Kay Gabaldon

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A New Caption That Works for Every New Yorker Cartoon

In 2006, a blogger named Charles Lavoie argued that every <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon—from bears-waiting-in-an-elevator to two-old-businessmen-playing-with-dolls—could be aptly captioned “Christ, what an asshole!” Lavoie was correct: They totally could. He documented the rewritten cartoons on his blog for …

THE SHOT: The Great Migration of 2015

I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …

The mystery of Chopin's death

<b>When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the heart earlier this year, while at first appearing to confirm the TB theory, left the mystery</b> …

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John Oliver bashes New Year's Eve in web-only 'Last Week Tonight' clip

While <i>Last Week Tonight</i> is on hiatus till 2015, John Oliver couldn’t resist showing up on the Internet to talk about one of the year’s worst …

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

Doctors Enlist Paintings to Hone Skills

More physicians are offering a different perspective on paintings by ‘diagnosing’ pieces of art.<p>When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And so, apparently, is a medical diagnosis.<p>Rheumatologist Sara E. Walker spent her life doing research on and treating patients with lupus and …

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One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

The Oscars

The Seven Cs to Guide You in 2015

Adhering to a rigid list of New Year’s resolutions has never been my forte. But looking towards a new year, I will focus on seven Cs and hope you will find them useful for a prosperous and fulfilling year ahead.<p><b>1. Center Yourself.</b> Take time to center your journey before starting something new. …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Mobile Technology

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

Flex is a Versatile Light Mat That Can Be Bent Into All Kinds of Shapes

The Flex is a new light solution that comes in the form of a bendable white mat covered with LED lights. It’s designed to be a flexible (literally) …

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

The Land: 3 Photographers’ Views on Landscape - Text by Abigail Smithson | LensCulture

The land has never asked to be photographed, never called out for any attention or demanded documentation. But like a portrait of a person, a photograph of a landscape can begin to offer the viewer feelings that are evocative of a place and an environment. Indeed, the natural world and our impact …

Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

The demographics that make LinkedIn's audience so valuable to businesses

LinkedIn is a valuable platform for brands interested in its highly educated, relatively mature, professional audience.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways</i> …

Social Media

A Look Back at Apple's 6 Biggest Product Releases

On Sept. 9, tech giant Apple will at long last unveil its newest gadget, the highly anticipated iPhone 6. The company has plenty of experience in …

Changing the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, one iPod and one playlist at a time

<i>Alive Inside</i>, a documentary film being shown in selected theaters across the U.S., tells the story of a social worker using iPods and personalized playlists to bring new life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s.<p>Dan Cohen puts together playlists of music from when the patients were young, …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Harendra Jani posted on their whiteboard: Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. -Albert Einstein

11 Rules of Twitter Etiquette You Need to Know

Twitter sometimes feels like a spectator sport. You sit on the sidelines and watch the passing parade with bemusement, interest and often …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Photographers Share Intimate Images of Loved Ones for Curated Photo Website

On The Ones We Love, a web-based project created and curated by Lindley Warren, photographers share images of “people they love, cherish, and find …

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Facebook’s Secret New “Business Manager” Could Compete With Developer Partners For Marketing Dollars

TechCrunch has discovered a big, unannounced marketing tool from Facebook called Business Manager that lets teams at enterprises and agencies manage multiple ad campaigns and Pages in one interface. There’s just one problem. Business Manager could directly compete with Facebook’s Preferred …

The Curious Double Standard of Google Glass

"That's tight."<p>"Yeah she looks good."<p>"I'd hit that."<p>I was watching as two gentlemen at the table next to me at the SXSW Interactive festival ogled an attractive young woman. They weren't admiring her low cut blouse or a well-filled-out pair of green skinny jeans. Instead they were looking at what …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …