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A Top Portrait Pro Demonstrates How to Pose Models for Better Boudoir Photos at Home (VIDEO)

Anita Sadowska is a professional fashion photographer based in Dublin, and in this quick tutorial she teams up with an experienced model to …

Photography

America Just Got a Lot Closer to Seeing a Speaker Nancy Pelosi

The redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map is a Democrat's dream come true.<p>Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court released a new congressional map for …

Nancy Pelosi

ARK in Port Aransas continues recovery from Hurricane Harvey

PORT ARANSAS (KIII NEWS) - It's been six months since Hurricane Harvey struck the Coastal Bend, and volunteers at the Amos Rehabilitation Keep in …

Extreme Weather

Here’s How to Capture Sharp Long-Exposure Photos with Tips from a Pro Travel Shooter (VIDEO)

Long-exposure photography at night can be very challenging, especially if you want to capture sharp images. And while we all know that using a tripod …

Landscape Photography

This single cartoon about school shootings is breaking people’s hearts

As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself to go to sleep, so she began to draw.<p>About 6 a.m., she came up with an idea. One of the …

Nikolas Cruz

How much more humiliation can Melania Trump take?

America asks a lot of its first couples. Fairly or not, they become national marital role models. We don't really care if they have separate bedrooms, but we do expect them to demonstrate a certain amount of mutual respect and fondness for each other.<p>We like it when they seem to be in love, like …

Donald Trump

38 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Don't Want To Miss

The best wedding photography draws you in, and these images are no exception.<p>Every two months, Fearless Photographers ― a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography ― unveils a new collection of award-winning images. Over 9,300 images were submitted for their latest …

Weddings

8 Elements That Make Great Photography

Have you ever wondered why taking a transcendental photograph is so difficult?<p>Have you ever analyzed the elements that iconic photographs share in …

Street Photography

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

Watch John Oliver Mercilessly Weaponize Trump’s Own Tactics Against Him in First Show of 2018

Last Week Tonight shakes up its familiar formula.<p>Mid-way through the first episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> since November, host <b>John Oliver</b> made a statement that served as something of a wake-up call to the cottage comedy industry that has sprung up around the Trump administration. While everyone from …

Donald Trump

Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

Donald Trump

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.<p>In Florida, that wasn't …

Guns

How to cook roast beef

When it comes to roast beef, the received wisdom is that it should always be cooked on the bone – whether it's a sirloin joint or rib roast – as the …

BBQ

Mattel's 'Jurassic World' dino-bots are surprisingly realistic

Mattel's last Kamigami STEM robot was an adorable DIY lady bug. Now, the toy company is aiming for something bigger with its new <i>Jurassic World</i> bots. You'll still have to put them together first, but what you end up with is a complex robo-dino with realistic movement. And, just like before, they'll …

Lego

It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.<p>A few weeks ago, the contours of an immigration compromise looked clear: Republicans would let the “dreamers” stay. Democrats would let Trump build his wall. Both …

Immigration

Trump slams FBI's handling of tip on Florida school shooter

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as "very sad."<p>The FBI has said it failed to act on information about Cruz, who massacred 17 people Wednesday at his former high school in …

Donald Trump

There's a striking difference between Obama and Trump's responses to school shootings

On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead. But Trump has …

Donald Trump

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

How I Turned 6 Items Of Clothing Into 7 Very Different Outfits

According to the woman who coined the term, a capsule wardrobe is a "collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, …

Clothing

'Huge,' 40-ton mass of fishing nets washes ashore on Hawaii beach

Kamilo Point on the Big Island is considered by researchers to be the dirtiest beach in the state. That's because tons of plastic and other marine …

Weather

15+ Enchanting Products for People Who Love the Ocean

Mesmerizing, mysterious, and teeming with wildlife, many creatives look to the ocean as a source of inspiration. While this enduring trend has resulted in a sea of similarly-themed products, we've waded through them to bring you a selection of our favorite gifts for ocean lovers.<p>In this collection, …

Crafting

The 3 Best Lenses for Landscape Photography: This Award-Winning Pro Reveals His Top Picks (VIDEO)

Serious nature photographers typically carry a bag full of premium glass on their excursions into the great outdoors, and in the video below you'll …

Landscape Photography

Tiger snake's high-wire act at Tasmanian farm a social media sensation

A tiger snake's turn as a tightrope walker on a wire fence at a Tasmanian vineyard has caused a stir on Facebook, with a reptile expert confirming …

Zoology

Shaun White wins men's halfpipe for third career Olympic gold medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The pressure was real. So were the tears -- of joy, relief, redemption.<p>This is why Shaun White keeps going. This is why …

Shaun White

Michael D. Cohen, Trump’s Longtime Lawyer, Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he had paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump.<p>In the most detailed explanation of the 2016 payment made to the actress, Stephanie …

Donald Trump

Artist Celebrates ‘Year of the Dog’ With Expressive Pencil and Ink Drawings

Serbian artist Endre Penovác masterfully captures the charm of animals with expressive brush strokes and gestural marks. Perhaps best known for his fluffy black cats rendered in watercolor and ink, his latest work takes the form of another four-legged species. To celebrate the Chinese <i>Year of the …

Cute

This Is the Most Popular Instant Pot Recipe on Pinterest

The trendiest cooking gadget of the last three years is undoubtedly the Instant Pot. It's easy to see why. This inexpensive appliance can slow-cook, …

Cooking

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Income Inequality

Presidential portraits: from Washington to Obama – in pictures

Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington on Monday. Painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively, they are the first official presidential portraits by African American artists<p>Barack and Michelle Obama’s official …

Meghan McCain sees 'a lot of gray' with Trump voters and their views

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meghan McCain told CNN's Van Jones that she's no fan of President Donald Trump but she sees "a lot of gray zone" when it comes to his supporters and argues their views should not be dismissed.<p>"It's easy to get very cynical right now. And it's easy to get very jaded. I've certainly found …

Meghan McCain