Iwan Smit

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I'm Catholic and a feminist - talk about guilt 

I’m standing in the kitchen, awkwardly toeing the floor, having the sex talk with my dad (aged almost 30, and 12 years after I actually lost my virginity).<p>Except we’re not calling it sex, we’re calling it ‘living with someone.’ And we’re not actually talking about sex at all, but religion. More to …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

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Avoiding Manipulation in Macro Underwater Photography – Part I

Underwater photography has reached a new era. Gone are the days of vintage photography equipment—physical flashbulbs and rolls of film—that limit the …

Landscape Photography

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System: The beginning of Mars colonization

An artist’s rendering of what a person traveling inside SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System might see upon arriving at Mars. Image Credit: SpaceX<p>…

Space Travel

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Money: The Man Killer | The Art of Manliness

Integrity is the foundation of a great man and once it is broken, it can never be completely restored. Like a an ornament that has been shattered …

How to Be More Confident as a Small Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Brock McGoff.</i><p>Are you a short man? Are you smaller than most other men? Does your physical stature sometimes …

9 Tips to Increase ‘Newbie’ Writer Confidence

<b>All writers believe in their work. Introvert or not, you write because it’s in your DNA. And when you pen your masterpiece, you know that you have</b> …

50-Million-Year-Old Insect Jumped Out of Skin to Escape Amber Tsunami

Dateline: Northern Europe, 50 million years ago. A subtropical conifer forest similar to the southeastern United States (or what it looked like 200 …

24 News Stories Too Hopeful For The Media To Report Them

We live in a world where fear sells. The news cycle is loaded with violence, terror, and depression, and almost nothing else. Which is a shame and …

Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it's night

OSLO (Reuters) - Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, the time of day when they find sea water least hospitable, a study said on Monday.<p>Tourists stand in front of huts that form part of …

Watching tennis balls being made is my new drug, yours too

I’ve held a few tennis balls in my life, even though I don’t play.<p>They’re nice objects — round, bouncy and fluorescent yellow. There are also 360 million of them made every year.<p>A lot of those come from a Wilson factory in Thailand, where Benedict Redgrove went to closely document their birth. The …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Entertainment

This Man Repopulated a Butterfly Species in His Backyard — and You Can, Too

He's singlehandedly brought the California pipevine swallowtail to his city.<p>Tim Wong was first inspired to raise caterpillars in elementary school, when his class raised painted lady butterflies. "I was amazed at the complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to adult," Wong told Vox in a recent …

What it Means to be a Self-Made Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni,</i> <i>co-authors of</i> Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato.<p>Cato the …

A New Short Story By Science Fiction Great Ken Liu Will Get the Big-Screen Treatment

Science fiction author Ken Liu is an io9 favorite; so far, he’s released one wonderful novel, <i>The Grace of Kings</i>, with a follow-up, <i>The Wall of Storms</i>, …

80 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.<p>We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create a master list.

Insects smarter than we thought, Macquarie University academics say

And that's a bit troubling. You might not want flies in your house, but do you want their agony on your conscience?<p>"I do have the instinct that …

Learn the Japanese Art of Crafting Perfect, Shiny Spheres of Dirt

Making balls of dirt may seem easy, but it took Bruce Gardner over thirty tries before he mastered the technique.<p>Anyone’s who’s spent even five minutes as a human child knows the joy of playing with dirt. We’ve all formed shapes out of mud or natural clay, but few of us have managed to make …

Beauty Of Nature

Bird photography is one of the most challenging types of nature photography, but remains an incredibly popular hobby for many people. The subject is …

The Life of Jack London — Conclusion | The Art of Manliness

<i>This article concludes a series that studied the life of Jack London, and especially his display of the Ancient Greek concept of thumos.</i><p>We hope you …

Wellcome Book Prize 2016 shortlist revealed

<b>Books about autism, alcoholism and psychosomatic illness have been included in the shortlist for the 2016 Wellcome Book prize.</b><p>It recognises "books being written and published exploring the role of medicine in our lives and our literature."<p>The list features works of both fiction and non-fiction.<p>The …

Books

The best books of 2016

<b>The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming (Chatto & Windus, 304pp)</b><p>Mark Hudson: "Velázquez's monumental masterpiece Las Meninas has obsessed Cumming over 25 years. And she is not alone in that. The questions of who is looking at whom in this extraordinary painting, and why, and …

Books

The best crime novels of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

14 Mind-Bending Psychological Thrillers: Today in Critical Linking

<i>We love psychological thrillers for a whole host of interesting reasons: we’re drawn to the mysteries they include; the characters’ minds we can wrap</i> …

Books

How to Become a Better Writer: Copy the Work of Others! | The Art of Manliness

As Jeremy detailed on Monday, many colleges are turning out graduates who, even after four years of higher education, have cognitive skills that are …

Delayed Gratification: How to Unleash the Power and Pleasure of Waiting | The Art of Manliness

While I was a fat kid in middle school who couldn’t even do a single pull-up, since college my weight has been decidedly average; I am neither …

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Each week, the 500px community goes out and captures vistas that many of us spend our lives dreaming of, pining for, but never actually standing in …