Michael Owen

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Political Cartoons

Why are public colleges and universities enrolling too many out-of-state students?

A recent report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute pointed out how out-of-state enrollments at the University of Massachusetts are limiting …

A Harvard Professor's Lesson to the College Applicant

Ever heard of E.O. Wilson? Until Harvard recently tweeted an interview he did with the <i>Harvard Gazette</i> in 2014, I hadn't either. Now, I can't stop thinking how his lessons about self-determination and embracing one's passion can help every single high school student in this country. Who knew that an …

How good is my kid's school? California tries to answer every parent's question

California is getting closer to defining what a good school should look like. But how will parents know if their school is one of them?<p>On Thursday, the federal government released draft regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act's provisions on school accountability. Under the guidelines, …

4 bad money habits you're teaching your kids without realizing it

Here are four bad money habits you might be passing along to Junior and Sis, without even realizing — and how to start teaching them positive money lessons.

A Harvard student’s incredibly poetic speech highlights the power and shortcomings of American education

‘Tis the season of commencement speeches. Barack Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda: The most important personalities topped one another’s performances, delivering inspiring talks about life, hardship, success, hope.<p>Yet there is something uniquely powerful in hearing the perspective of …

Education

Western universities are opening campuses in some odd places where they really don’t need to be

The latest destination hotspot for higher education? Mauritius, apparently.<p>In the last year, no fewer than three British universities have set down branch campuses on the isolated tropical island off the coast of eastern Africa. Aberystwyth University, one of those three schools, has spent £600,000 …

College & University

The 14 most innovative schools in America

We consulted education experts from Google as well as past assessments from InnoveEdu and Noodle to arrive at a comprehensive list of schools that embody innovation in a variety of forms.<p>There is the Arizona school where Native American students learn about sustainability and agriculture; the …

Meet the Woman Behind the Coolest New Way to Travel

Kiss that selfie stick goodbye.<p>Vacation—you know, that thing that's supposed to be fun and relaxing? But with the task of planning, making sure you have an "authentic" experience, and keeping everyone updated via social media, sometimes it's just another thing to stress about.<p>Enter: El Camino …

Cass Bird Photographs the Ladies’ Bathroom at the Met Gala 2016

Met Gala

4 of the Craziest Wedding Photo Trends Right Now

If you think your wedding day is just about getting married, you’re wrong.<p>You <i>must</i> accompany your big day with wedding photos so memorable that they …

Weddings

Best Photo Editing Apps: Our All-Time Favorites

Next to texting and making calls, I would say that my iPhone’s most-used function is its camera. I take a lot of pictures, people! So, naturally, I get really excited over the latest apps for editing those pictures—here’s a list of my current favorites!<p>Because I like taking pictures, it’s difficult …

Mobile Photography

Swedish activist faces off against more than three hundred neo-Nazis

The black Swedish activist who stood down more than three hundred neo-Nazis has spoken of her hope that the viral image of her defiance will inspire others to fight the growth of the far-Right.<p>The image of Tess Asplund, 42, staring into the eyes of the leader of the neo-Nazi Swedish Resistance …

[UPDATED] Rumer Willis Slams Vanity Fair for Photoshopping Her Chin: "It's a Form of Bullying"

"I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically," she wrote.<p>Actress and <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> winner Rumer Willis took to Instagram on Tuesday night to denounce a photo of herself with sisters Tallulah and Scout that appears in <i>Vanity Fair</i>'s latest issue. The …

Learn How to Use Adobe Photoshop in Our New Online Class

Adobe Photoshop is full of editing tools and features to take you on all kinds of creative adventures. The platform is a great resource for enhancing photos and designing layouts. Or even better, you can get super creative and add funny features in your images. Of course, there are so many editing …

Intimate Pictures of Audrey Hepburn at Home in 1953

Audrey Hepburn, out-take from LIFE cover image, December 7, 1953.<br>© Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com<p>1 of 13<p>Audrey Hepburn had only had one major film …

Star Trail Processing and Six Tips that will Boost your Night Photography Skills

You're about to become better at post-processing! Raiatea Arcuri, a landscape photographer from Hawaii, has an impressive portfolio. I was pleased to …

Tutorials

These colorized renderings of historic black-and-white photographs will blow your mind

I’ve always thought that one of the more interesting things about HD video and modern day photography is that it has become impossible to distinguish …

Black & White Photography

The most evocative photo stories of the month

Good photography has always felt tangible – like you could reach through your screen and right into the lives of those in the frame. It feels fitting then that this month’s collaboration with <i>Fotografia magazine</i> – an online platform dedicated to showcasing the work of new and established …

Scenes From the Met Gala: Photographer Daniel Arnold Captures the Party of the Year

Met Gala

Cinematic Color Grading With Lightroom

We have posted a few really awesome cinematic color grading tutorials lately – but they all use Photoshop.<p>Instead of jumping over to Photoshop, I …

7 Simple Tips for Safely Taking Beautiful Wildlife Photos

<i>Yair Kass is an avid technology lover and a professional musician from Israel. The founder of Filterbaker, an advanced photo editing app, one of</i> …

Landscape Photography

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights)

National Geographic invites photographers to submit photos for the opportunity to be named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the …

Travel Photography

Special Moments You Have to Capture at Your Wedding

A trusted photographer will capture every precious moment of your big day. But when you page through your wedding album, photographers say these are the eight images you'll be <i>especially</i> glad to see.<p><b>1. You slipping into your dress.</b><p>This isn't any ol' image of you getting dressed. It means so much …

Photographers Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know: Helmut Newton (NSFW)

Known as the King of Kinky, Helmut Newton’s work helped define an entire era of erotically charged fashion photography. For over 40 years his …

Hyperreal photos of LA’s weirdest and wildest characters

“I was born and bred on the weird side of the road,” says Parker Day, LA based photographer. Known for her saturated, hyperreal 35mm portraits, it might seem surprising that Day has only been shooting seriously for just over a year and a half. However, somewhere between being given disposable …

Film Photography

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Selfie: Narcissism or Marketing Tool for Your Photography Business?

Some people use social media platforms as their emotional outlet, some for vanity purposes. I use social media to brand my photography business. This …

Marketing

Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.<p>The company has been developing smart glasses and even smart contact lenses for years. But Google's newest patented technology would go even further -- and deeper.<p>(<i>Note: the</i> …

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