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8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

Terrified of Street Photography? Here's How I Do It - Digital Photography School

I am still far from comfortable but I look forward to street photography as well on my trips. These are the things that got me started, even if …

Street Photography

Today's Daily Quiz has a distinctly Italian theme, to mark the unveiling of the Giro d'Italia route. How many can you get right? http://gu.com/p/3j7yq/fb Photograph: Corbis

Maximize Your Potential

Success isn't about being the best.<br>It's about always getting better.<p>Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new …

Creativity

The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature