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How to shoot amazing portraits in midday sun with only one light

Harsh and bright midday sun is definitely not the ideal time of day for portrait shots. However, you can even out the light and avoid the …

36 Gloriously Cheesy Recipes From Around the World

Say cheese for our cheese dumplings, lasagna bread, and the world's best grilled cheese sandwich<p>Whether it's simple mac and cheese or traditional</i> …

Cooking

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

Internet of Things

You Have to See IKEA's New $112 Mini-Kitchen

A fully functioning kitchen for less than $120? Yeah, we (almost) don't believe it either.<p>IKEA is home to some pretty magical household items and inventions. (Have you seen this three-in-one cake pan?) It's amazing, and it's only the bare minimum of what the Swedish furniture and appliance store …

The One Thing You Should Be Adding To Your Coffee For All-Day Energy

Who doesn't love coffee? It's like a warm hug that makes <i>everything</i> better. It also has numerous proven health benefits, so you can indulge without …

Fat Burning Foods to Eat to Shrink Belly Fat Fast

Need to now the kinds of foods to eat to shrink belly fat?<p>Below are 7 fat burning tips to get you on the right track to healthy eating and losing the …

Venezuela Says Goodbye To Huggies And Kleenex -- But Not To Rolex Watches

The last chapter of Venezuela’s 15-year old leftist Bolivarianism is about to be written. And it will look ugly, very ugly. It will describe severe shortages of basic products, from baby diapers to paper towels, napkins and the like, as multinational corporations, which provide these basic …

14 "Health" Foods Worse Than A Donut

Americans finally figured out that sugar is bad. How bad exactly? High consumption of the sweet stuff has been linked to health issues that range …

Nutrition

Adding texture easily to your backgrounds in Photoshop

Not very long ago I got to visit my buddy Joseph Parry. We drank (quite a lot of beer), we ate (lots of chocolate brownies) and we took photos. Like …

This is how one photographer uses gelled flashes and modest equipment to produce awesome portraits

Originally from Ghana, photographer DextDee Livingstone had to travel all the way to China to discover his passion for shooting portraits, but we’re …

Photography

Minimum Shutter Speeds for Handheld Shooting: The definitive answer to “How slow can you go”

Photographers often want to use the slowest possible shutter speed while still achieving the sharpest possible shot when handheld. The answer to “how …

Cameras

Here's the best way to quickly add light to dark pictures

1/<p>Here's how the original JPEG for this demo looks.<p>Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider<p>2/<p>In Photoshop Express, bump up the exposure/brightness slider, but not …

Tutorials

6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private

NEW YORK (AP) — Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?<p>Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup, while the year is still fresh. Review …

Apps

The Real Difference Between A Tex-Mex Taco And A Mexican Taco

It's time you knew the difference.<p>The state of tacos in America has come a long way. While tacos once predominately meant seasoning packets and shells straight from a box, today in many parts of the country tacos can be found with an array of homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats and soft …

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Science Fiction

Sheryl Sandberg: These Are the Only 2 Career Goals You Need

<i>Answer by Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook and founder of LeanIn.org, on Quora.</i><p><b>Fin</b><b>d</b> <b>work you love.</b> When you believe in what you are doing, you can …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

7 Healthy Cookies You Should Definitely Eat for Breakfast

With holiday baking in full swing, it's hard to avoid sneaking a cookie for breakfast from time to time. That's totally acceptable this time of year, …

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

There are three easy-to-use Lightroom tools that that allow you to quickly isolate areas within a photo to make specific adjustments. These three …

Once Upon a Time bosses, cast on Dark One twist

<b>Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk.</b><p>You probably didn’t see that twist …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Linguistics

BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Mobile Technology

Who Needs Photoshop? Edit Images With OS X Preview

Image editing is one of those things that, unless you do it for a living, can be a major pain. Someone asks you to resize, or crop or black out part of an image and your eyes go glassy as you futilely sift through your Applications folder trying to find something that works. You figure you need …

Tutorials

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

How To Create a Photo Book in Lightroom and Send it to Print

Capturing a collection of photographs and assembling them into a physical photo book can sometimes seem like more trouble than it is worth. Different …