Heather Carpenter

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The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Pinterest Readies for Its Big Ad Business Rollout

Pinterest is the name on the lips of digital advertising execs, brands and just about everyone else in the marketing industry today, as the popular …

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs

Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little …

Pets

Elisa Insua's Assemblage Mosaics Turn Everyday Junk Into Giant Games of 'I Spy'

If you were one of those kids who grew up thumbing through "I Spy" books until the pages were worn and torn (or bedtime came around—whichever came …

Jen Selter: 'Belfies' & Having the Sexiest Ass Ever | Cosmopolitan

The New Eau

This season, take your fragrance wardrobe up a notch with these sexy, on-trend scents<p>This season it's all about sultry, sexy scents.

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: …

The Best Beautifiers For EVERY Budget

Is it just us, or does anyone else get ticked off by those articles that tell you what beauty products to splurge on and what to cheap out on? Maybe …

Over 50 and out of work: Program seeks to help long-term unemployed

<i>By Nona Willis Aronowitz, NBC News contributor</i><p>When Bret Lane was laid off from his telecommunications sales job after 16 years, he wasn’t worried. He’d never been unemployed for more than a few days since he started working as a teenager. But months passed, and he couldn’t find a job. One day, he …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next

Payday lenders made about $49 billion in high-interest loans last year. More than a third of those loans were made online. I wondered what happens when you apply for such a loan, so I decided to find out.<p>In the course of reporting a story earlier this year, I logged on to a site called eTaxLoan.com …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Possibly the Sexiest E-Bike Ever?

Nikos Manafis’ e-bike concept achieves its sharp, aerodynamic form through a manufacturing process that consists of folding sheets of aluminum around …

14 Celebrities Who Speak Multiple Languages

But some stars have perfected more than their native languages.<p>Through travels, classes, family members and in Jon Heder's case, a religious mission, they've picked up fluency in one, two, and sometimes five languages.

SEC proposes rules to allow anyone to invest in startups

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally proposed new rules for equity-based crowdfunding, a way of raising money that is similar to Kickstarter but allows companies to offer stock instead of T-shirts and backstage passes.<p>The proposed rules are still months away from being approved. …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

How I Shot My 'Mini World' Image

Over on our Facebook page this week we shared our recent ‘Small World‘ post featuring some of our readers shots of miniature figurines shot in larger …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

Google and Abandoned NYC uncover the city's secrets with Field Trip app

Starting today, users of Field Trip for iOS, Android and Glass will be able to experience some of New York City's forgotten -- and occasionally creepy -- locations as Google's Niantic Labs brings Abandoned NYC's content to the app. Normally, Field Trip functions as a convenient mobile tour guide, …

Beautiful 3D Printed Bookmark of a Dove

Netherlands-based design firm Studio Macura just emailed us to tell us about a product they just launched that's as beautiful as it is useful. <i>Pero</i> is a functional and decorative 3D printed bookmark in the form of a dove. Poetically perched, the bird has long strings that hold in place where in the …

Fort Worth

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14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

Business Strategy

Interview with Mateusz Witczak

I really love to see such young designers as Mateusz Witczak, a extremely talented typographer from Warsaw, Poland. You don't need to see more than …

Prominent Street Photographers Describe Their Favorite Shots

Street photographers are always on the lookout for that perfect candid shot. Being able to capture that favorite moment on the fly is an ability that …

A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Be the Engineer of Your Own Portfolio Website

A major aspect of being a professional photographer is to showcase your work online, so that potential clients would find you. But why take the …

Web Design

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …