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Breakfast Pizza

What's more fun than pizza for breakfast? Delegate tasks to your youngest helpers like brushing the oil on the crust, layering it up with toppings …

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Global Drug Survey Explores The Safest Ways To Get High -- Or Not

This year's Global Drug Survey asks why users quit, why they use a potent form of hash oil made with volatile butane and how they obtain substances that are still mostly sold on black markets.<p>The online questionnaire, which bills itself as the world's biggest annual survey of drug users, explores …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

The Basics of Photography: N for Noise

Cats’ ears are very sensitive to noise(s) of all kinds.<p>In this episode of our series on the Basics of Photography, we’re going to talk about a topic …

20 Wallet-Friendly Ways Eggs Get You Halfway to Dinner

There's lots of talk about ingredients <i>saving</i> dinners. Sardines. Beans. Hot sauce, lemon, Parmesan. That's great and all, but let's get real here: eggs are the real saviors of Ye Olde Stress-ed, Tired Weeknight. They're warm, they're runny, they're anything we want them to be—and they're finished …

Cooking

Dinner Tonight: Fried Eggs + Pan Roasted Potatoes

There are, without doubt, nights when you ask your kids, "What do you want for dinner?" and they shout "EGGS!" There are also nights when you ask <i>yourself</i>, "What do I want for dinner?" and you're reaching for the egg carton before finishing that thought. This dinner is for those nights.<p>You might …

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets - Video Recipe

Romaine Salad with Bacon, 5-Minute Eggs, and Pesto Dressing

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A customizable, comforting salad to ground even the busiest of weekday nights -- and a dressing</i> …

Crispy Vegan Smoked-Mushroom "Bacon" Recipe

Sweet, smoky, and crisp mushroom "bacon" that can be used anywhere that you'd use regular bacon bits or cooked bacon slices. It has that perfect crisp-but-pliant texture of the best bacon.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Dehydrating thin sliced mushrooms in the oven gives them a tender-crisp texture very much …

Orange Glazed Veggies

Quick Macro Photography Tricks

If you delve into the incredible world of macro photography, with the aid of a few digital photography tricks, you can take photographs of insects …

Macro Photography

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

Lighting Up Your Photography With Light Trails

At the most general level, photographing light trails means locating a place where you can capture some type of light that will be seen over time. …

365 Photo a Day Challenge: Start the Year Right

I like to think of myself as an avid photographer, but there are times when the creativity wanes and the inspiration dries up. The trigger finger …

Three Things You Ought to Know Before Deciding to Become a Nature Photographer

It’s been over two years since I cut the academic anchor and sailed away as an independent nature photographer. How am I faring? My little business …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

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.

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Easiest Ever Garlic Bread Recipe

We’ve all been there. The soup, sauce, or whatever it is you’re making is almost ready and you have completely forgotten about the garlic bread. You …

How to Make Dorito Bread. Because You'll Want To

"The inspiration behind this preposterous recipe was the desire to create something juxtaposing man’s most basic sustenance, made with the ancient tradition of a wild yeast starter-with an ingredient most modern, heavily processed, and addictive: the Dorito," says Andy Rapoport, proprietor of …

Mike Tyson admits to being high on drugs during major fights, and using a fake penis to avoid detection

Former heavyweight champion's new memoir reveals fighter spent significant spells addicted to marijuana and cocaine, and his novel way of circumventing testing<p>Mike Tyson was high on drugs during some of his major fights and used a fake penis filled with someone else's urine to fool drug-testers, he …

Learning to Love Rainy Day Photography

Rain too often gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s been known to ruin a few picnics and weddings; maybe it messed up your freshly washed car; baseball games …