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49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Privacy

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that …

The Brain

How to Take the Best Pictures with a Dual-Lens Camera

Some of the biggest names in the smartphone business—including Apple, LG and Huawei—now make phones with dual-lens cameras installed, and other …

Mobile Photography

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

Recipes

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Entrepreneur Network Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way …

Business Strategy

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

Matthew Broderick

Samurai dreams along an ancient trail

In the land of bullet trains and endless neon vistas, a few days on Japan’s ancient Samurai Trail will give a very different perspective.<p>At the trailhead, under the shadows of towering pine trees, a large sign warned of bears. At Yellowstone or Yosemite in the US, this would have been unremarkable. …

Japan

A Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed home can be yours for $295K, plus more for significant repairs

It’s a bargain for enthusiasts of Jacobsen’s work<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania<p><b>Price:</b> $295,000<p>Another home designed …

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

The 9 countries best at fighting corruption

As the WEF's report puts it:<p>"Sound legal and competition institutions support efficient resource allocation and equal opportunity by preventing corruption, unduly high barriers to entry, and concentration of rents due to regulatory capture.<p>"Investment climate rules, incentives, and institutional …

Corruption

Safely Use Any Bag as a Camera Bag

Camera bags are great for protecting your gear, but if you aren’t a professional photographer spending cash on a dedicated bag can be excessive. …

Backpacking

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Aperture

The 9 types of men's collars and when to wear them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

Men's Fashion

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:45 am. 5:45 am<p>Serious photographers know that …

Tokyo Thrift special: ‘It’s a Sony’ exhibit shows off decades of decadent design

I’ve been doing the <i>Tokyo Thrift</i> column for the best part of a year now, and it’s been a lot of fun covering a wide range of Japanese gadgets that otherwise might not get much attention in 2016. One name keeps popping up, though: Sony. It’s easy to see why, since the Japanese giant was the dominant …

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half …

Journalism

Credit Card Companies Want You to Give Up Your Right to Sue Them. Here's How to Opt Out

Draft a simple, clear letter -- and follow directions carefully.<p>Before you sign up for a new credit card or click “I agree” on the user agreement for …

KFC’s big secret revealed? Colonel’s recipe may have been found in scrapbook

When it comes to the world’s biggest food secrets, KFC’s famous fried chicken recipe is the Holy Grail.<p>But decades after making its finger lickin’ debut, the Colonel’s original recipe may have been discovered in a family scrapbook. And the Chicago Tribune published it last week.<p>A Tribune …

Recipes

Warren Buffett's Best Investing Advice in 10 Quotes

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1"<p>One great way to learn the basics of investing is by studying the greatest …

3 Travel Tools Millennials Use and You Should Too

How to save time, money and discover local hidden gems with these new travel tools that Millennials are using to elevate their game.<p>Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really …

Anthony Bourdain

An Instagrammer with almost 2 million followers reveals how to take the perfect travel photo

But taking the perfect vacation snap isn't as easy as traveling to a beautiful spot and pointing and shooting. "It was difficult at first, as is anything that you're getting into for the first time. I was diligent, I worked crazy hard, long hours, lots of driving, and before long the hard work paid …

U.S. Cellular

The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

European Travel

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

Claustrophobic Photos Go Inside Manila's Traffic Nightmare

The greater Manila metropolitan area has 22.9 million people, 2.5 million cars, and not nearly enough roads. It has, by some measures, the worst …

Which iPhone lens is best? The Zeiss ExoLens looks like a winner.

The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras out there. The only thing holding it back? Its fixed lens.<p>Committed iPhone photographers have long …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>In middle school, we had to read Steinbeck's <i>The Pearl</i>, which is about how awful getting rich quick is. The …

Rhode Island