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4 signs you have high emotional intelligence, according to academic experts

While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it - in themselves or in others.<p>Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage emotions.<p>And it's important because the more you understand these aspects …

How to Use the Inverse Square Law in Photography

If you need a one line explanation of the inverse square, here it is: “It’s basically light fall off.” That’s really all there is to know. But that’s …

Photography

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes

Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that …

How to Give Leftover Pasta a Second, Even More Flavorful Life

When I was a kid, I would intentionally order take-out from a restaurant that delivered limp, overcooked spaghetti tossed in no-frills marinara sauce. <b>That spaghetti went straight to the refrigerator, so my father could find it the following day and perform my all-time favorite culinary feat:</b> …

Italian Food

Beginner Photography Tip: How to Maximize the Use of Your Kit Lens

When you step up from your smartphone or a point-and-shoot camera to something that has interchangeable lenses like a DSLR or mirrorless camera, it …

Landscape Photography

One Grandson’s Poetic Photos of His Widowed Grandfather

Harald Pettersson fell in love with Hjordis the first time he saw her. They lived on nearby farms in a Swedish village. They were twenty and fifteen …

Emotional Layers in Street Photography

Downtown LA, 2015Nowadays in street photography, it is popular to add lots of layers, subjects, and complexity to your frame.Yet, sometimes we fall …

Street Photography

Emotion

How to Evoke Emotions in Your Photos:<p>Photos without emotion are dead:<p>Why capture emotions in photography?<p>The etymology (origin of the word ’emotion’) …

Photography Composition: Leading Lines

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to share you this article leading lines:<p>Free PDF<p>Video presentation on leading lines<p>For those of you who prefer video and …

Street Photography

Instagram Travel Photographers Share Their Favorite Destinations To Visit, Ever

<i>Image via @christianmcld</i><p><b>We’ve all</b> heard about the favorite places of the first woman who’s visited the whole world, but what about the personal …

Cape Town

Dutch Angle

I’ve been very interested in non-traditional compositions as of late.<p>The first thing I wanted to inspect was the ‘Dutch Angle’.<p>Pretty much a dutch …

These Rare Examples of Early Photography in China Captured a Disappearing World

Caption from Stephan Lowentheil Collection. This striking portrait shows a Chinese actress and an actor in elaborate cos<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of the …

How and why to use paper backdrops when shooting in a small space

Whether for stills or video, paper backdrops are super handy, especially in a permanent fixture. But they’re also useful when setting up in a small …

Small Spaces

How to Blur the Background in Portraits in Four Simple Steps

Creating portraits like the featured image above that have that beautiful background blur is actually much easier than you think.There's really no …

Landscape Photography

Why Can't I Get Over My Ex?

"I feel like I'm doing everything right."<p><b>My ex-boyfriend and I dated on and off for about three years, but he broke it off this summer for good. It's been six months since we've had any contact at all — no texts or calls, no interactions in person — but I still love him just as much as I did when</b> …

How to Know You're in a Toxic Relationship, According to a Therapist

It started out the way most modern romances do: She swiped right, they matched, and hours of witty banter ensued. During the first six months, I'd …

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were …

Every Successful Relationship is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

The 5 Steps Of A Successful Breakup

It's not unusual to lose interest and become fed up with a particular romantic entanglement--but it's just as common to find yourself at a loss for just how to end it.<p>Many people stay in unhappy relationships or marriages because they don't want to hurt a partner's feelings. They keep the …

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Attractive In Any Relationship

Feeling good about yourself makes you attractive to others. As you love yourself, life becomes less burdensome and relationships become easier and more spontaneous. You don't spend your time second-guessing what others are thinking about you and where you stand in your various relationships. When …

The 9 types of men's collars and when to wear them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

The Toxic Mix: Why Empaths and Narcissists Are Attracted To Each Other

Opposites attract, <b>as the law of magnetism states.</b> It is a true one and indeed, and applies in relationships. Diametrically different personalities …

Narcissism

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

These are 5 questions you should ask on a first date if you want a serious relationship

You know what is a big barrel of <i>not that fun</i>? Dating. Between the constant ebb and flow of dating apps, the never-ending mixed signals, and the fact …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

If You Relate To Any Of These 6 Things, Being Single Is Definitely For You

We all have that friend we want to lock in a room alone, that friend that just… should be single for a long, long, long time. That friend who should …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was working late one night when he spotted a journal article on a colleague’s desk. What caught his eye was not the text itself, but the full-page colour illustration of Spider-Man …

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