Jim Sewastynowicz

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6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Photography

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science

Global Sushi Challenge 2015: Pictures

Vinegar

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Ancient History

Top 16 for 2016: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2016, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p><b>IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme parks newsletter</b><p>It already …

The only thing you need to keep in mind when networking

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Networking

House votes to block Obama's climate plan amid veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change.<p>Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's …

Clean Technology

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Consciousness

Photography Copyright Release Overview

Photography copyright release needed for commercial use? Youbetcha. | Photo: © Jackie Weisberg<p>If there is a single question most often on the minds …

Investing

Big Oil needs to go on a diet now that the $100 a barrel party is over

Energy companies will need to do more than just cut costs and renegotiate service contracts to remain afloat at $40 a barrel oil—they need to quit …

Oil & Gas Industry

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans
Middle-class

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Only it’s not a rehearsal: the poisonous atmosphere is already here<p>The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring …

Oil Prices And The Russian Economy: How Worried Should Investors Be?

Oil is perhaps the world’s most “fungible” commodity… one which modern economies cannot live without. With this in mind, many would believe oil prices to be rather stable. However, commodity pricing is driven not by total supply and demand, but by marginal supply and demand. The market is normally …

Cigars, Rum and Credit Cards: What Is in U.S.-Cuba Agreement?

From credit cards to cigars and rum, here is what is covered by the new Cuba deal announced by the White House Wednesday.

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

New York's Classical Music Radio Station

WQXR - New York Public Radio<p>website<p>https://www.wqxr.org/?_escaped_fragment_=/programs/q2-music-advent-calendar/<p>WQXR

An Interview with the Only Female Photojournalist in Gaza

Eman Mohammed has fought her way through abusive colleagues, death threats, and sexual harassment.<p>"You can go from a victim to a survivor, you can be whatever you want to be. You can even create your own history instead of just documenting it. You can become the person you want, as long as you …

Sexual Harassment

The Oral History of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff's 'Parents Just Don't Understand'

An exclusive excerpt from a new book of hip-hop liner notes about the '80s hit that won the first rap Grammy—and made Smith a star.<p><i>Excerpted from Brian Coleman's</i> Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies <i>(Wax Facts Press).</i><p><b>DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince <br>He's The DJ, I'm The</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Kurt Cobain

I lost a decade of photographs

Amy Molloy accidentally deleted every digital photograph she’d ever taken – a complete record of her 20s, including every pictures of her late husband. But soon she wondered if her mistake had actually been a good thing<p>I remember my grandmother used to keep all her family photographs in a box by …

Surrounded By Digital Distractions, We Can't Even Stop To Think

It would be tough to think up a more plum assignment for a test subject: Simply step into an empty room, sit down, and think.<p>Just think.<p>But in a study to appear in Thursday's issue of the journal <i>Science,</i> participants found the experience within their own heads surprisingly difficult to manage — if …