Katherine Castro

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Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

The 10 Cheapest Flights from Montreal to the United States

Try exploring a little of Canada's southern neighbor with our rundown of the cheapest US destinations you can reach from Montreal. By analyzing the …

Travel

How to get rid of blackheads

Have you ever googled blackhead extraction? Be warned, you need a strong stomach. But with more than two million people subscribing to the YouTube channel of Dr Pimple Popper, a US dermatologist who specialises in blemishes, it’s safe to say that I’m not the only person eager to unclog my pores.<p>My …

Is Most of the Intelligence in the Universe Non-Conscious AI?

In a series of fascinating recent articles, philosopher Susan Schneider argues that(1.) Most of the intelligent beings in the universe might be …

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Watch a Candlelit Neil Gaiman Read Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’

Thanks to you and other generous readers, Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders charity reached its stretch goal for 2016. That means that all of us get to …

Literature

Do This Now: Dramatic Landscapes With Long Exposures

When you're in the field, you should always look for the best angle, framing, composition options possible. This requires a lot of scouting, precise …

The Best Gift Ideas for People Who Already Have Everything

We all have that one person in our life that buys everything they want on their own. They don’t ask for anything and they say they don’t need …

12 Modern Holiday Cards

A minimalist forest of tiny trees gives nod to Christmas in this letterpress print card from The Good Twin.<p>Typography and the “12 Days of Christmas” …

Letterpress

The Camera In Your Pocket: How To Take Better Photos With Your iPhone

What you’ll discover in this 92 page eBook<p>In this 92 page eBook you’ll learn how to master three basic steps for better iPhone photography:<p>How light, …

36 Completely Stellar Gifts For Space Lovers

Houston, we want them all.

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

How to make spammy calendar notifications go away

Spammers have unfortunately devised a new way to invade phones: calendar invitations.<p>A rash of calendar spam has invaded iPhones in recent weeks as …

Apps

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Psychology

14 Beautifully Shot Horror Films That Changed Cinematography Forever

Talk about killer cinematography.<p>Cinematography is one of the most important elements of a horror film. With their game-changing technical …

Horror

Sex, Satan and Feminism: Inside Retro-Horror Gem ‘The Love Witch’

Anna Biller would rather you didn’t describe her new film <i>The Love Witch</i> as an exploitation picture. This is something that you will learn the hard …

Los Angeles

This classic thought experiment explains the weird decisions we make about spending money

Some years ago, I interviewed the Nobel prize­-winning psychologist and best­selling author Daniel Kahneman. He told me one of his all­-time favorite thought experiments, which is something of a classic in behavioral economics.<p>It involves a woman who has spent $160 on two theatre tickets. She is …

Personal Finance

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Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

Sometimes it takes more than simple color correction to make a good photo into a great photo. If you have a scenic picture that could use just a …

Tutorials

Psychology shows that Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree on objective reality

If you think this year’s election has reached unprecedented levels of partisan acrimony, you’re right.<p>According to a June 2016 Pew Research Center poll, for the first time since 1992, a majority of Democrats and Republicans not only express frustration with each other, but they also claim to live …

Stock Markets

How Much You Have to Make to Buy a Home In 27 Major U.S. Cities

Buying a house is a big financial decision, and you need to make sure you’re able to pay for it. If you’re comparing cities, this chart shows you how …

Housing

CERN Physicist's Fertility Algorithm Prevents Unwanted Pregnancy With 99.5% Efficacy

A New Track<p>Back in 2012, a team at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) found the elusive Higgs-Boson particle. While an impressive feat, it does raise …

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

This is How You Stop Taking Bad Landscape Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a camera for the first time or if you’ve been at it for decades - sometimes the photos you take are just plain …

28 Great Documentaries For People Who Hate Documentaries

Documentaries get a bad rap. True, some of them are ungodly boring while others are blatantly one-sided in their presentation of facts. But then …

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Clint Eastwood

Principles of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking necessitates the ability to check the accuracy of information. The first obstacle to this is our tendency to accept information …

10 Powerful Features of Photoshop Photographers Need to Know

Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop …

The 32 U.S. Photo Exhibitions You Can't Miss

La Calle, Aperture Gallery, New York: Sept. 8 - Oct. 26 (Caption: Comitán, Chiapas, 2007; from La Calle )<br>Alex Webb—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 32<p>TIME LightBox …

Art