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Metropolis - Photographs by Martin Roemers | LensCulture

<i>Dutch photographer Martin Roemers won the 1st prize in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015 for his series, Metropolis, which documents street life in “mega-cities”, defined as urban areas that are home to more than 10 million inhabitants. Here we present an extended slideshow of this</i> …

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Why lack of communication has become the number one reason people quit

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”<br>— George Bernard Shaw<p>Communication is a core part of the human experience. And yet, we still struggle with it. Despite the explosion of communication technology, under-communication remains a major challenge at …

Japan’s First Female Photojournalist is Still Shooting at the Age of 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto is a renowned Japanese photographer who is considered to be her country’s first female photojournalist, documenting pre- and …

Five Questions Every Photographer Should Ask Themselves

<i>All images by Sam Dorado. Used with permission.</i><p>Ed Miranda, one of my photography friends on Insagram (who you should definitely follow – @emirandata …

The Olive Tree Will Always Be Here

The Island of Crete, Greece - See for yourself, feel for yourself (2min 30sec)

Crete: Incredible History

Crete: Incredible Hospitality

Meet the most powerful Brit in Hollywood: Col Needham, creator of IMDB

Col Needham is 46 and lives in Frampton Cotterell, a small village eight miles outside Bristol. He is bright-eyed, wears glasses and has the face of …

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Chasing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with Science

This coffee sucks. It's the second cup I've made in a row. It's sour and grassy. It should taste like red grapes and strawberry. I know exactly how …

Drink Coffee? Off With Your Head!

Most folks who resolved to cut down on coffee this year are driven by the simple desire for self-improvement.<p>But for coffee drinkers in 17th-century Turkey, there was a much more concrete motivating force: a big guy with a sword.<p>Sultan Murad IV, a ruler of the Ottoman Empire, would not have been a …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Google's Chief Internet Evangelist on Creating the Interplanetary Internet

When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint …

The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple

You’ve almost certainly never heard of Peter Belanger, but you’ve definitely seen his photographs. In fact, you may even see his work every day, and it’s likely that you own some of his most famous subjects. Belanger is the man behind some of Apple’s most iconic product images, a San …

The Luckiest Village in the World

It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them. (Well, almost all of them.) Instantly, Sodeto became known as …

Sip The 10 Best New Bourbons

“Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”— Abraham Lincoln<p>In the past two years, bourbon has become the highest-selling whiskey in America. As its popularity has grown, producers big and small have been hustling to bring new …

Espresso Chart Breaks Down Ingredient Ratios For 23 Drinks (PHOTO)

Do the options at your local coffee shop have you confused? Never fear! Pop Chart Lab and Orbit Visual Graphic Design have whipped up a lovely little chart breaking down the ingredient ratios of 23 types of espresso-based drinks. You'll never be confused about what you're drinking again.<p>We'll …

Inside TED: the smartest bubble in the world

Imagine, if you will, a snow globe. Wait, the snow globe is in California — Long Beach to be exact. It’s really sunny in this particular snow globe. There’s a beach. Okay, thinking of a west coast snow globe? Good.<p>What’s inside the snow globe? Buildings — say, the sprawling, mid-century Long Beach …