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Articles about 7 homes brick facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Built on the site of a former garage in Islington, an artist and designer's new home cleverly captures light and greenery.<p>Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Maker's Mark Bourbon n' Coke Wings with Peanuts

Make this crowd pleaser the next time the guys come over for the game<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make one of the sexiest combos ever. So, when this …

15 Catchphrases You Should Quit Saying

There are sayings that drag on for eons that should—but won't—disappear. Nix these excuses and catchphrases that no one wants to hear.<p><b>"I Meant To . . . "</b>Translation: "I thought of you, and then immediately thought of something better." It's not always the thought that counts.<p><b>"I'm Sorry You Feel</b> …

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How To Take Headshots

At a recent Google+ photography conference Peter Hurley provided more great tips on how to take headshots. When his presentation, The Art of The …

Photography

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

Photography Tips

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

10 Secrets to Ultra-Cheap Travel

<i>(Photo: Woman with Elbows on Overflowing Suitcase via Shutterstock)</i><p>Seasoned budget travelers aren't "cheap" in the traditional sense of the word -- they're just good at stretching every dollar. Here are 10 secrets every budget traveler should know about seeing the world on the cheap without …

Rape of a Nation - Photographs and text by Marcus Bleasdale | LensCulture

<i>“For a lot of photographers, the photograph is the ultimate goal. But for me, it’s the start of the process…it’s not the individual photograph, it’s what you do with it and who you engage with it that makes it powerful.”</i><p>The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing …

Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography - Include People in Your Images

Including people in your travel photos can really make them stand out. Here are some simple tips on how you could include people in yours photographs.

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