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Six Photo Communities For the Serious Photographer

Not every photographer can make it on Instagram; and with the new algorithm added to the news feed it’s going to be even tougher at times. One of the …

17 Important Life Lessons I Wish My Daughters Knew Earlier

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

18 things to ask your kids instead of 'How are you?'

They say talk is cheap, but when it comes to your relationship with your kids, nothing could be more valuable than meaningful conversation. Chances …

Social Media

Here Are 5 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep, According to Science

Because we could all do with a bit of help.<p><i>This article was written by Chin Moi Chow from the University of Sydney, and was originally published by</i> …

Sleep

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Why Fates and Furies was this year’s most talked-about novel

To qualify as the US book of the year – that ineffable title to which Lauren Groff’s third novel, <i>Fates and Furies</i>, lays persuasive claim – a novel needs more than just blockbuster sales. In fact, the book that “everybody” seems to be reading often climbs no higher than a respectable but …

25 Best TV Shows of 2015

25<p>‘Narcos’ (Netflix)<p>Much like the shiny white powder it chronicles, <i>Narcos</i> is pretty much impossible to dip into casually — one dangerous taste and …

The Anti-Dress-For-Your-Body-Type Guide

The cues are far from subtle. Be it magazines, store windows, or, <i>ahem</i>, certain frequently visited women’s lifestyle sites, we’ve all gotten the memo …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE by Anna Bikont , Alissa Valles

Polish journalist Bikont (editor: <i>And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews</i>, 1996) delivers a daring exposure of the crimes of her countrymen …

Costa Rica

No, I Can't "Just Relax": How I Learned to Manage My Anxiety Disorder

Last weekend, I went to Dragon Con, the biggest geek party in Atlanta, to party it up with other nerds. On Saturday, I took a break to freak out, …

Self-help

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Business And Quit Your Day Job

It’s probably something that most people have dreamed of at some stage, turning a hobby or leisure pursuit into a successful business.<p>A lot of people are doing it, although for most, the money they generate does little more than cover their costs. So how do you turn something you just get a kick …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read about how the poor spend their money

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 17th pick, he's gone with "Portfolios of the Poor" by researchers Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven.<p>First published in 2009, the book is the …

Mark Zuckerberg

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

20 Things Only Highly Creative People Would Understand

Do you love a highly creative person? Check out these 20 things to help you better connect with them.

13 Things Only People Who Feel Deeply Can Understand

It is not unusual to have strong emotions and be deeply connected to the world around you. This is a strength that the world could use more of. …

Self-help

The Best Indie Movies On Netflix Right Now

If your teenage dreams included staying up to watch Sundance, and if your favorite “popular” movies come from Fox Searchlight, you’re going to love this list. You know you don’t need a $100 million budget to make an excellent film, and the acting chops in indie movies are second-to-none. The range …

5 Foreign TV Shows on Netflix You Should Binge-Watch Now

Netflix’s latest original show, <i>Narcos</i>, a fictionalized chronicle of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, premieres today. Starring Brazilian actor <b>Wagner Moura</b> as the infamous Colombian drug lord, the show features a cast hailing from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, with half of its dialogue …

Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States | TIME

From Maine to California and Florida to Alaska, more than 90 million Americans have joined Instagram since the photography site launched in 2010. …

7 Powerful Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Do you know your life purpose? Many people earn a decent living, but would define success as much more than money. For many it is also about …

Happiness

10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

Small Business

The 6 Secrets Of Couples Who Stick Together Forever

Maximize your happiness and strengthen your bond with these smart relationship tips.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p>Recognize and embrace change<p>People change throughout their lives. The “ultimate key to successful relationships is the ability to grow and adapt together,” says Dr. Steven Craig, a clinical psychologist …