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Create Your Own Photography Studio on a Budget

Creating your own photography studio doesn't have to be as expensive as you might think. For around five dollars, you could make your own studio …

Amazing

A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad

It’s worth your time<p><i>The Hobbit</i> trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary.<p>That’s not exactly breaking news, but two video essays from culture commentator Lindsay Ellis do a remarkable job of explaining exactly why the …

Movies

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: <i>How do I walk into the</i> …

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Fitness

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Self-improvement

Cinematic Cuba Series by Stijn Hoekstra

Let's kick it off with a stunning series by a freelance Cinematographer & Photographer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Running with the name of …

This Chai Recipe is Easier Than Leaving Your House to Buy Chai

By Emily Schultz<p>It’s so gingery and perfect I could drink a gallon of it in one sitting.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the chai recipe that associate social media manager Emily Schultz just couldn't live</i> …

Chai

Bill Gates Just Declared This Optimistic Read His New Favorite Book of All Time | Inc.com

Bill Gates may be known for his extreme focus, but when it comes to books at least, the man's attention spins like a weather vane.<p>One month he's giving 50 of his friends a new novel he adores, the next he's suggesting everyone get out the tissues and check out a heartbreaker of a memoir, then a bit …

Books

Help! ​I Ride My Bike Every Day and I Still Can’t Lose Weight

​Riding lots can make you fit, but you need a specific strategy if you want to lose fat<p>Struggling with your weight loss goals? You are not alone. The blunt truth is that though daily exercise like cycling will improve your cardiovascular health, lift your mood, and boost your fitness, you can …

Fitness

8 Things to Know About Cyclocross National Championships

Not sure when—or who—to watch? Here's what's happening in the mud this week in Reno.<p>Cyclocross National Championships are underway, with the elite race set for Sunday afternoon in Reno, Nevada. The town, best known for its casinos, is surprisingly fired up about the event: Everyone I've …

Las Vegas

White House "Supersize Me!"~~~Canadian Journalist Lives through Donald Trump's Diet for a Day

- Advertisement -<p>We summarize a brilliant article by Canadian journalist, Chris Johns, published earlier today in the Toronto Globe and Mail, and add …

Donald Trump

The best alternative board games

Can’t face another four-hour session of that battered 1960s Monopoly board or vowel-less old Scrabble set? Fear not: there’s never been a better time …

Board Games

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

The 15 best movies of 2017

From horror to superhero action to aching personal drama, this was a diverse year for film, with plenty of standouts<p>The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly …

Charlie Brown

Top 20 Essential Anime

Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the "core curriculum" for an anime watcher. Some are newer than others, some …

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.<p>Last month, Facebook’s …

Social Media

Ten Shortcuts for Working With Layer Masks in Photoshop

Out of all the things you need to know how to work with in Photoshop, layer masks are one of the most fundamental and important. This awesome and …

How Culling the Color Blue Can Improve Your Images

I don't have a vendetta with the color blue, or any colors for that matter; that would be odd. I do, however, remove the color blue either entirely …

Masters of Landscape Photography: Stunning images by 16 leading exponents of the genre

Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers, with countless competitions and awards heavily subscribed by …

A guy who reviews gadgets for a living spent a week with the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 — the winner was clear

The following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>ANTONIO VILLAS-BOAS:</b> So, the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 both are amazing phones. But, at the end of the day, I would actually go for the iPhone X.<p><b>Design —</b> To be perfectly honest, the iPhone X just looks so much better than the Google Pixel 2. The …

Mobile Technology

How to make millions on Instagram

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for product marketing and …

How to make it in photography when you’re an introvert

Being in a photography business involves interaction with lots of different people. But putting yourself and your work out there seems more difficult …

Introverts

These 10 go-to shots will save you when your mind goes blank on set

When shooting a video, you don’t always know how it will be edited, especially when shooting a documentary. Sometimes, the action happens only once, …

Threading

Kids struggling in math? Try this “magic” method from Japan

It's an Asian-style mathematics similar to Common Core that's actually fun to do.<p>Confession time: I’m terrible at math. I don’t just mean like …

Learn to light portraits by photographing vegetables

Today seems to be a day for portrait related posts. We’ve had the breakdown studio lights from Mark Wallace. And a complete start to finish location …

Photography

With 1 Tweet, J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Best Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

No, she's right because 23 years ago Joanne Rowling was an unemployed single mother who applied for welfare benefits so she could take care of her 1-year-old daughter. Clinically depressed and occasionally contemplating suicide, she considered herself as "poor as it is possible to be in modern …

Motivation

The Most Useful Life Skill Only Takes 1 Second to Learn (and It Will Instantly Change Your Life) | Inc.com

My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can take less than a second to have a mental shift, that mental shift can have huge ripple effects over the …

Self-improvement

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

App Happy: Why Smartphone Apps Are as Important to Mobile Photography as Camera Phones

Harold Davis came to iPhone photography about seven years ago by the usual route: “I’d been hearing about it,” he says, “and I needed a phone. I got …