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Keith Bellows, who helmed National Geographic Traveler magazine for 17 years until stepping down last October, was a giant in the world of travel journalism. “In an industry marked by larger-than-life editors, Keith was as big as they came,” says...
From: National Geographic | By: Intelligent Travel | Monday, August 31, 2015
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"I have a moral obligation to do everything I can to help others"
From: Time | By: luciasdestefani | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Rudimentary stepwells first appeared in India between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D., born of necessity in a capricious climate zone bone-dry for much of the year followed by torrential monsoon rains for many weeks. It was essential to guarantee a year-round...
From: MetaFilter | By: curious nu | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Following Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney‘s charity lemonade outing and Jared Leto‘s post-Joker haircut, director David Ayer has officially announced the end of principal photography on Suicide Squad. To mark the occasion, he shared a photo of over...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an...
From: AOL Television | By: Aaron Pomerantz | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Brooke Hogan is back in the news today, not because of anything she’s done per se but because of the long-awaited interview with her dad, the legendary Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster’s career went into shutdown mode after old tape surfaced of him going...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aric Mitchell | Monday, August 31, 2015
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JanKossen Contemporary has been showing works from many up-and-coming artists. Beginning in 2013, JanKossen Contemporary focuses its exhibits on abstract, conceptual art and brings works from international artists into their Chelsea gallery space. September...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Madelaine D'Angelo | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Montreal -- a city of culture, great food, abundant in music festivals, great shopping and just oozes class. Montreal has a joie de vivre attitude. They live to eat, drink and play. Creativity is part of the culture -- there's a festival, concert or...
From: AOL Television | By: Lauren Resnick | Monday, August 31, 2015
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With the Fall/Winter 2015 collection starting to pick up, we hooked up with legendary West Coast retailer UNION LA to shoot an editorial exclusive to Highsnobiety. The store showcases a variety of fashion-forward looks, including select… The post Highsnobiety...
From: High Snobiety | By: Alec Leach | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This is a really quick project and suits everyone :D Dress: MERAKI Photography: Elly Vadseth
From: Burda Style | Monday, August 31, 2015
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NBA baller Russell Westbrook and bride Nina just brought the Love & Basketball movie classic to life.  Get the deets and the first pics from their wedding inside... OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook is a beast on the court....but he's a ball of...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Monday, August 31, 2015
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I want to sell my Nikon D50 on eBay. It works but has developed what I would guess is a processor problem. I would like to swap to a Canon anyway next year so don't want to repair it myself. Should I sell it as a piece or split the body and lense?The...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: KateViolet | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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You wouldn’t want to put this gravy on your roast dinner after Captain America and his opponent have finished their grapplefest. They were two of the competitors who took part in the eighth annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose ‘N’...
From: The Guardian | By: Steven Bloor | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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August has drawn to a close, which means it’s time to feature some of the amazing #MashPics that have been submitted to us. From adorable dog portraits to relaxing beach days, your August Instagram pictures took us around the world, into your homes,...
From: Mashable | By: Diana Chang | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A compilation of the 10 most interesting photo essays published online in July, as curated by Mikko Takkunen...
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A white elephant, fireworks over Edinburgh and fighting snakes...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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"Moved by fear of losing, the ruling party is now resorting to undemocratic methods to maintain its grip on power."
From: Global Voices | By: Ndesanjo Macha | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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“Do a photography project of people throwing stuff at you, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.” (via source) “Do a photography project of people throwing stuff at you, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.” (via source) The post Facial appeared...
From: Awkward Family Photos | By: Kailee Graves | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Climate change is threatening the nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia, with 90% of the landscape degrading into desert. Photographer Daesung Lee shows the nomads trapped between their fertile present and their arid future Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The photography exhibition highlights China’s heroic efforts in defeating the Japanese during World War II and features surviving veterans, whose age ranges from 90 to 111.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Adorama offers the factory-refurbished Nikon D7100 24.1-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body, model no. 1513, for $599.95 with free shipping. That's $100 less than our mention from December and the best price we've seen. (It's also a current low for a refurb...
From: CNET | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And here come thousands of Philadelphia bicyclists not dressed in anything.Nude and body-painted participants from this year's Philly Naked Bike Ride cruised through the wedding day photo...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Ever since moving from NYC to her family’s new home in Nashville, Amanda of Fashionable Hostess, knew she wanted to take advantage of her home’s newfound outdoor space for summer entertaining. And boy, did she. After a single glance at this dinner...
From: Green Daily | By: Thia Laurain | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Recently have been eager to try my hand at infrared film photography. I've only done black and white film and color film so far, and have had experience in altering my negatives in post for interesting effects. The specific type that I am looking to...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Mark Harrison | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Everyone has a cell phone these days, right? Cell phones used to be just for communication, but times have changed. We now use our cell phones for literally everything we do during the day: games, calendars, workout apps, research, sports updates, reading,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Candy Johansen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Differences between eye and camera: practical implications, Ming Thien The Camera Versus The Human Eye, Roger Cicala How We See, Ken Rockwell...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A cavalcade of Seattle stars at the opening of the photography show; The 5th Avenue Theatre honors Herman Sarkowsky; and swimming for other people’s lives on Lake Washington.
From: Seattle Times | By: Nicole Brodeur | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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If you’ve been looking for a long-lasting, beautiful centerpiece for your dining table, why not take matters into your own hands and make this DIY succulent box from Fashionable Hostess? All you’ll need are four garden supply store materials, and...
From: Green Daily | By: Thia Laurain | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Yesterday, at Olbrich Gardens.Even if no one is plunging his head into it — drawn by the famous stench — there are too many signs.It seems important to get the full misshapen phallus (amorphophallus) in the picture, in which case...... a closeup...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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I need a high energy flash, very bright with a relatively long pulse duration otherwise my short exposure time photos have half of the image dark, because the light pulse has ended before the mechanical shutter has rolled all the way across the sensor....
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Blue7 | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Oliver Sacks, famous neurologist and acclaimed author of works like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings, passed away this Saturday at his Manhattan residence. Oliver’s longtime personal assistant, Kate Edgar, confirmed that the cause...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Alex Ritman | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Aww! Well, it seems not everyone is breaking up this summer! Avril Lavigne's former husband and Sum 41 frontman, Deryck Whibley, and his fiancée, Ariana Cooper, tied the knot on Sunday! The happy couple married in El Lay at the Hotel Bel-Air, with the...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Monday, August 31, 2015
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You kids and your #nofilter tags. Everything’s filtered! The engineer who built your camera made dozens of decisions about color, lighting, and contrast processing. So for this week’s Shooting Challenge, let’s celebrate the filter. Nay, let’s...
From: Gizmodo | By: Mark Wilson | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Previous Pop-Up Magazine events have sold out quickly, which has prompted their creators to plan two events next month in San Francisco. The events are a blend of film, photography, art, radio and live music onstage. In related news, Doug McGray, editor...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By David Wiegand | Monday, August 31, 2015
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What’s the most important thing to maintain in any business? Confidence, market knowledge, technology? Sure, keep any one of those at the top of your list. But there’s also something else. Perhaps the most sought after and powerful asset you can...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Adam Welch | Monday, August 31, 2015
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In 1956, LIFE photographer Robert Lackenbach accompanied two explorers to the Alaskan mountain. One planned to disprove the credits of the explorer who claimed its first ascent, while the other hoped to defend his honor...
From: Time | By: Liz Ronk | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Russell Westbrook’s Wedding As promised, Russell Westbrook married his longtime girlfriend Nina Earl this weekend. The NBA baller and his love wed at the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday while Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and James Harden looked on. People...
From: Bossip | By: Danielle Canada | Monday, August 31, 2015
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GoPro via eBay offers its factory-refurbished GoPro HD HERO3 White Edition 1080p Waterproof Digital Camcorder, model no. CHDHE-301, for $144.99 with free shipping. That's $105 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, although we saw...
From: CNET | Monday, August 31, 2015
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PowerUp 3.0 Paper Plane TailorToys Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United...
From: Popular Science | By: Kelsey D. Atherton | Monday, August 31, 2015
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From Alicante, Spain, to Los Angeles, California, David Gomez is making a name for himself in the art community and the corporate world. Before working at American Apparel, Gomez was living in Barcelona where he was most noted for his combination of...
From: AOL Television | By: Myrlaun Walker | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Hello from the other side! On Saturday Mr. Narwhal and I got married, and the day can only be described as magical. I woke up on our wedding day knowing that it was going to be the best day of … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Mrs. Narwhal | Monday, August 31, 2015
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It never fails, whenever I start to put together a Behind the Blog feature, I instantly feel like I made a new best friend. And that is definitely the case with the gorgeous McKenna Bleu. I could sit on that gorgeous white couch of hers and chat about...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Capalbo | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa (Courtesy Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa) Go on an adventure in the great outdoors, interact with sea creatures, cool off in a water park, or simply relax at the beach with the kids or your entire extended...
From: AOL Television | By: MiniTime | Monday, August 31, 2015
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You no longer have to audition for The Voice to have Christina Aguilera as your vocal coach! The Grammy winning singer just singed with online education company MasterClass to teach a course focused on — what else — singing! MasterClass is a virtual...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Monday, August 31, 2015
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In the drone photography world, names like Parrot and DJI (maker of the Phantom series) are the closest things to a gold standard at the moment. However, a Latvian startup is promising to deliver a smartphone-controlled, lightweight carbon fiber drone...
From: Gizmag | By: Eric Mack | Monday, August 31, 2015
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NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this image of Hurricane Jimena from the International Space Station and posted it to Twitter on Sunday. Jimena is a Category 4 hurricane that’s located more than 1,330 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Weather experts...
From: Time | By: Mia Tramz | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Nationalist protesters clashed with police outside Ukraine's parliament against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. A grenade explosion killed one police officer and injured at least 100 others...
From: Time | By: Mia Tramz | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Even if your smoking habit doesn't kill you, it can still make you miserable. A new PSA from the Brazilian state of Paraña illustrates that point quite effectively with this long-form story of a middle-aged man whose generally happy life is marred by...
From: AdWeek | By: Gabriel Beltrone | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Meryl Meisler's tome of photography from the 70s titled, "Purgatory & Paradise SASSY '70s: Suburbia & The City" is an exceptional collection of disco era images. I simply delighted in reading these images from cover to cover, and then doing it...
From: AOL Television | By: Michael Ernest Sweet | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A woman snapped a picture of what appears to be either a very big alligator or just a lonely stick floating through a flooded street in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday morning. See also: Florida woman chases alligator to rescue her dog from its...
From: Mashable | By: Brian Ries | Monday, August 31, 2015
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