Michael Straley

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How to Actually Improve Your Photography

In this article I'll share five tips on how I actually improved my photography. Here I'm not talking technicalities such as sharper images, shallow …

Street Photography

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes

<i>1. “Desert Window,” Arches National Park, Utah. The contrast of textures and colors and the sense of motion over time create a dynamic</i> …

Landscape Photography

Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you

If you want to be more likable then you must remember one thing … You cannot be liked by everyone.<p>You cannot make everyone like you!<p>Any time you …

Test your music system with these great rock tracks

Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people. And in 2017, US …

Privacy

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Protect your online privacy with the highly-rated NordVPN for $69

If you want to protect your data and stop digital thieves, NordVPN is a good bet. This top-rated service offers double-data encryption, unlimited traffic and a huge network of servers around the world. NordVPN’s credibility is reflected in both the App Store’s 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1.8K ratings …

Tesla's Powerwall faces stiff competition from other energy storage products

While Tesla‘s Powerwall may be the most well-known residential solar energy storage system, it’s not the only one – and it’s facing increased …

Clean Energy

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Finance

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is a mite magnet. Here's how to get it clean.<p>Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to …

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The real reason DREAMers are at risk

Spoiler: It’s not Chuck Schumer.<p>The blame game has begun.Left-wing anger is growing at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats for backing down on their threat to keep the government closed unless Congress agreed to some legislative protections for recipients of the Deferred …

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Photographer Sean Tucker made this 36-minute video that walks through editing dramatic portraits in Photoshop. Watch Tucker’s entire process from …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Can't-Miss Tips for Better Maternity Photos

<i>Abba Color Photography</i>I think maternity photography gets a bad reputation sometimes...It seems to me that some photographers are scared to death to …

7 Ways To GROW ORGANICALLY On INSTAGRAM And Gain Real Followers

Want to know how to get more Instagram followers without following other people? Here's 7 tips to gain followers organically on Instagram!<p><i>With the</i> …

Fashion trends of 2017 all about female empowerment

The year 2017 will go down in the fashion books as the moment women reclaimed their power. From the Women's March in January to the swell of the …

Core Navigation Is Back: Bottom Tab Bar, Three-Story Layouts and Redesigned Explore

It’s been quite a ride since we released Flipboard 4.0 earlier this year. That bold version’s goal was to engage new readers—and it did, quickly delivering high-quality feeds of stories to readers around every possible passion. Engagement metrics for new users saw more than a 30% uptick.<p>But readers …

Model Posing Cliches: Stale or Useful? Improve Your Model Photography With Tried and True Poses

Some model poses seem to pop up everywhere repeating across different mediums and across decades. Many photographers deride these posing cliches, but …

In Defense of Glamour Models or Why I'm Mad as Hell About Many Model Photographers

The fact of the matter is, my vlog installment today is discussing absolutely nothing new. It's the same stuff everyone in glamour photography knows …