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How to Make Cheap DIY Reflectors From Silver Bead Foam Boards

Whether you are shooting outside or in a studio, reflectors help you make sure that light is hitting your subject exactly how you want it. Typically, …

Quick Workarounds For 4 Common Photography Issues

I must admit, I find myself improvising a lot. I tend to forget things so I’m forced to find other ways to achieve what I'm aiming for. But as it …

Cameras

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

Wedding Photography

Turn Off These 3 Features in Your TV

So you've finally sprung for that colossal-sized Ultra HD TV, set it up in your family room, and well, it doesn't look quite as awesome as you …

Consumer Reports Magazine

WASHING MACHINE REVIEWS <br>The Best Matching Washers and Dryers These washer-dryer pairs cleaned up in Consumer Reports' tests.<p>TV REVIEWS <br>Best 4K TVs to …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

Cleaning

Cloud Photography Tips

From the time that I first began to photograph, one subject that always interested me was clouds. I have always loved the old black and white …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

Garden masterclass: how to grow irises

Experts from the Royal Horticultural Society share tips for what to do, see and buy in the garden world this month<p><b>Top tips for irises</b><p>Bearded iris come in different sizes; tall bearded iris (over 28in/70cm in height) flower in May and last around six weeks; intermediates are under 28in (70cm), and …

Gardening

The Foods on the Latest Dirty Dozen List

Which foods to buy organic—and which are relatively clean even if you go conventional<p>If you've ever wondered how many pesticides are lurking on your favorite produce, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has you covered. The EWG took a look at the FDA's data on pesticide residue to compile their …

Sweet Potatoes

10 Insider Hacks For Common Cleaning Conundrums

Be warned: they are weird, and many require a fridge.<p>During my first internship at a fashion magazine, I watched the editors with awe (and a little fear): They were powerful, worked hard, and looked impossibly chic. Everything about them seemed cool and effortless. So I studied them. I tried to …

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

Buyers Guide - Prime Lenses vs Zoom Lenses

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently …

Landscape Photography

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography.While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already …

26 Cheap Things to Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

Big cities can be a drain on the wallet with pricey options for entertainment, food, and transportation, but New Orleans, Louisiana, is particularly friendly for those traveling on a budget. Sure you can drop a wad of cash in The Big Easy, but it's not necessary. Here are 26 cheap -- and free! -- …

QUINOA CAULIFLOWER PATTIES

Rinse the quinoa. Put the quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium pot. Bring it up to a boil, add a pinch of salt and pepper, turn it down to a simmer …

7 Healthy & Flavorful Ground Turkey Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Healthy ground turkey recipes that actually taste good? It's a miracle!<p><b>Ground turkey: the leaner, healthier alternative</b> to ground beef. When it's used correctly, it's great—but, in the wrong hands and in the wrong recipe, it can be boring and tasteless. You wouldn't sub in Lou Dobbs to tell jokes …

Simple Springtime Dishes

27 Reasons Cauliflower Deserves Your Love And Loyalty

Anyone who thinks cauliflower is just severely frightened broccoli has some learning to do.

The High Cost Of American Health Care: You Asked For It

The primary debate in health care reform this past year centered on insurance coverage. The next great debate will focus on the cost of providing health care.<p>For decades, the way we’ve paid doctors and hospitals has driven up health care costs. And while the pace of health care spending has slowed …

No Sugars, No Grains: Is This the Key to Long-Term Health?

What if I could promise you the body of your dreams in 90 days -- would you believe me? What if I told you that you didn't have to work out at all, would that sweeten the deal?<p>I know for some, you're like "Hell yea! Where do I sign?" Others are a bit more skeptical.<p>As much as we would like to …

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Quinoa-Black Bean Chili Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil<br>• 1 chopped onion<br>• 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste<br>• 2 minced garlic cloves<br>• 1 diced red bell pepper<br>• 1 Tbsp. chili …

Bright Idea: Walhub’s Hardworking Switch Plates

It’s a continual conundrum: where to store those important items you need when you leave the house? Bowls on the entry table? Wall-mounted storage …

Home Improvement

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Tutorials

Photography News, Guides and Trends

Composition Principles: Not Just for Designers We are photographers—visual communicators, peddlers of our ideas upon page and screen and …

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …