Julie Silvers

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PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

You can all stop asking about camera settings now. Here's all of them

If there’s one thing of which we can be sure, it’s that if we post a photo to social media, <i>somebody</i> will ask us what settings we used. Tony Northrup …

6 Foods That Are Good for Gut Health

Whether stomach problems such as bloating, constipation, and gas cause you distress regularly or are just an occasional nuisance, you’re probably …

100 Best Free Alternatives to Paid Photography Software

They say that you get what you pay for and certainly, in the world of photography, there are some extremely good quality pieces of photography …

Tutorials

30 Photography Tutorials and Links That You Will Love

With so much exciting stuff going on in the field of modern photography it sure is great that we have Toad Hollow Photography searching all corners …

How to Take Better Photos in Dark Places

Darkness is the enemy of photography, but—being a horror fan—I wanted to learn how to shoot photos in spooky places with very low light. I reached …

3 Young Adult Books to Read Before They're Made Into Movies

<i>The Hunger Games. Harry Potter. Divergent.</i> All are novels that transcended the “kids’ books” designation and became mainstream reads — not to mention …

How to Lend, Borrow, and Share Kindle Books With Friends and Family

How to Share Kindle Books<p>Learn How to Borrow and Loan the Newest Kindle Bestseller Ebooks<p>Updated May 19, 2017<p>Did you know there's another way to get …

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

This guide will help you quickly master camera settings and get better DSLR videos

So you’ve bought a DSLR for shooting videos and you’re not sure where to begin. It can be overwhelming, as there are plenty of settings and …

Videography

Shutter Speed Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

When you think of shutter speed, you should think of two things.One, it's one of the primary elements of exposure, and two, it controls the …

Shutter Speed

10 Rules to Follow When Composing a Photo

You can have the most stunning subject to photograph in the most gorgeous lighting, but if you don't take care to compose the shot well, no amount of …

Landscape Photography

8 easy tips on how to start writing a book today without headaches!

When I first started writing, I had no clue what I was doing – I mean really NO clue! I had this great idea powered by great enthusiasm, but no real …

11 Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance Novel

Best-selling contemporary romance author Jill Shalvis shares her tips.<p>There's nothing better than escaping into a good love story — and bonus points if there are ~sexy times~ in said love story. But what goes into writing that romance? Cue Jill Shalvis, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of dozens …

16 Ways to Increase Your Author Earnings and Earn a Full-Time Income as an Author

If you want to take your passion for writing and turn it into a career that will actually support you and your family, or maybe just give you a …

Writing

5 Tips for Writing Engaging Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! For those of you who are digging into the hotter-than-ever romance genre, we have a special guest post today from …

Writing

27 Of Your Favorite Romance Series

This giveaway is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of <i>Rough & Tumble</i> by Rhenna Morgan.A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful …

Books

Want to Write Romance? Layer Your Scenes for Success

When I began considering writing a romance novel, I asked some of my romance author friends about structure. I had no idea that romance novels, …

Learn the exposure triangle easily with a little help from Kool-Aid

The exposure triangle is something every photographer really needs to learn and understand. It’s the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter …

Shutter Speed

This Centuries-Old Practice Is the Key to a Speedy Metabolism

For all the different things that we're told can slow down our metabolism, there seem to be countless more pointers on how to rev it back up. (Eat …

Nutrition

Confused by How the “Exposure Triangle” Works? It Just Takes Some Kool-Aid to Understand (VIDEO)

If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept …

14 Beginner Photography Tips

If you ask me, photography is just about the best hobby anyone can pick up.Not only does it get you up and moving, but it compels you to be creative, …

Landscape Photography

ISO Explained for Beginner Photographers

For beginning photographers, one of the hardest parts of learning photography is figuring out all those exposure settings.You know...aperture, …

Shutter Speed

Best Bites: One-pot lasagna soup

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>Put a spin on family lasagna night with this delicious, one-pot lasagna …

AOL

How to Sell Your Stocks the Right Way, at the Best Time.

The Best Way to Sell Your Stocks<p>The Orders, Methods and Numbers Behind the Sale.<p>Updated December 22, 2017<p>So the time has come for you to unload that …

Investing

Why parents need to teach kids that the lines between right and wrong are blurry

I sat in the dark, nearly silent movie theater watching <i>Arrival</i> with my 7- and 11-year-old sons. When the crew first encounters aliens, one character drops the F-word. I leaned over and whispered in Owen’s ear.<p><i>If you are surprised by aliens, I guess you can use that word.</i><p>I’m not much of a swearer, …

Parenting

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

<b>This guest post is by Melanie Hempe, RN, founder of Families Managing Media.</b><p>I really love middle school kids. I have two of them! If you have been …

Social Media

The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

Eleven and twelve is a time of big change for kids, both emotionally and physically. Which is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant …

School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

Photography

27 Inexpensive Rugs That Look Fancy AF

Buckingham Palace? No, your apartment!

Buckingham Palace