Helen Natsioks

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12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

Henri Cartier-Bresson—the father of modern day street photography and master of the candid shot—was obsessive about the 'geometry' in his …

Everything You Need to Know to Create a Focal Point in Interior Design

The focal point is one of the most fundamental elements in interior design. Put simply, it’s the star of the room. It’s the first place viewers’ eyes …

How to sync Lightroom catalogs across many computers without Lightroom CC

A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

​This 15-Minute Workout Will Help You Sweat Your Way To Flat Abs

Progressive plyometrics could be the answer to your best abs yet.<p>You may be aware of all the buzz around plyometrics—the intense rapid-fire workout that burns major cals. But have you heard of progressive plyometrics? It's a total-body, abs-blasting workout with lots of jumping (the plyometric …

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what’s going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Nutrition

Top 5 Lightroom Secrets that Changed my Life!!

This is a special episode from Serge, he was thinking of doing something he has not covered before.Then he decides to make a video about 5 tips that …

How to Quickly Replace a Sky in Photoshop With Multiply Blend Mode

In his latest photography tutorial, noted French photographer (and prolific video tutorial maker) Serge Ramelli demonstrates how to quickly and …

Learn How to Use Lightroom’s Dehaze Feature to Save Images You Thought Were Trash (VIDEO)

You can’t really blame your camera for the occasional washed out image you discover on a memory card after returning from a shoot. There’s simply no …

Here’s What You Need to Eat for Better Hair, According to a Nutritionist

Improve your follicles over dinner—here's how.<p>Better hair doesn’t just come from laying off the bleach. You can get it at the dinner table. Well, …

Chris Knight Breaks Down His Cinema and Art-Inspired Lighting Scenes

Vintage GlamourAt a private workshop in New York with the model Ragnhild Jevne from Ford Models, we were going for a Vanity Fair-inspired, Old …

Pentax

Improve Focus Accuracy With Autofocus Micro Adjustments

We photographers often discuss the merits and pitfalls of particular lenses, and one important area that we expect to be ‘dead-on’ is focus accuracy. …

Moscow

The Masterful Photo Compositions of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ever wonder what it is that makes Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photos “work”? Photographer Tavis Leaf Glover put out a two-part video …

How to Contact and Book a Model for a Photo Shoot

Whether you’ve been shooting for five minutes or five years, there will likely come a time when you’ll have to book a shoot with another person. …

Does Shiraz wine come from Iran?

<b>Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz - but is there a connection between the place and the wine of the same name now produced and drunk across the world?</b><p>"I remember my father bringing in the grapes …

Napa Valley

Magical Mushroom Pairings

Mushrooms present unique opportunities when pairing with wine. Chefs and somms teamed up to tell us about these distinct flavors and what they look …

Your Next Lesson: Bandol

Next stop, Provence.<p>No, not the sunny, pastel Provence with lavender in the air, anchovies on the plate and rosé in the glass. This is the Provence of Bandol, a structured, sometimes ferocious, age-worthy red wine that is the antithesis of ephemeral rosé.<p>Bandol is grown in small quantities in the …

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Here are 10 unique and gorgeous ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.

The 2012 Brunello Vintage is a Return to Finesse

If you love elegant, age-worthy Sangiovese, then stock your wine cellar with 2012 Brunello di Montalcino.<p>Defying the intense heat of the growing …

5 trips every wine lover should take

And while more and more wine destinations seem to sprout up every year, some places will always set the standard for wine lovers.<p>Whether you want to taste your way across Burgundy, Piedmont, Sonoma, or the Douro Valley, these 10 essential trips will inspire you to explore the wide world of …

Sonoma County

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

Books

The foolproof way to never forgetting a name

In the early 1990s Mark Channon was working at a London bar, when a friend taught him a technique to remember names. At the time, Channon, who was an aspiring actor, could remember lines for a performance, but had a terrible memory for names.<p>One of the most powerful things is if you are able to …

James Madison

9 Eco-Conscious Beauty Brands You Need To Know

Go green for 2017<p>While there may be <i>some</i> people out there who don’t believe in climate change, there’s no denying that its devastating effects are already rearing their ugly heads. And while beauty and skin care—like most of the world’s larger industries—contribute to this global issue, there are …

Obama’s Farewell Address in Pictures

Michelle Obama

The Best New Perfume for You, According to Your Zodiac Sign

With hundreds of incredible-smelling new fragrances hitting shelves each year, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices. Are you into fruitier scents, or do you like something...

Beauty

The 45 Best Living Room Ideas for Every Style

Luxe and layered, these living spaces are the unique design inspo you need.<p>These exceptional living spaces bring a bounty of personality and panache to the homes they occupy. Living rooms are where friends and family gather and memories are made, and we believe in giving those memories a beautiful …

Brisket, Latkes, Rugelach And More: 10 Delicious Haukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!<p><b>1. Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes</b><p>Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes double as a fabulous winter side dish. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Onion Braised Beef</b> …