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2014年一定要身體力行的 100 種攝影生活 | DIGIPHOTO-用鏡頭享受生命

許多玩家對攝影的技術與理論,想必是瞭若指掌,而街頭攝影師 Eric Kim 就曾在網路上發表,有關攝影技術、理論的100個建議箴言,也許能給正在攝影之路迷惘的你/妳,一些嶄新思維方向,並轉化成自身能量,嘗試突破瓶頸,創作出比過去更優秀的攝影作品。<p>當我們的攝影之路遇到瓶頸與障礙,停滯不前時,該怎麼辦呢 …

Study Shows That Some Fungi Help Soils Keep More Carbon Out of the Air | Money

Fungi don't get the respect they deserve. Maybe that's because they do most of their work in the dark, beneath the ground or on dead matter, or because there's something essentially alien and bacterial about their appearance and the way they grow. But fungi are so plentiful and basic to life that …

Dollar Falls Most in Four Weeks on Global Recovery Signs

The dollar fell the most in four weeks amid signs that recoveries from Germany to the U.K. are strengthening, narrowing the gap between growth in the …

CHART: The 2 Factors Driving Stock Prices Since 1992

But what are driving stock prices to all-time highs today?<p>From Guggenheim Partners' Scott Minerd:<p><b>Multiple Expansion Driving the Rally in U.S. Equities</b><br>The P/E multiple, defined as the ratio of price to trailing 12-month earnings, has been the main driver of the rally in U.S. equities over the past …

Google Vs. Apple, From A Fund Manager Who Owns Both

As technology stocks that carry three-digit price tags, Google and Apple are part of a fairly exclusive fraternity. This summer, after the former missed quarterly earnings expectations and the latter beat the Street’s estimate, some wondered if Google’s run of outperforming Apple could finally …

Now They Tell Us: The Story Of Japan's 'Lost Decades' Was Just One Big Hoax

Few “facts” of modern history have become so firmly established as the idea that the Japanese economy flamed out in the early 1990s. This story has greatly discombobulated other nations’ policymaking, not least, as we will see in a moment, policymaking in the United States.<p>Yet the “lost decades” …

Apple, Watch Out: Xiaomi Has Overtaken You In China

At noon on August 12, Xiaomi Tech’s latest smartphone goes on sale in China. Priced at just 799 yuan ($130), the Android-powered Hongmi, or “Red Rice,” is expected to be this year’s smash.<p>Even without the Hongmi, Xiaomi sells more smartphones than Apple in China. The Canalys Q2 rankings put the …

Stock Investing At Lower Risk: A Guide For Beginners

Stock investing can be arcane. Like any specialized pursuit, there is jargon to master, gatekeepers to pass and multiple barriers designed to keep “ordinary people” from infiltrating the business.<p>Some of this is for good reason. Uninformed investors are a huge danger, mostly to themselves. There …

GOLDMAN: The 8 Extraordinary Technologies Forcing Businesses To Adapt Or Die

Perhaps the better idea is to think long-term.<p>In a new report titled, "The Search for Creative Destruction," the analysts at Goldman Sachs do just that.<p>"We showcase eight secular disruptive themes that we believe possess the potential to command greater attention in the coming years," wrote lead …

Making millions on nothing but a handshake

From the medieval days when it originated as a way to show both parties came in peace and were weapon-free, the handshake has been tied to a person's word—no more so than when used in business to make a deal.<p>While certainly not as concrete as a legal document, a handshake can be a legitimate way to …

A Sweet Solution to the Sticky Wage Disparity Problem

Thirty-five years ago, a couple of counterculture confectioners in Burlington, Vt., developed a recipe that combined funky, chunky deliciousness, …

How To Be Successful And Happy

Maximizers, people who always search for the best in whatever they pursue in life, usually achieve superior outcomes to satisficers — people who are content with moderate achievements. But they aren’t happy people.<p>“Nice as this sounds, in social psychology parlance, maximizers often wind up being …

10 Things That Could Go Horribly Wrong In China

However, an economy that is so large and growing so quickly is inherently fragile.<p>The tiniest catalyst could trigger wars, bring down the government, or launch protectionist policies that could send shock waves through the global economy.<p>We can think of at least 10 very realistic, destabilizing …

'Sand state' foreclosures are receding fast

Fannie Mae says its losses on mortgage loans are getting much smaller in most states hit hardest by the housing bust.<p>After years of being the USA's foreclosure laughingstocks, Arizona and California now have better credit than the rest of us.<p>That's from an analysis released last week by Fannie Mae, …

From The Deal: For Yahoo!, Is Alibaba IPO a Blessing or Curse? http://ow.ly/nNIZV

GOLDMAN: 'Payrolls, Shmayrolls' — Investors Are Being Fooled By The Jobs Report

Less widely-followed releases, like the monthly reports on regional manufacturing activity put out by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Chicago, have less of an impact on the market.<p>Ironically, the jobs and GDP releases contain the least amount of information about the course of future …

A Japanese Crisis Nears

Japan has receded from the headlines of late but that’s about to change. In the next two months, it’s expected the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a decision on whether to increase Japan’s consumption tax from 5% to 8% in April next year. If approved, consumer spending will take significant hit …

Ask Matt: Should investors be worried about China?

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com.</i><p><b>Q: Should investors be worried about China?</b><p><b>A:</b> Some U.S investors might be looking cautiously at China's precarious economy and wondering: Could the …

Want to get rich? How one entrepreneur did it

Ah, the dream to be rich. It's a simple albeit complicated desire for which many wish, yet few achieve.<p>The definition varies, monetarily one person's million could be another's $100,000, but are the odds of becoming rich better if one works at a large firm or corporation—or works for oneself?<p>More …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Investors Turn Hong Kong’s Red Taxis Into New Bubble Market

Allan Shek, the owner of a Hong Kong shop selling gold and jade jewelry, says he’s made millions on the side by riding wild swings in the stock …

Jeff Bezos Bets $250 Million on Reviving Washington Post

The Washington Post will be sold for $250 million to Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, who is betting he can apply his success in …

China’s Debt Surge Pressures Xi-Li to Avert Lost Decade

A Chinese lending spree of the magnitude that tipped Asian nations into crisis in the late 1990s and preceded Japan’s lost decades is putting …

Zimbabwe Plans to Seize Mines While Compensating Banks

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

What Do Chinese Women Want?

As “6” and “8” are auspicious numbers in Chinese culture, June and August are considered lucky months to get married. In the summertime, couples in …

Who Does America’s Banker Want as Fed Chairman?

That 1999 Time magazine cover is finally catching up with Lawrence Summers.<p>That was the year Summers was celebrated along with Alan Greenspan and …

Americans With Best Credit in Decades Drive U.S. Economy

Americans have made progress putting their finances in order and are ready to borrow again -- giving the world’s largest economy another driver of …

China Housing Bubble Cools, But Prices Still Higher

China’s property market cooled a bit in April, but home prices are still on the rise, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday.<p>Of the 70 major Chinese cities tracked by NBS, 67 saw home prices increase in April compared to March, with the highest growth rate at 2.1%, down from the 3.2% in …

Yahoo to Unveil Flickr Updates Amid Tumblr Purchase Talk

Yahoo! Inc. is preparing to unveil updates to the company’s Flickr photo-sharing site today, amid reports that the board has approved a $1.1 billion …

Gold Heads for Longest Slump in Four Years on Fed, Dollar

Gold fell, capping the longest slump in four years, as the dollar jumped to a 34-month high and a Federal Reserve policy maker said that U.S. …