Lara Hdayed

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10 Post-Processing Landscape Photography Tips

6. Enhance Composition<p>You should think of the composition ahead. But once the photo is on your computer, you can still enhance or even fix it.<p>A first …

Landscape Photography

Catalan Tomato Bread

Steven Raichlen's first meal in Barcelona, at the venerable Los Caracoles restaurant in the Barri Gotic (medieval quarter), began with this …

Italian Food

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

The Most Beautiful Bedrooms in Vogue

What Every 20-Something Gets Wrong About Success

<i>The MPW Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

19 Mind-Bending Images That Will Break Your Brain

http://diply.com/article/mind-bending-images-break-brain<p>article<p>These will literally break your brain.<p>Diply

st vincent redesigned an electric guitar to make room for boobs

It's a guitar that's sympathetic to the female form.<p>St. Vincent is a woman after our own hearts. She's a killer musician, a constant source of hair inspiration and—let's be honest—one half of a couple we routinely Google-image. She even helped wait tables at her family's restaurant last year. Could …

Costumes

José Naranja, The Professional Notebook Maker

A good notebook in your pocket inspires you to jot down your thoughts. It summons forth the inner workings of your mind that otherwise might be lost …

Melbourne’s new ‘pencil tower’ to be one of world’s skinniest skyscrapers

Standing 12 metres wide and 195 metres tall above the historic Huddar Parker & Co building, Collins House will be Melbourne’s thinnest skyscraper when it is completed next year, surpassing Phoenix Apartments on Flinders Street. Phoenix claims to be the current holder of the title with a …

National Portrait Gallery | Feature Photography

Steve Pyke<p>Steve Pyke readily admits that his life in photography has been propelled largely by his fascination with the face. Born in England and now …

The rain forest destination Americans are missing out on

By Stephen Nash<p>Feet propped on a balcony rail, I’m gazing through a small vineyard lined with palms, then out over the edge of a thousand-foot sea cliff. And on the far Atlantic horizon, a sudden apparition: probing forelegs, followed by a colossal spider.<p>That was just optics. The spider — a small …

A Meteorite Explodes Over the Mojave in This Incredible Timelapse Video

It sometimes feels like Mars, Pluto, and planets beyond our solar system get all the attention. But let’s be real: Earth is the best goddamn planet …

12 Photographers Shot Portraits in the Same Room, and This is What Resulted

A group of 12 photographers gathered in a beautiful villa in Tuscany, Italy, last year to be creative, learn from one another, and exchange ideas. On …

How to draw… a smug polar bear

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Picture books,Illustration,Art and design,Design,Art<p>Brrr it’s chilly out there. So gather some pencils, pens or whatever and get drawing a delightful, if somewhat smug, polar bear in this lovely drawing lesson from Ross Collins

Rotterdam is "the city of the future" say architects

Landmark buildings and experimental construction are transforming the Netherlands' second city into a world-class destination for architectural …

The playlist: best jazz of 2015 – Kamasi Washington, Joshua Redman, Polar Bear and more

Continuing our series on some of the best music of 2015, here is our critic’s pick of the year’s best jazz tracks – from a new sax star to a hip-hop interpreter<p>Some albums seem steered by a hidden jazz hand, even if few signs of jazz presence are audible – almost everything the resourceful Polar …

How photographers capture the soul of a building - CNN Style

Written by Tish Wrigley, CNN<p>From Stonehenge and royal palaces to the skyscrapers that define a modern city's skyline, great building can encapsulate their eras.<p>"Every great architect is -- necessarily -- a great poet", said legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. "He must be a great original …

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …

6 Moves to Get the Best Butt Ever — From Instagram's Blonde Jen Selter

With more than 1.5 million fans, @AmandaEliseLee's tips are worth following.<p>You don't get a high, tight butt by sitting on it — just ask certified fitness trainer Amanda Lee (@amandaeliselee), whose butt has amassed more than 1.5 million Instagram followers.<p>The 29-year-old didn't always have such a …

21 Beautiful Plant Tattoos For Anyone Who Doesn't Like Flowers

This is a frangipani-free zone.

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

Sun's Out Guns Out: Pro Skier’s Summer Training - Ski Mag

Sun's Out Guns Out: Pro Skiers' Summer Training<p>We asked athletes how they stay fit during the off-season (when they aren’t in South …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Success

Man Documents His Incredible Outdoor Adventures with His Gorgeous Wolfdog

Meet Loki, a wolf-dog hybrid who proves that dogs aren't man's only best friend. Loki, a low-content wolfdog who's a husky/Arctic wolf/malamute mix, goes on amazing hiking adventures with his human, Kelly Lund, in the great outdoors of Colorado and beyond. From backcountry skiing, to sleeping in …

Outdoors

A Stunning Alpine Shelter For Hikers Built To Withstand The Elements

Seen from the front, the gorgeous Alpine Shelter Skuta looks like any number of stylish modernist cabins or popular tiny houses. It’s not until you consider its location that you understand its greatest strength: Perched high on a mountain peak in Slovenia’s Alps, the deceptively tough shelter was …

Architecture

Cinematic Artwork Illustrates Surreal Scenes from Futuristic Worlds

Fantasy and sci-fi collide in the haunting digital artwork of Jie Ma, a Chinese concept designer who imagines surreal scenes unfolding in futuristic worlds. Infused with realism, yet uncannily strange, the atmospheric dreamscapes contain fascinating imagery like colossal libraries, staircases in …

Libraries

3D Printed Animotus Is a Handheld Smart Cube That Guides the Visually Impaired through Touch

We’ve followed numerous 3D printed innovations that have been created for the purpose of helping the visually impaired, from navigational-oriented …