Christopher Archer

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The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner

Last month, a high-school teacher from Houston named Ramona Smith was crowned the Toastmasters world champion of public speaking.<p>Smith outlasted 30,000 other competitors over six months and seven rounds of competition before being named the winner at the Toastmasters annual convention in Chicago. …

Public Speaking

This super powerful magnetic field puts us one step closer to nuclear fusion

CRUISIN’ FOR A FUSION<p>Inexpensive clean energy sounds like a pipe dream. Scientists have long thought that nuclear fusion, the type of reaction that …

Magnetism

These Are Serge Ramelli’s Top 10 Best Photography Tips Ever (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a photographer we follow and feature quite often on Shutterbug.com. We love Ramelli’s photography how-to videos and Photoshop and …

Top 10

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones review: Goodbye, Bose

These are the wireless noise-canceling cans you've been waiting for.<p>Sony's WH-1000XM3 headphones are the sort of dream gadget I can review succinctly in one sentence: They're incredibly comfortable, and they sound amazing. That's it. End review. When the first 1000XM pair debuted in 2016, they …

Headphones

8 Beginner Boudoir Photography Mistakes & How to Fix Them, According to Top Pro Michael Sasser

Here’s a great video for anyone who is just getting started in boudoir, and even for those who have been at it for a while but need a quick refresher …

Portrait Photography

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Back Workout for Busy Guys

Most of us spend our days hunched over computers, phones, and steering wheels. You feel the toll. It shuts down your glutes, rounds your shoulders, …

Workouts

How AI-generated music is changing the way hits are made

The Future of Music, episode 2<p>The idea that artificial intelligence can compose music is scary for a lot of people, including me. But music-making AI software has advanced so far in the past few years that it’s no longer a frightening novelty; it’s a viable tool that can and <i>is</i> being used by …

5 TED Talks That Will Make You Feel More Powerful

Want to feel a little more confident and in charge? All you need is 20 minutes and an internet connection.<p>The good news is that these days there are so many awesome TED Talks that you can learn about basically any subject from the organization's legion of smart speakers. The bad news is that …

Public Speaking

The 12 Best T-Shirts According to Menswear Experts

Consider the humble T-shirt.<p>Despite its quotidian status, a perfectly snug, soft-but-not-too-soft tee is a harder piece of clothing to come by than …

T-shirts

Focus Stacking Made Simple: Get Pin-Sharp Photos in 90 Seconds

The popularity and widespread use of focus stacking in landscape photography have dramatically increased over the last few years. The concept …

Landscape Photography

The best wireless earbuds in 2018

Nothing quite beats the convenience and portability of in-ear headphones – especially for commuting or hitting the gym. The problem is, until …

Consumer Tech

These 3 Email Templates Have Helped Entrepreneurs Raise Millions

Email is still one of the most effective tools for startup fundraising. The question most have is what to send? This series of email templates make it super easy to leverage this free method of communication to raise the money entrepreneurs need to launch and fuel new ventures.<p><b><br>The Power of …

Entrepreneurship

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

The Essential Of Portrait Photography: Camera Settings for Portrait Photography

Taking pictures of people can be challenging for an amateur photographer. Everyone enjoys seeing good portrait photos, whether of family, friends, or …

Photography

This Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe is the Real Deal

<i>Get ready to ‘shine on around a campfire with this apple pie moonshine recipe.</i><p>Here’s a recipe you are going to want to share with your friends and …

The Contested Legacy of Lauryn Hill’s ‘Miseducation’

Twenty years after its release, Lauryn Hill’s acclaimed solo debut still resonates with audiences. But its legacy consistently comes under scrutiny, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sound Design: One TIP to dramatically ENHANCE your videos!

<i>In the tutorial, I go over how I use sound design/sound effects in my projects, and where I source the audio.</i> - said Daniel on his YouTube …

Photography Tips

12 tips for anyone wanting to write a book

Hi, me again.I thought it’d be fun to put together a list of what I think are the best tips for anybody wanting to write a book.Writing a book is a …

Creative Writing

Here's a Genius Trick for Replying to an Email That Makes You Furious

Master this now.<p>Have you ever gotten an email you loathed from the instant it appeared in your inbox? You know the type — a coworker’s excuse for …

TED Talks

Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do

Who doesn't want to raise talented, developed children? Highly-seasoned help has arrived.<p>There's no shortage of advice on raising successful kids or how to coach kids. Or even how to be a kid, for that matter. But when findings from a 47-year study from noted experts on child development surface, I …

The Most Danceable Pop Hits—According To Science

Now you can build your party playlists with science - thanks to a team of researchers from Columbia Business School and the French business school …

The 25 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Weight Loss

17 TIPS FOR TAKING TACK SHARP PHOTOS

Achieving tack sharp images involves doing lots of small things as well as possible. These tiny differences add up to a noticeably sharper photo.<p>In …

Why these 36 questions can make you fall in love with anyone

If it sounds easy; it isn't.<p>The questions begin gently enough: 'Would you like to be famous?'; 'What's your perfect day?'; Or 'When did you last sing …

How do I get my book published? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Katy Guest

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Before trying to answer this very important question, it is useful to ask yourself another one: <i>“Why</i> <i>should I get my book published?”</i> What do you hope to achieve by releasing your …

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Laws of Light: Three Point Lighting

Jay P. Morgan is continuing on his Laws of Light series with a new video about the three point lighting setup!<p>After mastering the one light setup, …

How To Speed Up Your Computer With These 7 Solutions

There’s nothing worse than a slow computer. It drains your productivity, builds frustration, and ultimately makes the broader computing experience one big mess.<p>But there’s also little you can do to stop the slow descent into obsolescence. The technology world is changing at a rapid rate and as …

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