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Five Common Digital Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Learn how to avoid common photo pitfalls like red-eye and blur, and take better pictures with your digital camera.<p>Problem: Lackluster …

Landscape Photography

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Brazilian Cheesy Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I've been making this recipe since high school, when my friend introduced me to these gooey cheese balls with cavernous interiors and a crunchy skin. I love using sharp cheddar cheese but you can also use Parmesan, Asiago, mild cheddar, Swiss, or whatever hard cheese you are loving …

Breakfast

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3

Rick Stein’s kedgeree of Arbroath smokies<p>Many years ago I appeared in a series for Yorkshire Television called <i>Farmhouse Kitchen</i> with Grace Mulligan. I got on very well with her and she taught me a lot about cooking on the box. She also introduced me to Arbroath smokies, which was just as valuable. …

Breakfast

It’s possible to make delicious, healthy dinners for less than $2/person. Here’s how

There are many reasons not to make your own dinner: It takes so much time. Seamless is so easy. Pizza is so delicious. But anyone blaming cost will have to find a new excuse.<p>In the cookbook, <i>Good and Cheap</i>, author Leanne Brown makes the case for eating well on a budget—a very slim, $4/day budget to …

Spices

What it's like to rub shoulders with Chinese student spies

I got to mingle with a lot of interesting people while majoring in political science at Columbia University.<p>As someone who served in American special-operations units and who studies these types of units all over the globe, I tend to think I'm pretty savvy on the topic.<p>Of course, you don't know …

Camping will set you free

Peru is a country rich in culture. It is also vast, challenging, and home to the best adventure riding to be found in both quality and in quantity. A …

Hiking

Perfect Pack Essentials

<b>First Aid Kit</b><br>Consider a first aid kit just as important as your map and water. Organize and waterproof your kit based on personal preference, making it easier to access necessary items like mediations, sunscreen, insect repellent, bandages and more. If you’re leading the group, consider taking a …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

Upwardly Mobile: The 8 Best Hiking Shoes for Men | HiConsumption

A set of hiking boots are for guys who want to drag their clunky clodhoppers up the hill. Trail running shoes are for those speed demons who don’t …

Backpacking

This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively.

Success

The 9 Best Hiking Pants for Men

5.11 TacLite Pro<p><b>Pro:</b> Additional belt loops<b><br>Con:</b> Tend to run baggy<p><b>Carry-All:</b> 5.11 has a long track record of making tactical pants, but what is good …

40 money-saving tricks everyone needs to know

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO<p>From claiming for compensation if your train is delayed to splitting TV costs, here Money Mail looks at 40 ways you can save …

10 Things Parents Can Do To Make Their Kids Highly Successful

Wanting the best for your children is a universal goal for all good parents. The best home, the best upbringing, the best school, the best life… …

Self-improvement

Google releases a tool for developers to launch Android apps on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS

Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica.<p>ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to …

Android News

This List Of 50 Amazing Potato Recipes Will Refresh Your Life

All over the world, people eat potatoes. You can boil them, or cut them up and make fries… But there are so many other things that you can do with …

View your custom maps inside Google Maps for Android

Remember when you could easily access your custom maps through the original Google Maps app? Now you can do that again.<p>Google has changed the Maps app around a great many times. Unfortunately, this means some features have disappeared, but thankfully, some are being added back. Such is the case …

Maps

Pancake Mix Muffins Recipe {Egg Free, can be Dairy and Gluten Free!} - Smashed Peas & Carrots

If you have little ones at home who like to bake, you are going to want to try and make these <b>Pancake Mix Muffins</b> with them in the kitchen. They come …

Breakfast

Skully, Maker Of A Google Glass-Like Motorcycle Helmet, Raises $11 Million

Google announced last month that it was ending the first version of its augmented reality glasses, Google Glass, for consumers. For many, this was confirmation of what a terrible idea the whole project was. But the idea of sticking a computer on your face isn’t showing any signs of slowing …

Augmented Reality

Classic Garlic Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> With a chewy center, crisp brown crust, and melting puddles of parsley-flecked butter, homemade garlic bread baguettes are worlds away from the anemic-looking loaves in the freezer aisle of your local supermarket. —Kate Doran<p><b>Makes: 2 baguettes</b><p><b>For the baguettes:</b><p>Canola oil, for …

Baking

Coconut Oil Puffy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Veganized from Alton Brown's Recipe)

Back in the year 2000 for an episode of Good Eats, Mr. Alton Brown, Chocolate Chip Cookie Overlord, broke down the science behind what makes a …

A Second Chance

As the name suggests, “A Second Chance” is the latest upcycle project for the VitrA brand that breathes new life into factory waste components. …

6 Tips to Avoid Laziness in Your Photography

Once the first flushes of our photographic journey have worn off, a certain laziness can creep in. This can manifest itself in a slight arrogance …

Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

Photography

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Made with Coconut Oil}<p><i>Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies-you will never guess these cookies are</i> …

Dessert

8 Differences Between You And Someone Who Is Successful

Success is such a lucrative term. Everyone dreams of it. Many have achieved it, while many more never do. What is success?<p>True success is not an …

Self-improvement

Street Photography Aphorisms, Heuristics, and Sayings

I’ve just put together this list of street photography aphorisms, heuristics, and sayings. This is a distillation of all of my current thoughts and …

How to cook the perfect crepes

The crepe says a lot about the difference between France and the UK – in the popular imagination, at least. Though a close relative of the ordinary British pancake, with the same ancient roots, it has evolved into a slimmer, more elegant, more luxurious dish altogether – rich in cream and alcohol, …

Baking