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6 Bad Postures To Get Rid Of

Making love can be simultaneously the most pleasurable and the most stressful experience that we share with another human being. It is a natural …

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This Week's Puzzle Is Impossible. Can You Explain Why?

The solution to this classic puzzle is that it's impossible to solve. But can you explain <i>why</i> it's impossible?<p>Sunday Puzzle #25: Solving The …

Why the Smartest Business Leaders Raise Prices Instead of Lowering Them

Think higher prices will send your customers to less expensive competitors? Not necessarily.<p>Raising prices is one of the best things you can do if you want to build a successful business. This counterintuitive bit of advice comes from Chris Luo, VP of marketing at FiveStars, a loyalty program …

80% Of New Businesses Fail: 3 Ways to Beat the Odds

Management February 17, 2015 40 Reads share<p>A 20% chance of success…<i>would you take that bet?</i><p>Only 2 out of 10 new businesses<p>Although starting any …

4 Ways Your Looks are Essential to Entrepreneurial Success

It may be a sorry state of affairs, but in the business world, how you look says everything about whether you're competent or qualified.<p>More than perhaps most American adult males, I give much deference to Tina Fey's cult classic, high school comedy "Mean Girls." In what was Lindsey Lohan's …

Why Most Startups Fail And How To Avoid The Same Fate

While 400,000 new businesses start every year, 470,000 small business will shut their doors in the same period. That’s a net loss of 70,000 …

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

Transforming Ordinary Office Employees into Super Athletes Without Photoshop Trickery

They may look like fitness models, but they aren’t.<p>They’re everyday people — office workers, programmers and mothers who took the chance to try …

Nikon 1200-1700mm Helps French Photogs Capture Hostage Situation from a Safe Distance

On essaye de glaner des images comme on peut #CaCestDuZoom #Dammartin pic.twitter.com/uyAFTwTULT<p>— Maxime Goldbaum (@MaximeGoldbaum) January 9, 2015<p><i>Le</i> …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

‘iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test’ Makes YouTube Canada’s 2014 Rewind Top Trends

Toronto-based YouTube Channel <i>UnboxTherapy</i> caused a media firestorm when it uploaded an iPhone 6 Plus bend test video back in September. Some …

Did You Know You Can Easily Check Children for Eye Cancer Using Flash Photography?

A new ad campaign in the UK is using interactive posters to inform parents that they can easily check their child for eye cancer using flash …

Explore The Alien World Of Insect Macro Photography | Thomas Shahan

We have all seen those images that look like they were taken some alien planet, but in reality, are macro images of that creepy spider perched above …

Chris Hadfield Explains How Zero Gravity Makes it Possible to Take Sharp, Hand-Held Long Exposures

Have you ever noticed how, in every photo of an astronaut using camera gear in the International Space Station, there’s pretty much never a tripod or …

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa …

Photographer Buys and Saws a Broken Canon 50mm f/1.8, Creates a $27 DIY Tilt-Shift Lens

We’ve shared in the past how a broken lens can be used for “freelensing,” or taking tilt-shift-esque photographs.<p>Photographer and lens hacker Witono …

The Ultra-Portable fps1000 Can Capture Over 10,000fps and Only Costs $485

High speed cameras that shoot thousands of frames per second are, in general, both big and expensive. But if you’re looking for a much more portable …

Guy ‘Fixes’ the iPhone 6’s Protruding Camera with a Grinding Machine

<i>Editor’s Note: Viewer discretion is advised. Apple lovers and Jony Ive might be disturbed by the content that follows. Also: RIP iPhone 6 Camera</i><p>Hate …

The Manual App Gives You Full Manual Control of All Your iPhone’s Camera Settings

The now-public iOS 8 brings about a number of updated features that give users more control than ever before, and one of the most talked-about ones …

These Mountaineering Photos Took an Astounding Amount of Coordination and Patience

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut frequently teams up with talented mountaineering photographer Robert Böesch to capture incredibly creative …