Lee Mcdonald

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15 Memoirs About Writing That Every Young Writer Needs To Read

If there's anything that writers like more than writing, it's writing <i>about writing</i> (that, and talking about writing about writing). And it makes …

The Path to Unconditional Self-Acceptance

<b>Self-Esteem vs. Self-Acceptance</b><p>Though related, self-acceptance is not the same as self-esteem. Whereas self-esteem refers specifically to how …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Just 1/4 Teaspoon of This Spice Will Help You Beat Insomnia and Sleep All Night Long!

Today, many people have difficulties to fall asleep or stay asleep. People suffering from insomnia have severe problems with sleeping. This can …

NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig

A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play <i>The Witcher 3</i>, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version of the service, and it was even more impressive. I was able to play <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown's</i> …

Computer Hardware

How to get the best photos of tonight's super blue blood moon lunar eclipse

If you don't get a photo of tonight's super blue blood moon lunar eclipse, did it even happen?<p>The celestial event last took place more than 35 years …

Landscape photography tips: Sharp focusing technique and utilizing hyperfocal distance

In the latest video of his "Landscape Photography Journals" video series, photographer Dave Morrow extensively covers how he captures sharp images …

Watch: How To Convert Low-Res Graphics Into High-Res Using Photoshop

<b>Before you toss</b> that low-resolution graphic into the trash, YouTube channel PiXimperfect shows you how to salvage and convert the visual into a …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Special Forces

How Forest Bathing Gave Me A Whole New Perspective On the Idea of "Natural Healing"

“Think of a question you have about your life. Now find a tree and place your hands on the bark. Feel the tree. Listen to the tree. Don’t leave until …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Don't Worry About Tomorrow

Tomorrow is scary, right? It’s so… unknown!<p>And even though we can’t <i>possibly</i> know what will actually happen tomorrow, we have our ideas. And some of …

How to Use HSL for Beautiful Sunsets without Color Banding

The HSL tool in Photoshop and Lightroom/ACR is great for punching up the saturation of colors in a sunset. But it can also create color banding in …

How To Quickly Make a Time-Lapse Using Photoshop

If you’re like me, you have little to no experience with time-lapses. It’s just something I haven't done much of. I’ve never had a client request it, …

Epic Tim Ferriss Interview: Overcoming Fear, Battling Depression and Finding Self Love

Ever wonder what extraordinarily successful people are really like? Who is the real person behind the magazine covers and legendary stats? You …

Self-improvement

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

With another week winding its way down we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet for links to share here …

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.<p>– The Dalai Lama<p>You’ve probably seen or read something like it …

How to Convincingly Lighten Shadows in Portraits Using Photoshop

Unless you're specifically going for the hard light look, shadows can sometimes be a distraction in portraiture work whose impact you might want to …

A Stunning Blue Tarantula And Its Friends Were Just Discovered in South America

"Something made me go back."<p>A previously unknown tarantula discovered in the forests of Guyana in South America is absolutely stunning - its legs and …

This Secret to Personal Growth Will Open the Door to Success in Life

The more you concentrate on your strengths, the faster you'll grow<p><i>Is it better to know a lot about a little or to know a little about a lot? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren</b> …

Man Forgets Where He Parked, Finds Car 20 Years Later

Misplacing your stuff is the worst.<p>Not being able to find something important and not being able to retrace your steps is one of the most frustrating …

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

Depth Of Field

Watch Vicky Cornell, Serj Tankian Honor Chris Cornell at Human Rights Watch Gala

Chris Cornell was posthumously awarded Human Rights Watch’s inaugural Promise Award at a Los Angeles gala Tuesday, with System of a Down’s Serj …

7 Powerful Free Photo Editors For Making Professional Looking Images

We all want to use and share great-looking images, whether it’s for professional or personal use. And when it comes to creating content for an …

Tutorials

Here's Some Proof That Keanu Reeves Is Basically The Nicest Human Being Ever

• Grazia<br>• Celebrity<br>• News<p>by Stevie Martin | 11 12 2014<p>Keanu Reeves waited 20 minutes in the rain to get into his own wrap party - then returned someone's …