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16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

<i>Update: Download the free guide 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project for updated 2015 due dates, additional grants, scholarships and</i> …

Spotlight: Portrait Photographer Sean Hagwell

MagMaker / August 25, 2014<p><b>My name is</b> Sean Hagwell and <b>my medium is</b> photography. And sometimes directing.<p><b>My love of photography</b> started when I found my …

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

It's not just what you eat—it's what you eat together.<p>You know that certain foods can lead to bloating, like super salty stuff and carbonated drinks (we're looking at you, Diet Coke). But it turns out that certain food <i>combinations</i> have a similar effect. Nadya Andreeva, a certified wellness coach …

4 Short Lessons on How to Learn a New Skill

Repetition is not enough. You need knowledge and an outside eye.<p>Learning a new skill: It's exciting, it's empowering--and it's intimidating. But don't think so hard at the get-go.<p>You need motivation.<p>Remember, the first thing you have to do is simply to begin. And your beginning probably began long …

Public Speaking

5 Quick Tricks To Boost Your Willpower

If our willpower is indeed like a muscle as some scientists say, then these tricks may help you bulk up.<p>We are on a constant quest to get as much done as possible, but it’s time that we all become a little more realistic about what can and can’t be achieved through sheer willpower.<p>Repeat after me: …

The Biggest Marketing Mistake and How to Avoid It

Make this misstep and you could turn customers into combatants<p>Oreo cookies, a division of Mondelez International, thought that it would run a clever marketing campaign for its Oreo Mini product. In theory, it was smart and cute: Send cookies out to people in 50 small towns throughout the U.S.<p>In …

Customers

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

7 Salads to Upgrade with Perfect Croutons

Here, seven fantastic salads that are elevated by incredible homemade croutons.<p>A really great crouton can take a salad from good to amazing. (If you …

10 Tips for Super Soft Hands

Summer fun can be rough on hands with all that beach time. Salt, sand, sun and water is a rough combination on skin and no one wants dry, scratchy paws. From rough cuticles to scaly skin, dry lizard mitts are never sexy. But never fear, with these 10 tips, you’ll have silky soft hands in no time!<p>1. …

Just Juice

Feed your inner beauty with a vitamin-rich concoction. Here, <i>W</i>’s editors share their favorite juices for summer.

Smythe Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Capsule Collection

Duchess Kate is a huge fan.<p>Smythe's chic interpretation of wardrobe staples has been beloved by those in the know for years. Best known for their jackets and coats, the Canadian-made label counts Diane Kruger, Rachel Bilson, and most recently, Kate Middleton, who has been spotted in her namesake …

How to Use Bokeh As A Creative Tool in Your Photographs

One of the key areas of control that a photographer has over an image is the background. Many like to experiment with backgrounds to get various …

Tips for Creating Dynamic, High-Impact Photographs

As photographers, we are always looking for ways to stretch our creative limits. We want to create the most amazing photos possible, but sometimes we …

Landscape Photography

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

12 Years a Slave (Movie Tie-In)

• <b>Author:</b> Solomon Northup and Others<p><b>The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen <br>New York Times bestseller</b><p>“I could not believe that I had never heard of this …

Start with Why

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><p>In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the …

Leaders Eat Last Deluxe

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The Deluxe Edition of Leaders Eat Last, now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, includes over 30 minutes of exclusive video and 30 minutes of audio of Simon Sinek. The acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better delves deeper</b> …

11 Scrumptious (and Energizing!) Breakfast Recipes

Whatever your morning holds, there's a nutritious breakfast to meet your needs. Each of these delicious morning meals (except one decadent sandwich) …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Sarah Jessica Parker's 25 Best Looks Ever

Sarah Jessica Parker, <i>InStyle</i>'s February cover girl, has debuted <i>a lot</i> of standout looks over the years. We have rounded up her 25 most memorable looks …

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels

<b>Although she didn't publish her first novel until she was 42, Phyllis Dorothy James had been writing since childhood.</b><p>Now a celebrated crime writer, she has penned more than 20 books, including The Children Of Men, and the Adam Dalgliesh mystery series.<p>At the age of 93, she says she wants to write …

"Multiplication Is for White People"

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Delpit<p>As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us—and as all research shows—there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for …

RANKED: All Of Banksy's New York Art From Worst To Best

For the most part, it's been fun. Banksy managed to turn the five boroughs into a giant scavenger hunt. He incited the wrath of Mayor Bloomberg, insulted the new World Trade Center design, and made babies cry with a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with animatronic pigs and sheep.<p>But I'm glad …

7 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Spending Less

Seven-Layer Russian Salad Recipe

<i>Note: Here's my recipe for mock-homemade mayo, a timesaver... To 2 cups Kraft Homestyle or Hellmann's mayonnaise add: 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 6</i> …

6 Books Every Smart, Forward-Thinking Woman Needs to Read

Books

Heroine Chic: Portraits of Fiction's Most Memorable Stars