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Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Tesla

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps - get over the fear of photographing strangers with Valerie Jardin's easy to follow steps.

Digital Photography

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Homemade Ketchup

posted <b>June 11, 2012</b> by <b>Gina</b><p>Making your own ketchup is so EASY to make at home and making it yourself allows you to control what goes into it.<p>Ketchup …

Make Potato Chips in the Microwave

It sounds too good to be true: crisp, homemade potato chips without the mess of deep-frying. Difficult to imagine as that is, it’s even harder to …

Recipes

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Thomas Keller

Mushroom Tofu Potstickers • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

In a large mixing bowl, add cabbage, tofu, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, basil and soy sauce. Mix well.<p>Prepare the cornstarch slurry: whisk together the …

Recipes

Summer Treat: Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes

Longing for a glass of something icy cold this summer? Or maybe a scoop of ice cream? Have both in one glass with this unusual treat — …

Homemade Hot Sauce!

Some of us are hot sauce people. I hear the other some of us say that it “takes over” and “burns” and all that nonsense. Clearly, I am hot sauce …

Recipes

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

3 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium yellow onion, diced<p>1 red bell pepper, diced<p>1 green bell pepper, diced<p>1 zucchini, diced<p>3 small cloves of garlic, diced<p>1 …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

The Donut Economy’s Fat Profit

Americans are shunning soda and claim they want healthier fast-food options. But they’re still buying plenty of doughnuts and coffee.<p>Here’s a …

Dave Chappelle reads a book on-stage, plays Kanye West’s “New Slaves” after being heckled

Dave Chappelle’s surprise inclusion at this year’s Oddball Festival is off to a rocky start. The traveling comedy festival touched down in Hartford, …

Jazz With A Jamaican Accent

Here we are in muggy late August — what the ancient Romans called the "dog days" of summer. For many of us, the season requires a certain soundtrack. Maybe it's bossa nova, upbeat R&B or chilled-out electronic music, but for me, the perfect summer sound has a specific origin: the island of …

Thanks Jay Z: Watch Skrillex Teach Ron Howard How to Wub

As previously reported, Jay Z enlisted none other than Ron Howard to direct a documentary about his Made In America festival, which took place in …

Janelle Monáe

Notorious B.I.G. Petition Asks New York to Name Intersection in His Honor

One inspired Brooklyn resident has begun a petition to have a local street corner officially named after the Notorious B.I.G. The intersection of …

Notorious B.I.G.

How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

Kids

14 Impressive Examples of How to Use Reflections in Photography to Add Depth

A reflection is an excellent way to instantly create an interesting composition in your photograph. It could involve an expanse of water, a mirror, …

Photography

Street Photographer Uses Body Cam During Outings, Ends up Capturing Own Arrest

As a photographer it’s important that you know your rights when out shooting in public. They vary from locale to locale, so if you plan on travelling …

Street Photography

Build Your Own DIY Slide Light

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Are you ready to come along on a fantastic voyage? No time travel to throwback music videos required.<p>We were …

Woodworking

Are Andy Warhol's 15 minutes over?

A selection of Warhol's photographs of celebrities are to go on sale online, but he wouldn't have categorised them as art<p>Has our ever-changing world at last out-Warholed Andy Warhol? A set of previously unseen photographs taken by the visionary pop artist late in his life is about to be offered for …

Creating an Awesome Photo Manipulation from Sketch to Final Product

Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson creates amazing photo manipulations — in fact, we’ve actually featured his work before. This, …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Swiss Photographer Combines Art and Science

Science and art seem to be polar opposites. Art appeals to the emotions. A fine art photograph, for example, is made to elicit strong feeling. …

Magnetism

Puppies and Kittens on Make-Believe Sets Constructed Out of Household Items

This series entitled <i>Life is Adventure</i> is surely to get both cat and dog lovers gushing over the cute photographs. The images depict both little …

Pets

Fuji is Using 3D Printing and Scanning to Create Near-Flawless Van Gogh Replicas

For those art enthusiasts who just don’t have the millions of dollars required to purchase their own original Van Gogh painting, Fujifilm has a …

Like Oil and Water

“Fox River Derivatives,” by Chicago-based photographer Peter Hoffman, questions our relationship with natural resources. Hoffman told <i>PDN</i> via e-mail, …

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