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Wilcox Pass Photo by J. Zalger — National Geographic Your Shot

How to Pack Mindfully

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I didn’t know what I’d need for my first extended meditation retreat, and I’d never been to the Bay area in winter, so I packed enough for a year in any climate – just to be on the safe side.<p>After paying penance in the form of an overweight-bag fee at the airport, I lugged …

British PM hails first new European nuclear plant since Fukushima crisis

The British government has become the first in Europe to provide state guarantees to help fund a nuclear project. The move comes after French utility giant EDF and the British government signed off a deal to build two nuclear reactors at a total cost of almost 19 billion euros.<p>“I think what’s …

Brazil's oilfield auction fuels protest in Rio

The Brazilian government has launched a major security operation in Rio de Janeiro as the production rights to the largest-ever oil discovery are due to go under the hammer.<p>Oil workers have taken to the streets in protest against the sell-off as well as demanding higher wages.<p>The auction has been …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced