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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Blue Iceland by Andy Lee

Here is an amazing series of photographs created by Andy Lee. These photos were taken in Iceland with infrared option realize even more powerful and …

Tutorial Shares Tips for Capturing the ‘First Look’ at a Wedding

Wedding photography has grown exponentially over the past decade, and with that growth has come some new trends in weddings that weren’t nearly as …

Incredible Time-Lapse Captures Up Close & Personal View of a Supercell Forming

If there was ever a time to use the term jaw-dropping, this might very well be it. Because while we’ve seen some amazing footage and even more …

Google Glass handed out to medical students at UC Irvine

The fledgling Google Glass is slowly working its way into the mainstream, and one place that people should get used to seeing the device is in hospitals.<p>Several medical institutions have already been testing the computer-enabled eyeglasses to see if the devices enhance doctors' work. But the School …

The Weird Link Between E-Cigarettes and Mental Health Disorders

A new study has found that people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are more than twice as likely to spark up an …

Depression

Bubba Watson becomes 17th golfer to win multiple Masters

With his win on Sunday, Bubba Watson became the 17th golfer in history to win multiple Masters tournaments.<p><b>More Masters: WATCH HIGHLIGHTS |</b> …

Yosemite Winter by Yuan Wang

Button Label<p><b>Footnotes:</b> Taken by Sony RX-1 and Olympus OM-1n<p>More posts by Yuan Wang<p>KOME : The Art of Rice An exquisite exhibition in Tokyo<p>Read<p>THE …

Chinese Yuan

How to Set Up a Home Studio on a Budget

Photography is an equipment-intensive hobby. Purchasing all the equipment you need to set up a professional studio setting is beyond the budget for …

Cabrera: Never eyed free agency

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Calling him a player with "a chance to be one of the best hitters in the history of the game," Detroit Tigers president and general …

Dramatic Rescue From Houston Fire Caught on Tape

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VIDEO: The Story Behind the Iconic Iwo Jima Photograph

When AP photographer Joe Rosenthal watched marines hoisting the flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, he wasn’t sure he got the shot. It turned out to be one of …

Military

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Should You Form A Corporation?

When determining whether to incorporate or not, there are no clear-cut answers. It’s really a judgment call.<p>Of course, you need to talk to an experienced attorney. But it is also a good idea to get advice from successful business owners.<p>Despite all this, there are some general things to keep in …

SEAL Team Six: What "Peace Through Strength" By "Power To The Edge" Really Looks Like

SEAL Team Six, especially since killing 9/11’s prime instigator Osama Bin Laden, occupies in the popular imagination something of the place that the CIA held during the Cold War. America’s Special Forces are much more than just the stuff of imagination. Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter take us, in …