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Brazil in Photos: Waterfalls, Beaches, Street Art and Carnaval

Over the last three weeks, I’ve been exploring the southern part of Brazil with G Adventures, discovering quite a bit of what the country has to …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Get Recessed Lighting Right?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week is all about recessed lighting. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q: "How do</b> …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

How to get upgraded to first class like a boss

Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.<p>1. Travel solo.<p>The chances of …

Lake Superior

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

Extraordinarily rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti 

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

If you're writing an alternate history, these would be the buildings you'd want to include. They're the discarded designs for famous landmarks. …

Skyscrapers

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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Bridges galore

As we approach 30,000 groups related to them, bridges are a big deal in our community. The new ones, old ones, the ones that seem to go on endlessly …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Mesmerizing Night Sky Photography of the Australian Outback

When viewing the breathtaking images of <i>Startrails</i>, it is a bit difficult to reconcile the pictures with the fact that Lincoln Harrison has been …

Australia

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Thunderstorms and Wildfires

A wildfire in the hills of Wenatchee, Washington. Firefighters had had a difficult time containing the wildfire, and further concerns were voiced …

Wildfires

DIY: Transform an Old Film Canister Into a Tiny Flashlight for Your Camera Bag

Here’s a good weekend project for those of you who have some old film canisters lying around, and a bit of DIY know-how up your sleeves. Those old …

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my 20s photographing the city scapes of New York. In my 30s, after I relocated to …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

How to Relax Your Mind

Are you stressed or unhappy? Do you need to calm down? Training your mind to relax isn't difficult and can help you feel rested and prepared at any …

Meditation

8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

<b>“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” ~Robert M. Pirsig</b><p>I know meditation is good for me. I know it can do …

Meditation

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …

Meditation: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

Have you ever meditated? Perhaps you’ve dabbled but haven’t found the right groove to make it a daily practice. Or perhaps you meditate multiple …

DOYOUYOGA

Do you love yoga, but find you stick mainly to postures and a bit of relaxation? If the answer is yes, you might want to think about adding …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Mike Gaworecki 10 April 2018<p>Research published yesterday in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution finds that pressures from human activities and …

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

We're not in Kansas, anymore in our popular imaginations. In fact, Dorothy, in the 21st century, we're not even on land anymore. We're underwater. Perhaps it was inevitable that as coastlines sink and monster hurricanes flood our cities with increasing fury, we wake up to the fact that ours is a …

Mermaids

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …