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Here Are 8 Lightroom Tips & Tricks Every Outdoor Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden …

Tutorials

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

I interviewed over 300 highly successful people about their morning routines — here are 5 things they do to have a focused and productive day, every day

Whenever you see a headline like this, there's a good chance you become immediately skeptical — and rightly so. What can this guy (who you've never heard of, as it happens) tell you about your morning routine that you don't already know, or haven't already read elsewhere?<p>It's a good question, and I …

Time Management

The Best UX/UI Tools for Designers in 2018

The demand for UI/UX designers has never been higher, and it continues to grow. This is especially true for UX designers as user experience is a …

UX Design

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

5 easy tantra techniques for a serious sexual energy boost

The word “tantra” can conjure some strange associations. When I first heard the word from a yoga instructor with a knowing smile about a decade ago, …

Jennifer Lopez's trainer says this is the one exercise you should be adding to your routine if you want to tone everything from the waist up

Ever wonder how celebs like J.Lo, Kate Upton, and Heidi Klum stay so fit and toned? Well, it helps that they tend to enlist fitness and nutrition experts to keep their lifestyles decidedly healthy, but there's also one superhero-status move to which they may owe thanks: "Spider-Man push-ups," AKA …

Workouts

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge

How to lose weight: 21-day New Year Fitness Challenge<p>Before 2017 ends and you start planning how to lose weight in 2018 as part of your New Year’s …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

How to Post-Process Soft and ‘Dreamy’ Portraits of Children

Here’s a 47-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect about how to create those soft, dreamy portrait photos of children using Photoshop.<p>First things first, …

This Is What Happens When You Do 100 Push-Ups A Day For 30 Days

Was I going to p-push it real good?<p>I'm already in pretty decent shape — I'm a competitive swimmer who hits the pool 4-6 times a week. But we live in an age where people feel the need to hit the flashiest, most expensive gyms or try out the trendiest boutique workout classes to stay in shape. And …

Portrait Tips: How to Shoot Eye-Popping Portraits Like a Top Russian Pro (VIDEO)

Occasionally we all need a creativity boost, and one way to gain inspiration is by studying and emulating the work of a top pro. In the video below, …

Hacking

Get Strong, Build Your Butt, and Chisel Your Core With These CrossFit Workouts

Joining a CrossFit gym can be intimidating — and <i>expensive</i>. If you want to see what it's like without shelling out the dough, try these CrossFit workouts. You'll get a taste of how intense and effective basic moves can be, and you won't have to spend a dime!

Using Radial Gradients in Photoshop to Draw Attention

So much of post-processing revolves around editing to bring more attention to your subject, whether that be a person, a waterfall, or whatever you …

Here’s a Handy New Site That Converts iOS 11 .heic Photos to JPEG

With the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple’s new HEIF/HEVC photo formats will make it trickier to use and share iPhone photos in a world still …

Elon Musk mastered 'learning transfer' — here's how

To explain Musk's success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set reality-distorting visions for the future, and his incredible resilience.<p>But all of these felt unsatisfactory to me. Plenty of people have these traits. I wanted to know …

Learning

How Ryan Reynolds Got His Abs for ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds has been the fit guy as long as we’ve seen him onscreen. So when he first suited up as the titular character of the superhero comedy</i> …

50 Popular Hashtags For Landscape Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Copy and paste this list of 50 …

Lightroom vs. Photoshop: Which Software Tool Is Best for You? (VIDEO)

One of the most frequent questions we receive from those new to image editing is, “Should I buy Lightroom or Photoshop?” The simple answer is, “It …

This 25-Minute Strength Workout Activates Every Muscle Group

Targeted workouts are great for when you want to hit a tough-to-tone spot, but we think feeling fatigued all over is especially rewarding. And when …

Exercise

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Self-confidence

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition (VIDEO)

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography Tutorials

Why High-Tech Urban Farms Won't Displace Community Gardens

To serve neighborhoods, they need to work together.<p>Urban farmers are increasingly leveraging technologies like machine learning and smartphone integration to build high-yield farms in small urban spaces. And while it may seem that those innovations upend the “slow food” idea of working together in …

Urban Agriculture

The physiologist behind the 7-minute workout shares the longer version of the routine he uses when he has time

That's the unfortunate reality that led exercise physiologist Chris Jordan to create the 7-minute workout, the viral routine and app designed to give you the benefits of a trip to the gym in just a few minutes.<p>The app, officially called the "Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout," is based on …

Exercise

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

Today's Workout 38: The dumbbell-only circuit for a total-body shred

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you're looking to put your usual muscle-building routine into overdrive—and want to see some serious …

It's Crunch Time! 2-Week Challenge to 100 Crunches

It's time for another workout challenge, and this one is all about the abs. Perfect for those new to strength training, it's short and sweet — all it …

Get Insanely Ripped Abs With This 10-Minute CrossFit Workout

Abs are mostly made in the kitchen, but you can help speed the process along by doing high-intensity workouts that burn calories and build muscle. This is one aspect of every CrossFit workout, which is why even though CrossFitters rarely spend time solely working their abs, they have amazingly …