Manuela Paparella

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To buy or to rent: The great homeownership debate

Should I buy a home? Curbed finds that it’s complicated<p>Have you heard? Owning a house is an investment, except that it’s really not. Home ownership is a vital wealth-building tool, aside from the fact that it’s financial suicide. Historically, the returns for owning a home outpace stocks, although …

Real Estate

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Landscape Photography

8 Diet Changes Women Must Make After 40

Diet tips to stay slim, strong, and sane before, during, and after menopause.

Menopause

Here’s How to Go from Auto to Manual Photography in Just 3 Minutes (VIDEO)

There’s an old saying that you’re not a “real photographer” until you switch the camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual. While we think that notion …

Photography

Can you trust your financial adviser? The 3 best questions to ask before hiring a professional

If there’s anything more annoying than false advertising, it’s sneaky advertising. Maybe the salesman didn’t lie, but they withheld key information, …

Ounce of Prevention | Eat less – live longer, live better

A major function of food is to provide us with energy. The energy we get from the food we eat is expressed in units called calories, and different …

Six Habits of The World’s Richest People.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

Warren Buffett's 3 Most Profitable Pieces Of Advice

Warren Buffett has once again spoken with more sage advice for the masses. His annual letter to shareholders, which is as unadorned as a Nebraska cornfield, as usual, is a bounty for all investors.<p>In this year’s Berkshire Hathaway letter, you don’t have to dig very deep to find the best nuggets. …

Investing

Putin: The New Tsar review – a portrait of a lonely, lying narcissist

Stuffed with insight and bizarre anecdotes, this documentary about the Russian president could almost be funny if it weren’t so scary<p>It was 2006, not long since Vladimir Putin had passed a new law allowing the KGB to kill traitors outside Russia, and soon after Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned …

Russia

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

Software

Photo Basics: Understanding ISO and How to Use It for Shooting Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The camera primer below is the final episode in a series we’ve been featuring, designed to help photographers fully understand exposure settings and …

21 Squat Variations So You Never Get Bored

[caption id="attachment_65468" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photos: Daily Burn[/caption]You can tell a lot about someone from how they perform a …

Workouts

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

Noon Home makes smart light switches rather than bulbs, now compatible w/ Google Assistant

Typically, a smart home is filled with internet-connect lightbulbs. Noon, on the other hand, believes that all you need to do is replace your light switches with ones that can control any type of bulb. If that proposition sounds intriguing, it might be even sweeter now that the company has …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

7 Surprising Foods That May Cause Cancer

When you think about what you're going to make for dinner, you're probably mostly concerned with how long your meal will take to prepare and the …

Kodak CEO Plans to Seize Blockchain Moment and Win Over Skeptics

It was perhaps the weirdest of Kodak moments.<p>After attaching itself to the new blockchain fad, Eastman Kodak Co. saw its shares jump 200 percent, …

Kodak

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance

Cardio Workout: 5 Moves to Build Endurance

You've probably noticed that each of these workouts offers several modifications so you can adjust the level of difficulty to suit your needs. You …

Workouts

20+ Photographers Capture Letters In Superb Ways

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing letters in any type of setting in the Letters And Words Photo contest with …

Extreme Sports

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

<i>Why did it take us so long to realise sugar, not fat, was the enemy? In a move that would make most big pharma companies proud, new research</i> …

A day in the life of 26-year-old Kayla Itsines — the most influential fitness star on earth — who has a 7-million strong Instagram following

Kayla Itsines is the most influential fitness star in the world.<p>Her "Bikini Body Guides" (BBG) and BBG Stronger programs -- made even more popular …

Fitness

The Key to Color Confidence: The 60-30-10 Rule

If you are nervous or unsure about adding color into your home, consider using 60-30-10 color rule when planning your next room makeover. The …

Home Decorating

The Dynamic Warm-Up You Aren’t Doing (But Should!)

With these seven key moves, you’ll warm and prep your muscles, tendons, joints and fascia for your upcoming workout.<p><i>The following moves come to you</i> …

Yoga

Too much exercise can lead to cardiac problems, especially for those over 40, heart specialist says

The sudden death of Australian Ironman Dean Mercer has left many people asking how does a healthy athlete suffer a sudden cardiac arrest?<p>Aged 47, …

Biomedicine

How I Plan My Landscape Photos for the Highest Chances of Success

My name is Albert Dros, and I am a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. People often tell me that I am “in the right place at …

14 Things Heart Doctors Tell Their Friends

Don't have a cardiologist pal on speed dial? No worries, €”we've got plenty, and they shared their bottom-line insider advice.

Muscle

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Wellness