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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

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 …


4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Public Speaking

What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?<p>The word "implicit bias" or some variation of it has been used by Starbuck's CEO, the city's police commissioner, its mayor, NAACP …


No, You Should Absolutely Not Stay Married "For Your Kids"

My parents stayed together "for the kids," and let me tell you: it was the worst decision they ever made. And no, I'm not being dramatic. After looking back on the last 27 years, they both agree that it wasn't the right choice. Although it's true that some marriages can be saved with couples' …


72 Clever Gifts On Amazon That Women Actually Want


Five Different Ways to Make Color Pop Using Photoshop

Controlling color is one of the primary skills that allows photographers to develop their own style. Learning to balance the different aspects of …


The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …


3 Google Drive Tools to Create Professionally Looking Diagrams and Flowcharts

Google Docs built-in features allow you to create a wide vareity of simple digrams to visually communicate your ideas. However, if you are looking to …

Education Technology

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

<i>Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13,</i> …


The compelling case for being an ‘intentionally lazy’ parent

Last year, I was working with Charlie, a typical kid. He was a bright student, taking a few honors classes and scoring around the 90th percentile on standardized tests. He ran cross-country in the fall and played lacrosse in the spring. He had a group of close buddies that he hung out with most …


17 Inspirational TED Talks on Motivation (Infographic)

Need a boost? These TED talks will get you excited and inspired.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that during your entrepreneurship journey your motivation will be put to the test. Whether it’s stress from family or finances, staying motivated can be …


Here Is Another Excellent Website to Help Students Learn Coding

Codesters is another excellent website we are adding to our collection of coding resources. Codesters provides students with an easy and simple …

Education Technology

Give Your Photos a Dramatic “Cinematic Effect” with This Simple Photoshop Technique (VIDEO)

The term “cinematic effect” refers to a popular method of editing photographs so they look like a frame grab from a movie. There’s no one “right way” …


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 …


12 Ideas That Explain What’s So Wrong With American Schooling Today

Click here for reuse options! Schools are failing to meet children's personal and societal needs.George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan was …


10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …


I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …


How to Play Consistent Golf

5<p>Video Lessons<p>Substantial, easy-to-use content on all the do's and don'ts and fixing common faults.<p>22<p>Swing Thoughts<p>Simple tips and strategies to bring with you on the course. Click to email them to yourself.<p>11<p>Drills<p>Practice techniques guaranteed to make your range time more efficient—and more fun.


Fed up with Facebook? Here's how to protect your data

Is it time to delete your Facebook account?<p>That's the question many of its users are asking in light of revelations that data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed and improperly stored information from millions of users.<p>The hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter in wake of the news. WhatsApp …

Social Media

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …


For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch. Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago, the biggest news still somehow finds a way to slip through.<p>But for much of the next 24 hours after that alert, I heard almost nothing about the …


How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …


I got my iPhone’s battery replaced, and I’m angry Apple didn’t tell me to sooner

Blame me for not asking, but Apple should be more upfront about how repairs can save old iPhones<p>Two weeks ago, I went to an Apple Store and had a new battery put in my iPhone 6S. The very next day, I realized how unusable my old battery had been making my phone.<p>The repair restored functionality …

Mobile Technology

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …


50 Must Read K-12 EdTech Blogs

For teachers, it may be hard to stay updated with changing technology in the classroom. At the same time, it’s also important to keep up with new …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …


A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …