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The abstract and beautiful street photography of Nick Turpin

<b>Street photographer Nick Turpin has created a project of abstract and ambiguous beauty by shooting London’s legions of nightly bus commuters</b><p>Around …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Self Control

9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

30 Lessons Leonardo da Vinci Has Taught Me About Photography, Art, and Life

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate ‘autodictat’ (someone who taught himself everything).<p>Download<p>To read this on the go, you can download the files …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement
Art

Review: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV by TDP

The Digital Picture has completed their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The review does a good job of covering Dual Pixel RAW and showing you …

Cameras

Street photography: 15 tips for great shots

<b>Street photography has never been more popular than it is today. Three leading exponents share their tips for achieving great candid shots and street</b> …

Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this …

Education

How to Become Instantly Smarter: Stop Doing These 9 Things Today

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

Virginia Tech

Shootout redux: Smartphone camera vs tricked-out DSLR, one year later

"The best camera," goes the old saying, "is the one you have with you." It’s true, too—spend just a few minutes browsing places like /r/pics and …

ADHD and Parenting: More Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Regulate Their Emotions

Kids with ADHD lag behind their peers by 30 percent when it comes to emotional development, according to research conducted by ADHD researcher and …

Raising Kids With Grit: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

The leading researcher in the field claims her work on developing a "growth mindset" is widely misunderstood.<p>You've probably already heard by now that you shouldn't praise your kids for being smart. It might seem encouraging to applaud your child's intelligence, but tons of research -- much of it …

Self-improvement

Minimalist Photography

One thing that I really want to improve is my photography skills. I like to take pictures, it's something that fascinates me but despite the love I …

Minimalism

The American Idler - Photographs by Gergely Szatmari | LensCulture

<i>Gergely Szatmari is one of the 31 winners and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015! LensCulture is proud to present the work of these photographers who show us, each in their own way, why street photography today remains as fresh and vibrant as ever!</i><p>Gergely Szatmári’s “The …

Photography

This Photographer Bride Decides to Be Her Own Wedding Photographer And The Result Is Outstanding

Tallinn, Estonia-based photographer Liisa Luts and her husband decided to something unusual for their wedding. From morning to night on August 28th, …

This Infographic is a Complete Guide to Photography for Beginners

If you’re just starting out in photography, learning the fundamental principles, techniques, and concepts can feel daunting. To help beginners out, …

Photography

Why Your Possessions Are Preveinting You From Forming Good Habits | Inc.com

I’ve long been fascinated by the relationships between people and possessions. It’s a complicated, rich, emotionally-fraught bond. In the chapter on the Strategy of Distinctions in my book <i>Better Than Before</i>, for instance, I discuss the difference between over-buyers and under-buyers, and …

Self-improvement

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

Parenting

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Jessica Rimondi, Mixed Media Paintings. I love how these paintings by Jessica Rimondi seem to perfectly capture aspects of confusion and depression and the disconnect those things cause from the world...

I love how these paintings by Jessica Rimondi seem to perfectly capture aspects of confusion and depression and the disconnect those things cause …

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …

Self-improvement

7 Things I Learned From Shooting One Portrait a Day for a Whole Year

Essentially conceived as a New Year’s resolution, I gave myself the challenge of producing one portrait every single day during 2013. I’ve had a …

Under My Umbrella – Photography by Marius Vieth

Images from the series “Under My Umbrella” by Photographer Marius Vieth.<p>Here comes something for the rainy days or maybe I should say “from the rainy …

Street Photography

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for

Smart homes provide convenience and sustainable living | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

From rainwater harvesting to hydroponic gardens, remotely controllable home appliances to alterable furniture and storage, homes today are certainly …

Smart Homes

Aerial photographs capture the stunning beauty of Los Angeles at 10,000 feet

In the City of Angels, one photographer received an heavenly view.<p>Vincent Laforet has flown all around the United States capturing stunning aerial …