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How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

The Life of a Photographer at National Geographic Before Digital

When Nathan Benn would go out on assignment for <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, he often had no idea what he would be photographing.<p>“You get the …

47 Awesome Running-Inspired Tattoos

<i>A fellow runner said to me, "Now that you got the tattoo, that means you can't ever stop running!" and I replied, "That's the plan!"</i><p><i>I've run 11 marathons, three half-Ironmans, and will complete my first full Ironman this month. If she can go through everything she has, then I can keep doing my part!</i><p>…

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A Mother's Text Message To Her College-Bound Son

Wait just a minute.<p>You don't like it when I'm sentimental, but how can I not be today? You're heading off to college and there are a few things I've got to say.<p>You were born an original and inspired me to see the world anew. Not through the prism of pink that I had known, but through the eyes of a …

fyeahcutemoths: Uropyia meticulodina: master of disguise. By far, THE BEST biomimicry camouflage I have ever seen. I know I’m looking at a moth, but my brain won’t let me think I am looking at a moth. How did such elaborate biomimicry evolve?! It’s like it was painted by a Renaissance master. I am certifiably overwhelmed by this. The shadows. The colors. The veins. I just can’t.

<i>Uropyia meticulodina:</i> master of disguise.<p>By far, THE BEST biomimicry camouflage I have ever seen.<p>I know I’m looking at a moth, but my brain won’t let …

Biomimicry

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

Kenya: the girl who demanded school

When she was 12, Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: she would undergo the Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. If she had run away Ntaiya's father would have been shamed in his village, so he agreed to her terms and the ceremony went ahead.<p>In …

Why I'm Filling NYC With Street Art That Grows

The Planet<p>Sports Journalist Howard Bryant Investigates ‘The Heritage’ Of Black Athletes And Politics In His New Book Sports has been a point of …

Makerspaces

Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Try Doing Some Creative Work When You're in a Bad Mood

When you're feeling cranky or upset, it might feel like the worst time to tackle a problem or do something creative. A study by the British …

Creativity

Dr.Phil’s 10 Laws For A Happy & Successful Life

TV personality & awarded psychologist ‘<i>Dr.Phil McGraw’</i> has transformed the lives of 100,000’s across the globe through his TV show, books and …

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The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Modern Loneliness, Explained

"The idea that we will never have to be alone is shaping a new way of being."<p>This is eerily dystopian. ("We're faking experiences so we can have something to share, so we can feel alive.") It's sort of interesting and also popular but preachy and uses words like <i>distincting</i>. We are not "all obsessed …

Nothing Lasts Forever

How can someone who has everything still be searching for happiness? We tend to think that having all we desire will bring us fulfillment and a sense …

Can You Make Peace with Loss?

As I wrote about in Part 1 of my blog series about F. Scott Peck’s book <i>The Road Less Traveled</i>, “Are You Disciplined?” Dr. Peck teaches that the first …

Reader photo: Melbourne sunrise

<b>THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF MELBOURNE'S</b> CBD against the glowing backdrop of sunrise was taken by Matt Wilson from Narre Warren, Victoria.<p>Matt says the …

Grab a Beer: Art Books and Catalogs Offer Cool Summer Reading

One the joys (and hazards) of writing about art is that I have gotten myself on some publisher lists and art books and catalogs are arriving at my front door with increasing frequency. We already have far too many books in our house -- I'm a former museum bookstore manager married to a …

Are You There God? It’s Us — 5 Judy Blume Books We Wish Were Movies

While our preteen years were filled with wonderful events, they couldn’t quite make up for all the scary ones. First kisses, secret clubs, and …