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How to stand out as a professional photographer

While everyone has a camera in the smartphone era, photography is still an art that takes time and discipline to do well. Learning to use natural light and frame landscapes are two challenging photo skills. Great photography begins by choosing the proper gear for the style you have in mind. There are over 100 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram every single day. Standing out in this staggering field of amateur (and professional) photographers takes work. Considerations of ligh...
Tags: Art, Photography, Instagram, Internet, Animals, Social Media, Creativity, Nature, Innovation, National Geographic

This 103-year-old philosopher's to-do list will get you through self-isolation

Like everybody else, Romanian philosopher Mihai Sora is stuck inside. He is keeping busy for a 103-year-old man, and keeping the world up to date on his indoor adventures with Facebook. His to-do list is impressive, but not so impressive it can't be used by most people. The social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 is difficult for a lot of people. Between being mostly stuck inside, having reduced contact with other people, and the creeping boredom that comes after you've done everything on your...
Tags: Facebook, Parenting, Youtube, France, Life, Nazis, Nasa, Virus, Nature, Innovation, Romania, Philosophy, Goal-setting, Pierre Boulez, Bob Ross, Calvert Journal

Little Red Robin...

Took a little backyard safari today with the EOS 5DS & 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS.. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, Robin, Tam, Pickcher Takin

The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves

When an egg cell of almost any sexually reproducing species is fertilized, it sets off a series of waves that ripple across the egg's surface. These waves are produced by billions of activated proteins that surge through the egg's membrane like streams of tiny burrowing sentinels, signaling the egg to start dividing, folding, and dividing again, to form the first cellular seeds of an organism.Now MIT scientists have taken a detailed look at the pattern of these waves, produced on the surface of ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Virginia, Mit, Nature, Oceans, Microbiology, Innovation, Physiology, National Science Foundation, Dunkel, Fakhri, Jörn Dunkel, Thomas D, Nikta Fakhri, Tzer Han Tan Jinghui Liu Pearson Miller

Seasonal Learning, Spring Week 1: "Sleepy Seeds"

(A free printable!) Hello, my friends ... I hope this post finds you well. And, my .... what a few weeks it's been. I hope and pray you are all safe at home with your loved ones and that you're all feeling well. We are all ok here - just taking things day by day and trying to be as careful as we can be. Massachusetts, like many other states and countries around the world, is now under a stay-at-home advisory, so aside from going out for groceries and essential supplies (medications a...
Tags: Pinterest, Massachusetts, Nature, Spring, Aba, Homeschooling, Printables, Lesson Planning, Renee, Living in Season, Seasonal Planning, Magic of Nature, Nature-Based Learning, Home Education, Themes & Plans, Little Nature Stories

This alt-meat startup just raised $80 million from investors including Bill Gates' and Al Gore's funds to develop its 'super protein' that's neither animal nor plant

Nature's Fynd, a startup seeking to bring a 'super protein' to the alt-meat market, raised $80 million in a Series B round on Tuesday. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, founded by Bill Gates, and General Investment Management, founded by Al Gore, led the round.  The protein's origins lie in a NASA-backed research project, Yellowstone National Park, and a process not unlike brewing beer. It's technically not a plant, and it's technically not a protein, giving it certain advantages over competitors ...
Tags: France, Trends, Nasa, Chicago, Nature, Bill Gates, Jonas, Impossible Foods, Yellowstone National Park, Al Gore, PitchBook, Watch Google, General Investment Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Fynd, Thomas Jonas

How geocachers navigate fear in the urban woods

On a drizzly Saturday morning in June 2018, I found myself kneeling on the edge of a wooden boardwalk in Melbourne's northern suburbs. My right arm was hooked over the side, fingers gathering cobwebs and dust as they probed the rough pine of the planks. I hoped for the smooth sensation of plastic or metal rather than the squish of a creepy-crawly. I looked over at my partner on this expedition: sharkiefan, as she's known in the geocaching community, a pharmacist from New Zealand. She w...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Sports, Nature, Innovation, Anthropology, New Zealand, Fear, Melbourne, Emotion, Peter, ND, Brunswick, Dixon, Sapiens, Rod

Tread lightly

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens These are strange, troubling and challenging... Read More
Tags: Gardening, Climate Change, Life, Environment, Nature, 2020, Charles Dickens, Discussion, Coronavirus

Soothing, Uplifting Resources for Parents & Caregivers Stressed by the COVID-19 Crisis

When COVID-19 closed schools and shuttered theaters and concert venues, response was swift. Stars ranging from the Cincinnati zoo’s hippo Fiona to Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda leapt to share free content with suddenly homebound viewers. Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin, separated from his bandmates by international borders, played a mini gig at home, as did country star Keith Urban, with his wife, Nicole Kidman, lurking in the background. Choreographer Debbie Allen got people off the c...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Life, Bbc, Nature, Nicole Kidman, Newcastle, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Shakespeare, Keith Urban, Hayao Miyazaki, Hamilton, Cincinnati

The art of walking: How this everyday act can bring you inner peace

"[T]oday, most people are sitting on their arses in a chair looking at the screen to discover and explore the world," says Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge. "And that's a huge misunderstanding. You're missing out on some of the greatest things in life." There is an inner silence to be found through walking, says Kagge. You exercise your curiosity and the movement of your body, which are two ancient and important things for Homo sapiens. Some people experience silence through meditation, mindf...
Tags: Learning, Identity, Life, Adventure, Happiness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Mobility, Exploration, Humanity, Curiosity, Self, Personal Growth

6 Minute Reprieve From the World’s Troubles, Courtesy of Tilda Swinton, Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Five Springer Spaniels

This video of Tilda Swinton’s Springer Spaniels cavorting in pastoral Scotland to a Handel aria performed by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo won’t cure what ails you, but it is definitely good medicine. Swinton and her partner, artist Sandro Kopp, filmed the beautiful beasts in such a way as to highlight their doggy exuberance, whether moving as a pack or taking a solo turn. The title of the aria, "Rompo i Lacci," from the second act of Flavio, translates to “I break the laces,” and t...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Scotland, Life, Nature, K-12, Philadelphia, Opera, Tilda Swinton, Rumi, Facebook Twitter, Costanzo, Swinton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sandro Kopp


They're healthier when we're not in a pandemic, too, hippie. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 19, 2020 I can follow the logic train of the hippies' hatred of plastic grocery sacks. I disagree because I find them incredibly useful. I keep them in coat pockets to serve as emergency rain covers for iPad or camera, for instance. They're great bin liners for small wastebaskets, also. But I know some people just toss them and let them blow about the landscape; so I can see why s...
Tags: News, Guns, Nature, Tamara, Tam, Bobbi, Ignorance is no excuse for a law, Roseholme Cottage, Green Giant Niblets

Bargain lens...

View this post on Instagram For the #Nikon shooter on a budget, the bang for the buck ratio for this thing is off the chain. (As long as your camera can focus it.) #nikon80200mm #d700 A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:05am PDT I've linked before to an older Ken Rockwell piece on not buying older digital cameras, and he had a point when he wrote it...back in 2005."Likewise, why would I want to bother usi...
Tags: Guns, Nature, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Robin, Tam, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel, Pickcher Takin, Ken Rockwell

Seriousness Daily science emails from Nature magazine

For all you science and technology nerds out there.:D I just ran across this in the current Scientific American magazine. Nature magazine is offering daily science update emails on all weekdays to subscribers who sign up at the below email address. Both Nature and Scientific American are now owned and published by Springer Verlag, a leading science books publisher. Scientific American is now the oldest published magazine in America I believe, dating back to 1845. My family has subscribed si...
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Why helicopter parenting backfires on kids

"Helicopter parenting, and all of its associated forms, prevents children from exploring their emotional and intellectual landscape, and often their physical landscape as well, such that they become adults in body only," says evolutionary biologist Heather Heying. Childhood is an important developmental stage that trains kids for messy, uncontrollable reality. If adults don't teach kids how to solve their own problems, or if they prevent them from experiencing harm, children become less capable ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Children, Life, Relationships, Youth, Intelligence, Play, Nature, Innovation, Emotions, Exploration, Pain, Personal Growth, Heather Heying

'Waterworld' was a documentary? Geologists think Earth could have once been 100% ocean

Researchers find evidence that Earth may have been submerged in a global ocean during the Archaean eon. The research could change our understanding of how life emerged. It's one of many recent studies changing how we view our planet's infancy. In the 1995 film "Waterworld" climate change melts the polar ice caps, raising Earth's oceans 25,000 feet and submerging its continents beneath a globe-spanning ocean. It's a fun and unique premise as far as apocalypses go. It's also utter bunkum.Under ...
Tags: Hollywood, Climate Change, Water, Earth, Nature, Geology, Innovation, Planets, Johnson, Panorama, Wing, Microbes, Antarctic, Iowa State University, University of Copenhagen, University of Colorado Boulder

Back to Basics: 6 Reasons Why Re-Wilding is Such a Growing Trend

Nature is great at clearing the mind and soothing the soul. However, after centuries of different civilizations clearing wildlands to make way for homes and skyscrapers, very little of the Earth as it originally was remains.  Many of the planet’s natural wonders are used in modern life, including for medicinal purposes. One of the hottest […] The post Back to Basics: 6 Reasons Why Re-Wilding is Such a Growing Trend appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Life, Earth, Nature, Did You Know

Beehive, 8 feet long, is removed from someone’s apartment

“Complaints of bees flying out of an apartment’s duct work led to a frightening discovery Monday in Virginia: An 8-foot-long hive was in the living room ceiling, including 100 pounds of raw honey.” A pest control company in Richmond, Virginia claims to haves removed an 8-foot-long beehive from someone’s apartment. From the AP roundup of local news coverage in Virginia: Virginia Wildlife Management and Control said in a statement that they removed the hive from the ceiling of a living room...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, Virginia, Ap, Nature, Bees, Insects, Richmond, Perry, Richmond Virginia, Charlotte Observer, Rich Perry, The Charlotte Observer, Beehive, Virginia Wildlife Management and Control

Rights of nature laws around world

With every new headline relaying the detrimental effects of climate change, it can be easy to overlook the positive climate news that filters through our feed each week. There is good being done on the environment’s behalf, with nature increasingly being afforded legal rights of its own. A number of ecosystems around the world have been declared living entities by local or federal courts, many of them also granted personhood, and laws are being codified to manage, conserve, and protect the na...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Australia, India, Environment, Americas, US, Colombia, Nature, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, New Zealand, Bangladesh

A Travel Guide to Bacalar, Mexico’s Lake of Seven Colors

If you’re looking to experience the brightest, clearest, most shimmering body of water of your life, I have some advice: travel to Bacalar, Mexico. I spent two months living in the city of Mérida, Mexico. Mérida is a great place to live for so many reasons, but perhaps the #1 reason is because there are so many cool places within a few hours’ drive. And so a big group of friends and I decided to plan a weekend trip to Bacalar. I knew we’d have a great time. But I had no idea just how spect...
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2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year winners will take you to the incredible worlds below the water surface

The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us some breathtaking images from below the water surface. The 2020 winners have just been announced, and as always, they’re absolutely gorgeous. We bring you more details and this year’s category winners below, so – let’s dive in! This contest has been around for […] The post 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year winners will take you to the incredible worlds below the water surface appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nature, Underwater, Underwater Photography, Underwater Photographer Of The Year, Underwater Photographer

Lost in the Woods

A Steller sea lion was found wandering in the woods, miles away from the nearest body of water big enough for it to swim in. Apparently it had gone for a bit of a flopabout on the beach and taken several wrong turns, each one getting it farther and farther away from the river.You can tell it was a sea lion and not a sea lioness because it never stopped and asked for directions. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz

Fox Fodder Farm Opens Its Own Multifunctional Space

Taylor Patterson's Williamsburg workshop displays elegant arrangements in excellent light Floral design is an anomaly among art forms. Every stem comes with an expiration date—perhaps it’s not stamped under a petal or mentioned when it’s wrapped up, but some bouquets only technically last 48 hours. They’re a finite form of expression beholden to seasonality and availability. “It’s like a cup of coffee,” Taylor Patterson, the …
Tags: Art, Design, Shopping, Nature, Brooklyn, Retail, Stores, Flowers, Workshops, Studios, Williamsburg, Floral Design, Flower Arrangements, Fox Fodder Farm, Taylor Patterson

85mm Lens Uses: It’s Not Just For Portraits

The 85mm prime lens is well known for capturing beautiful portraits. Its relatively light weight, fast speed and wide aperture also makes it a superb event lens. However, the 85mm is often... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, Skills, Nature, Wildlife, Street Photography, Zoom, Camera Lenses, Prime Lens, 85mm Lens

The pagan origins of three Catholic practices

The Catholic rite of Holy Communion parallels pre-Christian Greco-Roman and Egyptian rituals that involved eating the body and blood of a god.A number of Catholic holidays and myths, such as Christmas, Easter, and Mardi Gras, graph onto the timeline of pre-Christian fertility festivals. The Catholic practice of praying to saints has been called "de-facto idolatry" and even a relic of goddess worship. By the fourth century, the Christian Church had established itself as the official faith of ...
Tags: Isis, Nature, Ireland, Egypt, Feminism, Christianity, Innovation, Catholic Church, Catholic, Christ, Catholics, Jesus Christ, Mardi Gras, Virgin Mary, Roman Empire, Christian Church

Get Free Science Illustrations From the Biodiversity Heritage Library

If you’re looking for a new wallpaper, a tattoo idea, or just an amazing time scrolling through illustrations from the past, the Biodiversity Heritage Library holds a treat for you. Its thousands of public domain images and digitized books are also educational, collecting observations of the natural world from seven…Read more...
Tags: Art, Nature, Lifehacks, Public Domain, Biodiversity Heritage Library

5 US cities with accessible nature

S tudies from around the world show that nature makes us happier. Spending time immersed in natural landscapes benefits our brains and our bodies. It deepens our sense of connectedness to ourselves and everything else. It even makes us kinder and more creative. But, instinctively, you probably knew that. Take a Greyhound to certain American cities and — without even leaving town — you can find yourself in some unique pockets of nature. Perhaps you’ll uncover an urban park full of rare trees, g...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Oregon, US, Bus, Austin, Yoko Ono, Nature, Arizona, Portland, San Diego, Portland Oregon, ANN, Granada, All, Powell

7 Cool Things to Do Around Ft. Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva in Florida

As a resident of Tampa Bay for many years, it was easy for me to hop down to the Ft. Myers and Sanibel area regularly, so our lodging partner asked me to share my recommendations on top things to do in the region. I recently researched a freelance article on the easiest warm weather places to get to on a bargain flight and the destination that kept coming up the most from various...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Falling in Love with Yasawa IslandHanoi to Halong...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Nature, Adventure Travel, Beaches, Kayaking, Halong Bay, Us Travel, Island Travel, Parks And Preserves, Tampa Bay, Florida Gulf Coast, Fort Myers, Captiva, Sanibel, Florida Travel

Five philosophers on the joys of walking

René Descartes argued that each of us is, fundamentally, a thinking thing. Thought is our defining activity, setting us aside from animals, trees, rocks. I suspect this has helped market philosophy as the life of the mind, conjuring up philosophers lost in reverie, snuggled in armchairs. But human beings do not, in fact, live purely in the mind. Other philosophers have recognised this, and connected our inner lives with an everyday, bodily process: walking. The act of putting one foot in front o...
Tags: Travel, Books, Featured, Adventure, Nature, Walking, Literature, Philosophy, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, George Santayana, Henry Thoreau, Pythagoras, Rene Descartes, Descartes

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Innovation in space food and slime, an artist's sudden success, and why we should eat more sea urchins The Future of Space Food MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in thFrom slime to space, tech and textilese cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team …
Tags: Food, Art, Space, Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Sustainability, Cellphones, Nature, Architecture, Ocean, Artists, Seafood