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Serial: Meet Your New Podcast Addiction

Photo: Courtesy of This American Life.<p>If you're already a podcast fan, odds are you spent the weekend getting hooked on <i>Serial</i> and telling all your …

The Spellbinding Mathematical GIFs Of Dave Whyte

The brain-bending animations of Dave "my name is david and i make gifs" Whyte are among the most captivating we've ever seen.<p>Whyte, a Dublin-based …

German street artist CASE, known for his hyperreal murals around the world, incorporates hands as a recurring motif.

Fire TV Stick Is Amazon's $39 Chromecast Competitor

Big losses and a ton of unsold smartphones aren't slowing down Amazon. The company just launched a $39 Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming media …

A hummingbird and an adoptive human parent

João Silvestrini is a retiree who lives alone in Barretos, Brasil. Seeking to expand his circle of friends, Silvestrini recently joined Facebook. Although he lacks human companions, he clearly has a close relationship with the local hummingbirds. In this video he invites a wild swallow-tailed …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

25 Obscure Golazos You Need to See Before You Die

Goals, goals, goals and more goals. There is nothing better for most football fans than seeing quality strikes, whether they occur in the world's biggest leagues or in more obscure climes.<p>The following list, in collecting a quarter-century of inspired efforts, aims to bring attention to the latter …

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

50 Photos Captured at the Perfect Moment

One of the beauties of photography is that it can capture and preserve split-second moments that would normally be lost to the human eye. The …

Tips for photographing star trails at night

Having a “Star” for Better Sunset Photography

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will further our investigation into getting better sunset photos. We’ve discussed how to meter the sky …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Creating Truly Realistic HDR Images with Adobe Camera Raw

Into the Open (HDR) – Final image created in this tutorial: 12 exposures merged in Photoshop CS6 and tone mapped in Adobe Camera Raw 8.2<p>In this …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …