Tuesday, May 3, 2016

“"I toyed with the idea of treating with topical...



""I toyed with the idea of treating with topical antifungals, but it was so inflamed and pustular that I had a feeling topicals wouldn't cut it. I Rx'ed terbinafine 250mg daily for two weeks and sent a fungal culture," says "Derminator", one of the top dermatologists on Figure 1. To see interesting dermatology cases like this, follow "Derminator" on Figure 1." By figure1 on Instagram



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“"I was famous until Elon became famous,” @mayemusk...



""I was famous until Elon became famous," @mayemusk said recently, half-joking. the The 68-year-old model's son is @elonmusk, a billionaire entrepreneur whose @teslamotors electric cars, interest in space exploration and 2 rocky marriages have intrigued even the most jaded of New York society. But @mayemusk has appeared in a @beyonce video and in @revlon ads. In 1996 she was featured on boxes of Special K cereal. Now, at a moment when marketers are looking for authentic representations of women at all ages, her modeling career is getting renewed life. Last night, @mayemusk accompanied @elonmusk to the #MetGala in New York. To see video from @mayemusk's dress fitting, which was photographed by @jenniferaltman, follow @nytimes reporter @lauramholson." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Sydney, Australia | May 4, 2016 Nick Hannes takes a peek...



"Sydney, Australia | May 4, 2016
Nick Hannes takes a peek into the nightmarish dungeon that is Roger Ballen's insane asylum installation from the "Theater of the Mind." #documentary #reportage #art #holywow" By benlowy on Instagram.



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“3-year-old Amiya Brunet sat on the bridge the leads to...



"3-year-old Amiya Brunet sat on the bridge the leads to her family's home on Isle de Jean Charles, in Louisiana. During storms, the house fills with up to a foot of mud. Amiya's parents, Keith Brunet and Keisha McGehee, want to leave. Keith, who has worked as an oysterman, a fisherman and a tugboat captain, grew up on the island. "It's hard to move when you've lived here all your life, but I've got to look to my kids' future," he said. Earlier this year, @hudgov announced a $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles — the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community that is struggling with the impacts of #climatechange. But unlike Amiya's family, many of the island's residents don't want to leave. Attachment runs deep. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story. We'll be sharing more photos by @nytimes photographer @joshhaner later this week." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Sydney, Australia | May 3, 2016 Chasin’ the light....



"Sydney, Australia | May 3, 2016
Chasin' the light. Perfect city for that pursuit.
#Sydney #photojournalism #documentary #reportage #streetphotography" By benlowy on Instagram.



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“Where in the world is @nytimestravel? Let us know where...



"Where in the world is @nytimestravel? Let us know where you think the @nytimes staff photographer @cenicola0 was when he captured this #starrynight. Follow @nytimestravel to see one more photo of this week's mystery destination. #🌍🔍" By nytimes on Instagram.



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Crossing Mars via NASA



Crossing Mars via NASA



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Monday, May 2, 2016

“Celebrities walked a red (or red-ish) carpet at...



"Celebrities walked a red (or red-ish) carpet at #MetGala2016, where @nytimes staff photographer @damonwinter was on assignment tonight for @nytimesfashion. The model @louiseparker, whose feet are pictured here, was an early arrival. Officially, the #MetGala is the @metmuseum's Costume Institute Benefit, a #blacktie extravaganza held the first Monday in May. Unofficially, tonight's festivities have been called many things, including "the party of the year," "the Oscars of the East Coast" and, somewhat pointedly, "an ATM for the Met," by the publicist Paul Wilmot. Follow @nytimesfashion to see more photos. #manusxmachina #regram" By nytimes on Instagram.



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““It’s always a hustle,” @margotrobbie said. “I thought it...



""It's always a hustle," @margotrobbie said. "I thought it would be a mountain, where you get to the top, and then it's like: 'Wheeee! It's so easy after this.'" Instead, the 25-year-old actress told @nytimes: "Any time I get near the top, I'm like, 'There's another mountain!' The hustle continues." @margotrobbie's journey to stardom began at roughly the moment that a worldwide audience discovered her in "The Wolf of Wall Street." Her formidable performance (and Noo Yawk dialect) became her calling card. This summer, she will star in 2 franchise movies. First, she'll play a self-reliant and decidedly un-dainty Jane in @legendoftarzan, which opens July 1. Then, on August 5, she'll star in @suicidesquadmovie, based on the @dccomics series, as Harley Quinn, a cracked-up criminal psychologist who wields a baseball bat and a Brooklyn accent with equal ferocity. The photographer @emilyberl took this portrait of @margotrobbie at a home in the Hollywood Hills." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Brooklyn, NYC | April 24, 2016 #lategram from some work...



"Brooklyn, NYC | April 24, 2016
#lategram from some work shot #onassignment for @nymag.
This month 2,000 LED equipped carrier pigeons will be released by artist Duke Riley as part of "Fly by Night," a large-scale piece of pigeon performance art.
Riley's worked with pigeons before—many of the birds come from his personal coop in Red Hook, including a Syrian Damascene named Tofu that his crew rescued and raised by hand.

#photojournalism #documentary #reportage #brooklyn #kindaawesome" By benlowy on Instagram.



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“In 2012, the mortality rate for farmers was 20.2 per...



"In 2012, the mortality rate for farmers was 20.2 per 100,000, making farming one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States. To learn more about prosthetic limbs click the link in the bio…don't forget to click "explore"! #memento #mutter #hands #farmers #safety #hazard #mementomutter #prosthetics #limb #hand #histmed #medicaltool #medical #medicine #healthcare" By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“Since 2014, members of the Bambote ethnic group in the...



"Since 2014, members of the Bambote ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been at war with another group, the Luba. The conflict, they say, was set off by an extramarital affair. Now, these 2 members of the Bambote — who were photographed by @samuel_aranda13 — are hiding with hundreds of others inside an abandoned cotton factory deep in the forest. They spend their days making cooking fires or sitting quietly on the concrete factory floor. Dressed in rags, they stare into space, next to rusted iron machinery that hasn't turned for decades. They're victims of one of the obscure little wars that Congo seems to have a talent for producing. The biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa, #Congo become a tangle of miniwars. Fragmentation. Factionalization. Decay. Ungoverned space. Ungovernable space. These are the terms used by aid workers and academics to describe the country today. And it'll likely get worse." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Women now make up almost 50% of the advertising industry,...



"Women now make up almost 50% of the advertising industry, yet more than half a century after the "Mad Men" era, gender bias still affects how women are treated at work, whom they interact with and what positions they hold. To learn more, @nytimes interviewed more than a dozen women, mostly executives, who work in advertising. The consensus: Many said they found it hard to believe how much their business still remained a white man's world. The photographer @jessedittmar took this portrait of Rosemarie Ryan, a former co-president of @jwtworldwide who now leads the agency @thecocollective_. "There is a lot of sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll in the business — there certainly was in those days," Rosemarie said of her early career in the 1980s and 1990s. "I think there are still some remnants of that." Visit the link to see more portraits and read the insights of female advertising executives." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Sydney, Australia | May 2, 2016 Reflecting on dinner....



"Sydney, Australia | May 2, 2016
Reflecting on dinner.
#photojournalism #documentary #streetphotography #sydney #confusing #reflection" By benlowy on Instagram.



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““We left Aleppo this morning and drove south to Ithriyah,...



""We left Aleppo this morning and drove south to Ithriyah, a desolate crossroads on the edge of Islamic State territory," @nytimes reporter @declanjwalsh wrote yesterday. Ithriyah is about 80 miles west of Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS. "The local Syrian army commander showed me this gleaming stash of ammunition, captured from a militant smuggler along with 3.5 tons of fertilizer to be used for explosives. He showed me a video of the smuggler, his leg badly wounded, taken in the moments after his capture. His crippled truck was parked outside. The prisoner was with the Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the commander said, and he was selling the weapons to Islamic State. The 2 groups, ostensibly rivals, are working together, he added — Nusra has the weapons and ISIS has the dollars to pay for them." Follow @declanjwalsh to see more photos and visit the link in our profile to read his latest article from Aleppo. #regram" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Part Buddhist monastery and part petting zoo, the Tiger...



"Part Buddhist monastery and part petting zoo, the Tiger Temple, in western Thailand, has long been the bane of conservationists and animal rights activists. They accuse it of abuse and exploitation even as it offers tourists an Edenesque wildlife fantasy. The temple — which brings in $5.7 million a year from ticket sales — promotes itself as a place where tigers coexist with humans in Buddhist harmony. 15 years ago, villagers took an injured cub to the local abbot. Word spread, and soon there were 6 tigers. Now, after complaints of trafficking in endangered species, the Thai government is trying to shut down the Tiger Temple, where the population currently stands at 138 — not counting 10 tigers already removed by the government. But there are 2 obstacles: the temple, which has gone to court to block the closing, and the #tigers. What do you do with nearly 150 carnivorous cats raised in captivity? @amandamustard photographed a pair of tigers cooling off at the Tiger Temple in March. Visit the link in our profile to read more." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Message in a Bottle” via xkcd.com



"Message in a Bottle" via xkcd.com



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Contemplating the Sun via NASA



Contemplating the Sun via NASA



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Sunday, May 1, 2016

“Sydney, Australia | May 1, 2016 Perfect impatience....



"Sydney, Australia | May 1, 2016
Perfect impatience.
#sydney #streetphotography #documentary #photojournalism" By benlowy on Instagram.



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Moon over Makemake via NASA



Moon over Makemake via NASA



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Saturday, April 30, 2016

““If you continue to think of who you were right up until...



""If you continue to think of who you were right up until the time you got Alzheimer's, you will experience frustration, decline, failure, a lesser self. Not good company. I sometimes can't complete a thought. I could feel bad about myself. If I have to measure up to what I was before I became this, I can't. But if you let that go, then you are still becoming something. And it's not necessarily a diminution of yourself. You must realize, it ain't over." — Geri Taylor, 72

Everyone knows how #Alzheimers ends. @nytimes spent 20 months with one woman to see how it begins. Today's edition of @nytimes includes a special 12-page section that tells the story of a woman finding her way through the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. To see more photos by @mikirbysmith —and to read the full article, written by @nytimes reporter N.R. Kleinfield — visit the link in our profile. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Our online store got a little bit of TLC this week. Our...



"Our online store got a little bit of TLC this week. Our all natural skull lip balms are a huge hit (FYI the lip balm is all natural, not the skull). Our enamel pins are perfect for trading, and the porcelain items are made by a new vendor, and Philadelphia local @missmillieceramics!
Check out www.muttermuseumstore.org or click the link in the bio, and check out 'new items'. #enamelpins #museumgifts #museumstore #muttermuseum #philly #philadelphia #visitphilly #discoverphl #enamelpin #skull #lipbalm" By muttermuseum on Instagram.



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“Every 67 seconds, with monotonous cruelty, Alzheimer’s...



"Every 67 seconds, with monotonous cruelty, Alzheimer's takes up residence in another American. Degenerative and incurable, the disease moves in worsening stages to its ungraspable end. That is the familiar face of #Alzheimers, the withered person with the scrambled mind marooned in a nursing home, memories sealed away, aspirations for the future discontinued. But there is also the beginning, the waiting period. That was Geri Taylor. Waiting. "The beginning is like purgatory," Geri, 72, told the @nytimes reporter N.R. Kleinfield. "It's kind of a grace period. You're waiting for something. Something you don't want to come. It's like a before-hell purgatory." Visit the link in our profile to read "Fraying at the Edges" — a special section that tells how Geri found her way through the early stages of Alzheimer's disease — and to see more photos by the photographer @mikirbysmith. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.



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“The #scorpions that scurry around Scottsdale, Arizona...



"The #scorpions that scurry around Scottsdale, Arizona emerged from their winter slumber early this year. Usually dormant until late March, the creatures came out as temperatures soared in February, making a month that is generally pretty pleasant the second-warmest on record. Residents have been finding scorpions in their beds, in their showers, on walls inside and outside their homes and all over their yards. @caitlin_oh photographed this giant desert hairy #scorpion glowing under a #blacklight while on assignment in Scottsdale this month. The glow comes from a substance found inside a hard-and-thin coating on the scorpion's exoskeleton. Scientists are not sure what purpose it serves. Some say it is to confuse prey; others believe it's to protect scorpions from sunlight." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“Sydney, Australia | April 29, 2016 The negative space of...



"Sydney, Australia | April 29, 2016
The negative space of my travels are blending together.
#photojournalism #documentary #streetphotography #sydney" By benlowy on Instagram.



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Fermi’s Gamma-ray Moon via NASA



Fermi's Gamma-ray Moon via NASA



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Friday, April 29, 2016

“Sydney, Australia | April 28, 2016 Escalatoring. I know...



"Sydney, Australia | April 28, 2016
Escalatoring. I know that's not a word. But it is now. T-shirts coming next week.
#streetphotography #photojournalism #documentary #sydney #confusing" By benlowy on Instagram.



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““I’m not what someone thinks of when they think of prom...



""I'm not what someone thinks of when they think of prom queen." When 17-year-old Zarifeh Shalabi found out that she had been nominated for the ultimate title of teenage acceptance, she was more worried about getting permission to attend the dance than worried about winning. Zarifeh — a senior at a high school in Fontana, California — is the daughter of observant Muslims. She has always been expected to stay close to home and to limit her socializing with boys. So while her non-Muslim friends campaigned for her by wearing hijabs in solidarity, Zarifeh worked on convincing her parents to let her go to the prom. Ultimately, her mother said yes, and Zarifeh went with a large group of female friends. "Everyone was screaming, and I was just shocked," she said of the announcement. The flowing fabric of her hijab kept the crown from staying put, so much of the night Zarifeh let her friends wear it. @nytimes staff photographer @malmeidapix photographed Zarifeh modeling the outfit she wore to the prom." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“There are no cars, no modern roads and no streetlights on...



"There are no cars, no modern roads and no streetlights on Sark, one of Britain's channel islands. Home to 600 people, Sark — which is off the coast of Normandy — feels almost stopped in time. For those who need to get around, though, there are bikes, horses and tractors. "One of my mates who loves Enya told me about Sark — Enya wrote a whole album about the island," writes the photographer @jon_tonks, who visited Sark while on assignment for @nytmag. "But I really wanted to go because Sark has a designation as a Dark Sky island, so there's very little light pollution." @jon_tonks took this photo while traveling by boat between the coastal town of Poole and Guernsey, a larger island about an hour from Sark." By nytimes on Instagram.



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“After an acclaimed 7-year run, @thegoodwife_cbs will come...



"After an acclaimed 7-year run, @thegoodwife_cbs will come to an end next Sunday. "Someone said 'You must feel great, you wrapped,'" the show's star, @julianna.margulies, told @nytimes. "And I said, 'I feel like I'm in a dream.' I'm not quite there yet." With wryly literate writing, complicated characters and timely explorations of big issues, the hourlong drama was an outlier among the procedurals and nighttime soap operas that are common on the broadcast networks. But serialized dramas stretching nearly 2 dozen episodes each season may be a vanishing breed as actors and writers tire of the grueling filming schedules. What would it take for @julianna.margulies to commit to another network show with 22 episodes a year? "There's no amount of money in the world," she said. Follow photographer @jessedittmar to see a behind-the-scenes photo from his shoot with @julianna.margulies." By nytimes on Instagram.



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