Emily Crosby

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Night Photography Beginner Basics: Camera Settings

Last post, we talked about basic gear. This post, we’ll talk about camera settings. But first, lets talk about star movement.<p>Star Movement<p>Stars move …

Job Description for the Dumbest Job Ever

<b>TITLE:</b> Mother.<p><b>SUMMARY:</b> This position manages to be of the utmost importance and yet somehow also the least visible and/or respected in the entire organization. You will enjoy a whole bunch of superficial attention and lip service from culture, advertisers and politicians, but will never receive a …

Breast Feeding

The Why of Ply

This often-overlooked yarn characteristic can have a big impact on knitted fabrics.

Knitting

Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution.<p>“Is it ‘Electra?’” my father asks, leaning in close to the Amazon Echo my mother has just installed. Leaning in close is his trademark maneuver: Dad has been legally blind since age 18, the result of a horrible car …

Parenting

A statement definitely not under duress from Sinclair

Hello. I am Name A.<p>Readers of this column, Name of Column, are no doubt aware of the high quality of balanced journalism that Name of Column provides. It is our greatest responsibility to serve our local community here in Name of Place.<p>But I could not help noticing — on my own, totally unprompted! …

Journalism

Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age

On the internet, the adage goes, nobody knows you’re a dog. That joke is only 15 years old, but seems as if it is from an entirely different era. Once upon a time the internet was associated with anonymity; today it is synonymous with surveillance. Not only do modern technology companies know full …

Privacy

How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect …

Genealogy

Incredible snowflake close-ups

These incredible images capture the intricate details of minuscule snowflakes, moments before they melt. The brilliant shots were taken by Don …

How to Teach Yourself to Be a Morning Person

<i>I wrote the below story two years ago. It’s one of the few concrete resolutions I set out for myself and actually accomplished: a former night owl, I</i> …

77 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

Every year, I find myself in awe at how much I have changed, how much I have learned, and how little I know. It’s humbling in the best of ways.<p>It’s a …

An Easy Way to Compose Landscape Photos at Night

When you’re out taking nighttime landscape photos, one of the most difficult tasks is composing your photos exactly how you want. The reason? It’s …

The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

Halloween Costume

How to Get Your Mind to Read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologies. The problem is not bad reading habits …

Education

This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake

Self-care is often a very unbeautiful thing.<p>It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy …

Three Creative Ideas for Capturing the Glow

What is <i>Capturing the Glow</i>?<p>Before you can successfully “capture the glow”, you must first understand what it means. It’s not the same as photographing …

Landscape Photography

You Need to Deal With Your Digital Legacy Right Now

It used to be that when someone died, their executor would follow a standard roadmap to settle their estate: clean out the house, go through the file …

7 tips for taking photos in bad weather

I more than often hear landscape photographers complaining about “bad” weather and then say it’s chugging down. Honestly, I don’t know what they’re …

Stop Calling Women Nags — How Emotional Labor is Dragging Down Gender Equality

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

On August 24, 1992, in the early hours of the morning, my family and I stepped out of our temporary shelter to find our city — and our lives — forever changed. We had spent the past several hours huddled together as Hurricane Andrew battered our South Florida neighborhood with torrential rain and …

Health Care

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

In December 2010, Sheryl Sandberg gave a talk about women’s leadership in which she mentioned “sitting at the table.” Women, she said, have to pull …

The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1

The week of April Fools' Day of 1981 began badly. That Sunday night my husband told me he was leaving me. He had fallen in love with one of his …

'I don't know a single person on this earth anymore ... not one'

I couldn’t get him out of my mind. He woke me up at 2 a.m. and I paced the room, blew my nose and stared into my bathroom mirror studying my own …

Become a Better Photographer Today in 9 Easy Steps

It might be cliche to say, but the phrase "practice makes perfect" has a lot of merit.That goes for a lot of things in life, and photography is one …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Pro Tips for Camera Settings, Framing, & Editing (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In …

Want More Time? Get Rid of The Easiest Way to Spend It

For the month of May I time-traveled back to 2007, when social media platforms were still just websites you visited. I removed Facebook, Twitter and …

Social Media

You Asked: How Can I Use More of My Brain?

It’s a myth that humans only use 10% of their brains. “That idea is not only inaccurate, it doesn’t make any sense,” says Earl Miller, a professor of …

JCA | Ask Me Anything: Decoy Pricing

Ask Me Anything Question<p><i>I've heard that some organizations use "premium pricing." What is the rationale behind having a high top price?</i><p>Chris …

The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed

The biggest employment change of the last century is the number of careers that shifted from physically exhausting to mentally exhausting. From doing …