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Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes ‘Pop’ in 30 Seconds

There’s a simple way to make your subject’s eyes pop in a portrait, and it doesn’t involve touching vibrance, saturation, luminosity, or any other …

Simple Steps to a Healthy Home This Spring

Giving your home a thorough spring cleaning can certainly make it shine. But a few other steps will help you make sure you're living in a healthy …

The big mistake most people make when they receive negative feedback

Nobody enjoys getting negative feedback. When we receive an unflattering performance review from our boss or get turned down by a date, it’s human nature to try to feel better by dismissing the judgment as unreasonable or biased. And so, last month, when a federal judge blocked US president Donald …

Psychology

5 Powerful Steps To Learn Anything Faster

Put an average Joe next to someone of success and you’ll find that the latter had more knowledge to get to where they are today.<p>While there’s only so …

Self-improvement

42 Hours of Ambient Sounds from Blade Runner, Alien, Star Trek and Doctor Who Will Help You Relax & Sleep

Back in 2009, the musician who goes by the name "Cheesy Nirvosa" began experimenting with ambient music, before eventually launching a YouTube …

Science Fiction

How Filmmakers Like Kubrick, Jodorowsky, Tarantino, Coppola & Miyazaki Use Color to Tell Their Stories

Once upon a time, a film could impress simply by using color at all. Now, with a wider field of visual possibilities open to cinema than ever, …

Carl Sagan Explains How the Ancient Greeks, Using Reason and Math, Figured Out the Earth Isn’t Flat, Over 2,000 Years Ago

The denial of science has entered the highest levels of government, and no matter what the data says, the U.S. promises to cease all efforts to …

Flat Earth Society

12 Old Words for the Huge, Mammoth, and Gargantuan

When something—say, a canyon or mistake—is truly enormous, the same old small time words like <i>colossal</i> and <i>massive</i> don’t always get the job done. …

Play With This Odd Voice Simulator That Mimics How Your Mouth Creates Sound

Most people probably don’t think much about how their mouth works. We learned to make noises and form words so long ago that it seems totally natural …

You Could Sunbathe In This Storm | Future Shorts

How To Get Into Dungeons & Dragons

Getting into <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and …

In pictures: Drops of hope in Cambodia

On World Water Day, photographs by Dusan Stojancevic show Cambodians reflected in tiny water droplets to celebrate the progress the country has made to reach people with clean water since 2000.

Water

A Designer Creates the Most Unusual Virtual Pet Ever in Scifi Short Strange Beasts

Magali Barbé’s very well-done short <i>Strange Beasts</i> runs just over five minutes long, so it doesn’t take too long to get to the twist. But the pacing …

Poetic Pictures of Horizon Lines by Sze Tsung Leong

American photographer Sze Tsung Leong takes pictures, for his <i>Horizons</i> series, of horizon lines from all around the World. He offers a great balance …

10 Times Old Superstitions Became Deadly

Criminals have always been superstitious. It was once a custom for burglars to go as far as to deliberately leave a footprint or a few drops of blood …