …

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

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Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

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Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Is Dry for First Time in 600 Years

Once thriving, the vast Asian lake was drained for irrigation.<p>Once the fourth largest lake in the world, Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea has reached a new low, thanks to decades-old water diversions for irrigation and a more recent drought. Satellite imagery released this week by NASA shows that …

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The Strongest, Most Expensive Material On Earth

Graphene's most problematic superlative is its cost.<p>It was so simple. Take a small flake of graphite and put it on piece of regular old Scotch tape. Pinch it in between the tape, peeling off layer after layer until it leaves only the vaguest, most transparent of marks. Transfer those dustings onto …

How to Make Teachers More Like Doctors

Over the past 150 years, teaching and medicine have grown less and less alike.<p>For her exceptional book on the history of teaching<i>,</i> Dana Goldstein chose the title <i>The Teacher Wars:</i> <i>The History of America’s Most Embattled Profession</i>. In so doing, she joined an ongoing debate with reformers such as …

California Enacts Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning single-use plastic bags Tuesday, making California the first state to bar their use. …

The Top 5 Super Robust Cases For Your iPhone 6

The structural integrity of Apple's iPhone 6 may or may not be susceptible to a pair of skinny jeans and a sturdy armchair. But one thing is for sure, you shouldn’t purchase a device that costs more than a medium-end laptop without protecting it in some way or another.<p>The phone case industry is …

Animated Cinemagraphs of City Life and Nature by Julien Douvier | Colossal

<p>Strasbourg-based photographer Julien Douvier utilizes a variety of techniques to create these beautifully meditative cinema-graphs of urban life and …

These Islands Are Sucking Up Pollution From The Water They’re Floating In

Floating islands that double as water treatment plants keep water clean without sullying nice views.<p>Wetlands are known for their ability to clean water: their thick vegetation traps excess nutrients (which cause algae blooms) and heavy pollutants, and help keep waterways free and clear. But, of …

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The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical …

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

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16 recipe ideas for leftover peanut butter

Some of you might be aware that I was brought up in Kuala Lumpur. I went to a school for the children of ex-pats; mainly British and Australian, with a smattering of Canadian and American children too. While united by the fact that we spoke a common language, what most certainly divided us was our …

Malted Walnut Pie

8 Servings<p>Adding barley malt syrup offers a rounder, less-sweet note in this take on pecan pie. Look for it at health food stores.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>graham cracker crust<p>14 graham crackers (about 8 oz.)<p>2 tablespoons raw sugar or granulated sugar<p>1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<p>½ teaspoon …

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Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

6 sandwiches<p>Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>hot sauce<p>1 red bell pepper<p>¼ medium mango, cut into pieces<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh orange juice<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>½ teaspoon cayenne …

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iPhone 6 and 6 plus bending fears 'seem overblown'

Non-profit testers conclude fears of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus design flaw are unfounded, taking considerable force to bend the device<p>User reports and fears that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones are bending in trouser pockets are overblown, according to independent testing by the US non-profit Consumer …

This Time Stack Technique Turns Landscapes Into Dreamy Impressionist Images

Meet Matt Molloy, a photography enthusiast and budding professional in Canada. You might’ve seen some of his jaw-dropping Impressionist …

8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them

From nerves, to an obsession with a ‘decisive moment’ that may never come, to confrontations with people who don’t want you taking their picture, …

Canon Working On New PowerShot Compact with Large Image Sensor and High-Magnification Lens

It took a minute, but it seems Canon has finally started to take Sony and Panasonic’s compact camera game seriously. The G7 X — basically a cheaper …

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking …

The (mobile) Phone (photo) Book

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary street photography. Enjoy!</i><p>Talented photographers can use almost any camera to make great pictures. I've seen war photographers and photojournalists …

A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal received his MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His artwork is represented by Klompching …

These Mountaineering Photos Took an Astounding Amount of Coordination and Patience

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut frequently teams up with talented mountaineering photographer Robert Böesch to capture incredibly creative …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

Artist Creates A Charming Illustrated Guide to the Dogs of the World Grouped by Their Geographic Origin

Artist Lili Chin of Doggie Drawings has created “Dogs of the World“, a wonderful illustrated guide that groups the dogs of the world by their …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …