Jose Tavares

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7 Tips How to Shoot Better Macro Photography

Dear friend,If you’re having a hard time finding inspiration in your photography and life, I recommend trying out shooting macro photography — or …

Mother and son go to Washington: Why you should take your family for a crash course in U.S. history

<b>Elizabeth Renzetti</b><i>’s teenage son was born in the United States but raised in Canada and England. She whisks him off to Washington for a crash course in American history – and learns a thing or two herself</i><p>The U.S. Capitol building. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters)<p>Donald Trump is haunting our trip to …

Around the World in 12 Noodle Dishes—From Ramen to Saimin

Food is best when enjoyed with a side of authenticity: Unfortunately, you can’t order a side portion of tropical-Thailand-humidity or Bangkok-bustle in, say, New York City. A dish can tell you so much about a place. It’s more of an experience than just a meal–it's an entry point into a culture, …

Bush Bailout Chief Channels Bernie Sanders' Call To Break Up Big Banks

Neel Kashkari is on Sanders' side when it comes to big banks. Hillary Clinton and Obama are on the other.<p>A top Republican architect of the 2008 bank bailout stunned financial observers Tuesday with a speech calling on Congress to consider breaking up the nation's biggest banks, injecting an …

Travelling with a ‘powerless passport’

“I wanted to prove to others and to myself that our life circumstances should never hinder us from going after our dreams.”<p>My “how I quit my job to travel” story is different. I’m from a developing country with a “powerless passport” — as a Philippine citizen I can only visit 60 countries visa-free …

Absolutely Breathtaking African Wildlife Photography

German-born Klaus Tiedge had traveled the world, working as a commercial photographer for 20 years when, one day in 2001, an assignment brought him to South Africa. He liked it so much that he decided to move there with his wife, settling in Cape Town where he would be a photographer for the …

World’s Best Éclairs

From luscious chocolate éclairs to savory éclairs made with foie gras and fig jam, here are the world’s best éclairs.—Maisie Wilhelm

Polarr Photo Editor 3 Launched for Web, Chrome, and Windows 10

The free browser-based photo editor Polarr is expanding its reach yet again. After launching version 2 of its online photo editor back in February …

Windows 10

Mark Zuckerberg Will Not Share This Story on Facebook

The famous and the powerful have new, more effective means of walling themselves off from us. Where, say, Sinatra had goons, today's titans hide behind transparency and full disclosure.<p><i>Mark Zuckerberg is the most open and accessible of tech visionaries. Well, theoretically. So, how did we write the</i> …

6 Methods to Create an HDR Image

Over the years, different software solutions for creating an HDR image from a set of source exposures have emerged. First, it was Photomatix and …

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

If a new school year, new classes and new teachers have got you itching to bury your nose in some new books, then our site members have the perfect books to dispel those back-to-school blues…<p>If a new school year, new classes and new teachers have got you itching to bury your nose in some new books, …

Books

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

You Can Thank Iowa For The Bloody Mary Meat Straw

Bloody marys have long served as the perfect vehicle for unusual garnishes — from whole fried chickens to burgers on a stick. But one company is has managed to corner the market on a particularly unusual accouterment — the bloody mary meat straw. According to NPR, Iowa-based Benny's Original Meat …

A Guide to Off-Roading For The Uninitiated

So you own a 4x4 but don't know how to really use it. We're here to help get you off-road the right way, without breaking your truck ... or yourself.<p>Today's trucks are amazing machines. They're built to comfortably handle highways, but are just as adept once your turn off the pavement and onto the …

Inside the Nazi labyrinth: Network of tunnels dug under Poland may finally yield secrets and hidden gold

The waterlogged tunnel threading its way beneath the hills of Lower Silesia amounts to a relic of one of Hitler’s most grandiose and futile …

Meet the Fast, Tough War Machine That's Replacing the Humvee

Oshkosh's L-ATV will be the Pentagon's next rugged truck.<p>For three decades, Army and Marine HMMWVs or "Humvees" have been the symbol of American military power everywhere U.S. forces have put boots and tires on the ground. First produced in 1985 by AM General, the Humvee has not only carried …

Military

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

A 2,100-acre former military base near San Francisco or a 32-acre fake town? Both sites have won interest from automakers and technology companies as they seek to develop the future of transportation<p>Silicon Valley thinks it has the answer to everything. No wonder, then, that it also has the answer …

Silicon Valley

Tag: Outdoor Spaces

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Outdoor Spaces

Western Canadian ski resorts prepare for warmer future with via ferrata

Participants take part in a four-hour hike on a via ferrata route on Mount Norquay in Banff, Alta. (Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail)<p>Ski hills see a future<br>along the 'iron road'<p>Mountain resorts searching for ways to adjust to a warmer climate are stringing up systems of cables and rungs for <i>via</i> …

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

Why China’s stock market bubble was always bound to burst

Over the past few weeks, punters in China underwent a near-death experience when their country’s two stock exchanges entered freefall. The rapidly inflating bubble that had driven share prices to dizzying heights had suddenly burst. By this spring, the stock markets in Shanghai, with 831 listed …

Stock Markets

Exclusive: Japan interested in joining NATO missile consortium | News Home | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is interested in joining a NATO missile building consortium that would give Tokyo its first taste of a multinational defense project, a move the U.S. Navy is encouraging because it could pave the way for Japan to lead similar partnerships in Asia, sources said.<p>The 12-country …

Ten of the Finest Track Day Cars You Can Buy Today

Here are a selection of fantastic street-legal cars that make for great track-ready toys.<p>Yesterday we asked you what the greatest new track day cars on the market were. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.

Top 20 Attractions in San Francisco

<b>PIER 39</b><b>:</b> From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. PIER …

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

THERE’S SOMETHING about waking up deep in the backcountry, having carried all of your gear in to camp near a quiet lake or alpine cirque with …

From Havana to Tangier: lives of the literary exiles

Nabokov, Hemingway, Neruda: they’re just a few of the great writers who have been inspired, or required, to leave home and forge a creative life in a foreign country.<p>From Rainer Maria Rilke’s years in Paris to Paul Bowles’ near lifetime in Tangier, we look at a few of the literary greats in exile, …