Shelley Mesenko Mahan

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The Stunning Natural Colors of a Man-Made Geyser Sitting on the Edge of Black Rock Desert in Nevada

The Seeker Network video series “Seeker Stories” takes a look at Fly Geyser, a growing formation that sits at the edge of Black Rock Desert in …

About my Periodic Table

Aren't there hundreds of periodic tables?<p>This website is built to be a minimalistic presentation of the periodic table, providing useful information …

Wine tops classic cars as the best collectible investment

When it comes to collectibles, the best place to put your money in 2016 was in liquid assets — literally.<p>For the first time in at least five years, …

Classic Cars

Demystifying Alternative Investments

Alternative finance is often used as a catch-all investment phrase. Likewise, the blanket term “alternative investments” encompasses so many different types of investment opportunities that many investors are left confused. An alternative investment is any type of investment that falls outside …

Ho, Ho, Ho! A Flipboard Magazine Challenge

Have you been naughty this year? Here’s a chance to redeem yourself.<p>Everyone has a personal perspective on what the holiday season means. Even so, we …

Wrap Presents in a Flash Using This Japanese Department Store Technique

After hunting down the right holiday gifts for everyone (hopefully by using our helpful guides), it's time to lock yourself in a room and start …

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Different Drinks Do Give You a Different Drunk, But Only Because You Expect Them to

Does wine make you flirtatious? Do whiskey shots make you hostile? What about tequila—does it make you feel like a party animal? Here's the good …

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How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …

These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you’ll get.<p>Two developers, Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller, had the brilliant idea to take all the old photographs from the San Francisco Historical Photograph …

San Francisco

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7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty.<p>Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and …

The New Spain cocktail

59<p>15<p>1<p>Shares 75<p>I fell in love with sherry the first time I went to Spain, but it’s something that slips my mind when I’m looking for something in the …

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Artist Carves the Entire Alphabet into Pencil Lead

Taiwanese carver Chien Chu Lee also carves Instagram likes and Christmas presents.<p>Cyclists have the Tour de France. Chefs have the fugu fish. Ninjas have the Ninja Warrior Challenge. For those who carve miniature sculptures from pencils, using 0.6 mm mechanical lead is the pinnacle of difficulty. …

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Forget Instagram: These are the 9 photo apps you really need

Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of interesting …

Travis Durden Reimagines Star Wars Characters as Ancient Greek Statues

YODEA ANGEL; Greek art: <i>Cupid Playing with a Butterfly</i> | Star Wars: Yoda<p>Artist Travis Durden (a pseudonym to preserve his real identity) excels at combining classic Greek sculptures with modern-day pop culture. To succeed at this endeavor, the artist first visited Paris's Louvre Museum and took …

Go inside an insane $6 million loft owned by a renowned art collector

He recently hoisted his full-floor SoHo loft onto the market for $6 million. The two-bedroom loft is chock-full of famous art, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and KAWS. He's constantly rotating the pieces that are on display in his apartment, making it an …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

Landscape Photography

Beginners, Try These 4 Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

There exists in society an unfortunate idea that gear is the chief distinction between a professional and an amateur photographer. Sure, there may be …

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

Landscape Photography

The Point Isn’t to be a Good Photographer, But to Enjoy Life

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to write you this letter on photography and life.<p>I just finished an epic week-long street photography workshop here in New …

Photographer Publishing the World’s First Instagram Novel Over 9 Months

Photographer Rachel Hulin got quite a bit of attention a few years ago for <i>Flying Henry</i>, a series of Photoshopped photos showing Hulin’s son flying …

The Future of Photography is Software

Since the digital photography revolution began near the turn of the millennium, a steady march of new cameras and lenses has been released filling …

Digital Photography

How to Take a Portrait With Shallow Depth of Field and Studio Strobes

Many photographers rely on their 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4 lenses to give that dreamy, narrow depth of field look to their portraits. These two lenses …

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