Denise Tan

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Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Tutorials

All Europe will suffer if London loses financial clout, says Bank deputy

Sir Jon Cunliffe says benefits of London’s status as a global financial force could be ‘lost to Europe’ following Brexit<p>Economies across Europe risk losing out if London’s position as a dominant financial centre is threatened as a result of Brexit, a deputy governor of the Bank of England has …

Bank of England

Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps?

China and Japan may seem to inhabit alternative economic universes. After more than two decades of stagnation, Japan is a fading global power that …

This Is No ‘New Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That

Here is the reason why we are currently even closer to a civilization-ending nuclear war than was the case during the Cuban Missile Crisis of …

Rock in the USSR: Leningrad's short-lived subculture – in pictures

As the Soviet Union was on the way out, guitars, studded leather and American music were flooding in, a period captured in a book by photographer <b>Igor Mukhin</b>. The Calvert Journal surveys the scene

Saint Petersburg

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter called Obama "a son of a bitch."</b> The pair were due to meet at a regional summit in Laos.<p><b>2. A series of explosions has rocked Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing 24 people.</b> A loud explosion …

Gender inequality ‘an insurmountable obstacle for many women’

Millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are being denied the opportunity to help drive development because of the “countless barriers” they still face in health, education and employment, a report warns.<p>The study, by the UN population fund, UNFPA, says that while the 48 least …

Geography

Campaigners say indie horror profits from real-life murder spree

A petition argues that slasher film Del Playa exploits the 2014 murders of six Santa Barbara students by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger<p>Close to 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for the indie horror movie Del Playa to be pulled from release, following complaints that the film-makers took …

Crime

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

AT&T wants to use drones to improve network service

Yesterday, Louis CK and a handful of other comedians held a standup show at the NRG Arena in Houston. Traffic stalled the show as hundreds of fans arrived late, but those who were already in their seats were delighted to discover that they were within comfortable range of a nearby lure-upgraded …

Drones

Tea, The Ugly Beverage

"The Ugly Beverage" is a story of tea—but in a way that has never been told before.<p>When someone talks about tea and tea gardens, a picture of lush green plantations filled with the beautiful, happy-looking faces of workers comes to mind. Indeed, that's the way big corporations would like these …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

'The most surprising result of my career': A Harvard economist found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings

A new study yielded some unexpected results about racial bias in police shootings.<p>While black people are more likely than white people to be touched, handcuffed, thrown against a wall, pushed to the ground, and have weapons pointed at them by the police, the study found no evidence of racial bias …

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

Venezuela's worsening economic crisis – the Guardian briefing

What is the story?<p>Venezuela is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history. Ordinary people in the oil-rich country are regularly going without food. Three-quarter empty supermarkets are being ransacked by angry, hungry mobs. The government has declared a state of emergency, food is now …

Venezuela

Kenchikukagu: 3 tiny portable rooms from Japan that open like a suitcase

Many of us associate Japan with robots and gadgets, but few of us have ever seen small and abstract boxes transform into elegant and practical …

Portable

See How Colors In Your Favorite Movies Subtly Convey Themes

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Color Psychology</i>, a short film about how color is used in movies.<p><b>WHO:</b> Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Color has a lot more work to do in a movie beyond just keeping it visually interesting. The right level of saturation, for instance, immediately communicates that we’re …

Psychology

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis

Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictions on movement and dress, which are rigorously enforced by religious police and are leading to resentment and despair among moderate Muslims.<p>Residents of Mosul, Raqqa and Deir el-Zour have told the …

'We are like a bomb': food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics

The rumour was there would be chicken.<p>Word had spread that a delivery of poultry meat was due at the Central Madeirense supermarket, and long before dawn a queue of shoppers was snaking around the block.<p>Kattya Alonzo was one of them. The 48-year-old mother of three was already planning to make the …

Venezuela

Cumberbatch's artistic spirit should be rebelling against EU bureaucracy

Benedict Cumberbatch and Brit-award-winning singer Paloma Faith are among 282 actors, writers, artists and musicians who have signed a letter to this newspaper warning that, if Britain were foolish enough to leave the European Union, it would become “an outsider shouting from the wings”. “From the …

Tighter city rein on Airbnb needed to free neighborhoods from tourist trap

You move to a block because it's quiet, near the hustle and bustle but apart from it. There's usually available street parking and rarely much traffic. You wanted a residential block for your kids, not part of a business district.<p>If you had wanted to live near a hotel, you could have, and you …

Worlds of Inequality

The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?<p><i>This book review appears in the Spring 2016 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine.</i> …

Among Koreans, Giving Death Your Best Face

Juliana Sohn was visiting relatives in South Korea 15 years ago when she walked into a discussion between her grandmother and her mother. The older woman needed a portrait. For her funeral.<p>“You know, she’s a professional photographer,” her mother said, referring to Ms. Sohn.<p>“The tone of the …

Obama's visit to Hiroshima isn't an apology. It's a call to learn from the past

Seven decades ago, the United States dropped the first — and last — atom bombs ever used in war onto two Japanese cities, killing approximately 200,000 people, hastening the end of the Second World War and beginning a difficult and painful moral and historical debate that continues to this day. On …

North Korea

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Are Overweight or Obese

Most Americans are overweight, according to a new study looking at overweight and obesity rates in the United States.<p>In a report published in <i>JAMA</i> …