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Fstoppers Interviews Filmmaker Yuribert Capetillo Hardy

I first got in touch with Yuribert Capetillo Hardy of YoSoyVideo when I found his breathtaking short film Roller Coaster chosen as a Staff Pick over …

Filmmaking

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

Here's What Actually Happens To The Money In Wishing Wells

The coins have to go somewhere eventually.<p><i>“222 Words” is a series that gives you 222-word explanations to the questions that would normally get lost in a day’s news cycle. Read them while you’re bored at work.</i><p>********<p>In a recent episode of the Netflix show “Easy,” one character insists to another …

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying and 8 More Conversation Tips

The staring contest lasted 14 seconds before Amanda de Cadenet, best known for interviewing bold women with boldfaced names, broke the silence with “I can’t take it anymore!” She was delivering instruction in an interview technique: It is sometimes important to keep quiet, and even to stare down …

Hillary Clinton

What Really Goes Into Retouching High-End Fashion Images

High-end retouching is all about keeping details and texture intact in an image so that it looks as natural as possible. Making sure the picture …

Tutorials

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

4 Photographers Shoot 1 Model: Who Did It Best?

Photographer Jessica Kobeissi is back again with another portrait challenge, and this time she invited photographers Brandon Woelfel, Jerry Maestas, …

Photography

Retouching Workflow for Portrait, Fashion and Beauty with Photoshop & Capture One

If you’ve been following photography evolution over the past 5 years you’ve been around long enough to see Lightroom become the standard operating …

Tutorials

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

Supermoon Rising: Pictures

Art

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

How To Be a Basically Healthy Person

Even if we have the best of intentions, the goals we set to get healthy (after this last slice of pizza, of course) sometimes fall by the wayside. It …

Holistic Medicine

Ten Photographers to Follow Now

While many of the big Spring 2016 ad campaigns were shot by familiar names like Mario Testino, Jeurgen Teller, and Inez & Vinoodh, there were also some lesser known photographers in the mix this year, plus one model: Daria Werbowy, who shot Kate Moss for Equipment. Thanks to social media though, we …

Mario Testino

Easy exercise to train your brain and lose weight

Training, or, re-training the brain to respond to food differently is not as hard as we've been making it, and this simple step will get you started …

This Is What a Good Résumé Looks Like: 8 Ways to Polish Your CV

You may rehearse every possible interview question a million times, agonize over your outfit, and perfect your handshake, but the most important message you can send isn’t in person. It’s on paper. A résumé is your foot in the door and the document that will carry you through that first …

I Took And Smuggled These Out Of North Korea – Illegal Photos Kim Doesn’t Want You To See

I visited North Korea and took these photos, most of them illegal, so you could get a more candid look into the most mysterious country on the planet.<p>…

The Oscars Looks That Coincidentally Resemble Our Recipes

We see our recipes everywhere we look, but especially in flowing tulle gowns.<p>It's that time of year again! The Oscars. When <i>Bon Appétit</i> ventures into fashion news and Hollywood in the only way we know how: comparing red carpet looks of the greatest and most revered actors of our age...to food. We …

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Here, easy sandwich recipes for a quick lunch or snack, from Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches to tofu-salad sandwiches.

images from kate moss first photo shoot were found in a drawer

“I didn't think she would make it”<p>You'd think that when someone's face is as valuable as Kate Moss's, there wouldn't be too many rare photos lying around. This is a woman whose image while buying a pack of smokes can sell out magazines. But apparently photographer Owen Scarbiena wasn't paying quite …

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

Cooking

3 Blue Cheeses for People Who Think They Hate Blue Cheese

If you think you don't like blue cheese, these 3 might change your mind.<p>When I was working at Murray's Cheese in N.Y.C., first as a cheesemonger, then in the classroom, I heard a lot of people say, with surprising conviction, "I don't like blue cheese." It hurt me, like a cheese knife straight in …

This Is the Absolute Worst Weight-Loss Mistake You Can Make

You've got slimming down on the mind, and you already know that eating veggies is the number one thing you should be doing to lose weight. But if you're new to this healthy lifestyle, you'll also need to know what mistakes you absolutely should not make — they could end up causing you to <i>gain</i> weight!<p>…

Height influences risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer

February 02, 2016. Height is largely genetically determined, but in recent decades the height of children and adults has steadily increased …

The Nutritional Lies That Keep America Fat

<i>By: Dick Talens</i><p><i>Credit: Jason Hoffman/Thrillist</i><p>If there's something I've noticed about fitness myths, it's that everyone is equally vulnerable to them. It doesn't matter how smart you are, how many facts you know, or how many letters come after your name; it's easier than you think to fall prey to …

15 Wedding Photographers You *Must* Follow on Instagram

Between dreaming up the perfect wedding venue and finding that must-have wedding dress, gathering inspiration for your special day is *crucial* from the second you get engaged. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just Pinterest and wedding magazines. Instagram will soon become one of your …

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

Oahu

The world’s richest 62 people now have more wealth than the poorest 3.6 billion combined

So much wealth has accumulated among the world’s richest that the 62 wealthiest people on the planet now own more than the poorest 3.6 billion people, or half the planet, according to research published by Oxfam, an anti-poverty charity.<p>That ratio has become a good deal more skewed recently. In …

World Economic Forum