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5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Landscape Photography

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

The New England Journal of Medicine

5 Proven Ways to Feel Happier

It makes sense: Hopeful people believe positive things can happen in the future, says study author María Luisa Martínez Martí, Ph.D., so they work harder to achieve their goals. Similarly, she says, zest gives you the energy to work hard and reach your marks. Meanwhile, the capacity to love and be …

29 Impossibly Creative Ways To Completely Transform Your Walls

Add a little personality to your rooms.

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

10 DIY Infused Liqueurs to Get You Through the Holidays

Infusing alcohol like vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and brandy is a great way to add your own special touch to a homemade cocktail, and it also makes a …

Everything You Need to Know about Moisturizing | Men's Health

Removing surface dirt and oil is the first step in allowing any moisturizer to penetrate your skin’s surface. Cleansing twice a day, morning and night, is a good idea, says Dr. Jarrod Paul Frank, a Manhattan-based dermatologist. But don’t get carried away by using heavy-duty scrubs more than once …

How to Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up."<p>The same is true of criticism.<p>In one study by Columbia University researchers, kindergarteners were given a scenario: a teacher asks them to create a house out of Legos …

Parenting

10 Life-Changing Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Break out the lemons!<p>Cleaning the kitchen is never going to be as fun as, say, a weekend at the beach. But it's gotta get done. And even if you don't have a single cleaning product in your home, you can still totally make your kitchen sparkle. Plus, there's a certain feeling of pride you'll get …

Hacking

5 Empowering Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

Having a hard time getting your children to follow directions? Me too. So my friends and I decided to try our own group therapy. Don't laugh -- it works!<p>A few months ago I crashed headfirst into my most frustrating parenting problem to date: My daughters were ignoring me. I could tell them five …

How to Teach Your Child to Be Popular

Summer is coming to an end, which means our conversations are changing: from pools to pencils, hot sun to homework and barbecues to books. Our focus, as parents, is to make sure our children are ready -- ready for a new curriculum, with new school supplies and clean clothes.<p>But there is one topic …

Parenting

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject influence their aptitude at the other, accounting for about half of a …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

Instead, whatever your goal—packing on muscle, going the distance, or losing that gut—you have to think long-term. “Sports nutrition is all about many factors adding up over time.” In other words, think marathon, not sprint.<p>So even though there’s nothing that will make you an instant athlete (or …

Land of Fire

Sunset over Saint Peter's

Ladybug

Tulip staircase