Melissa Zettel

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5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

Street Photography

How to Quickly and Easily Remove Harsh Highlights in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can remove harsh highlights in portraits without affecting the shadow detail in minutes.<p>There are some …

Tutorials

Bernie Sanders is a socialist? Some on the far left say sellout is more like it

As Los Angeles activist and aspiring officeholder Mimi Soltysik ponders the Democratic ballot in the race for the White House, the words he blurts out include "warmonger," "imperialist" and "status quo."<p>And that's before he even turns his attention to Hillary Clinton.<p>Not every leftist is enamored …

8 Essential Apps for the Hiker

Going off the grid can always be a liberating experience. Hiking, trail running or camping, living at the pace of nature — these are downright …

Profile of Danish researcher tackles the ethics of studying ancient DNA - Scope

I read with interest today this fantastic profile of Danish researcher Eske Willerslev, PhD, by the always-awesome Carl Zimmer in today's <i>New York</i> …

How You Can Raise a Narcissist (and How Not To)

Since the 1970s, “self-esteem” has been a buzzword among parents, teachers, and psychologists. Parents hear that they need to instill self-esteem in …

Renaming Photos in Lightroom

While teaching a Lightroom Essentials class at the Tampa Bay Shootout in Florida, I embarrassingly forgot to name my photos when I imported the …

I'm white in Barcelona but in Los Angeles I'm Hispanic?

"You're not white, where are you from?"<p>This is how I was greeted a few months ago by a young Black man I interviewed in Los Angeles for a story I was working on.<p>Having lived in the United States for more than six years, the question did not surprise me, as it was not the first time I had to answer …

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps

When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From …

11 Tricks Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Other Famous Execs Use to Run Meetings

Advertisement<p>Musk has incredibly high standards. He has a reputation for firing people if they miss a deadline. So if you’re meeting with him at …

Inspirational Quotes From Bhagavad Gita That Will Completely Change The Way You Look At Everything!

50 Most Inspiring Quotes From The Bhagavad Gita<p>on October 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm<p>Credit: graphicstock.com<p>When Arjuna was faced with the dilemma of going …

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

Natural Gas

Hiking The North Country Trail - Copper Falls

Brownstone Falls at Copper Falls State Park<b><br>The North Country National Scenic Trail crosses Wisconsin between Upper Michigan and Minnesota. Most of</b> …

We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

This month, many modern Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Samhain (pron. sah-win) on October 31st, the same day that many of their neighbors are celebrating Halloween. Due to the coincidence of these two holidays, as well as contemporary Paganism's association with Witchcraft, …

Why we’re better off with fewer friends

Something remarkable has happened over the last decade. For the first time in history we have gained the powers to build relationships with people all over the world, and to maintain those relationships with hardly any contact. We never need to lose touch with anyone, ever again, as our Facebook …

Native American Youth Suicide Rates Are At Crisis Levels

The numbers are staggering.<p>Five years ago, psychiatrist R. Dale Walker was invited to a small Northern Plains reservation that had suffered 17 suicides in eight months. It was there, listening in a group therapy meeting, that he first heard the phrase "grieved out."<p>Walker, who specializes in …

Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

Robert Reich: There’s no such thing as a “free market”

“Few ideas have more profoundly poisoned the minds of more people,” argues the former secretary of labor<p>Can American capitalism be saved from its most predatory, selfish instincts?<p>Could the U.S. economy spread its wealth—if the public and political class understood how today’s unprecedented …

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: 5 Tips from a Master Painter

Lately we’ve been admiring DIY kitchen makeovers involving little more than paint applied to dreary wooden cabinets. How to best tackle such a …

Home Improvement

Why Being a Poor Kid in America Is Particularly Awful

For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.<p>One measure of how much governments prioritize children and families is how much they spend on things like child allowances, daycare, and child-tax credits. Inside a longer …

Economics

How to Remove Lens Distortion in Your Photographs With Lightroom

No camera or lens is perfect and quite often you will get a different result in your images to what you remember seeing. Quite often, this is just a …

Each Week 2 Students Sneak Into A Classroom - What They Leave Behind Leaves Everyone In Awe

by FaithTap Staff 9/11/2015<p>Anniversaries, birthdays, or just because; pretty much everyone loves a good surprise. A reoccurring and very memorable …

Freelancing

Regina and I Take It On, Part 1: Two Women -- One Black, One White -- Discuss Racial Politics, 'Good White People,' and #BlackLivesMatter

I've never met Regina McRae. We've spoken on the phone, exchanged emails, connected on social media, but we've never actually met... which means we have a typical friendship in this 2.0 world! We originally crossed paths when she came upon a piece of mine, No, White People Will Never Understand the …

Police Violated Ahmed Mohamed’s Civil Rights by Keeping Away His Parents

The law is clear: Juveniles in Texas may have a parent, guardian, or attorney present during interrogation. Mohamed was repeatedly denied this …

Self Portraits by Anna di Prospero in Urban Environments

Photographic self portraits by Anna di Prospero in correspondence with urban architecture.<p>Anna Prospero was born in Rome in 1987. She studied …

Get the HDR Look on a Single Image in Camera Raw

<i>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers</i>If you didn’t take bracketed images in your camera, but you still want that HDR …

Do You Know the Reciprocal Rule of Shutter Speeds?

There is a great way to get more stable images without worrying about image stabilization from your lens or camera: it’s called the reciprocal rule …

Cameras

The Life Of Yogananda: Guru, Author Of 'Autobiography Of A Yogi'

The spiritual teacher is credited for introducing millions to the practices of yoga and meditation.<p>Paramahansa Yogananda was a renowned yoga teacher, guru and author of the beloved spiritual text, <i>Autobiography of a Yogi.</i> He founded the Self-Realization Fellowship, a spiritual center in Los …

10 Urban Photographers Unveil the Secrets to Their Craft: Technique

Part 2 of the series.<p>As in other realms of art, it could be argued that there is no rightful technique to photography, as the creative approach to the medium may vary from one person to another. While a good camera can aid the process in delivering good work, those who are well versed in creating a …

Robot with Artificial Intelligence Tells Creators it will Keep Them in a "People Zoo"

It’s all fun and games until the AI (artificial intelligence) you create tells you it’s going to put you in a “people zoo” so it can visit you for …