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How to Remove Anything from Any Photo in Photoshop (Video Tutorial)

Here’s a typical photo scenario: someone you know has an otherwise attractive portrait which, unfortunately, also includes an ex-boyfriend or …

Tutorials

10 train routes in Europe that are faster than flying

While Europe doesn’t have the caliber of high-speed trains that Asia is known for, the continent certainly has better train travel than the U.S. Train routes in Europe are often affordable and easy, especially when traveling within the Schengen zone. Train travel has plenty of advantages over …

Media Management

Photographer Captures Delightfully Candid Photos of Wild Squirrels Being Very Curious

Photographer Geert Weggen has a gift for getting the most out of his portrait subjects. And he’s definitely got his work cut out for him, since his subjects of choise aren’t humans—they’re red squirrels. Animals always come with a unique set of photographic challenges, but Weggen makes it look easy …

Photography

Photographer captures Europe's most incredible mountains

European Travel

The Man Who Captures Criminals for the D.E.A. by Playing Them

Spyros Enotiades is an actor for hire who specializes in the role of cartel boss, middleman, or money manager in sting operations.<p>On the afternoon of February 9, 2011, in a suite at the City Hotel in Bucharest, two men, hoping to sell a stash of Russian military-grade weapons on the black market, …

Crime

15 Things You Might Not Have Known About Jackie Kennedy Onassis

To this day, Jackie Kennedy Onassis is still one of the most fascinating first ladies. While she is widely known for her romance with John F. Kennedy and her impeccable style, there is so much more to the former FLOTUS than meets the eye. Did you know that she was a successful reporter and …

The White House

This Temple Honors the Egyptian Queen Who Ruled as King

TravelWomen of Impact<p>Hatshepsut's temple is one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces, but perhaps even more noteworthy is the woman who commissioned it.<p>Beneath the sheer, stark cliffs of Deir el Bahri, the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut reveals one of the most extraordinary reigns …

10 Patriotic Movies to Watch on 4th of July

Not feeling the barbecues and fireworks this year? We have you covered.<p>If you're not feeling super celebratory this year—and who can blame you—maybe you'll want to skip the barbecues and the fireworks in favor for a quite 4th of July at home. I mean, Independence Day is on a Wednesday this year, so …

The best-named fireworks of 2018 and what the hell they do

The best parts of July 4 are, in order:<p><b>1.</b> Joey Chestnut’s stuffed, sweaty mug in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.<p><b>2.</b> The way we can all listen to “Born in the U.S.A.” all day long without once having to consider its true message.<p><b>3.</b> The magnificent names given annually to our nation’s valuable …

50 States, 50 Dishes: America’s Favorite Foods and Where to Get Them

Okay, technically there are 52—we see you, D.C. and Puerto Rico.<p>We love talking about where to eat around the world: the best breakfast spots in Sydney, cafés in Paris, street food stalls serving to-die-for tom yom soup in Bangkok. But this Fourth of July, we're looking in our own backyard. With …

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

Maps

The 50 Best Cities in The World to Visit Alone

Although frightening, traveling alone can be best way to explore a new city.<p>Although it can be frightening, traveling alone is often the best way to …

The Winners Of The 2018 Underwater Photographer Of The Year Contest Will Take Your Breath Away

The ocean is as beautiful as it is scary. The 2018 Underwater Photography Of The Year (UPY) contest have just announced its winners, and they have …

First confirmed image of the birth of a planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A planet-hunting instrument has captured the first confirmed image of a newborn planet that's still forming in our galaxy.<p>To the right of the black circle at the center of the image, the round bright planet can be seen within the disk of gas and dust around the young dwarf star PDS 70. Of …

Imaging

Meghan Markle is rewriting the princess story

<b>(CNN) —</b> In New York, the bookstores have front of store displays: Meghan, An American Princess.<p>Although we expect Meghan to be titled duchess after her marriage, she is still, strictly speaking, a princess.<p>And as well as being American, she is also an intelligent, successful, self-made woman, a …

Royal Family

A Professional Photographer Reveals The Keys To Awesome Night Photography

We cover tons of photographers, influencers, and vanlifers around these parts, which means a hefty number of images arrive at a steady pace, and we have the pleasure of sorting through them to choose the best ones to slide into posts. It gives us a solid idea of what photography trends are hot and, …

Sandra Bullock on Motherhood, Home Decor Porn, and the #MeToo Story She Almost Didn't Tell | InStyle.com

Sandra Bullock is standing—well, swaying, actually—in the “sexy-time music room,” a cozy space in her L.A. home that boasts modern chairs, sleek …

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

NASA Captures Exploding Star | POPSUGAR Middle East Tech

NASA scientists captured images of a supernova, or an exploding star, for the first time and we are totally transfixed by the video. While NASA has been able to see supernovae for some time, they were only capable of obtaintaing video of the ephemeral flash by monitoring 500 galaxies every 30 …

Lion attack: British man mauled by big cat he had raised since a cub, before animal put down

The British owner of a wildlife park in South Africa is in hospital after being mauled by a lion he had raised since it was a cub.<p>Mike Hodge, 67, …

Yellowstone bison rams Idaho woman, tosses her off trail

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 72-year-old Idaho woman was rammed by a bison and tossed off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.<p>Park officials said Wednesday that Virginia Junk of Boise was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital following the encounter in …

Dead Sea Scrolls discovery: Tech reveals hidden script

Experts in Israel have harnessed sophisticated imaging technology to reveal hidden script in the Dead Sea Scrolls.<p>The technology, which was originally developed for NASA, has identified new letters and words, giving experts fresh insight into the historic texts. One of the fragments may even …

This Photographer Caught a Bird That Caught a Shark That Caught a Fish

Florida-based fine-art nature photographer Doc Jon was walking along a beach earlier this month when he captured a once-in-a-lifetime photo showing …

Two Hungry Jaguars Are No Match for This Plucky Otter

Weird & Wild<p>The formidable predators came face to face recently in Brazil's Pantanal.<p>Weird & Wild<p>On a particularly hot afternoon last October, two jaguar sisters named Medrosa and Jaju went down to the river to drink.<p>But before they had reached the waters of the Corixo Negro, a giant otter loudly …

How to Get Tack Sharp Portraits in Photoshop

This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop.<p>Getting it right in camera is only half the battle. …

Tutorials

I Traveled to 60 Countries in One Year—Here's Where I Loved | MyDomaine

It's a scenario many have dreamed about but never dared turn into reality: Stacie Flinner and her husband, David, ended their lease, put their …

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

You Should Collaborate Regularly With Other Photographers

At this point in time, I have lost track how many photographers I have run into who view other photographers around them as mortal enemies. Don't be …

Self-improvement

27 waterfalls that are so beautiful they'll take your breath away

It's hard not to be in awe of waterfalls.<p>From their sheer beauty to their immense power, they're one of the most picturesque things in the natural world. And since most of us don't see them nearly as often as we'd like, it's even more special when we do.<p>Falls are sometimes found in remote …

Argentina

The best Mediterranean islands to hole up on in April

Travel, as you appreciate, is all about timing. July and August, the peak holiday months, are far from ideal for enjoying Venice (absurdly crowded), …