The Tricky Expectations of the Photographer/Subject Relationship

Even the language with which we describe the medium—’take’ someone’s picture, ‘capture’ him, ‘shoot’ them—implies a fraught process with an inherent power imbalance. Over the years, photographers have reconsidered what they owe the people in their frames,” Alina Stein writes in her thoughtful piece about photographers and their subjects. The relationship between the two is tricky—both morally and monetarily. For example, compensation for subjects is …

Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Together

A recent studied has shown relationships in which both partners drink are more likely to last. Before you reach for the rosé, a few caveats: this study was done with 3,000 couples who had been married for an average of 33 years—each individual was over 50 years old—and the truth is that if both partners abstain from drinking, that’ll work too. Essentially, if you and …

Scientific Tips for Online Dating

The rules to crafting an attractive online dating profile might seem obvious—use your best photos and write a bio that only includes the most interesting aspects of your life. But according to science, there are several subliminal factors that can maximize your online success. Choosing a username that begins with a letter from the first half of the alphabet (A-M) seems to work while sticking …