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Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Food & Dining

The perfect bracket to win your March Madness pool

Think you can pick all the winners in the NCAA tournament? Probably not. There are more than nine quintillion different bracket combinations — that’s a nine, followed by 18 zeros. If you filled out that many paper brackets by hand and stacked on top of each other it would reach Pluto … and back … …

College Sports

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Time I

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She was Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to …

History

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

Cooking

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story review – a remarkable double life

By day, a glamorous film star, by night a technology pioneer<p>It is, as one interviewee says, the ultimate “crime fighter by night” story. By day, Hedy Lamarr was the most glamorous star in Hollywood. By night, she was an inventor whose frequency-hopping technology is now used in bluetooth and wifi. …

Pop Culture

Four more quick lunch recipes for busy people

<b>Savoury crepe wraps (pictured above)</b><p>Makes 5-6: whisk 150g buckwheat flour with half a teaspoon each of salt and turmeric, a pinch each cumin seeds and mustard seeds (or whatever spice you prefer), and 300ml cold water. Rest for 10 minutes. Heat a little rapeseed or coconut oil in a nonstick frying …

Spices

These Mediterranean Diet Desserts Taste So Good You'll Forget They're Good for You

Just because the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets for weight loss doesn't mean dessert is off the menu. These healthy Mediterranean …

Dessert

Classic Horror Works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, Available For Free Online

The writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe played a part in laying the groundwork for tales of modern horror. Stephen King called Lovecraft …

3 Essential Reasons to Use Photoshop's Smart Objects

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Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Flexible Dinners for Picky Eaters — Next Week's Meal Plan

Some kids are lifelong picky eaters, but most kids have waxing and waning seasons of it. Sometimes it's even day to day. Right now, my 6-year-old …

Cooking

Career Advice from 5 Top Architectural Photographers

In February we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members. Throughout the year we’ll be …

Careers

21 Sci-Fi Books To Read After You Watch 'Annihilation'

With the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's New Weird novel in theaters, it seems appropriate to give you a list of 21 suggested books to read …

Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and Win in Life

If you are pursuing your passion in life, there will always be people out there who hate you for it.Video: Why You Must Ignore Haters to Succeed and …

Motivation

The Broccoli Tree, Or: The Dangers of Sharing Photos of What We Love

Here’s a fascinating 4-minute video by vlogbrothers that tells the sad and infuriating parable of The Broccoli Tree. It’s a tale that shows the …

What's Wrong with Earth's Magnetic Field? - The South Atlantic Anomaly

Hidden Portals in Earth's Magnetic Field

A NASA-funded researcher at the University of Iowa has figured out how to find X-points, places where the magnetic field of Earth connects to the …

Magnetism

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over

Bits of color were peeking out through cracks in the dark shades of “La Miséreuse accroupie,” a 1902 painting by a young Pablo Picasso during his “Blue Period.”<p>That was not surprising. X-ray images taken a quarter- century ago had shown that Picasso had painted this work, known in English as “The …

Art

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Auctions

10 Cheap, Under The Radar Travel Ideas You Can Actually Afford

We've all been shamed by statistics for not taking advantage of our vacation days. What do numbers know about living expenses anyways? Saving money …

Loneliness

Spicy laksa or dal: 20 best soup recipes – part 1

Giorgio Locatelli’s pasta fagioli (bean and pasta soup with mussels)<p>The idea of adding mussels to a bean and pasta soup gives a whole new lease of life to an old staple. There are so many handed-down regional recipes for these kinds of soups, which inevitably start rows among Italians as to which …

Food Preservation