Laura Getchell

41 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | @lauragetchell | Keep up with Laura Getchell on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Laura Getchell”

Seeking Fortune, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / December 11, 2013<p>Brilliant leaders zig when others zag. In 1930, a scant four months after the collapse of Wall Street signalled …

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph …

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult …

Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

The <i>2D or Not 2D</i> series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking …

Forget Resumes, Jens Lennartsson Sends Action Figures of Himself to Potential Employers

The things that people do to snag a job are nuts. Standing out among the unemployed and enthusiastic is becoming pretty tough... especially when you …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

Avant-garde

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

Art

Hollywood film producer confirms he was Israeli spy

Arnon Milchan claims other big Hollywood names were connected to his covert affairs<p>Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan's alleged double life have been circulating for years.<p>Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "L.A. Confidential" has finally come …

Israel

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

New Amazingly Surreal Portraits by 19-Year-Old Alex Stoddard

One of our favorite young photographers, Alex Stoddard, continues to expand his collection of creative images, offering an endless source of inspiration for his peers. The 19-year-old photographer manages to produce engaging narratives with each image he shares through his Flickr account, inviting …

Photography

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Breakfast Recipes For High-Octane Energy

Photo: Courtesy Of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Ok, yes, we know you've heard it many, many times before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, …

China's Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

Roads

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

Russia

The Hidden Way to Cheaply Fly Around the World

For your next big trip, what if you could take advantage of a single airline ticket to check several destinations off your travel wish list for a fraction of the time and expense of seeing them one at a time?<p>I recently talked with Jenny McIver, a Round-the-World (RTW) travel pro to get the lowdown …

Amazing Veterans Day Memorial Designed to Only Work for a Moment Once a Year

It actually can only be seen perfectly at 11:11, on 11/11 each year:<p>Veterans Day Memorial Perfectly Aligned with the Sun for a Moment Today (Via …

Veterans Day

Stunning Views of the Raja Ampat Indonesian Islands

Raja Ampat is four Indonesian islands that are hardly known about. It can be found off the northwest of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New …

Princeton University

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Kate Middleton Is Basically A Samantha Doll Come To Life (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton is becoming a style icon in her own right, but we always did get the feeling she reminded us of someone familiar.<p>Today, attending a Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, the Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a formal black coat by Temperley London with a black …

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which we live our ordinary …

Freerunners Play with Colored Powder and Smoke Granades in Insane Slow Mo Video

Sometimes, the right shot requires a beautifully minimalistic approach that subtly tugs on the heart strings… other times, you throw the freaking …

A Kind of You: Disturbing Portraits of Street Performing Monkeys in Jakarta

There are only a few words that adequately describe photographer Perttu Saksa‘s series <i>A Kind of You</i>. Many news outlets chose “haunting” and we …

Underwater Photographer Explores the Ocean, Takes Beautiful Photos of Assorted Marine Life

Underwater photographer Todd Bretl is passionate about exploring the ocean, capturing dramatic images of assorted marine life. His glowing portraits …

Scuba Diving

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Papua New Guinea

Best Beauty Products - Online Shopping Makeup, Tools

Banksy's Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

Top 10