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How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder …

Landscape Photography

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Government regulators have approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans. They're the latest weapon in an arms race between farmers and weeds, and the government's green light is provoking angry opposition from environmentalists.<p>The actual decision, at first glance, seems …

SKULLY AR- Rebel Innovation Smart Motorcycle Helmet (video)

Motorcyclists looking for a more advanced helmet may have already come across the SKULLY concept, a next generation smart motorcycle helmet that is …

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: which bits are supposed to be sexy?

Robbie Collin watches the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and finds it as arousing as week-old meat loaf<p>The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that a <b>film</b> has turned you on. Fear, excitement, anger, sadness, joy: all of these emotions are A-OK; parts of the aesthetic …

Movies

Nothing To See Here: Bear Napping In Backyard Hammock

This is a shot of a black bear stretching out for a nap in a hammock in Daytona Beach, Florida. Homeowner Vincent James spotted the bear in what …

Finding Miley Cyrus' Maserati shouldn't be hard

If you're going to steal a celebrity's car, you might have some of the most trouble pulling off the caper by driving away in the victim's Maserati.<p>Burglars who broke into the home of Miley Cyrus in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley on Friday not only took jewelry, but her Maserati Quattroporte …

Miley Cyrus

4 Sky Events This Week: Comet Challenge, Stellar Trio, and Planet Pairings

Changing Planet<p>This image of comet ISON was taken in November 2013, when the comet was 97 million miles from Earth. This week comet 209P/LINEAR will come much closer, but it won’t be as bright, because there’s little dust activity on its surface. Courtesy: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery<p><b>The parent of the</b> …

Astronomy

31 Of The Most Exotic Pools On Earth… Except #10 Which Is Horrifying.

Summer is right around the corner and you’ll want to jump into a swimming pool to celebrate. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most awesome …

Avoid The Dark Side Of Debt: How Best To Take Out Student Loans

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE</i>: <i>This post is adapted from the Forbes eBook,</i> <b>The Millennial Game Plan</b><b>: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World</b><i>, by Laura Shin. If you’d like to learn more about</i> <i>how to take out student loans, decide whether to attend grad school and/or find funding for grad school, the title</i> …

Should Today's Graduates Head Straight To Grad School?

Over the last 5 years, the amount of college graduates that have foregone working and headed straight to grad school has skyrocketed. And it’s not just in the sciences, where going to grad school has been more accepted than other majors. It’s a trend being witnessed at business schools, law …

In A Startling Episode 705, 'Mad Men' Meets 'Three's Company' And 'The Walking Dead'

<i>Mad Men</i> is one of the most hyper-verbal shows in the history of television. Its characters are constantly parsing words as if millions of dollars depend on it, because, in the world of advertising, that’s often the case.<p>But in an unsettling Episode 705, (spoiler alert) the biggest moments didn’t …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Today we are happy to announce the 2013 Share the Experience photo contest winner (where we get a lot of the photos featured on this account)! Courtney Kotewa's took this beautiful photo at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in #Michigan. To see more and enter this year's contest, visit www.sharetheexperience.org.

Each Page of This ‘Drinkable Book’ Is a Water Filter That Removes Deadly Bacteria

Drinking is fundamental.<p>With that thought in mind, DDB New York and Water Is Life have authored a Drinkable Book that not only educates at-risk …

Advertising Industry

Jury to Apple and Samsung: Go play with your toys, boys

The jury in the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial might ultimately say that it followed the law scrupulously. But might a little humanity on the part of these supposed "tech novices" also have come into play?<p>I spent Friday night at a bar chatting to a successful executive.<p>After the second glass of …

Warren Buffett's Opinion On Bonds Couldn't Be More Clear

It doesn't get any clearer than this.<p>Obviously Buffett, like many others, expects interest rates to rise significantly over the long-term. This means any fixed income investment is going to get smoked, as the amount you get paid for holding them is worth less and less and as inflation erodes the …

Warren Buffett

SAP Shakes Up Its Executive Board Ahead of Shareholder Meeting

Bill McDermott, soon to be SAP's sole CEO, is putting his team in place.<p>German business software giant SAP just announced a fairly significant change-up in its senior ranks.<p>The big news is that Rob Enslin and Bernd Leukert have been appointed to the company’s Executive Board, and that Vishal Sikka, …

The strange demands of life as a cheerleader

<b>Three lawsuits have shed a light on some of the pitfalls associated with professional cheerleading. And behind the pom-poms and razzmatazz, life can be hard.</b><p>This year, there have already been three lawsuits filed against professional football clubs in the National Football League (NFL) arguing that …

Oakland Raiders

No Garmin, no iPod - Can a 'naked' run be fun?

Before each and every run, I need to get wired: I hook my heart-rate monitor band around my chest, strap on my Garmin wristwatch, snake headphones up the back of my shirt and plug them into the iPod that's fastened around my arm. Go go gadget, run.<p>What comes out of those headphones is key: I don't …

The Isley Brothers