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10 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired," that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), their "ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others."<p>There are critical ways that …

9 parenting tips from Warren Buffett to set your kids up for success

"When a kid at 8, 9, or 10 years old learns the basics of how finance works and how to behave in a business relationship, he or she can apply those lessons throughout their lives," says Buffett. "Practicing those good habits over a lifetime can have huge beneficial consequences, not just for …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Female Photographer Imagines Her Life with Dozens of Different Partners in ‘Self Portraits with Men’

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her …

Denzel Washington’s Powerful Message About Gratitude, Grace and God

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke of the importance of gratitude, a good attitude and of faith during a charity banquet for the Church of God in Christ on Saturday in St. Louis, Missouri.<p>Washington, the son of a pastor who preached with the Pentecostal denomination for 60 years, said …

Faith

Tiny ring light does more than make your selfies shine

Tech accessories tend to solve a single problem really well. The SELFLASH, a small ring light you attach to your smartphone for selfies, is not just around to make you look pretty.<p>In offering a flattering wink of light in a variety of colors and intensities, the SELFLASH also provides up to 128 GB …

Mobile Photography

Sightseer Sling Strap is a Leather Camera Strap That Expands As Needed

A new product just landed in the world of high-end camera straps. The new HoldFast Sightseer Sling Strap is an elegant and rugged leather camera …

Box Office Time Machine: No. 1 films from 10, 20 and 30 years ago

Welcome to the Movies Now box office time machine. With "Goosebumps" overtaking "The Martian" for this weekend's box office supremacy, we look at the No. 1 films from 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Click a film's title to read The Times review:<p><b>2005</b> -- <b>"Doom,"</b> adapted from the popular video game, debuted …

Box Office

Sony's new RX1R II might be the ultimate pocket-sized camera

Sony just announced the RX1R mark II at a small event in New York City. It's the newest camera in the company's RX1 line of compact full-frame sensor cameras, and the first update since the RX1R was released in 2013. And after a brief, early look at it, it's even more impressive than its …

Robert Redford explains why Hollywood has stopped making dramatic movies

Robert Redford has never been shy about speaking his mind, whether the topic is politics, the environment, or the state of the movie industry.<p>Although the actor still shows up occasionally in the big-budget Hollywood movie — most recently "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" — for the most part he …

People weren't supposed to be saving this much money — and now it's a problem

So, let's start with the basic premise: Consumers are not economists.<p>This means that normal people who have a job and then decide what to do with their hard-earned money often make decisions that economists don't expect.<p>The latest example is when, how much, and why people save money. In short, too …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between relic and rebel. His interests are unabashedly broad — from Hegel to …

Hollywood salaries revealed: From execs to extras, who makes what

"People in this business are always looking at other people and comparing," says a top Hollywood attorney. "I always have clients calling me and saying, 'Am I being paid enough? Should I be paid more?' "<p>Luckily for all, there's lots of comparing to do in THR's second annual What Hollywood Earns …

How to Avoid Lens Flare

Here is a quick tip that might come in handy when you want to include the sun in your scene and the lens or filters are causing lots of flare and …

This is the First 4K Film Shot with the New iPhone 6S

Want to see the 4K video quality on the new iPhone 6S camera? Check out the short film above that was just released today by the media company RYOT. …

Your Brain Isn't a Computer. It's a Quantum Field.

By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them.<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Shootout: The Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Versus the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

I recently did a shootout to compare the image quality of the new $1,799 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II against the $899 Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART. Unlike most …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

This is ISO 4,560,000 with Canon’s Crazy New Camera

Back in July, Canon announced an ultra-high-sensitivity camera that has a ridiculously high max ISO of <i>over 4,000,000</i>. If you’ve been wondering what …

How these 75-plus murals have turned three L.A. alleys into an outdoor art gallery

In the throes of a sweltering heat wave near downtown L.A., Jason Ostro wanders sun-baked alleyways off Beverly Boulevard that until recently had been strewn with litter, discarded mattresses and rusty bikes, and he beams at the new explosion of color around him.<p>Ostro’s the Alley Project has …

Streetwear

Adding Splashes of Light to Your Image in Lightroom

Sometimes you shoot a scene that you think has great light, but when you're back home, you're disappointed with the result. The intensity and color …

Tutorials

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns

To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.<p>writer

Hiking

Ronda Rousey grapples with Patrick Swayze's role in Road House remake

Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey will star in a remake of the 1980s action movie Road House, taking the role made famous by Patrick Swayze, who played a bouncer employed to clean up a rough Missouri bar, reports Variety.<p>UFC champion Ronda Rousey to star in her own biopic<p>Read more<p>Rousey, the …

Olympic Judo

Here's how director M. Night Shyamalan was able to make his new thriller 'The Visit' in just 30 days with only $5 million

From hits like "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs" to the colossal dude "After Earth," the writer-director is known for his big Steven Spielberg-like ideas.<p>But with his new movie, "The Visit," we are seeing a new side of Shyamalan. And he's the first to admit it.<p>The revelation came to him when he …

Movies

Canon promises 120-megapixel camera -- and super-sharp video, too

Forthcoming SLR and videocamera models should capture much more detailed imagery. And the Japanese camera maker can now photograph and reprint the texture of subjects, not just the color.<p>Canon wants a whole new level of detail for photos and videos.<p>In a Tuesday announcement, the Japanese camera …

Cameras

How We Won a 6-Figure Verdict Against a Vendor-Photographer

As wedding photographers, our clients entrust us with artfully documenting one of the most important days of their lives. In order to do the best …