Nikhil Sharma

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How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year

The U.S. government has upped the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year, to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46.<p>The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it's willing to let researchers have …

Cannabis

Skinny Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Harper<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>From Bob Harper, the bestselling author of <i>The Skinny Rules</i> and <i>Jumpstart to Skinny</i> and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show <i>The Biggest Loser,</i> comes 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

While cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto have long been known for their futuristic-looking hotels, they've hardly cornered the market on cutting-edge properties. These days, some of the world's most innovatively designed accommodations are popping up in less cosmopolitan places, from a …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Chart of the day: The iPhone is a cash machine

After Apple reported its quarterly earnings Tuesday, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann offered several eye-opening comparisons. Among them:<p>If the iPhone were …