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Skype introduces a Share button for the Web

Soon you might start seeing a new ‘share’ button on websites to join common ones like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; Skype is announcing its own share button today.<p>Once you click on the button, a Window will pop up asking you to sign in to your Skype account, pick a friend or two to share with, …

The Health Benefits of Chocolate You Might Not Know About (Plus a Cupcake Recipe!)

Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. Dark chocolate has a long history of use as a healing plant, a mood enhancer, and even an aphrodisiac. So if you've got a thing for chocolate (and we don't mean the junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet …

Wellness

3 Reasons Every Photographer Should Take Self Portraits

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a syndicated blog post from creativeLive. It, and the images in this post are being used with permission.</i><p>Every time renowned …

Immersive Indoor "Rain Room" Where Visitors Don't Get Wet Arrives in Los Angeles

<i>Rain Room</i> is an initiative that explores the combination of art with technology by lending users the ability to control the weather. An immersive experience, people are invited into a “cacophonous interior downpour,” in which they are able to walk through a mystical rainstorm without getting wet. …

Art

Seahawks Win in a Miracle

Amazing Sculptures Made From Recycled Plactic by Aurora Robson - The Fox Is Black

New York-based Canadian artist Aurora Robson makes some amazing sculptures and installations. Described as a “subtle yet determined environmental …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Facebook Can Now Listen To Everything You Listen To

Facebook has unveiled a new feature that lets people share what they're watching or listening to without having to type or speak a single word.<p>On Wednesday, May 21, the site announced a new opt-in audio recognition system that will be incorporated into its mobile app in the coming weeks. The …

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.<p><b>Harbour Island, Bahamas</b><p>Interior design icon David Hicks' daughter—who is undeniably a tastemaker in her own right—India Hicks calls Harbour Island home. No wonder, the homes are as …

Dominican Republic

How to Throw a Chic Southern Soirée

An Atlanta-based hostess' rules for entertaining.<p>Atlanta-based hostess Danielle Rollins shares her rules for entertaining.

Adobe Announces Mobile/Tablet Support For Lightroom

In 2007, Adobe released Lightroom to the world and completely revolutionized the workflow for photographers everywhere. With each new release, Adobe …

How To Select A Cloth Background

In past articles, I have shown you what I love about wooden and stone food photography backgrounds. These backgrounds make great sturdy surfaces that …

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Add Sun Beams To Your Photo

Our friend Glyn Dewis has been sharing his straightforward and very helpful post-production tutorials with us for a long time. This time he shares …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

National Geographic Travel

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The Most Mystical Cave In The World Sits Pretty In Thailand

It might not be the world's largest, like nearby Son Doong Cave, but Phraya Nakhon cave is pretty darn awesome looking nonetheless.<p>Set inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the cave can be reached from the Hat Laem Sala beach, but you have to take a boat or a 20-minute hike there.<p>Oh, nbd, here's …

National Geographic Travel

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National Geographic Travel

Take Refuge from Tokyo’s Winter at These Hot Springs

The U.S. isn’t the only country battling a brutal winter this year. But Tokyo residents have one secret weapon: natural hot springs. Here are five …

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National Geographic Travel

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

5 Basics To Know Before You Snap Your Next Picture

Even though we're living in the iPhone age, if you own a digital camera you should know how to use it.<p>Limited edition Leica M9-P 'Edition Hermès<p><b>1.</b> To get great group shots, look for 'best face', which will merge a number of shots so you can pick the best version for each person; 'face detection', …

Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein | Colossal

<p>Using the flower petals of carnations, daisies, mums and other wildflowers Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein (previously) creates temporary mandalas …