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Beautiful Macro Photos of Snowflakes as Free Wallpapers

Like many photographers who dabble in macro photography, Alexey Kljatov was interested in seeing a world unseen by the naked eye. At first, he captured flowers and ladybugs not thinking about photographing something else. Then, one day, he saw on the Internet two macro shots of snowflakes and was …

Photography

Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Eduard Gordeev's cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and …

Painting

The Secret to Staying in Shape on the Road | Men's Health

But, my health and fitness tend to suffer. So, for those of you who travel and love to stay in shape, let’s walk through a few ideas that you can do anywhere and every where.<p>First, if you can do these three things, I think you can feel better:<p><b>Be sure to walk EVERY day somehow and somewhere.</b><br>• Stretch …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

The Mysterious Rise of the Non-Working Man

The economy is not leaving men behind. But it is perhaps leaving manliness behind.<p>In 1974, the radio broadcaster Studs Terkel published a book of profiles to have "people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do." The title of the book was, simply, <i>Working</i>.<p>That was …

5 Trends That Need to Die in 2015

First, the disclaimer: Not every trend on this list is inherently "bad." Some of them I actually really like, it's just that in the past year, everyone—from celebs to street style stars to the chick ahead of me in the juice bar line—has been wearing them. I'd like to see people wear something <i>else</i> …

17 Startup Darlings That Dropped Off The Map This Year

It's why, on average, nine out of 10 seed-stage startups fail.<p>Here are some of the previously hot startups that fell off the map this year.

Startups

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

This Artist Reproduced van Gogh’s Ear…and It’s Alive!

A museum in Germany has opened a rather eerie exhibit…a living re-creation of the famous artist’s missing appendage using his DNA. Visitors can even …

How To Choose Your Best Images: Top Tips On Culling Your Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete photo neophyte, enthusiast, or a working pro photographer, learning to cull your photos and choose the best …

CITI: Here's What Will Happen To The Global Economy In The Next 4 Years

But there are many more stories we need to be watching.<p>In its 52-page "Global Economic Outlook and Strategy" report, Citi's Willem Buiter and his team give us a sense of where the world's major economies are headed.<p>The economists expect the global economy to expand by 3.1% this year and by 3.4% in …

These Coastal Towns Will Make You Want To Visit England This Summer

Spring is here and if you're not already dreaming about your idyllic seaside retreat this summer, you will be now.<p>We found 10 English resort towns that are known for their beautiful beaches, cultural activities and family-friendly retreats. Whether you're a Brit looking for a quick escape or a …

When Your Employees Are Millennials and Your Customers Are Boomers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Within the last 10 years, I have found a distinct difference in the way that younger generations interact with their friends and family. With the onslaught of technology, communication skills have shifted. For instance, young people today …

15 Male Trendsetters To Follow On Instagram

The picture-based social network has become an ingenious platform for showcasing the latest and greatest in fashion, even among men, who — let's face it — probably aren't poring over glossy magazines for style inspiration.<p>From models to personal stylists to execs at the leading men's lifestyle …

Social Media

Millennials in Adulthood

Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends<p>The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 …

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Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it’s a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of …

Nikon Launches New ‘Behind the Scenes’ Instructional Video Series

Nikon USA has just joined the Google+ community, and eager as they are to make a positive impression and not seem like they’re arriving empty-handed, …

7 Habits Proven To Improve Your Memory

You can dye your hair, work a smartphone, and have the body of a 30-something -- but forget where you parked your car or that you were supposed to give your kids a ride home from soccer practice and you've completely given away your age.<p>We're not sure what's more irritating: our actual …

The days of tax-free digital content are numbered

Until recently, click-happy consumers were spared paying a sales tax on Angry Birds, Amazon e-books and music on iTunes. But as more states look to …

What do stores do with unsold merchandise?

<i>Marketplace listener Blake Waller from Denmark, South Carolina asked us what retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and other big box stores do with items they don't sell. We went off in pursuit of the (complicated!) answer.</i><p>When it comes to food, retailers throw away around 45 billion tons each year. …

South Carolina

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Apple releases iOS 7 update for iPads and iPhones

Apple released its latest mobile operating system update on Monday, iOS 7.1. The major upgrade packs in an assortment of bug fixes, improvements, new features and some subtle changes to the overall interface.<p>iOS 7.1 is the first major update to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch operating system since …