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The best must-have apps to edit your Instagram pictures.

<i>by</i> <i>Tobias van Schneider</i><i><br>first appeared</i> <i>on my private email list</i><i>.</i><p>After so many people asked me this question, I wanted to take some time and walk you …

Mobile Photography

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

Public Speaking

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

Since its founding in 1984, the TED nonprofit has hosted thousands of short speeches around the world on technology, entertainment, and design.<p>It began posting video of the presentations online in 2006, and there are now more than 2,100 TED Talks that have been viewed well over a billion …

Here's How To Turn Traveling The World Into Your Job

Pro tips from top bloggers around the world.

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

Top 10

Shooting A Series - Digital Photo Magazine

Long before the days of #hashtags, dipping back in time when social media was a new phenomenon, photographers shot in series to collect a grouping of …

Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit

It’s one thing to call yourself a writer and quite another to actually write. So what separates the pros from the amateurs? Is it God-given talent? …

Still Rendering

My dad sent me 1,936 emails between 2008 and 2015. Most were brief and business-oriented, even when the business was pleasure: “got tix for you, …

Backlight: Joshua Allen Harris

The case for fish farming

We're headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish …

Aquaculture

All the water on Earth fits into a shockingly small space

Since most of the Earth's surface is literally covered with water, it's easy to assume that we have a useable surplus of the stuff. But the total …

Small Spaces

Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI | WIRED

A couple of years ago, Andy Rubin—the celebrated creator of Android and until recently the head of Google’s mobile Internet efforts—helped his wife, …

Stephen Hawking

The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed

On Networks, Connections, and Relationships<p><i>By</i> <i>Jeff Goins</i><p>The other week, I was invited to a dinner hosted by a friend. Those attending included people …

Want to Get Paid for Your Passion? Do This First

Every week, someone emails me asking how they can become a full-time writer, start an online business, or work for themselves in some capacity. It’s …

Writing

Our Life In 4K

Photojournalists are not special by profession anymore. Just one reason why they should master video.<p>The world of photojournalism is changing. And it …

Free Ebook: Learn From the Masters of Street Photography (II)

After about a hundred shots of espresso, the newest “Learn From the Masters of Street Photography” PDF Book is live. This version (Version II) is the …

Street Photography is Self-Therapy

Provincetown, 2015There are a lot of reasons <i>why</i> shoot street photography.But one thing people never think about: street photography can be used as a …

Have Creative Confidence in Yourself

SF, 2016 #ricohgriiDear friend,I wanted to write you this letter on having creative confidence.The sad thing in today’s world (and I guess always) is …

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh*t

No one cares if I write.<p>No one's waiting for me to publish my next essay. No one's waiting for me to overcome my low self-esteem or manage my depression and anxiety or move through my fears or stop doubting myself or get a good night's sleep and drink enough water and caffeinate sufficiently to sit …

6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

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Evernote’s 5% problem offers a cautionary lesson to tech companies

Looking back at Evernote’s fall from grace, it’s clear the problems were already apparent to the company when I sat down to interview then-CEO Phil Libin in August 2013.<p>On the surface, Evernote was on a roll. It had just moved into a new headquarters. It was growing quickly and was valued at $1 …

5 Alternative Ways To Market Your Business Other Than Social Media

Social media isn't the only way to market your business. Looking for more ideas? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Tapping into social media to raise brand awareness and convert an audience into engaged customers is the new normal in marketing. In fact, it's not even new, it's just "the normal." But your …

Public Relations

Interview with a Supercell developer after the th11 update

Hate Donald Trump? Then give democracy a chance.

Ask yourself, and be honest: do you hate Donald Trump as much as he seems to hate Muslims?<p>The effects of hate, fear, and generalizations about your …

Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others

The most famous photograph from Brandon Stanton’s new book, “Humans of New York: Stories”—the one you have probably seen or read about or heard discussed—is of a boy in an open black bubble jacket. Beneath the jacket is a fleece-lined hoodie, also black, and in his hand the boy holds a black …

What we say, and what we actually mean, about the Paris attacks

I am strongly, deeply, and clearly opposed to the terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>Sounds strangely flat, doesn’t it? Why state what everyone knows? …

Socialism Vs. Capitalism