Nikita Prakash

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Composition tips for photographing forests

<b>Photo Tips & Tutorials</b>"><p>Beautiful, picturesque location cluttered with lush green foliage and trees? Watch and listen to Jay as he presents some tips …

The Busy Blogger’s Guide to Creative, Compelling Images

<i>My Top-5 Resources for Blog Posts, Social Media, and More</i>If I told you there was one thing you could do with your blog that would boost your traffic …

Summer Outfits You Can Wear to Ride a Bike

According to <i>The New York Times</i>, women in New York City just aren't as into biking as men are.<p>One of the main reasons: fashion.<p>The <i>Times</i> reported that women tend to have wardrobe concerns, especially when it comes to riding a bike to work. Personal stylist Yael Steren told the paper that she advises …

6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

Case Study: Combining Two Images Into One Using Photoshop

As a bird photographer, I've continued to get the question, “I have two birds in the photo, but only one is in focus. How do I get both birds, …

How to Be Ambitious

Elvis Presley once said, "Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine."[1] Having dreams is essential to achieving success, but you won't get there just by …

Motivation

How to Understand Yourself

Sometimes you find yourself doing things and you have no idea why. Why did you yell at your son? Why did you choose to stay with your current job …

Self-help

Photoshop Video Tutorial #3: Adjustment Layers from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …

Tutorials

20 of Our Most Favorite Spring Work Outfit Ideas, Ever!

If you don't wear a uniform at work, getting dressed for the office can be a daily test of patience. But never fear! We're bringing you simple and chic work-appropriate outfit...

7 Jump Rope Workouts To Blast Fat And Get Fit

<i>By A.C. Shilton for Men's Journal</i><p>Forget any association you had with jump ropes and gym class. The jump rope is a powerful workout tool. It builds cardio fitness, balance, agility and bone strength. It's also one of the best go-anywhere fitness accessories, fitting easily into even a crammed …

Pressed Flower Beads How-To

I am a sucker for fun beads and Rebekah Payne’s beads are just my type of thing. Even better, she shares her bead making as with this tutorial. These …

Delightful Pots Turn Air Plants into Whimsical Jellyfish

Cathy Van Hoang's adorably creative planters turn sea urchin shells into pots and make air plants look like whimsical jellyfish. The artist paints the shells soft, pastel colors and then pots wispy air plants in them. When hung upside down, the shell forms the spiny body of a jellyfish, and the air …

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How to Make Realistic Paper Roses

How to Make SUPER Realistic Paper Roses- You won't believe secret to making them look this real- it involves using a Microwave!<p>633<p>3627

DIY Hair Jewelry

My Top 10 Tips for a Brand New Photographer, From a Slightly-Not-So Brand New One

Hello. My name’s Tom. After two years of tinkering around with DSLR photography, I believe that I may have passed an important milestone and …

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Creativity

Glorious Layered Desserts

Great desserts, like great dishes, should be crafted with layers of flavor. In some cases, this means adding lots of subtle elements that combine …

Meringue Kisses

May 19, 2014<p>So these were really fun to whip up. Cute. Colorful. Adorable.<p>And you only need two ingredients to make them. Unless you want to color …

Blondes AND Brunettes Agree: These All Natural DIY Dry Shampoos Rule!

Everyone has those days when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and you’re running late. But your hair doesn’t have to show it! Dry shampoos can be a great quick fix when you don’t have time to wash your hair. In the last few years, dry shampoos have been gaining popularity, especially …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

Famous Words From Fashion's Greatest

50 style quotes from the ultimate connoisseurs of chicThis story originally appeared on harpersbazaar.com<p>"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress." —<b>Karl Lagerfeld</b><p>"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory." —<b>Coco Chanel</b><p>"Give a girl the …

Coco Chanel

10 Books Every 20-Something Should Read

Living on your own? Starting your first job? Now what?<p>Navigating your 20s is no easy feat. Between launching a career, nurturing your personal life, and exploring the places you've always dreamed of, daily life can seem equal parts thrilling and discouraging. Fear not—there are tons of wise words …

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15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

How to Be Exciting

Whether you feel like your life is just too boring, you're looking to impress a certain someone, or you've been flat-out accused of being about …

Self-improvement

Batik Fabric from Crayons

Shares 1<p>Create beautiful, one-of-a-kind batik fabric using a surprising material: crayons! A fun project for kids of all ages.<p>Shares 1<p>Get the …

Crafting

#theLIST: 10 Must-See Movies At Sundance 2014

Sundance Film Festival can do for a flick just what it does for the old gold mine (Park City tourism aint bad in January, well tell you that), so everyone in Hollywood is looking inland for the next slate of award season hits. Here are 10 not<p>Sundance Film Festival can do for a flick just what it …

How To Clean Laminate Floors

Hardwood floors are my dream, but some of the laminate flooring options out there are amazing — and surprisingly well-priced. If you decide to go for …