Derek James

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Here’s How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits at Home with Just One Flash (VIDEO)

If you’re a bit envious of the beautiful portraits made by pros with well-equipped studios, this tutorial is a must-see. That’s because in just six …

Video: Top 5 Portrait Lighting Tips For Beginners

Here’s a short 5-minute video from photographer Ed Verosky focusing on lighting portraits. In 5 minutes, he walks through his top five tips to help …

The Workout You Need to Do If You Want Bigger, Stronger Shoulders

It’ll make you better at pullups, too<p>It’s often said that the shoulders are the lynchpin of the upper body. The shoulder is a very hypermobile ball and socket joint that needs to be hit from many angles and directions for structural balance and injury prevention.<p>That’s why I always incorporate …

Metabolism

9 Daily Habits To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

<i>By Jillian Kramer for BRIDES</i><p>You've likely read some scary -- and outdated! -- research that says nearly half of marriages end in divorce. But rather than fret you'll one day become a statistic, why not work on protecting your marriage instead?<p>"You don't need to do monumental actions to …

Opinions Aren't Facts: Math Doesn't Care What you Think

I almost had a math-induced heart attack. I blame Facebook.<p>Browsing my feed, I came across one of those "bet you can't solve this math problem" posts. It was a brief order of operations problem, one of those where you have to do the multiplications and divisions before you the additions and …

Journalism

Six Ways To Stop Spending Too Much On Your Kid's Birthday Party

Whether you’re planning a party for your child that costs thousands of dollars with a ferris wheel and food stalls or pulling together a festive event on a single income, everyone tends to go overboard at birthday time. We can all afford to take a minute to look at the budget and curb the …