Tracy McKee-Mayton

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Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural Wonders

Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 states …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

My Meditation & Winter Cleanse Challenge. ~ Nichole Gould

Searching for a way to make some changes in your life?<p>Are you having a case of the “winter blahs”? Is there something challenging in your life right …

Rooftoppers Climb Up the World’s Second Tallest Building, Snap Breathtaking Photos

<i>Editor’s Note: This goes without saying, but we neither condone nor encourage you trying this at home. Be Safe!</i><p>I’m a firm believer in a healthy …

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Wildlight - Twirl Me (Invisible Light Project Remix)

Annie Leibovitz's Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

Alice In Wonderland

How You Prove Yourself Right

Do you believe you can become more talented if you work at it, or are you stuck with "just" your innate abilities? This is vital to consider, because it affects so much of what you attempt to do (or not). For example, think about something you wish you were better at doing -- and what you've …

McGruff The Crime Dog Sentenced To 16 Years For Committing Crimes

Hypocrisy reached cartoonish levels this week when the actor who played McGruff the crime dog received a lengthy prison sentence.<p>CBS Houston reports that John R. Morales was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after he finally accepted a plea deal related to his 2011 arrest in Galveston, Tex. during …

Woman Breastfeeds Puppy To Save Its Life

When a puppy that she was fostering refused to eat anything, a Colorado woman says she did the only thing that she felt would save his life: breastfeeding the sickly pup from her own breast.<p>“I just felt like he just had an hour left. That’s how weak he was, he wasn’t moving and I just did it,” the …

WATCH: A 'Mistletoe Drone' Descends On San Francisco

Most would agree: We don't usually think of drones as charming.<p>But two artists — George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan — have produced a piece of performance art that mixes the unmanned aerial vehicle with a long-loved holiday tradition.<p>The artists propped a mistletoe on a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and flew …

Pay It Forward Study Reveals Generosity Is Infectious

Generosity and goodwill really are infectious, a University of California study has found.<p>A study conducted by UC Berkeley and UC San Diego researchers found that when consumers were told a previous customer had already paid for their purchase and were then offered the opportunity to do the same …

27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set Up

The Best Of Chicago Etsy

There's something about finding inspiration in our own hometown that makes our hearts swell with pride. And, when it comes to shopping, Etsy is one …

The 3 Worst Food Mistakes You Can Make For Your Skin

In 2008 alone, Americans spent <i>$35 billion</i> on cosmetics and skincare. But are all these dollars wasted when we follow a diet that causes acne, premature aging and other skin conditions? It sure seems so.<p>"A typical American diet is full of foods and beverages that are bad for your skin," Julie Upton, …

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

The 2013 Style 100: The Best Looks and Trends of the Year

Restraint? So 2012, Hal Rubenstein writes in <i>InStyle</i>'s December issue. No where was this more evident than on the runway, where designers showed off …

Jim Morrison Lives: The Legacy of the Lizard King

<b>Jim Morrison, 1981: Renew My Subscription to the Resurrection</b><i><br>by Rosemary Breslin</i><p>Kelly’s mother picked up the phone for the fifth time that night. It …

Literature

WestJet Airlines makes passenger wishes come true

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 2:13<p>December 10th, 2013<p>The Canadian airline set up video booths at two airports where passengers scanned their boarding passes, causing Santa to appear and ask what they wanted for Christmas. During the flight, WestJet employees rushed …

Flying

Jack Kornfield - "The Artist's Task"

No matter what side you're on, see another side. Netflix Documentary #MITT arrives January 24.

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The mandarin fish (Synchiropus splendidus) is found in the Pacific Ocean, near Australia. They have unique skin that leaves them highly resistant to parasites that cause marine ich. They eat pretty much consistently, checking the ground for small worms, eggs, gastropods, and more. Photo credit: Luc Viatour

Time’s 30 Under 30 list includes many familiar faces

Jack Andraka is just one young TED speaker named to Time’s list of “30 People Under 30 Changing the World.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Last week, …

Aging is not universal across all organisms

With the number of books, movies, and religions on the topic, it’s pretty safe to say that humans are basically obsessed with the idea of …

Biology