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The 10 Best Men's Colognes for Under $50

You don't have to spend a lot to smell great.<p>Cologne is a great thing to have in your grooming arsenal. For one thing, your fragrance does wonders for both your own self-confidence. For another? It can go a long way in keeping things friendly with any interactions in which someone is close enough …

Beauty

Why New Balance Fought So Hard to Get a Sneaker Deal With the U.S. Military

The Boston-based brand just signed a $17.3 million contract to make the new 950v2 for the military.<p>In November 2016, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, New Balance found itself in hot water. The brand's vice president of public affairs, Matt LeBretton, said in an interview that the …

Shoes

Five composition tips to boost your wide-angle landscape photos

Many landscape photographers prefer using wide angle lenses. However, it’s sometimes tricky to get a captivating photo when shooting wide. …

Make the Most of Your Nikon DSLR Camera with These 7 Tips and Tricks (VIDEO)

Anyone can go out and buy a sophisticated DSLR, as long as they have the cash. But knowing how to take advantage of the capabilities a camera …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

Flash: High-Speed Sync

High-speed sync allows the photographer to use flash at shutter speeds faster than the native sync speed of the camera. For example, if the normal …

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

If You're Only Going to Own One Tie, Make It This One

English brand Drake's has perfected the wear-everywhere necktie.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>For most guys, neckties aren't the daily essential they once were. Even bastions of suit-and-tie …

Men's Fashion

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Here’s why you should avoid porn on Android phones

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab find that a quarter of Android malware used porn as the bait.<p>If you own an Android device, think twice before you look at porn.<p>Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company, found that at least 1.2 million people came across porn-disguised malware on Google's Android …

Apps

The Air Max 98 "Gundam" Look Better Today than They Did 20 Years Ago

These oft-forgotten sneakers are back, and look cooler than ever.<p>In 1998, Nike was riding high off the massive success of its Air Max 97 and Air Jordan 12 sneakers. The former became an overnight favorite amongst 1.0 sneakerheads; the latter MJ wore in 1997 while winning his fifth NBA title …

Landscape Photography
Landscape Photography

100 Lessons From the Masters of Street Photography

Dear streettogs, in order to make access to information about street photography more open and easily accessible, I put together my book “100 Lessons …

INFOGRAPHIC: All of the solar eclipses until 2075 in one handy graphic

Couldn’t get enough of last year’s incredible solar eclipse? The following infographic by RS Components will show you all you need to know to find …

Handy

The World’s Tiniest Multitool Packs a Punch!

Let not its adorable size fool you. These folding knives and multi-tools are powerful and proficient and are sure to get you out of random daily …

Multi-tools

5 Ways to Invest in Your Photography Over the Next 365 Days

Happy 2018! Can you believe it is already 2018? Seems like just a little while ago we were all celebrating ushering in the Y2K era and now to think …

Street Photography

These Photography Links Will Make You Happy

As the holiday season winds it's way to an end we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding the best tutorials, special features …

Photography

How to Take Sharp Landscape Photos

It’s something we all care about, right? Sharpness. As a landscape photographer, with very few exceptions, taking sharp photos will be an important …

Landscape Photography

The Pros and Cons of Using LED Lights for Studio Portraits

LEDs aren’t the most perfect lighting tools for studio portraits. But they do offers some advantages when shooting portraits in a studio environment. …

Shutter Speed

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

New Study Says Obsession with Taking Selfies Is Now a Mental Disorder Called ‘Selfitis’

When the word ‘selfie' entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013, it was clear this photo trend was here to stay. Of course, people have been painting—and photographing—self-portraits for centuries, but the quick immediacy of a selfie has become ubiquitous with contemporary life. But when does …

Social Media

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

Best Mac apps of 2017

As the year nears its end, it’s time to take a look back at everything that was awesome in 2017. As usual, Mac developers rolled out some stellar software, which means macOS remains the best platform for the greatest apps.<p>Here’s our roundup of the best macOS apps of 2017.<p>The best Mac apps of 2017<p>No …

33 Inspirational Photography New Year’s Resolutions and Assignment Ideas

Dear friend,As the new year is coming up, here are some new years resolutions we can apply to our photography:London, NYC, Kyoto, Tokyo:See upcoming …

Street Photography

15 Tips to Make 2018 Your Best Year of Photography Ever

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Merry Christmas to those who …

Landscape Photography

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

5 Surprising Facts You Need to Know if You Want to Improve Your Fitness

You'll gain weight before you lose it.<p>It's never a bad time to start getting into shape. Whether you want to work off some extra holiday calories, …

How to Customize Your Android Phone Exactly How You Like It

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? …

Apps

Getting It Right In Camera

When I first started out in photography, I would look at stunning, sharp photos with vibrant colors and perfect composition and wonder what it would …

Landscape Photography