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Temporary vs Permanent Happiness (Self-Help vs Personal Development)

When you read Health Mind Power, you are reading personal development.<p>Not self-help.<p>I don’t write self-help, because I don’t like “self-help” and I …

Happiness

Bagels, Eggs, and Beyond: 9 Smoked Salmon Recipes We Love

GalleryBagels, Eggs, and Beyond: 9 Smoked Salmon Recipes We Love<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Smoked salmon belongs on so much more than just bagels (though we do love us some appetizing). Smoky, salty, and a little briny, its flavor isn't as …

Seafood

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

Taste Test: We Find the Best Bread for Stuffing

Anybody's who has read our staff picks of favorite Thanksgiving dishes knows how much we're into stuffing. (Full disclosure: we capped the number of stuffing responses on that list, otherwise we pretty much <i>all</i> would have picked it). There are few things better in the world than bread soaked in …

How to Make the Ultimate Thanksgiving Cheese Plate

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Every Thanksgiving, my enthusiastic offers to bring (fill in the blank: a lovely lard-crust pie; creamy mashed potatoes; a light, vitamin-rich vegetable thing) are quickly dismissed by my host or hostess. All they …

Sauced: Sausage Gravy

While debate rages in my family on Thanksgiving biscuits—my Dad and stepmother fiercely defend my garlic and cheddar drop biscuits, while my Mom sides with the buttermilk biscuits—there's no doubt these buttery towers of awesomeness will be on our holiday dinner table. There's also little doubt …

15 Squash Recipes for a Brighter, Sweeter Thanksgiving

Squash is an iconic feature of the fall kitchen—your local grocery store is probably overflowing right now with fat pumpkins, butternut squash, and perhaps a few more esoteric varieties, like <i>kabocha</i>. Despite its seasonality and symbolism, squash isn't prominent in too many classic Thanksgiving …

The Food Lab Redux: Use Science to Bake the Best Apple Pie

I'm not much of a sweet tooth, but for some reason, I get an almost unshakeable craving for ice cream once a year. Is there a behavioral psychologist in the house who might explain that one to me?<p>Similarly, the <i>only</i> time of the year I ever feel like eating pie is in the fall, and nine times out of …

The Magic of Crispy, Creamy, Fully Loaded Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

Let's consider two facts: The key to an easy Thanksgiving is to make as much of the food ahead as possible. But cold mashed potatoes don't reheat very well, and are best made at the last minute.<p>The logical conclusion is that if you want mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, you either have to …

Easy Caramel Apple Sticky Buns Recipe

This recipe combines two of my great autumn loves: caramel apples and sticky buns.<p>The beauty of using leftover pizza dough is you don't need to wait for a second rise. Your dough will have already done that. The "sticky" sauce comes together quickly, as does the filling. Assemble, bake, and in …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

A Simple Exercise to Train your Photographic Eye

Here is a simple exercise you can do anywhere that will help develop your photographic eye. Take your camera with just one lens and go for a walk (of …

The Food Lab: How to Roast Spatchcock Chicken (Butterflied Chicken)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Making a simple but perfect roast chicken is a technique that should be in every home cook's arsenal. But the reality is that perfection is difficult to achieve, especially if you're trying to roast that chicken whole. The problem is that chicken breasts dry out …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

Unique Grilling: Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls

Vietnamese summer rightfully earn their name—the combination of fresh greens, tangy pickles, and grilled seafoods or meats that fill their thin rice wrappers certainly delivers seasonal flavors.<p>For these particular summer rolls, I marinated shrimp in a ubiquitous Vietnamese combination of fish …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

Hi everyone, and welcome to our brand new bread column. Think of this as a safe space, committed to talking about—and demystifying—your breads and doughs. It's a vast world with a whole lot of potential for experimentation, but the root of the problem is this: Yeast, mysterious and giving, seems to …

Where Bartenders Drink in Las Vegas

No one knows a city's best drinkeries like its talented bartenders. And that goes double in a city like Las Vegas. It's the glittering casinos and all-night clubs that draw most visitors' drinking dollars. But both on the Strip and off, it's possible to find great bars that don't demand bottle …

Sunday Supper: Curried Jamaican Beef Patties

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>It's been a weird summer in the Midwest. Morning sunshine has regularly given way to cool, rainy afternoons. In other words, it doesn't feel like the season …

Yo ISO, how low can you go?

It was by a series of great achievements that by the end of the 1800s photographic 'emulsion' was sensitive enough to light that portrait …

Top Mistakes by Photography Business Owners

As something of an interesting experiment, I asked my Twitter followers to answer this question:<p>Photo by Spyros Papaspyropoulos; ISO 100, f/1.8, …

Small Business

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

Helpful Tutorial Shows You the Best Ways to Reduce Noise in Photoshop

Noise reduction, much like sharpening, is one of those post-processing tools that is often overused or used improperly, yielding terrible results. …

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

Photography

How to Ensure Your Lenses Give You the Sharpest Images

It’s a fact: your lenses are much more important than your cameras. They almost define the image quality that will come from the sensor, and they far …

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

Photography

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

What You Need to Know About Dynamic Range (And How It Can Improve Your Images)

As an unabashed music geek, I am fully aware of the impact of dynamic range as it applies to audio recordings; no matter how great a song may be, I …

Flash Sync Speed and High Speed Sync Explained

Getting proper exposure on both the background and subject can be tricky, even when using flashes. Part of being able to do so involves understanding …