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Lightroom tips: Essential portrait edits

<b>Lightroom has a range of simple but powerful editing tools to transform your portraits. James Paterson reveals the most useful ones</b><p>1. Boost with …

Tutorials

How to Design a Stylish Playroom

Tips on making space for your child that’s fun, functional and educational<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite</i> …

Home Decorating

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

10 Simple Rules for Foolproof Decorating

• Palette math: Choose one color for 60 percent of the room, a second color for 30 percent, and a third color that's brighter than the others for the …

Home Decorating

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Mentoring

The Art of Living Small

Two designers show how to live large in a little space.<p>Small is beautiful. These fourteen gorgeous images from The Art of Living Small are a lesson …

Interior Design

This Is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Pinterest

Chili is a problem-solver in my kitchen. When I'm not sure what to make, or when I want a meal that makes a bunch of leftovers so I don't have to …

Cooking

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Packed with nourishment, the egg is one of nature’s perfect foods. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals all for …

Breakfast

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

How to master the art of perfect picture hanging

Hanging art, pictures and photographs correctly can be a daunting task. Art and framing consultant Marcus Wells shares his expertise.<p><b>What do pictures</b> …

How to Clean Your Camera lens: Tips and Tricks

A dirty lens is not your friend. In this video, photographer Joe Edelman is going to show you how to clean your camera lens and share with you my …

Photography

Need a Better Side-Hustle? Try Becoming an Influencer. Here's How | Inc.com

Are influencers the next big thing? Well, they're pretty much the biggest phenomena out there right now. Many brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing--leveraging such opportunities isn't a bad way to earn money on the side.<p>It's all about making hay while the sun shines. But, before we …

Public Relations

Here’s How to Find the “Sweet Spot" of Any Lens for Optimum Sharpness, Depth & Color (VIDEO)

If you’re like most <i>Shutterbug</i> readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, …

Whether or not you become incredibly successful comes down to the simple choices you make

If you want world-class success, you need to make world-class choices. Most people do not make world-class choices. Hell, most of the time they don't even make good ones.<p>As a result, their lifestyle is not world-class. They're overweight, unhappy, and stuck. They're broke, dating people they don't …

Self-improvement

How Bayesian Networks Are Superior in Understanding Effects of Variables

Bayes Nets have remarkable properties that make them better than many traditional methods in determining variables’ effects. This article explains …

Machine Learning

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles

Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.<p>High on the list of awkward social interactions is the moment when a dentist or a coworker shows off her young child’s nonsensical art. A bystander might think the art—or …

Boston College

Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Amazon is helping parents stay on top of the gifts their kids will be begging for with its predictions for this year's 100 most popular holiday toys.<p>If Amazon's predictions are correct, kids will be looking for products from traditional favorites like Lego and Play-Doh, as well as gifts inspired by …

Kids

Do You Need a Formal Degree, or Will a MOOC Do?

We all know that in the modern economy, we can’t just stop learning. But how to keep educating ourselves is a complicated question. Is it a worthwhile investment to get a formal degree, like an MBA or PhD? Should you take a more targeted approach, with a short-term executive education program? Or …

Learning

Liz Weston: Equifax just changed the rest of your life

Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.<p>Don't make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however.<p>Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way …

Identity Theft

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Is What a (Brand) Safety-First Approach Looks Like

Brand safety is hardly a new issue, but it recently returned to the forefront. Last March, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and AT&T pulled their ads from …

Digital Advertising

Here's the Only Horsepower vs. Torque Explanation You'll Ever Need To Read

We use the words a lot, but do you know what they actually mean? You need to learn.<p>Which is better? Here's how you quash that bar-night debate.<p>Yogi Berra, never known to dwell on engine particulars, would have concluded that torque and horsepower are the same thing, only different. Actually, that …

Incredible 30-Day Journey Of A Cargo Ship In A Timelapse Shows What Most Of Us Will Never See In Our Lifetimes

Ever dreamed about a life at sea? Many of us have dreamed of leaving it all behind, heading off to live the romantic life of exploration and …

Time-lapse Photography

3 simple Lightroom tricks you should definitely know

Photographer Travis Transient recently put together this helpful tutorial that might just teach you a thing of two about Adobe Lightroom. The video …

Tutorials

The Equifax Hack Was Massive. Here's How To Freeze Your Credit.

Call not just one, but all three credit reporting agencies. Protect your PIN. "At this point it's the prudent course."<p>"I would have never thought that credit freezes are worth the hassle for us," Liz Weston, a financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, told BuzzFeed News. "But at this point …

Love Vintage Style? You Need to See the Stunning H Series Watch Collection

There is something about classic watch design that outdoes the modern competition. Somehow, seeing a physical movement ticking away feels more …

Timex's Peanuts Watches Caused a Frenzy With Collectors—Now They're Back

The retro look has been reimagined for adults.<p>If you're into childhood nostalgia (🙋), prepare yourself: Timex has created a series of watches featuring the Peanuts gang and we cannot. get. enough. The partnership reintroduces a series of character watches featuring the likenesses of Charlie Brown, …

An essential guide to choosing the right blind for your windows

<b>Not sure about the different styles of window blinds available? Or confused about what type of blind would be better suited to a particular room of</b> …

Home Improvement

Stylish Remodeling Ideas for Small (even Tiny) Bathrooms

When you're remodeling a teeny bathroom, you often don't have the choice to move the walls. So even though you can change pretty much everything …

Home Improvement