The Underwater Photographer of the Year | Gallery


Last month the recipients of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 awards were announced, with Gabriel Barathieu‘s Dancing Octopus the overall winner. The picture was taken in a lagoon in Mayotte, a small island in the Indian Ocean: “I had to wait for a low spring tide when the water was just 30cm deep,” he says,” so that the ...

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Man killed after trying to grab Paris airport soldier's gun


ORLY, France (AP) — Soldiers at Paris’ busy Orly Airport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. Thousands of travelers were evacuated and at least 15 flights were diverted to the city’s other airport, Charles de Gaulle. No one else was hurt. Police did ...

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Cut Custom Foam Inserts to Store Fragile Equipment


Photos and diagrams by Charles Platt Transporting delicate electronic or photographic equipment is easy to do. Just embed it in squishy polyurethane foam inside a rigid case. The problem is achieving this without spending too much money. The first step is to figure out how big a case you need. Lay out your equipment as suggested in Figure A, allowing ...

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5 Prayers For Financial Success

6MiraclescreditShutterstockcom.jpgas1 Financial difficulty is a reality faced by millions of Americans. There’s precious little money for the essentials—things like food, rent, and car repairs—and luxuries like eating out and going to the movies have become a rarity in many households. But fear not. God has your back, and He’s already given you the key to prosperity: ...

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Mothers’ Depression, Not SSRI Use, Best Explains Researchers’ Results


Back in October, researchers published the findings from a study that suggested that mothers who take a common form of antidepressants (SSRIs like Prozac) while pregnant are at greater risk for producing offspring that will later have speech or language problems. However, this month, the researchers got some push back in the journal where the original study was published. And ...

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Week in Review, March 18


A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Toshiba to sell US nuclear unit amid delisting fears The crisis engulfing Toshiba deepened further this week, as the Japanese conglomerate acknowledged for the first time its US subsidiary Westinghouse could file for bankruptcy protection, writes Kana Inagaki in Tokyo. © AFP Fears have grown ...

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Hockey Team Sends Beloved Janitor Home to See Family For the First Time in 30 Years


This beloved ice rink janitor may work in a chilly place, but his story will warm your heart. Minasie Theophilis came to America from Ethiopia 33 years ago. Five years later, he started working at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a janitor. Not once during his career has he been able to afford going home to see his family. That’s ...

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In Search of the Authentic Japanese Sake


The ancient history of Japan is intertwined with that of sake: it was mentioned by the Buddhist monk and philosopher Kenko as early as the XIV century in his book entitled Essays in Idleness. Any Westerner wishing to bring it into the conversation or raise his glass saying “Kampai” needs to know that it is pronounced without accents. But are ...

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Trump’s budget: Can he really cut federal programs that people depend on?


The White House released President Trump’s 2018 budget Thursday proposing an increase in military spending and massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor. The cuts could be the “widest swath of reductions in federal programs since the drawdown after World War II,” The Post’s Damian Paletta and Steven Mufson wrote Thursday. If implemented, the cuts could drastically reduce ...

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We Love These Tiny Embroidered Skeletons


Artist Britt Hutchinson, better known as Tiny Cup Needleworks (@tinycup_), has only been doing hand embroidery for about three years, but she’s already amassed nearly 76,000 Instagram followers with her charmingly teeny tiny needlework. She often photographs her work alongside a quarter to highlight its minuscule scale. “There’s something incredibly satisfying about meeting the challenge of executing a detailed piece inside ...

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