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A Top Portrait Pro Demonstrates How to Pose Models for Better Boudoir Photos at Home (VIDEO)

Anita Sadowska is a professional fashion photographer based in Dublin, and in this quick tutorial she teams up with an experienced model to …

Photography

Photographer Celebrates The Unique Beauty Of Freckles In Intimate Portraits

Brock Elbank is a London-based photographer who is best known for his ability to emphasize so-called human "imperfections" and turn them into …

Photography

Interview With Romanian Portrait Photographer Monica Lazăr

Monica Lazăr is a a self-taught portrait photographer and retoucher from Bucharest, Romania. Monica loves to make nature a part of her images. She …

Street Photography

Photographer Shoots Exquisite Portraits to Look Exactly Like Old Masters’ Oil Paintings

Photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk infuses the luscious beauty of Old Masters paintings into her fine art photography. Their timeless works go beyond passing inspiration, however, and lovers of art history will find direct influences in her work. In one photo a young girl, her head covering, …

Art

The Most Valued Piece of Modern Nigerian Art Was Just Discovered In a London Apartment

It's not everyday that a rare treasure is unearthed in a place as ordinary as an apartment, but that's precisely what happened on Tuesday when a …

Art

Michelle Obama Wears Milly in Her Official Portrait—Here’s the Story Behind the Dress

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were immortalized today. Their official portraits, his painted by Kehinde Wylie and hers by Amy Sherald, were revealed inside the Smithsonian Museum this morning, and both were far from traditional. Mr. Obama is pictured seated in a chair …

Barack Obama

Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

How to get a Strictly body: Karen Clifton's easy home workouts

Karen Clifton is known for her focus and precision on the dance floor, as one of Strictly Come Dancing's most glamorous pro dancers.<p>This year, she's hoping to cha cha cha to success with her dance partner Simon Rimmer, the co-host of Sunday Brunch. Meanwhile, her husband Kevin Clifton, a fellow pro …

Dancing

These 6 Yoga Poses Will Seriously Help Your Digestion

When it comes to scoring better digestion, everyone sings the praises of probiotics. And while those people definitely aren't wrong, yogurt and …

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Your Credit Card For

Credit cards offer more benefits and fraud protection, making them a better way to pay than debit cards or cash for most purchases. That said, there …

Personal Finance

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

How 13 Instagram Icons Grew Their Followings to Massive Levels

Everybody starts with zero followers. Here's how these pros got thousands upon thousands of fans.<p><i>Instagram Icons</i> have unique ways to reach thousands of people each day. But every account starts at zero.<p>Whether the content is Hollywood memes or landscape photography, these 13 <i>Icon</i> accounts open up …

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

The 2 Weightlifting Mistakes This Trainer Doesn't Want You to Make

Weightlifting used to be thought of as a physical activity that would "bulk" women up, but we've since learned that strength training does the exact opposite. It builds lean muscle mass, helps us shed fat faster, and, even more importantly, makes us stronger than ever before.<p>Just because we know …

Woman who survived cancer as a kid becomes a nurse where she was treated

The patient has become the caregiver.<p>In a true role reversal, a 24-year-old Georgia woman has started a job as a pediatric oncology nurse — at the same hospital where she was treated twice for cancer as a child.<p>It’s only been two weeks since Montana Brown began working at the Aflac Cancer and Blood …

All You Need Is 1 Dumbbell For These 20 Intense, Muscle-Building Moves

Get in an amazing workout by incorporating these unique strength-training moves — they only use one dumbbell. Some of these exercises work both sides of the body at once, while others target one side at a time, which may reveal to you which parts of your body are weakest. This will help to …

30 New Toys of 2017 That Will Teach Your Kids Valuable STEAM Skills

Play is important for kids of all ages, and learning through play has become increasingly easy, thanks to toys that encourage STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts. From learning how to code to building their own droid or robot, there are so many STEM toys and kits that …

Kids

Why you should go commando, according to a gynecologist

Have you ever skipped underwear to avoid unflattering panty lines? Turns out going commando is not only great for your personal style — it’s a …

13 Things Girls Should Never Do

These days, we're so busy telling our daughters all the things they can do that we don't stop to think about the things they shouldn't. Toni Hammer, a mom of two, came up with a list of 13 "don'ts" in a profoundly touching letter she posted to Facebook. It's one that every parent of girls should …

Best Compact Camera 2018: 8 of the best go-anywhere cameras

<b>Looking for a small, practical camera that’s superior to a smartphone to take on your travels or pull from your pocket? Then look no further. Our</b> …

GET RIPPED AT HOME WITH THE MUSCLE SCULPTER WORKOUT

01<p>Rocket jump<p><b>Sets:</b> 3 / <b>Reps:</b> 20 secs / <b>Rest:</b> 0<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms by your side. Squat down halfway and jump as …

Bodyweight Exercise

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to prop up newly-formed businesses in the hottest sectors, the …

5 Email Etiquette Rules Even Smart People Get Wrong

Every professional should know these essential email etiquette rules.<p>If you're brand spanking new to the professional world, there are hundreds of perfectly good lists of email etiquette tips out there, reminding you to do basic things like proofread, keep it brief, and use a short, sensible …

Body Language

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

Self-improvement

1 Girl Made a Short Film About a World Where Gender Roles Are Reversed – Can We Give It an Oscar Now?

Ella Fields, a 14-year-old from California, went above and beyond when she was assigned a video project last year while attending Cinematic Arts Academy at Millikan Middle School in Los Angeles. The high school freshman tackled a topic that's been controversial lately: gender norms.<p>Fields's short …

Gender

The Real Story Behind This Viral Photo Of A Cheerleader Taking A Knee

The pic was taken in October 2016, but it started getting tons of attention last weekend.<p>Almost one year ago, Georgia Tech dancer Raianna Brown chose to kneel while the national anthem was played before a game at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Raianna tweeted a photograph of her peaceful protest …

Recipe: The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup

The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup<p>Serves 4; makes about 2 quarts<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total) <br>2 cloves garlic, smashed<br>1 bay …

Adam and Eve

The 20 photographs of the week

Protests in Nairobi, wildfires in Europe, the World Athletics Championships and airstrikes in Syria – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists