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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Tweeting Pro Tips: 5 Types of Tweets to Keep Your Followers Engaged

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Buffer’s CEO Joel recently changed the way he thinks about sharing on Twitter, and I really like his new approach. And if you just take a brief glance at his Twitter account, you’ll see what an engaged following Joel was able to build.<p>“Europe's …

5 SEO Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know for 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Is SEO dead?" It's a common question within the online marketing world today.<p>If you're an entrepreneur relying on a strong online presence to connect with customers, you're right to pay attention. It's undeniable that the SEO landscape …

Smart Twitter Guidelines to Follow

If you're new to Twitter, these guidelines can help you 'think before you tweet.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information entrepreneurs need to craft a</i> …

6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Targeting an audience on Twitter is critical and no simple task. Fortunately, there are a number of smart tools available that make it easier to connect with your market and build highly curated audience lists. These six steps help you …

14 Great Tools to Create Engaging Infographics and Images for your Social Media Posts

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds<p>You can use Pablo right from the …

Incredible Photos of High Speed Bullets Microseconds After Being Shot

Finnish photographer Herra Kuulapaa has spent the last seven years capturing dangerously beautiful images of bullets being discharged from firearms. His <i>High Speed Ballistics</i> photography shows ammunition ripping through the air in mere microseconds from when the trigger is pulled. Each photo …

Photography

Parametric Bench – Interior Design by Oleg Soroko

Bench Design Concept.<p>This parametric bench was designed by Oleg Soroko aka After-Form, a Moscow, Russia based architect as well as interior and …

Furniture

Insane Illustrations by Jason Heuser

Once in a while we get find an artist that comes up with some AWESOME illustrations just with right amount of insanity. Today, we're featuring the …

Parallax Animation: Bringing Still Photographs to Life

<b>Update:</b> the photographer made a followup tutorial to answer all the reader questions, see it here:<p>A little technique called “parallax” can add a lot …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: The startup king plugs his newest venture, Square

Jack Dorsey has a thing for coffee shops.<p>When <i>60 Minutes</i> did a segment on him last year, he brought the television crew to the shop around the corner from his office to demonstrate how easy it was to use Square, the payment and commerce company he started during – what shall we call it? – a break …

Dynamic Modern Superyachts by Zaha Hadid

In collaboration with Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has revealed a design project to create six different superyachts. The London-based architect conceptualized a 128-meter yacht that served as the inspiration for five smaller (90m) luxury boats known as</i> …

Architecture

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

Pencil Carving Sculptures by cerkahegyzo

Tiny Pencil Carving Sculptures.<p>The deviantART user with the pseudonym cerkahegyzo is a Hungarian artist who creates amazing carved miniature …

Sculpture

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Amazing Startrails Bursting in the Night Sky

Photographer Lincoln Harrison continues to amaze us with his extensive collection of surreal <i>Startrails</i>. Last year, we were just amazed by his circular swirls that filled the night and now, more recently, he produced a series in which each composition is filled with streaks of gorgeous light …

Photography

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Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

How to Shoot the “Holy Grail” of Timelapse Photography: Day-to-Night Sequences

There may be a lot to consider in setting up a day-to-night or night-to-day time lapse, but photographer Preston Kanak assures us that they aren’t as …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Shutter Speed

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

How to Use a Tripod for Smooth Tracking Shots On the Cheap

With the ability to shoot video now nearly ubiquitous among DSLRs, many photographers take advantage and switch into video mode on occasion. But …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Sports Cars

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

The State Of Responsive Web Design

Most designers like pixel perfection, but “normal”-sized images on high-density devices look pixelated and blurry. Simply serving double-sized images …

Just What Do They Teach You at Stanford, Anyway? Exclusive Excerpt of 'Crane for Creativity,' Julia Davids' E-Book on Her d.school Education

<i>Graduation is always an occasion for reflection, and even though Julia Davids is still six months away from completing her Bachelor of Science in</i> …

The right way to make e-mail introductions

I ask for and receive a lot of requests for introductions.<p>Whether it's someone at a company looking for a partnership or a job, an investor, or a journalist, it's an integral part of almost any profession. The requests often emerge in the most inefficient way – in person, in the middle of an email …

25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25

If you want a job straight out of college, don't come knocking on Kirk McDonald's door.<p>The president of a tech company in New York City, McDonald wrote a brutally honest op-ed in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> called "Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You." He believes most college graduates …