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This Short Film Isn’t CGI — It Was Made with Lighting, Models, and Creativity

Check out this surreal 4-minute short film titled <i>Club Palace</i>. It may look computer-generated, but everything you see was captured on camera using …

Animation

Amazing Fiery Explosion Photos Created from Fried Chicken Go Viral

Here are some astounding images that will make you do a serious double-take. No, those aren’t fiery explosions you see coming out of the drag racer …

Hong Kong

The Unconstitutional Strike on Syria

The Constitution still requires congressional authorization for an attack on another country. The requirement is not a formality.<p>For a constitutional lawyer, the Trump administration requires a crash course in obscure parts of the document—the Emoluments Clause? The “Inferior Officers” Clause? …

Al-Qaeda

How this optical illusion made me question my reality

Are these colors even real?<p>The latest visual illusion to make me question my reality is a blurry swirl of colors that disappear if I stare at them for long enough.<p>The illusion popped up on the r/woahdude Reddit today, but versions of it have existed since at least 1804 when a philosopher named …

San Diego

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election

President Trump has said repeatedly that Russian interference didn't matter in the 2016 presidential campaign, and he has suggested — wrongly — that the intelligence and law enforcement communities have said the same. His overriding fear seems to be that Russian interference and the “fake news” it …

Fake News

Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 1 High Premium Gets Reworked In “Pure Platinum”

A classic look for the throwback model.<p>Earlier hitting the scene in a “Mica Green” color scheme, Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 1 High Premium comes to us in another tonal variation, this time dressed in “Pure Platinum.” The uppers — rocking the signature tone all the way around — is fashioned from …

Shoes

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Income Inequality

I tried out 9 of the best shampoos for dry hair (so you don't have to)

Dry hair? These will help...<p>Finding the best shampoo for dry hair can be stressful, there as <i>so</i> many formulas out there to choose from and whilst they all claim to hydrate dry strands, some bottles are laden with alcohol and silicones - that in the long run - can be even more drying to damaged …

Hair Care

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: How To Use Gradient Filter In Adobe Lightroom

In this Two Parts of Photography Video Tutorial, Joshua Cripps explaining how to use Gradient Filter in Adobe Lightroom. Joshua Cripps is a full-time …

What Did We Learn From The Nunes Memo?

The Justice Department opposed the public release of the memo. NPR's Michel Martin talks with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about how the disclosed information could affect the agency.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>With that in mind, we wanted to speak with someone with knowledge of the …

Donald Trump

See Every Disney Easter Egg From Pixar's Short Films

More easter egg shenanigans.<p>While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become infamous for their post-credit scenes, Disney and Pixar really set the bar for pre-movie short flicks. In a new video released by Pixar, the studio highlights the subtle references made to their full-length films. As …

Monopoly Encourages Cheating With New Cheaters Edition

Unfair play rewarded.<p>Building on its series of themed Monopoly games, Hasbro recently unveiled a cheating-focused iteration of the popular board game.<p>The latest version of Monopoly is more than a simple aesthetic rework, switching up the fundamental rules of the game. Encouraging players to cheat,</i> …

An ambitious project to measure the wealth of nations shows how GDP is a deceptive gauge of progress

Is gross domestic product a sufficient measure of an economy’s health? Many argue that GDP, which counts the sum of the goods and services produced by a nation, fails to reflect a population’s wellbeing, because it accounts for neither distribution of income nor extractive effects such as pollution.<p>…

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom to Accentuate Your Colors

The process of split toning dates back to the days when photography involved chemical baths.<p>In the digital darkroom, aka Lightroom, split toning is …

Here’s how to nail focus every time even at f/1.4

Getting precise and sharp focus at f/1.4 isn’t always an easy task, even with autofocus. In this video, Manny Ortiz shares some techniques that help …

Cameras

It’s Now Likely Mueller Thinks Trump Obstructed Justice

Thursday’s bombshell news points toward one conclusion: The special counsel has the goods on the president.<p>Thursday’s explosive New York Times story that President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June renewed the public’s focus on the obstruction of justice …

Donald Trump

This amazing wilderness timelapse of Canada took 6 weeks to shoot and 9 months to edit

Every once in a while, a timelapse comes along that just takes your breath away. You could take almost any frame from such films and it stands up on …

Time-lapse Photography

Tom Hardy’s 1999 Rap Mixtape Surfaces

From the studio booth to the silver screen.<p>Before his silver screen roles, acclaimed actor Tom Hardy had dreams of being a rapper and earning global recognition for his skills on the mic. As Pitchfork notes, the 40-year-old started working on his emcee abilities in his teens, even securing his own …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

A War Trump Won

There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that America and its allies recently managed to win a war that just two years ago consumed headlines and dominated political debate and helped Donald Trump himself get elected …

Middle East

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographer’s Heart

<i>National Geographic</i> photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a …

Marvelous Beauty and Fashion Photography by Jeff Isy

<b>Jeff Isy</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and filmmaker, who was born and raised on a little tropical island in the Indian Ocean off to the …

Photography

‘I’ve Got a Crook Running My Campaign’

Donald Trump, Paul Manafort and me.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Let Trump Be Trump<i>by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to be published on December 3.</i><p>We were somewhere over New Jersey, on our way to an event in Delaware, on the Trump helicopter when all hell broke loose. On board were Mr. …

Donald Trump

This Creative Video Plays With Space and Time Using a Sony a7R II

Filmmaker Kevin McGloughlin and musician Max Cooper just released this new video titled “Resynthesis.” For the visuals, McGloughlin explored the …

3 Beginner Composition Mistakes to Watch Out for in Portraits

If you’re just starting out in portrait photography, here’s a helpful 4-minute video by photographer Sheldon Evans that looks at 3 big composition …

Football Player’s Vertical Leap Technique Makes Him Look Like He’s Floating

It can sometimes feel like athletes are super human — they’re bigger, stronger, and faster than most of us, and they don’t even have actual super …

These Eerie Portraits Were Made with Makeup, Not Photoshop

Mimi Choi is an Vancouver-based artist who has attracted half a million followers on Instagram for her optical illusion photos. The portraits she …

Photography

The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism

It’s precisely the beliefs of Latter-day Saints that critics dismiss as strange which produce the behaviors those same critics often applaud.<p>“What the Mormons do, seems to be excellent,” according to Charles Dickens’s 19th-century journal <i>Household Words</i>, “what they say, is mostly nonsense.”<p>Since …

Religion