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Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

In a Stunningly Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Gave 5 Brilliant Lessons That Everyone Should Adopt

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>He's so funny, that Elon Musk.<p>He's so cool, too.<p>He dresses like a 90s rock star and seems to find the time to have a lot …

Tesla

Ampify iOS apps are all you need to make music on the go

<b>There is often an essential need for mobile music-making and we’re not just talking about the whimsical passing of time on the daily commute.</b> …

After Effects Tutorial - Justice League Movie Motion Poster w/ Compositing Tips

Elon Musk Thinks We're Living in the Matrix. If He's Right, It's a Good Thing | Inc.com

Elon Musk thinks it's almost certain that we're living in some version of <i>The Matrix.</i> In fact, he believes that there's a "one in billions chance" that reality as we know it is <b>not</b> a computer simulation.<p>No, really. You read that right.<p>"The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I …

Singularity

Most workers’ compensation boards overfunded, by a total of $6.8 billion, report says

CALGARY – Workers’ compensation boards in seven provinces and one territory are overfunded by a total of $6.8 billion, according to a new study from …

Poor ergonomics costs enterprises billions in workers' comp claims every year

Organizations that blow off ergonomic training will spend billions of dollars to compensate for that lack of insight and awareness. You can calculate …

I've tried almost every productivity tip out there, and most of them just made me feel anxious

Like many professional women with more responsibilities than there are hours in the day, I have an obsession with organization.<p>There's no method that I won't try at least once—Pomodoro, Bullet Journals, and Inbox Zero have each beckoned to me at different points in my career, with varying …

Success

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

iPhone 5

The Two Winning Email Designs That Are Taking Over Your Inbox

I have to admit something to you: when I started writing this article, the headline was something like “20 Email Designs from Businesses Who Know …

Marketing

After Effects Tutorial: Elegant and Clean Slideshow Animation

This 7 part crash course will teach you everything about post processing videos

If you’re into creating video content, then you’re definitely going to want to set aside some time to watch this one. Probably a few evenings. Adobe …

Videography

How to colorize a black and white photo using only Lightroom

We’ve recently learned that you can edit videos in Lightroom, at least as the “first aid.” Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid demonstrates another …

Tutorials

How to enhance your landscape photos using Selective Color in Photoshop

One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can do almost everything in a variety of different ways. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy shows you how …

Graphics

These responsive themes are what your website needs

There's no platform better to launch your website with than WordPress. All you need is a professionally designed theme from Visualmodo to give your …

Web Design

7 Secret time-saving Lightroom tips you should start using today

A few weeks ago, photographer Colin Smith showed us some useful Photoshop tricks hiding right before our eyes. Now he presents us with seven tricks …

Tutorials

Selective Color in Photoshop, is it the best-kept secret?

The selective color adjustment layer is a tool that can make your images pop off the page. Almost every week someone emails me and says, "Blake, how …

Photoshop

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Tutorials

Great Tips For Cinematic Cellphone Video & What App To Use

At this juncture of time and tech it would be irresponsible and ignorant to ignore mobile phone photography and videography as unimportant irrelevant …

Videography

7 great tips for working with photographs in Adobe Premiere Pro

People are using photographs in videos for all kinds of reasons these days. Sometimes it’s to supplement a behind the scenes shoot or a vlog. Maybe …

Tutorials

How To Colorize a Stormy Sky in Adobe Photoshop

I found a pretty cool photo the other day. It’s full of lightening and clouds and it looks really neat. The only parts I don’t like about the photo …

Tutorials

Differences Between Luminosity and Color Blend Modes in Photoshop

Blend modes in Photoshop are still confusing lots of us even after years of using the software. This article is about two of them: Luminosity and …

Tutorials

Learn how to colorize black and white photos in only 4 minutes

We at DIYP have featured many fantastic colorizations of black and white images. If you’ve always wanted to try it yourself, this tutorial by Chris …

Tutorials

How to Make a ‘2.5D’ Wedding Video: Bringing Photos to Life with Motion

My name is José Ignacio, and I’m a commercial and wedding photographer from Spain. I read a lot of blogs and magazines in search of inspiration — in …

Photography

Understanding the Potential of Adaptive User Interfaces

Interfaces are one of the most crucial aspects of modern design. Users depend on intuitive, responsive interfaces to access content and services on …

Web Design

Comment: How Apple can put the ‘Pro’ in the iPad Pro [Video]

We’re a mere week and change before Apple announces its new iPad lineup with iOS 11 and we’re expecting some Pro features to really stand out. I’ve run down 5 things I’d love to see next week…<p>Multi-user logins<p>Right now I use two different iPads — one for work and one for personal stuff. Although …

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

• Grab a pull-up bar with a grip about one fist outside of you normal pull-up grip width.<br>• If you can’t do these with strict form, use a box or a bench …

Exercise

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are …