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This photograph was the most agonizing thing I saw at Auschwitz

I'd been dreading my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau for months. It would be the hardest part of an already-difficult group trip through Poland and the Czech Republic that I'd signed up for on a whim before my 24th birthday.<p>Auschwitz was the biggest of the Nazi concentration camps, where some 1.1 …

Auschwitz

How to Photograph the Moon as Sharply as Possible

They say to always shoot for the moon—but in photography, when you fail, you don’t land amongst the stars. Your moon just looks like an overexposed …

Psychologists found that a 'dark triad' of personality traits could help you get ahead in your career

Well, science has some good news for you: These supposedly malignant traits may help you go places in your career, get a raise, and find your way into leadership positions, according to some fresh research.<p>The new study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science reveals that your …

Psychology

Aries 2018 Horoscopes

What does 2018 have in store for you, powerful Aries? It looks like you can expect some instability and turbulence coupled with growth, which isn’t a …

Astrology

David Simon on Spotlight, His Pal Tom McCarthy, and the Death of Print Journalism

David Simon On the Drama of Journalism<p><i>The Wire</i> creator, former Baltimore <i>Sun</i> reporter, and unofficial Vulture ombudsman discusses <i>Spotlight</i>, its …

TOP 10 museums of 2015

<b>TOP 10 museums that opened in 2015</b><p><b>there is no doubt that 2015 has been a bumper year for museum buildings.</b> across the globe, a host of recently …

How to Shoot Architectural Photography Like a Pro

Architectural photography — capturing motionless, massive structures — can seem simple compared to fast-paced sports photography, or the visceral …

Photography

The Case for Photographing Abandoned Schools

Can art depicting empty classrooms shape education policy?<p>Schools are more than brick-and-mortar buildings children attend during the day to learn; for many families, they’re community centers, too. So when a city closes one, people often experience a particular sense of grief and upheaval, as well …

This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

1/9<p>FDR Train Under Grand Central<p>Most people lucky enough to stay at New York City's famed Waldorf Astoria get in through the lobby doors, but did you …

The Epic Saga of the Most Expensive Train Station Ever Built

<b>Ed. Note:</b> Several segments of the WTC Transportation Hub opened Thursday, March 3. <i>The New York Times</i>, in their review, wrote “At first blush, Mr. …

World Trade Center

How to Assess and Edit Your Photographs

Even though it’s easier than ever today to operate a camera and produce a picture, it’s no easier to recognize the most compelling images among your …

Photography

A new photography mag

“I have taken photographs since I was first given a Kodak for my seventh birthday, but when I was 15, I was left some money by a relation and spent …

India

Reuters RAW Deal: Is Photojournalism Taking a Hit?

Reuters will no longer permit its photographers and freelancers to submit RAW images for publication.<p>As first reported by Michael Zhang, Reuters …

World Press Photo Releases Code of Ethics

Last spring, controversy shook one of the world’s most respected photo awards when World Press Photo revealed that 20% of entries that made it to the …

Journalism

TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2015

Moisés by inPublished by La Fabrica<br>Jen Tse for TIME<p>1 of 62<p>Each November, as hundreds of photographers and artists converge on the French capital for …

Street Photography

World Press Photo Now Has a Code of Ethics After 60 Years in Existence

World Press Photo today announced major changes to its prestigious photo contest for 2016. There’s now a new code of ethics, the first time the …

The Beauty and the Peril of Being a Photojournalist in Afghanistan

The image made the pages of newspapers around the globe: a young girl in brilliant green, arms outstretched, mouth open in a scream, surrounded by …

Afghanistan

Water Cooler Archives

February 17th, 2016 by Mark Renfree<p>Even though YouTube shows no signs of slowing, many brands still look at it as either a check box or a content …

'13 Reasons Why': A World without Hope

Once upon a time, a young novelist wrote a Young Adult novel about suicide. It became, in the words of The New York Times, “a stealthy hit with …

Mental Health

This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted

<i>UN and Oxfam caught bribing media to write crusading climate stories</i><p>By Ian Wishart<p>News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the …

Climate

Clickbait: The changing face of online journalism

<b>It is a golden rule of journalism, taught to any news reporter at the beginning of their career - your introduction should grab the reader straight away.</b><p>If you cannot hold someone's attention for a sentence, you have no hope of getting them to read the rest of your article.<p>The same is true for …

Journalism

Here's what the HDR photo setting really does — and why you should use it

You might have noticed the three letters "HDR" on your smartphone's camera app when you're lining up a picture, and you might wonder whether to keep it on or off.<p>It's generally better to keep it on, and here's why:<p>HDR stands for "High Dynamic Range," and it helps make your pictures look better by …

Mobile Photography

8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better …

Landscape Photography

The 'Kabuliwala' Afghans of Kolkata

<b>Thousands of Afghans have lived for decades in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta). Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz captured the stories of this little-known community.</b><p>In 1892, India's first Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, wrote the iconic short story, Kabuliwala. It was the tale of a man from a …

Kolkata

Facebook profiles may predict health problems

Facebook profiles can be ten times more effective at predicting health problems than looking at where people live, scientists say. Alex Kogan, a …

How to Supercharge your Social Life by Tweaking One Tiny Aspect of your Personality

Have you ever wondered how some people can confidently stroll into any room, approach the first person they see, and quickly jump into deep …

How to Change Your Life in Just One Day

Imagine that with just one wave of a magic wand you could turn your entire life around. Well, you my dear, hold the power to use that wand at any …

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS

<b>by Dr. Susan Biali</b><p>Positive psychology researchers, worldwide, have been working on uncovering what aspects of life or actions result in true, lasting …

Happiness