Kari Cheng

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What Makes A Photo Interesting?

Over 200,000 photos are uploaded every minute on Facebook alone. That's over 9 billion new photos a month. With those kinds of numbers, a photo has …

The Secrets to Understanding Your Camera's Program Mode

When we buy our first serious camera, we are more often than not, daunted by the sheer number of dials, buttons and modes. This fear of the unknown …

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The Refugee Dilemma

What do we owe those we take in?<p>Nelson Kargbo was eleven years old when rebel soldiers attacked his village, Kamalo, in northern Sierra Leone. He was playing soccer on a dirt field at the edge of the village. When he saw houses on fire, he and his best friend, Foday, ran toward the jungle, …

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The Planned Parenthood Shooting and the Republican Candidates’ Responses

There are so many mass shootings in this country—in a school or a church, a movie theatre or a mall—and so little is expected of American politicians in regard to them that, in the two days since Robert Dear began firing his gun at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, the Republican …

The Deeper Meaning of Black Friday

Giving a gift is an act of competition as much as generosity.<p>Get $100 off the iPad Air 2 at Best Buy. Save $50 on the Xbox One Gears of War Bundle plus get a $60 Target Gift Card. At Walmart, one can buy a Samsung Smart HDTV for under $200. Under $200!<p>These are the marks of Black Friday, the annual …

15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

YUM.<p>A regular old turkey sandwich is nothing to write home about, but come Thanksgiving ― equipped with a fridge that is overflowing with fresh-roasted turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and gravy ― they can be epic. There’s something about those classic Thanksgiving side dishes that really gets …

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Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

11 Warm Weather Vacation Destinations For People Who Hate Winter

The snow can't get you here.<p>Brrr, it's cold out there! Trade in the snow for some fun in the sun at these tropical and summery escapes.

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

Painting the Gentrification of Prospect Heights

Recommended Stories<p>The Islanders have moved to Brooklyn. But what will happen to Long Island?<p>Nov. 04, 2015<p>A family bungalow in the Catskills, in words and pictures.<p>Oct. 10, 2015<p>Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 documentary “Stations of the Elevated” was the first film to capture scenes from New York’s …

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Black & White Dalmatian Dot Prints in Home Decor

(Image credit: Genevieve Garruppo)<p>I would like to submit a nomination for best pattern of all time: Dalmatian. The black and white print has enough …

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Kiribati: Disappearing? - Photographs and text by Vlad Sokhin | LensCulture

<i>According to projections, within this century, the water will be higher than the highest point in our lands…For our people to survive, then they will have to migrate. Either we can wait for the time when we have to move people en masse or we can prepare them—beginning from now…</i><p>—Anote Tong, …

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The Limits of “Message Movies” About Africa

In 1997, a fourteen-year-old girl was walking home from school when men on horseback and armed with whips surrounded her. They dragged her—terrified, confused, screaming, and fighting—onto one of the horses and rode to the edge of the village. They threw the girl in a shed and locked the door. Not …

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Planned Parenthood Shooter Has Been Investigated by Police for Numerous Incidents, Including Domestic Violence

Robert Lewis Dear, the 57-year-old arrested for the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, has been investigated by the police for …

My Hopes for the Empty Storefront Across from My Apartment

It will be converted from a dry cleaners into the headquarters of a modelling agency for babes who like guys who somehow get sand in the bed even though they haven't been to the beach in months.<p>It becomes a Starbucks that I can constantly complain about and then go to when there's no toilet paper …

The Jook's on You

The burnished beauty of a turkey is out. The family's designated carver takes the long skinny blade and pronged skewer. And now the most crucial part …

How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains

Author: Ferris Jabr. Ferris Jabr Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.28.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>There it was, sitting on the mantelpiece, …

Turkey Jook (Rice Porridge)

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition and turn your turkey carcass into San Francisco-based chef Brandon Jew's savory rice porridge. It's Chinese …

11 Actors You May Have Forgotten Were in Band of Brothers

HBO has an archive of award-winning material, but perhaps the crown jewel in the cable channel's mini-series program is <i>Band of Brothers</i>, a …

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Free Things to Do in Tokyo

With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals enjoy a tea ceremony …

Thirty Years of Traveler Magazine in Pictures

Elephants Able To Detect Rainstorms 150 Miles Away

Plus, how these weather predicting skills could save them from poachers<p>Lions may be the kings of the animal world, but at least elephants could make for spunky meteorologists. New research is revealing that elephants have a radar-like spidey sense, capable of detecting an approaching rainstorm up …

What Makes a Photograph Interesting? 5 Ideas on How to Choose a Photographic Subject

I was once exploring photos from other photographers while browsing a photography forum when I came across a rather interesting post. Someone had …

10 Allegedly Cursed Objects

1. The Hope Diamond<p>Believed to have come to the surface 1.1 billion years ago, this gem is estimated to be worth $200-250 million. It has traveled …

6 Creepy Victorian Ghost Stories to Read Right Now

Victorian and turn-of-the-century ghost stories have a particular attraction: They need no contrivances to create places that are lonely and old, a …

15 Tales of Female Ghosts

Believe in them or not, the stories of these female ghosts live on. But whether born of folklore or a historical tragedy, each of these ladies has a …