Helena Thompson

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13 Breakfast Ice Pops That Are Cooler Than Cool

Though we’ve seen a lot of appealing breakfast trends over the last few years, let’s be real: Some of them aren’t practical for those hectic weekday mornings (yes, gussied-up smoothie bowl, we’re talking about <i>you</i>). When you’re on the go, you need a handheld option like breakfast bars or …

Going Mobile: Photographer Tony Sweet's Favorite Smartphone Apps for Outdoor Photography

Tony Sweet says that smartphone photography “isn’t officially part of the show” at his photography workshops, but the subject does come up with …

Mobile Photography

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What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth?

It’s an age old question that we love to entertain because we’re all obsessed with our own mortality and the future of the world: what would happen …

What happens when AI starts designing AI?

Why do we even want computers writing bodice-rippers? Won’t it help the headless robot cheetah slip its leash?<p>The Google Brain AI project seriously …

Artificial Intelligence

Some people get 'skin orgasms' from listening to music — here's why

The experience is called frisson (pronounced <i>free-sawn</i>), a French term meaning "aesthetic chills," and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a "skin orgasm."<p>Listening to emotionally moving music is the most common trigger of frisson, but …

Flute

Nanoparticles beat back atherosclerosis

Careening through the bloodstream, a single nanoparticle is dwarfed by red blood cells whizzing by that are 100 times larger. But when specially …

Everything That Happens to Your Body On Hot Sauce

Reason 1,000 that humans are weird: we’ve evolved to crave both pleasure and pain, aka “benign masochism.” And nothing exemplifies that feeling like …

19 Beliefs All Hot Sauce Lovers Hold In Their Hearts

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Hot Sauce

What Is Emotional Validation?

Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can have very strong emotional responses to events that seem minor to outside observers. As a …

Anger Management

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that …

Self-improvement

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

Modern green living<p>One of the major benefits of prefab homes is efficiency. This starts with the basic premise of on-site assembly with precise factory-made elements, which is often completed in a matter of days and eliminates lots of potential for waste. And then there are sexier sustainability …

The Art of Making a Hugelkultur Garden Bed for Years of Fertility - One Green Planet

Today, in the age of permaculture and the reinvigorating force of home food production, hugelkultur or “mound culture” can be a great way to increase …

Gardening

This Sustainable Home Cost Less Than $10k to Build

Name: Taylor and Steph Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California Size: 560 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned Some people dream of living …

Santa Cruz

Capturing People and Their Surroundings Around the World

Craig Reilly, photographer based in the South London, is specialized in the street photo, landscape and portraiture. He has a fascination for people …

Photography

10 Biological Mysteries That Continue To Baffle Scientists

For centuries, scientists have used biology to help understand life. Many phenomena that our ancient ancestors have attributed to the gods and …

List-Worthy

15 Spectacular Hubble Images You Have to See

The Hubble Space Telescope has been snapping pics for 26 years. Here are some of the best.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

We Made the Portal Cake: No Lie, It's Delicious

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>In the realm of gaming, there is perhaps no cake more famous than the one promised to Chell in <i>Portal</i>. Served with a side of grief counseling, it initially represented hope; hope that perhaps the maliciously sarcastic Artificial …

11 Spicy Dishes to Heat Up Your Weekend

Don't reach for your standard, go-to recipes this weekend. Instead, spice things up by trying something new in the kitchen. Even better, try a recipe …

Cooking

How Self Doubt Can Drive You Forward as a Photographer

It's true that doubt can be so bad it’ll make you want to stop creating or showing your work to the world. But if you flip it on its head, it can …

Photos Of Abandoned Buildings In Europe Show The Beauty In Ruins

“I simply adore the patterns and textures of old, decaying buildings: they remind me that everything is impermanent.”<p>German photographer Christian Richter, 36, has spent the past seven years traveling across Europe, photographing the insides of decaying buildings. He is driven by a love for the …

Abandoned Buildings

30 *Insane* Grilled Cheese Recipes to Keep You Cheesing All Month

As if you needed a reason to indulge in a grilled cheese sandwich (or two), April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Whether you’re looking for a traditional savory grilled cheese, a sugary Nutella filled option or a mix of the two (think: raisin bread grilled cheese with Red Leicester), you’ll find …

Ilona Veresk: Original Conceptual and Fashion Portraits

<i>All images by Ilona D. Veresk. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Ilona D. Veresk is also an Art director. Born in Izhevsk, Russia, she now lives in …

Saint Petersburg

Hubble’s Journey To Center Of Our Galaxy

Peering deep into the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars. Except …

How to focus a self portrait at f/1.2

Focusing a self portrait is hard, but focusing a self portrait at with Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 lens fully open is almost impossible. F/1.2 is so shallow …

Photography

How to Easily Shoot High-End Product Photography Using Light Trails

I've never been one for artificial light in my photography, and it's an issue that many photographers come across when leaving that oh, so beautiful …

Perfectly-Timed Photo of Horses Galloping Through Couple’s Wedding Portrait

Wedding photographers Jelger + Tanja were in the right place at the right time to capture this stunning image of a couple in love. As the husband and wife duo shot pictures of bride and groom Andrea and Eoin, a group of horses galloped past. Framed by the silhouetted mountains and ethereal …

Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Believe it or not, you don't have to own super expensive equipment or be some kind of camera wiz to take high quality camera shots like these…<p>… but …

Photography