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Photographer's Unconventional Self-Portraits Highlight Intriguing Architecture in Urban Spaces

In her <i>Urban Self-Portrait</i> series, Anna di Prospero photographs herself against the backdrop of towering, irregular architectural forms in the middle of sprawling cities. Stretching out on the ground, twisting her body into emotive contortions, or caught in startling states of undress, the Italian …

Photography

Your photographs could be used by drug dealers

Project info<p>The title for this series comes from a conversation I had with a soldier while asking for permission to take his photograph. The soldier's answer summarized a sense of paranoia with which people in Mexico cope everyday of their lives.<p>This project started as my attempt to test the …

Mainstream Media

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - Part 2

Written by Joe Martino of Colletive Evolution<p>The last 5 things you can do today that will make you happier.<p>We are all in search of happiness it …

Happiness

The April Monthly Project

Welcome to the April installment of the monthly project series: Advancing Photography. This month’s guest instructor is Tom Persinger, co-founder of …

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Tom Hanks

14 Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Your Gallery Wall

These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.<p>A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here, 14 rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.

Interior Design

13 Surreal Photo Manipulations by European Artists

Warning: Contains nudity. Great artists have been manipulating their canvases in surreal and exciting ways for hundreds of years. You only need to …

Art

How to paint reflections in a broken mirror

As with a lot of illustrations involving real-life, everyday items, a bit of research always helps. Short of conducting my own experiment of breaking …

Image Search

How to Find Your Style in Street Photography: Learn What Not to Photograph

One of the most interesting ideas that I’ve got from Nassim Taleb’s book “Antifragile” is his concept of “via negativa”. The concept is this: when …

Street Photography

Guilty of Self-Sabotage? Find Your 'Happy' Again By Ditching the Drama and Spreading the Love

For many of us, our goal is to simply be happy and share that contentment and happiness with others. Seems easy enough, right? So how do we get off track so quickly with even the best intentions in mind?<p>The answer may be more personal than we think. You see, when we get fed up with drama or …

Happiness

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

Wearable Tech

Jane Goodall Tells Her Remarkable Life-Story, Animated

How, in the midst of twentieth-century patriarchy, a young woman without so much as a university degree forever changed the course of modern science.<p>Legendary English primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace <b>Jane Goodall</b> (b. April 3, 1934) is not only an enormously influential scientist, …

Jane Goodall

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

<b>2. Bananas</b><br>Try them in one of these yummy banana smoothies.<p><b>3. Eggs</b> <br>Research shows that loading up your breakfast with protein can help curb hunger later in the day—and may mean you eat fewer calories at lunch. So whether you prefer this protein-rich ingredient scrambled, fried, or poached, it's a …

Beet and Fennel Soup with Kefir

<b>The product:</b> Kefir is a drink that looks and tastes like yogurt, usually made from cow's milk or goat's milk. It's in the dairy section. <b><br>The payoff:</b> …

New Contacts and Glasses Give You 2.8x Zoom with a Wink of the Eye

Tired of having eyeballs with fixed focal lengths? Scientists have developed new telescopic contact lenses and glasses that can give your eyes 2.8x …

Prototypes

Gear Closet: Chaco Trailscope Waterproof Hiking Shoes

Chaco is well known for making their iconic sandals, which are a favorite amongst outdoor enthusiasts. But not everyone knows that they also make a …

Camping

Amazon Prime Photos Review

Now that it’s March, and all the “I’m going to start eating healthy and running 5 miles every day” New Year’s resolutions have been conquered (or …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

25 Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves

Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves makes incredible mind-bending painting that bend your mind. We love them.. During his childhood, Gonsalves developed …

Painting

Best Photography Books of 2014

From how-to guides to fine art collections, 2014 was another standout year in new photography book offerings. With so many contenders for a spot on …

Photographers

How to Make a Vision Board: Find Your Life Ambition

“Vision Board” by Amy Palko<p>Since childhood, I’ve had a vivid recurring dream in which I can move objects without touching them. When I awaken from …

The Secret To Perfect Happiness (And Other Lessons From Bhutan)

I just got back from a trip to Bhutan, a small Himalayan country located between Nepal, India and Tibet. Bhutan is ruled by a beloved 5th generation …

An Interview with Sophie Gamand

17889806<p>Sophie Gamand, a French fine art photographer based in New York City, takes absolutely charming photos of dogs. Rightly so, her award-winning</i> …

Nate Berkus: Why You Should Break the Rules When Decorating Your Home

We love our stuff, we hate our stuff, we can't live without our stuff. We lust after other people's stuff. We smile politely when relatives offer us …

Home Decorating