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Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do | Inc.com

Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people are highly efficient, but they take their effort to the next level: They focus on accomplishing …

Self-improvement

There Is No Rehearsal for Parenthood.

<b>Loving ourselves enough to find room for failure:</b><p>I watch her grip the chunky crayon, moving it strategically to form the letters of her name, the ones that I've outlined in dash letters with a black marker.<p>She takes the tiger stuffed animal that we got from the zoo during one of our summer trips, …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

Cultivating Happiness In Your Life

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head . . .<p><b>I Gotta Grudge</b><p>It's almost like a loop tape, screening the same bad memory. Repeatedly. …

10 Rules to Success Shared by Personal Development Expert Andy Shaw

By PR Expert<p>In Business<p>0<p>From outlining a guaranteed life goal, to pushing to go that extra mile, self-development professional Andy Shaw shares his …

DIY security versus the CNET Smart Home

We covered the CNET Smart Home in cameras and sensors to see if do-it-yourself products really can keep a whole house secure. Here's what we learned.<p>We launched the CNET Smart Home in mid-September, our new 5,800-square-foot headquarters in the Kentucky countryside for reviewing connected devices. …

Home Security

Strange Home Quirks – and How to (Finally!) Make Them Go Away

It makes the strangest sounds. The water smells funky. The lights flicker.<p>You didn’t notice any of this when you first bought your house, but now, …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success

5 times Jon Stewart actually changed the world

And though the wave of eulogies has highlighted his unique comedic ability to "destroy," "slam," "rip apart," and more with political pundits, Stewart's segments often had an immediate effect on the subject in the comedian's crosshairs. At times he shaped public policy and dramatically shifted …

Five nighttime routines of successful entrepreneurs

The fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless – just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it's not just optimizing your morning routine or the approach to structuring your work day that's important. …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

Landscape Photography

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

Street Photography

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Scoring Big With Free Financial Advice

Managing money becomes more bearable when you keep score and get smart advice.<p>Managing your money can be like eating broccoli: You know you should do it, but you never really like it, so you put it off and hope you don’t suffer too much for avoiding it. If you have a spouse who enjoys chatting …

Nearly 20 Million Downloads Later, Dots Looks to Build a Gaming Franchise

Patrick Moberg didn't set out to make the most addictive mobile game of 2013. He didn't set out to make a game at all.<p>Moberg's goal was just to …

Could Powdered Alcohol be Coming to a Store Near You? Maybe Not.

The last couple days there has been a lot of rumbling regarding Palcohol, a powdered alcohol that was initially thought to have been approved by the …

Alcohol

11 Times Avocado Made Smoothies So Much Better (Don't Be Weirded Out)

We love avocados so much we will eat them in practically anything. As long as they're not warm (see here), avocados can pretty much do no wrong.<p>Recently, we've been seeing avocados turn up in a lot of smoothies. If you're skeptical, don't be. Avocados provide a uniquely silky texture to smoothies …

How Chia Seeds Can Help You Eat Healthier Without Tasting Like It

Eating healthy has its challenges. With the plethora of pizza, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies that exist in our daily lives, how can we be expected to opt for oatmeal and salads? It's a cruel, cruel world. But to right some of this injustice, we've gathered a handful of healthy recipes that …

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

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McCutcheon's Silver Lining: How It Could Undermine Super PACs

The Supreme Court's ruling puts more money into politics, but it could help parties and candidates wrest back some control.<p>Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling in <i>McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission</i> is the latest in a long parade of horribles, as many commentators have pointed about. Previous …

How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

For quite a few years now, high dynamic range photography, or simply HDR, has been an important trend in photography as it allows the photographer to …

Tutorials

Harnessing Library Filters in Lightroom & Bridge

The initial act of sifting through a bulky project can be a daunting task. When a shoot is complete, thoughts are typically confined to the stack(s) …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Tutorials

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location …

Landscape Photography

Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Today’s article is aimed at the newcomers amongst you, both to Lightstalking and to photography itself. Today we are going to take a look at getting …

Cameras