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20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Self-improvement

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

The Amateur Historian Who Uncovered Ireland’s Mass Grave of Babies

The dogged effort of a determined historian in a small Irish town uncovered one of the greatest tragedies in modern Irish history.<p>DUBLIN—On Friday …

Low Angle Composition

In this series on how to make good photos (in terms of composition) let us explore the benefits of shooting from a low angle:<p>Why photograph from a …

Awesome Is What The 2016 National Geographic 'Nature Photographer Of The Year' Winners Are

And their work is breathtaking, astonishing, stunning ...<p>Just like last year, the winners of the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest amaze and astound us.<p>This year the Grand Prize goes to Greg Lecoeur’s jaw-dropping shot of the feeding frenzy that accompanies sardine …