A BUDDING photographer with autism has been given the opportunity to be one of the VIP staff at a famous food festival.
For Jordan Shults, 19 – or J Shu as he prefers to be known – discovering photography was something of a stroke of luck when he needed to choose an extra subject while studying at Colchester Academy.
Source: Budding photographer Jordan Shults with autism is proof there are no barriers (From Gazette)
Have you ever considered how significantly confidence can affect your photography? Creative people are often a largely unconfident group. At any given time we might be dealing with the fear of missing an important moment, anxiously thinking about an upcoming session, running the worst possible scenarios through our minds, or delivering our photos to a client and dreading that email that says how much they hate them. We are still in the process of improving, constantly comparing our work to others, and becau
Full Story: How You Can Improve Confidence as a Photographer | Fstoppers
When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.
Source: Inside Whister’s new pod hotel
A hotel group has become the first in the UK to launch an anti-slavery programme across its hotels. Aimed at raising awareness among both guests and staff of human trafficking, the project, by Shiva Hotels, will include a training programme for 400 employees and displaying statements in lobbies and on in-room TVs.
Full Story: UK hotel group to launch anti-slavery programme | Travel | The Guardian
With studios terrified of spoilers and making zero news in the process, the fans who travel to San Diego to hang out with their favorite stars are the ones walking away happiest these days.
Full Story: Have Fans Finally Won the War for Comic-Con? | Vanity Fair
Heading to #France this summer? (Wish I was).
Here’s another checklist for you 🙂
is well and truly here in France, and if you’re stuck for ideas then we have you covered.
Source: Summer checklist: Fourteen original travel ideas for France – The Local
While Shania Twain says her painful divorce from her ex-husband Mutt Lange in 2010 was the primary reason for her 15-year hiatus from music, she recently revealed that it wasn’t the only explanation for her long musical interlude.
The country artist says she battled Lyme disease for several years after being bit by a tick in Norfolk, Virginia, according to The Sun. She spent a considerable time during her break from the music industry battling the illness, which resulted in dysphonia, a vocal cord disorder, and the loss of her voice for years.
Source: Shania Twain Revealed Lyme Disease Almost Ended Her Music Career
Cheryl Rockwell, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the College of Human Medicine, began studying the possible link between the synthetic food additive tert-butylhydroquinone, or tBHQ, nine years ago.
Now she has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to continue her work. The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist, or ONES, award comes with a $1.5 million, five-year grant to support her research.
Full Story: Common additive may be why you have food allergies – Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News
Brightly colored murals, between three and four stories high, line both sides of the main thoroughfare, Eje Mosqueta, that cuts through the Guerrero neighborhood in the north part of Mexico City. Where once there were indiscriminate scrawls of graffiti and signs of neglect, bright murals now celebrate aspects of Mexican culture and history: a profile of a beautiful Sonoran woman, crowned with purple flowers; an ear of corn transforming into a statue of an ancient god of maiz; a woman heaving a broken chunk
Source: Public Art with a Social Impact: A Corridor of Art in Mexico City’s Guerrero Neighborhood | KCET
A series of verses posted on Twitter by a high school teacher over the two months following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has won a French poetry award.Ryoichi Wago, 48, flew to the French region of Jura to attend the July 20 awards ceremony.
Source: Fukushima poet’s tweets win French literary award：The Asahi Shimbun