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‘Upside Down’ by Sadan Ekdemir

Sadan Ekdemir is a 32-year-old photographer born in Turkey and based in Oslo, Norway. With a focus on music, festival, and concert photography, …

Oslo

Chinese restaurant syndrome: has MSG been unfairly demonised?

I am in a restaurant in Glasgow where chopsticks stand ready in an eye-catching blue and yellow tin labelled Ve-Tsin Gourmet Powder. Produced by the Shanghai Guanshengyuan Tianchu Seasoning Company, the powder in question is monosodium glutamate (MSG). Apparently: “A sprinkling of Ve-Tsin will …

Processed Food

Why You Should Never Put Your Passport in Your Carry-on (Video)

When going through airport security, most people show up with their passport and keep it on them until the gate. But there’s one rookie mistake many …

Flying

The Millionaire, the Cowboy, and the Horse That Won’t Scare

The last and only horse from Montana to win the Kentucky Derby was a horse named Spokane in 1889. They called Spokane the “Spirit Horse of the …

Horse Racing

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

Blood Vessels

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

The Mystery Behind Who Took the Blue Marble Photo

It happened on December 7, 1972, sometime between 4:59:05 and 5:08:14 hours after launch. The three astronauts aboard the Apollo 17 aircraft—Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Harrison Schmitt—watched Earth recede below them as they traveled at up to 25,000 miles per hour.<p>Cernan spoke to Mission …

'The Post' delivers, putting journalism in the spotlight

<b>(CNN) —</b> "The Post" was made for this moment, in more ways than one. Not only does Steven Spielberg's crisp retelling of the Pentagon Papers story call attention to journalism's highest calling, but Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham's heroic stand -- having been thrust into that position -- …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

The World’s Tiniest Wonders, Revealed Through Photomicrography

Under a microscope, even a toothbrush can be a work of art.<p>Since 1975, Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition has attracted photographers …

Salvador Dalí

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

Famous B&W Photos Turned into Color by a 21-Year-Old Whiz

Marina Amaral is a 21-year-old Brazilian retoucher who is receiving widespread acclaim for her work adding color to famous historical B&W …

Band of Brothers

Day Two: Pattern Download by Juliet Meeks

This pattern makes me want to pull on my galoshes and run through the woods in search of tiny periwinkle flowers! I know they’re out there somewhere. …

6 Quick Papercraft Gifts for Your Valentine

Valentines Day is tomorrow! Hand made valentine gifts are always more meaningful and better received than something store bought, so why not make something? Yes, you have less than 24 hours to do it, but that shouldn’t stop you.<p>Whenever I need something impressive in a rush, I look to origami and …

Bored Panda

Oddly satisfying calligraphy:<br>(goo.gl/sGawxy)

Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Windows Into DIY Picture Frames

Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Windows Into DIY Picture Frames<p>Updated on March 8, 2018<p>A vintage or antique window makes a fantastic medium for a …

How to Choose Your Camera Angle to Take Better Portraits

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced photographer, these tips for choosing your camera angle will help you take better and more interesting …

Digital Photography

The Young Adult Reading Guide

Some of the most timeless, iconic literature ever written was written for young adults. And in recent years, thanks to unputdownable series like <i>The</i> …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in July

In which the final frontier is Amazon<p>The battle between Netflix and Amazon may go on for decades to come, but Amazon strikes a distinct blow this month as it wrestles control of a core film series away from Netflix: <i>Star Trek</i> — the old ones, I mean. Not the new ones you love to complain about.<p>But …

Star Trek

Blast from the Past: When Floppy Disks were Groundbreaking Photo Storage

“The manufacturers have found a way of storing a whole roll of transparencies onto a <i>tiny</i> disk,” says <i>Tomorrow’s World</i> presenter Maggie Philbin in this …

25 Scrapbook Ideas for Beginner (and Advanced!) Scrappers

Scrapbook Ideas for Beginners: 25 Inspiring Layouts<p>June 21, 2018<p>Anytime is a good time to finally get those scrapbooking ideas down on paper (or …

Analog vs Digital: A Look at the Same Photo Taken 15 Years Apart

I was editing some images that I took last week in New York City, including some taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Then I …

How to Shoot Through Glass Without Unwanted Reflections

My name is Justin Tierney, and I’m a time-lapse photographer based in Japan. The opening section of my latest time-lapse project features nocturnal …

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

Mom Creates Dreamlike Art Using Just Her iPhone And Kids

These images will transport you to a world somewhere between magic and reality.<p>Don't ever say an iPhone can't be used for good things.<p>Ali Jardine, a mother of two, photographs her children with an iPhone and uses editing apps to create breathtaking pieces of art. The pictures are a powerful …

California's Next Great Food & Wine Destination

Tucked away off Route 101 in Santa Barbara wine country, the tiny enclave of Los Alamos is a small town with big flavor.<p>Not long ago, it was a dusty backwater with the nickname “Los Almost”: a former stagecoach stop with a single main street on the fringe of the Santa Ynez Valley. Though just an …