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8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Photography

Windows 10 review

Looking back at Windows 8, it’s easy to see where Microsoft went wrong. It was a giant bet on touch-based computing, but it made using a PC with a keyboard and mouse awkward, frustrating, and outright confusing. In our original review, I wrote that there was a “risk of alienating users and creating …

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Ways to Get Strong Without Lifting Weights

In a perfect world, we would always have easy access to all the fitness equipment we need, but for most of us that's just not reality.<p>Whether it's a long day at work that throws off your desire to get to the gym, a hectic travel schedule that drags you away from your fitness center or maybe you …

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10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rejection. Losing. Failure. Nobody strives for them. No athlete sets out to lose, no entrepreneur’s goal is bankruptcy. But as if an act of divine mercy, there’s positives to be found in the negatives. In fact, successful people often …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Sleep-Better Yoga: Two Fit Moms' Good Evening Flow

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>A long day can leave your legs sore, your back achy, your neck stiff, and your mind racing. What's the solution? Yoga, of course! Masumi Goldman and Laura Kasperzak of Two Fit Moms like to wind down with a relaxing flow. The perfect p.m. practice not only helps melt the stress of the …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

I Thought Getting Married Was the Answer

In my early 30s, I was living what I <i>thought</i> was the dream life.<p>Signed with a great agency, at my ideal weight, and engaged to the man of my dreams, all while planning the most fabulous wedding in the Hudson Valley. It all seemed so fairytale autumn chic -- the beautiful foliage up against my …

10 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

Ten places, from Marcia DeSanctis’ 100, that every woman should go to in France.

Steer Meetings and Interactions (Principle #6)

This blog is about Principle #6 on your way to greater personal effectiveness, <b>'Steer Meetings and Interactions'</b> originally introduced in the blog 'The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness'. It is important that you are working through each of the 7 Principles, and highlighting any point that …

David Allen

Stay on Track Under Pressure (Principle #7)

This blog is about the seventh and final principle on your way to better personal effectiveness, <b>'Stay on Track Under Pressure'</b>, originally introduced in the blog 'The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness'. It is important that you are working through each of the 7 Principles, and highlighting any …

Leadership

10 Reasons Why Effective Meetings Are So Important

<i>"Our leadership meetings are a good use of time."</i><p>For 15 years now, we have tested this idea with more than 5,000 leaders, from 150 different organizations, across four continents. On average, these organizations score no more than 5/10. In other words, the best we can say is that the most important …

Principles for Effective Meetings

Last week I discussed why effective meetings are so important, today I'd like to expand on that by providing some principles for making your meetings more effective.<p><b>Before you lead/engage in a meeting, ensure you:</b><p><b>Can take at least one decision;</b> if you are having a meeting solely to share …

Buy now, wear forever: the wardrobe staples that will keep you stylish

From a Breton top to a camel coat and ballet pumps, the classics that every wardrobe should include<p><i>1. Camel coat</i> <i><br>Blake Lively. Photo: Rex</i><p>Put simply, the camel coat is the mother of all outerwear. The most iconic is, of course, MaxMara's '101801' coat - released in 1981, its double-breasted design …

The Struggles of a Psychologist Studying Self-Control

Walter Mischel had a terrible time quitting smoking. He had started young, and, even as his acumen and self-knowledge grew, he just couldn’t stop. His habit continued through his years as a graduate student, at Ohio State, and into the beginning of his teaching career, as a psychologist at Harvard …

12 Counterintuitive Health Tips That Really Work

<i>By Linda Melone</i><p>Many methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward: To lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water. Others, however, are totally counterintuitive. The following 12 tips really do work -- but they …

The French Girl Beauty Rules: Makeup Artist Violette Shares Her 8 Essential Secrets

Violette Makeup Artist<p>As the fashion flock settles down in Paris for the last leg of the spring 2015 collections, that age-old question resurfaces once more: What <i>is</i> it about French women? The country’s unofficial motto—to bear the torch for a kind of covetable, casual cool that relies heavily on …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

Actually, People Still Like to Think

This past July, <i>Science</i> published a paper with an alarming conclusion: most people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be alone with their thoughts. A slew of news stories followed, seizing on this dramatic evidence of our inability to be content without external distractions. “I was …

Psychology

How To Structure Your Board Of Directors Or Advisory Board

Properly structuring your board of directors or advisory board could be one of the most important pieces of determining the success for any venture. These are the people you are going to be relying on for strategic direction, or voting on all key decisions. So, it is important you understand their …

5 Steps To Making Sure You Land That Job Interview

One day you open your inbox and there it is: an email alert about a new job posting that describes your dream job, with a company you’ve always wanted to work for! You feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety — this sounds like the perfect opportunity, but what can you do to make sure you land an …

Real Estate, Property & Homes for Sale - realestate.com.au

Latest Property News<p>How to stay on budget when building a house<p>by Kurt Hegetschweiler<p>Find out from building coach, Kurt Hegetschweiler, what it …