Lee-Ann. M Kervin

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5 Gmail Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Chances are that you’ve already found a few useful shortcuts inside of Gmail. Google is famous for its use of keyboard shortcuts and hidden tricks, …

Apps

How to Deal With Anxiety

Anxiety can be experienced occasionally or as a persistent condition that can interfere with your life. It’s natural to feel stressed before a big …

Anxiety

11 Chronic Pain Control Techniques

To prepare for any chronic pain coping technique, it is important to learn how to use focus and deep breathing to relax the body. Learning to relax …

Simple Ways to De-stress at Work

Breathe deeply<p>Ms. Ehrman says breathing deeply and often at stressful moments will supply much-needed oxygen to your brain. “When we’re stressed we …

Banjo Paterson: is he still the bard of the bush?

Best known for the folk song Waltzing Matilda and the ballads The Man from Snowy River and Clancy of the Overflow, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson is the most famous – certainly the most publicly performed – Australian writer who has ever lived.<p>One hundred and fifty years after Paterson's birth (the …

The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor – review

Imagine if, on top of all your other worries, you started to go mad. Lena Dunham in <i>Girls</i> conveyed this well, when Hannah started counting footsteps and digging into her ears. Thoughts you have lived with for as long as you can remember no longer cause mere anxiety, but intolerable agony. Tics speed …

If All Adults Reread 'The Berenstain Bears,' The World Would Be A Much Better Place

We should all just openly admit this now: If all adults reread <i>The Berenstain Bears</i> books, the world would be a better place.<p>Basically, the Berenstain Bears taught us everything we need to know about how to be good people. They taught us good manners, how to share, even how to "go green." …

Reading Books To Shelter Dogs Makes The World A Little Bit Better For Everyone

This is Meyer, a 5-year-old shepherd mix whose owner recently surrendered him to a D.C. shelter after moving to a new home where she couldn't keep pets.<p><i>Photo by Pam Townsend</i><p>On her first day volunteering at the Washington Animal Rescue League, Alanna -- a volunteer who asked her last name not be …

Are You Botching These Smart-Sounding Words?

If I actually had a craw, here's what would stick in it -- the misuse of words. More specifically, I cringe when people use certain words to sound smarter than they are, only to reveal themselves as dolts.<p>Perhaps the most common of these offenses occurs with the lengthening -- by a mere syllable, …

Shakespeare: Our Contemporary? – streamed event

The writers Naomi Alderman, AS Byatt, Howard Jacobson, Alice Oswald, Mark Ravenhill, and Polly Stenham celebrated 450 years since Shakespeare's birth, reflected on his legacy and examined what his work means to novelists, poets and playwrights of today in a panel discussion from Berlin<p>• This event …

Roald Dahl: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory read by Douglas Hodge

19 WTF Facts That Will Make You Extremely Upset

The world just sucks sometimes.<p>Contemporary pop culture is full of both lies and truths that are hard to accept. The way you've come to think about "greats" like John Wayne and even the animated star of Pokémon is probably all wrong. And sorry, but Twinkies simply aren't the everlasting dessert you …

Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will …

Interesting Photo of The Day: Cute Puppy Wants To Go Home

The internet is a great resource for photographers and lovers of photography, with multitudes of great photos right at our fingertips just waiting to …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Human Rights Watch

We’re sorry, the page you requested is not available<p>You can search or browse below, or visit our sitemap. You can also report a problematic link, we …

Opening the Shutters on Previously Shuttered Burma

RANGOON — Hiding cameras in the bottom of a backpack, one photographer sneaked past security checkpoints and trekked mountains to bear witness to an …

Asia

The Transformation of a Post-Communist Country Documented in Haunting Photos

Almost 25 years later, the country of Romania is still in the midst of a difficult transformation from one of the region’s hardest dictatorships to a …

Photo essay | Gaza’s poorest struggle to survive

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Salih Alwadiya is among the Gaza Strip’s poorest. The 61-year-old’s home consists of a kitchen, several small rooms and a space devoted to pigeons and a goose. Many of his 20 children live with him and his three wives near a sewage plant. In all, more than 50 people live in …

10 Powerful Documentary Photo Essays from the Masters

Documenting people and the stories beyond the ordinary is one of the fascinating and daunting task in terms of Photojournalism. The Lives of those …

Throughout 2012, photographer Richard Mosse travelled in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone and capturing what he found on infrared film.

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Photography

Striking Portraits of Young Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. (Photo: Muhammed Muheisen—AP) @Muheisen81 @AP_Images http://t.co/1iw6RyDLOx

Cache of Undeveloped Film Discovered in an Attic, Shows Rare Perspective of WWI

Britons are seeing a new side of the nation’s World War I experience thanks to the publication of a small treasure trove of negatives that were only …