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Boom! Woah! Exploding Box Photo Album

Some explosions are loud and pretty. Like fireworks.<p>Other explosions are <i>quiet</i> and pretty. Like this amazing photo album that we’re gonna teach you to …

Fall Fashion Trends

Today I am partnering with mall owner and developer, GGP ,to share my favorite fall trends and fun fall pieces!! I have a pretty simple style and …

Fall Fashion

Five autumn fashion trends to try now

<b>From sleek suede skirts to faux fur handbags, work your autumn wardrobe and try these five key looks for the new season</b><p>Along with cooler breezes, autumn inevitably brings a feeling of fresh starts – and there is no better place to start than your wardrobe. So what should be on your fashion radar …

The Resurrection—and Destruction—of a Roy Lichtenstein Mural

This painstaking re-creation of a massive wall painting, like the original, will be destroyed<p>In a Chelsea gallery as big as any around the globe, a momentous painting with a blue-chip pedigree has been taking shape under a curious condition: It can neither be bought nor sold and will be destroyed …

Fine Art

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Cape Town

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower opens in Rotterdam

Designer Daan Roosegaarde has installed the "largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world" in Rotterdam to help improve the city's air quality (+ …

Breathtaking 4K Timelapse of Iceland Showcases Nature's Masterful Artistry

Photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee has revealed that Iceland is a country filled with sunset colors and heavenly landscapes. For his <i>Odyssey 4K</i> <i></i>time-lapse video, the artist was able to impressively demonstrate this region's natural beauty in less than 5 minutes. During this time, viewers will feel as …

7 Of America's Most Eerily Beautiful Lava Tubes

You can actually walk through the once-fiery depths of Mother Nature.<p>For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward.<p>But then there are lava tube hikes, where passing through and exploring the mysterious and alluring …

National Parks

18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.<p>Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.

Dessert

Fall 2015 Fashion Trends: Affordable Outfits to Shop Now

Fall is upon us, and that means—drumroll, please—it's shopping season! Nailing some of this season's top trends doesn't mean you have to empty your wallet, though. Focus on one statement piece at a time, and we're bringing them all to you for under $175. Find your favorite trend (or <i>trends</i>, they're …

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …

More Than Men in Skirts: Fashion Blurs Gender Lines

Gucci (Photo: Anthea Simms)<p>In his 1958 book, <i>The Poetics of Space</i>, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote that “it is better to live in a state of …

Ryerson University

A Look at Photo Steganography, the Hiding of Secrets Inside Digital Images

Here’s a fascinating (but very heady) video by Computerphile, which recently sat down with image analyst Dr. Mike Pound of the University of …

Improve Your Photography With These 5 Easy Techniques

Unless it's your full-time career, it can be hard to find the time to devote to your photography. Is there any way to sharpen your skills while …

10 psychology secrets to supercharge your sales

1. Authority<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>2. Anchoring<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>3. Social Proof<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>4. Loss Aversion<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>5. Foot-in-the-door<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>6. Scarcity<p>Maslow’s pyramid of hierarchy demonstrates the basics needs of our customers. Feeling deprived of our basic needs like …

Psychology

The Ancient Science of Living From the Heart

<i>Christina Sarich, Waking Times | “In the great teaching of the Vedas,</i> <i>there is no touch of sectarianism.</i> <i>It is of all ages, climes and nationalities,</i></i> …

New Awe-Inspiring Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

When summer is in full swing and it's perfect beach weather, artist Calvin Seibert allows his true talents to shine as an incredible sand sculptor. We've shared many of Seibert's creations over the years, and he's never disappointed us. The gifted artist continues to impress us with his expert …

Castles

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Faces of Victory - Photographs by Mônica Imbuzeiro | LensCulture

Elation, exhaustion, the thrill of victory and extreme personal accomplishment. These are candid portraits of amateur athletes at the moment they cross the finish line of the marathon in Rio de Janeiro — pushing through the pain to achieve their personal best. Bravo!

Photography

Waking Images from Dreams - Photographs and text by Kumi Oguro | LensCulture

I am intrigued by the images of our dreams just before awakening: it is difficult to find the logic there, there is nothing to indicate time, the space is indeterminate. In my work, I try to create an atmosphere that is quite close to those dream images.<p>During the shooting, everything seems to be …

Dolls

John Doyle: True Detective and the public’s problem with pessimism

<i>True Detective</i> doesn't have a problem. Other people do.<p>The second season of the show (Sundays, HBO Canada, 9 p.m. and on-demand) reaches its fourth episode this weekend and, with an eight-hour series, that's a crucial point. Already, in the third episode – look away now if you don't want info – …

TV

Pakistani Pink Salt - Photographs and text by Luke Duggleby | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>The 300 km long Kohistan-e-Namak mountain range in …

Urban Legends

We Found a Fly Inside a Weather-Sealed Lens

I’ve been blogging about testing and taking apart camera equipment for almost a decade. My company, LensRentals, has many thousand of lenses these …

New Species of Ancient Human Found in Africa

A new species of ancient human has been discovered in Ethiopia.<p>Researchers found approximately 3.5 million-year-old jaw bones and teeth in the Afar …

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

12 Workouts You Can Do in Only 5 Minutes (Yep, 5!)

Fewer excuses, more sweat<p>Spending an hour at the gym can be a great way to get blissed-out before heading to the office or to unwind after a long day. But sometimes (read: often) you don't have an hour to spare. That's why the 12 workout videos in our playlist below, led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness …

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

15 Gorgeous Examples of Gem Encrusted Jewelry

Lately, we've seen the rise of modern gem encrusted jewelry. Russian-born, London-based international jewellery reporter Katerina Perez founded her own, dedicated jewelry blog back in 2013 to help celebrate the world's most exuisite and extraordinary jewels. She's a pro at finding what trends are …

Jewelry