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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Some College Students Say They Have Nowhere To Go As Irma Bears Down On Florida

"Evacuating is not as easy as it seems because of backed-up highways and sold out plane tickets," one student said.<p>With Hurricane Irma roiling toward Florida on Friday, colleges dotting the state were forced to evacuate dorms and campus buildings, leaving students scrambling to find places to stay …

Rainfall

How to Take Great Portraits Under the Midday Sun with a Single Flash

Shooting portraits under the midday sun is less-than-ideal because of the harsh shadows it can create. In this quick video, Manny Ortiz shows how to …

5 Easy, Fancy Ways to Make Eggs a Meal

Let's take a moment to truly appreciate the awesomeness of eggs. What other food can be cooked in so many ways, yet also be a foundational ingredient …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall

If you were disappointed that Bill Maher brought Milo Yiannopoulos onto his HBO show “Real Time” last week, Mr. Maher is not especially bothered.<p>In a telephone interview on Tuesday night, Mr. Maher batted back criticism of the booking by arguing that the appearance of Mr. Yiannopoulos actually …

Prove Them Wrong: When People Doubt Your Ability To Succeed

“For every person who doubts you telling you that you will fail, try twice as hard to prove them wrong.” ~ Unknown You were born with your Purpose in …

Apple crumb coffee cake

A crumb cake with a gorgeous, crunchy-sweet topping and a lesson in using the right sized pan.<p>February 20, 2017 —I kinda messed up on this recipe. …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Blackberry Cobbler

Now Playing<p>Meatball Marsala 00:53<p>Enjoy meatballs in a Marsala wine and mushroom sauce with this recipe.<p>Now Playing<p>Sheet Pan Brownie-Cookie Bars …

Afternoon Tea

Missy's Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>For the batter: Mix the butter and eggs. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt …

Lemon-Poppy Seed Scones Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015<p>No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy lemon-poppy seed scones are as easy to make as a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Sandwich

Servings: 4<p>easy<p>30 to 45 min<p>This is no ordinary sandwich!<p>Ingredients<br>• step-by-step directions<p>Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Sandwich<p>1/2 pound bacon (12 …

Recipes

How to Keep Your Camera Stable for Sharp Photos at Slow Shutter Speeds

Amateurs and pros alike face the fact that slower shutter speeds and camera shake lead to blurred images. This tutorial by David Bergman demonstrates …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?<p>Compared to ISO and aperture, shutter speed is a relatively straightforward concept to understand. It's the period of time that …

Visual Storytelling; Social Commentary in Pictures

<b>Travel photography is visual storytelling, through a mix of genres including street photography, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, cultural imagery</b> …

Timelapse Tips From The Ace

Drew Geraci is a master of timelapse. He's taken the time-bending genre beyond something that’s simply eye-catching to create visual stories that …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Light Your Photos Like a Cinematographer

<i>“There’s no such thing as bad lighting.”</i><p>Does this statement from an accomplished American cinematographer Michael Goi surprise you? Well, it all …

Cast Iron Cherry Cobbler | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Recipes

The Poor Photographer’s High Speed Sync Trick

Many folks think that the only way to control ambient light and shoot at a shallow depth of field is to use speedlights or expensive monolights. And …

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Photos

How to Add Ambient Light to Portrait Photography

There’s a lot to love when it comes to ambient light. Though photographers have a plethora of artificial lighting tools at their disposal, very …

The Books, Podcasts and TED Talks You Need to Stay Committed to Your Goals

If you're feeling discouraged, these resources will help keep you going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s 2017 and you’re probably staring a list of hefty resolutions. Good job. You’ve got some goals set up that you want to achieve. But here comes the hard part: …

This Russian Photoshop Master’s Skills Will Blow Your Mind

Almost everyone with a smartphone or a computer has experimented with photo editing at some point, but this retouching master's work is above and …

Tutorials

50 Quotes That Will Make You Much Wiser And Happier

These are the basic lighting techniques you need to know for photography and film

Whether you’re a photographer or a filmmaker, understanding the principles of light and how it will affect your subject are important. It doesn’t …

How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or …

7 Takeout-Destroying Recipes to Celebrate Chinese New Year With  - Chowhound

There are so many different delicious types of Chinese food and they are all jam packed with flavor. Spicy, sweet, savoury, you name it. For many, …

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently and How To Get Started

We’ve all heard a lot about “mindfulness” and its potential benefits. But what is it really? And how do you practice it?<br>This infographic from Mindful …