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17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …


Summer Readathon

Edward Honaker’s Melancholic Self-Portraits

Ironic and sarcastic self-portraits by young photographer Edward Honaker.<p>It could not fit better, just when I started to write on this article, Lou …


Vibrant Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

Back in 2012 I visited the small village of Mindo in Ecuador where I spent my days getting lost in remote cloud forests, surrounded by the most beautiful birds I'd ever seen. It was a hub of Hummingbird happiness.<p>There wasn't a week that went by after that trip that I didn't dream of being immersed …

Top 10 books about spies

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Top 10

Expedia Releases Airplane Etiquette Study

<b>EXPEDIA AIRLINE ETIQUETTE SURVEY</b><p><b>% of Respondents Citing Behavior</b><p><b>Etiquette Violators</b><p><b>2014</b><p><b>2013</b><p>1<p>Rear Seat Kicker<p>67<p>38<p>2<p>Inattentive Parents<p>64<p>41<p>3<p>The Aromatic …

You Should Visit Norway, If Only To Drive These Spectacular Roads

With beautiful ancient fortresses, stunning natural wonders and some of the happiest people around, Norway (aka the greatest place on Earth) is totally at the top of our must-see list this season. And while we can't wait to climb to Kjeragbolten and stay in a sleepy fishing town, the one thing …

Thought-Provoking Photos Reveal the Complexities of Life As a Chinese Muslim Woman

For <i>Musilin: Call Her Fatimah</i>, photographer Giulia Marchi traces the experience of modern Chinese Muslim women through 22-year-old Ding Lan, one of …

30 Links to Inspiring Photography and Amazing Articles

This week's list is composed of a terrific set of hand-selected links by Toad Hollow Photography, featuring some of the finest photographs and posts …

Mesmerizing Amish Barn Raising Time-Lapse Captures the Incredible Power of Team Work

The camera never moves, the interval never changes, there’s no crazy ‘flow-motion’ skills involved and what is captured isn’t a picturesque …

The Light of Japan: Poetic Japanese Nightscape Photography by Takehito Miyatake

Award-winning photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his beautiful long-exposure photographs of volcanos erupting, beaches adorned with …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …


17 Times Words With Friends Had No Chill

"Sorry, 'bae' is not an acceptable word." OH YEAH, WELL ~YOU'RE~ NOT AN ACCEPTABLE WORD.

Russia Responds To Swedish Foreign Minister's Grammar Trolling With Glaring Grammatical Error


Pictures of the Week 9.4.14


David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]


10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

WW1 women at work: In pictures

Red Cross

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

Pictures of the Week 8.7.14


Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery


Scrublands - Photographs and text by Antoine Bruy | LensCulture

<b>Grant Winner</b> <i>This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Sujong Song. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction with a cash grant.</i><p><b>From Juror Sujong Song:</b><p>“<i>Scrublands</i> by Antoine Bruy is about people who have …

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures

Panama Canal

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14