Sunil Kamath

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Will these blowholes end the world?

The end of the world could be starting right now — in a frozen Siberian wasteland known as Yamal. It translates as “The End of the Land”.<p>The first …

5 Species We Stand to Lose if Coral Reefs are Destroyed and What YOU Can do About it

Coral reefs, some of the Earth’s most remarkable natural structures, have more than aesthetic significance. These tiny animals support lifestyles of …

Brilliant 4 Minute Animation Will Convince Anyone why it’s Important to Protect Big Animals…Like Elephants (VIDEO)

Elephants are great, right? You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who cringes at the sound of the word “elephant,” because frankly, these gentle …

3 Bites To The Core Of Communication... And Engagement

At the core of successful employee engagement is communication. You likely think I mean communication between manager and employee. Your thinking is …

The Most Irreplaceable Sites On Earth

In honor of World Environment Day, held each year on June 5, we are taking another look at the most irreplaceable sites on earth, identified in a study published in Science last year.<p>In that report, scientists listed more than 100 irreplaceable environments or regions where many animal and plant …

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

Self-improvement

Become More Productive Without Actually Doing More Work

It may seem counterintuitive, but research suggests taking time to recharge, be of service, helps make you more productive.<p>In an effort to out-do colleagues and stay at the top of their game, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals work crazy hours, remain plugged in and forego …

Let’s Dispel The Five Biggest Myths About Antarctic Ice

News that the catastrophic collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet is already underway, like other big reports about the southernmost continent, spur chatter and questions about what's really happening at the bottom of the world.<p>Here, Live Science explains the reality behind some common …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

Top 22 Benefits of Trees

Learn more about why we need to plant and care for trees:<p>01.<p>Trees combat climate change<p>Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) is building up in our atmosphere, …

Ecology

Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion

China’s Alibaba is the latest Internet giant to make a bet on the messaging space, and it’s a big one. The company is spending $215 million for a minority stake in the messaging and free-calling app Tango, the startup revealed today.<p>The investment is part of a $280 million funding round that …

Prove You Matter: 5 Routes to Relevance

Ever wonder why some people seem integral to the plot, while others tend to be easily written out of the story? The answer is relevance—and it can be generated in several ways. To be relevant is to grasp an invisible power, the power to influence, participate, and alter events. It’s the wind behind …

The most ambitious Raspberry Pi projects (pictures)

The Raspberry P i isn't like anything you've seen before. Equipped with a 700Mhz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and capable of outputting 1080p video, this $35 (£24.35 in the UK, and roughly AU$37.35 in Australia) microcomputer has become the center of a number of do-it-yourself projects. …

5 Inspiring Websites That Will Make You Smarter

If you're one of those people who's on an endless quest for knowledge, you look for reliable sources where you can learn something new every day. Today, we bring you five websites about learning and curiosity. These websites aren't known for their beautiful photography or their amazing art. Rather, …

Amazing

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Photography

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

7 Time-Management Tricks From Chris Hardwick, Man Of 1,000 TV Shows

By Joe Berkowitz6 minute Read<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Chris Hardwick is a punchline. Not in a …

Time Management

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown<p>When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him. When the first orbiting astronauts looked down on their home planet, the Great Barrier Reef’s size awed them too. Australia’s …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

With Two Simple Rules, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Tells How To Lead

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been talking a lot about how to be an effective leader, often drawing as much upon his background as a standup comic as his executive and entrepreneurial experience.<p>Today, he summed up his thoughts in a brief 10-minute talk, “How to Lead,” at the TechCrunch Disrupt …

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …