George Mihaescu

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The secret to happiness is all in your head

Science says that people with positive attitudes are better equipped to handle unplanned life events. So can you train your brain to be positive if you’re not happy?<p>What drives you? For most people, it’s a desire to be happy. Social norms have taught us to believe that if we work hard to achieve …

The Irish Bucket List: 30 things to do in Ireland before you die

Home holidays<p>1. Take the Dursey Island cable car, Co. Cork<p>It's not what you'd expect to find at the tip of the Beara Peninsula - a cable car to …

Ireland

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in February

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love is in the air in February, so grab a loved one and cuddle up with some streaming options.<p>Whether you Netflix and chill or Amazon Prime and commit, there is plenty debuting on those sites as well as on Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above for some of what's …

Streaming

How To Stop Feeling So Stressed, According To Science

Despite what self-appointed zen gurus out there would like you to believe, you'll never be able to "beat stress" completely — and honestly, who would …

Self-improvement

7 Strategies to Eliminate Back Pain

Beat back pain by using these 7 practical strategies for reducing aches and pains for good<p>In the corporate hierarchy of the human body, your brain is the boss, your blood is the cash flow that keeps the company alive, and your bad back is the employee who's chronically late to work, often …

How to take amazing travel photos: 8 tips from a pro

I have many self-improvement goals, including “learn how to host an excellent dinner party” and “master intermediate plumbing.” I consider myself an advanced beginner, having repaired many running toilets and clogged drains.<p>Also on my list was the goal to improve my photography skills. But it …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

How to Post Process Milky Way Astrophotography in Adobe Lightroom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sBrQ6yAcNI&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]<p>In this tutorial video, photographer Ian Norman shows how he processes …

Astrophotography

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Fire Fighting

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions of Hip-Hop Songs

Drake like you've never heard him before.<p><b>We've already seen Jimmy Fallon</b> sing barbershop renditions of hip-hop and R&B songs like "Talk Dirty" and "Sexual Healing." Now he's taken Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Big Sean to Broadway, with a little help from Gwyneth Paltrow. With Fallon doing a really …

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Video: How to Choose and Use Graduated ND Filters for Landscape Photography

Graduated ND (neutral density) filters have been a staple of landscape photography for a long time now, but if you’ve never taken the time to learn …

How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera.<p>The …

Nebo, The ‘World’s Lightest Slider,’ Offers Unmatched Portability to the Time-Lapse Adventurer

Quality, portability and price. Pick two.<p>That effectively summarizes the camera slider market. And despite the multitude of sliders already on the …

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

How To Buy Photography Gear Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it; photography is a very expensive hobby. If you’re looking to get into the profession (or become a serious hobbyist), you’ll find that …

Adding These Three Elements to a Landscape Composition Can Make Your Shot Pop

One of the keys to stunning landscape photographs is so obvious that it is often overlooked. If you find your landscapes lacking in awe, try adding …

How to Master the Motion Blur in Photoshop

Learn the 3 "Must Do" steps to add a realistic looking motion blur to images in Photoshop. Keep your subject still and don't overkill the blur.

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Photography

Greek island holiday guide: the Sporades and Evia

The Sporades, which stretch out into the Aegean off Greece's eastern coast, consist of 24 islands, but only four of these are permanently inhabited: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros.<p>Skiathos is the most-travelled of the islands thanks to its international airport, and its fame lies mainly …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

3 Signs Your Workout is Horrible

Find out if you need to rethink your fitness plan<p>There's an old fitness joke that goes like this: You know your workout is horrible if you do arm curls in the squat rack. Okay, this isn't really a joke. It's a "nice" way of telling people that they shouldn't curl in the <i>squat</i> rack. (It makes the …

31 Ways to Carve a Stronger, Tighter Core

Walk this way to chisel every last muscle in your midsection<p>The farmer's walk may look simple, but it's a super-hard, core-crushing exercise if you carry enough weight. "Every muscle from your shoulders to your hips has to stabilize as the weight shifts with each step," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

How-To: Picking a Great Lens for Milky Way Photography

The lens is the most important factor in the image quality of a landscape astrophoto.<p>There are a number of lens traits that will determine the …