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Getting out of Auto: Understanding the focusing modes on your camera

When trying to understand what different focusing modes are for, it's important to have a basic grasp of exactly what focus is in terms of …

10 Foods Athletes Should Add to Their Grocery Lists

We tapped top nutritionists to find out which items they think athletes should include on their grocery runs. Some fuel workouts, others aid in recovery, and a few make for nutrition-forward instant dinners for when time is short.<p>Camu Powder<p>The Amazonian fruit has more vitamin C than any other food …

How to Start Working Out in the Mornings

The last time you pried yourself out of bed at 6 a.m. for that morning workout felt great: you heard birds chirping; coffee tasted <i>especially</i> amazing; …

Athletic Apparel

Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis

Nigerian airlines have grounded flights and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer.<p>Vehicles also were grounded. Normally bustling roads in Lagos, a metropolis of 20 million, were half-empty and …

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

Adorable Baby Sister Joins Famous Toddler and Puppy for Daily Naps

In the eight or so months since we last checked in Theo and Beau, the adorable best friends who take daily naps together, a lot has changed for the boy and his pup. Beau turned 3, the Shyba family celebrated Theo's one-year adoptaversary, and the famous duo became a trio! With the birth of little …

Cute Animals

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Hand Sketched Vector Elements and Logos

A big download bundle of hand sketched vector elements and logo templates.<p>This huge download bundle contains countless <b>hand sketched vector elements,</b> …

11 Luscious Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate cake is almost always number one on everyone’s list of favorite desserts, let alone comfort foods. Try one of these irresistible 11 for …

Chocolate Cake

Photographer Transforms Ordinary People into Super Athletes Using Hollywood-Level Lighting

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong is always up for a challenge, as seen in his underwater shipwreck portraits and his creative photos of a man on fire. His most recent project that he shared with us was an answer to SmugMug‘s request to take black-and-white portraits of their employees …

Business Development

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With all that you have going on in your life, cooking dinner shouldn’t be difficult. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the …

Top iPhone games gone free

Our daily list of best iPhone games gone free is compiled using our proprietary algorithm to find you the very best apps that have just gone free …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save over $100!)

You can expect plenty of great iPhone and iPad apps to go on sale now that the holiday season is officially here, but digging through them all to …

The ChargeCard

Few tech products are actually as portable as they claim to be. A hardware design team from San Francisco is out to make things right with tools designed for the "modern nomad." By reducing a USB cable down to its core elements, the team created the ChargeCard. It's a thin smartphone cable—perfect …

Credit Cards

ICANN Kills Google’s Dotless Domain Dreams

Back in April, Google sent a letter to ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, proposing a dotless domain system that would …

Gear & Gadgets

What To Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay

You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation, and it’ll become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay. She might offer you better incentives, like more money …

Scientists breed glow-in-the-dark rabbits in an effort to improve treatments for life-threatening illnesses http://t.gu.com/nUE9l Photograph: University of Hawaii

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

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Digital Storm Veloce review: Clevo's new gaming laptop is cheap, powerful, flawed

In a market obsessed with slim, lightweight, energy-efficient machines, gaming laptops stick out like a sore thumb. Hulking 17- and 18-inch chassis dominate the category like a physical representation of a tired cliché: bigger is better. In some ways, the old phrase rings true -- these oversized …

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

10 ways to better use the Google Maps app

Do you use Google Maps on your phone or tablet? Of course you do. But if you’re anything like me, you probably install the updates, skip over the …