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Military Mindfulness Training May Also Help Athletes Handle Stress

The Old-School Way J.C. Penney Is Taking Aim at Amazon

Thanks to smartphones and screens available at every turn, it's easier than ever for shoppers to browse in one place and buy in another. And now the …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Horrifying 'prehistoric' shark species caught in Australian waters

If you thought great whites were terrifying, think again. A rare frilled shark has been pulled from the waters of Victoria, Australia, and it is the …

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BHP Billiton cuts US shale oil rigs by 40% amid sliding price

The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton is cutting back its operating US shale oil rigs by 40% amid slumping prices.<p>BHP said on Wednesday it would reduce the number of rigs from 26 to 16 by the end of the June in response to weaker oil prices. However, shale volumes were still forecast to grow by …

Shapr Raises $3 Million For Its Business Networking Mobile App

A New York and Paris-based startup called Shapr has raised $3 million to build a better way to professionally network with others in your industry. However, unlike business networking giant LinkedIn, Shapr’s software is mobile-first, with apps for both iOS and Android devices that allow users to …

Apps

George Lucas: Disney dumped my 'Star Wars' treatments

Independent filmmaker George Lucas has never been one for playing along with the PR game or staying on point. So it is entirely in character that in …

New Atlanta Stadium’s Roof Opens and Closes Like an 8-Blade Camera Lens Aperture

Here’s something super random that caught our attention: the new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team features an innovative roof design …

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

Google Glass

This ‘Forwards’ Video is Actually ‘Backwards’

This isn’t related to still photography, but we occasionally share some creative ideas from the world of video. The short film above by Eran Amir is …

Mass stabbing on Tel Aviv bus by Palestinian 'terrorist'

Ten people injured as Palestinian man launches knife attack on commuter bus in Tel Aviv before being shot and injured while trying to escape<p>A knife-wielding passenger <b>wounded up to a dozen people in a busy Tel Aviv commuter bus</b> on Wednesday in an apparent Palestinian "lone wolf" attack similar to a …

The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a …

Faroe Islands

South Downs National Park, England

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> South Downs National Park <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established:</b> 2010 <b><br>Size:</b> 631 square miles (1,648 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>England's Newest National Park</b> The South Downs are a line of rolling hills that run roughly parallel to England’s southeast coast and create a landscape of open …

National Parks

The 17 Best-Kept Secret Celebrity Weddings

Our favorite celebrity couples who kept their big days private.<p>While some celebrities turn their nuptials into star-spangled public spectacles, more and more duos are opting for secret ceremonies. Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy were the latest couple to keep mum on matrimony, but here are the …

UK Nikon Camera Shop Becomes the First Ever to Receive an Official Coat of Arms

Grays of Westminster — an award-winning camera shop in the UK — has officially been given a Coat of Arms, marking the first time any camera shop in …

Nikon Behind the Scenes: Turning Harsh Light into Good Light

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i, Dublin street portraits - Photographs and text by Eamonn Doyle | LensCulture

The photographs that form <i>‘i’</i> gestated as I started to feel my way back into photography following a long break. Around that time I was re-discovering the work of Samuel Beckett, specifically the ‘Trilogy’ comprising the novels ‘Molloy’, ‘Malone Dies’ and ‘The Unnameable’. I began to be drawn …

The Exodus Continues: Why One Photographer Ditched Nikon for Fuji

It used to be only outliers ditched their Nikon and Canon DSLRs for more compact setups. But as mirrorless systems get better and better, more pros …

New Documentary Shows the Annual Herding of Icelandic Wild Horses Across Incredibly Scenic Terrain

<i>Herd in Iceland</i> is a documentary film about the annual round-up of the Icelandic horse, isolated for centuries by the country’s oceanic borders. The …

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5 Products to Transition Your Skin Care Routine for Fall

It's not just your closet that gets an overhaul when the weather gets colderyour beauty routine needs a revamp, too, in the form of rich creams and supercharged ingredients. Stay glowing and fresh until spring with these five products.<p>It's not just your closet that gets an overhaul when the weather …

Mexico gang suspects confess to mass killings

Three suspects admit to killing 43 missing students and burning their remains, but parents say they need proof.<p>Suspected gang members in Mexico have confessed to killing more than 40 missing students and burning their remains, Mexico's chief prosecutor has said.<p>Three Guerreros Unidos gang members …

The Week in Review: Big Republican Win in Midterm Elections

The most expensive midterm election in history culminated Tuesday night with a Republican Party wave. Nearly $4 billion in spending turned state …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

New Photo Book Showcases the World's Best Gardens

A cacti-filled garden in Morocco, lush country homes in England, a tropical oasis in Florida: the world is filled with countless public and private …