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Which Insurance You Should Buy, Consider or Skip, According to an Insurance Salesman

This anonymous agent reveals the dirtiest secrets of his profession, and the rules for building your personal safety net<p>Remember Woody Allen? The movie director who married his ex-wife’s adopted daughter? Well, Woody once said, “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an …

6 Things Every Man Needs to Know About Vasectomies

When couples decide on permanent birth control, many opt for female sterilization (a.k.a tubal ligation) over a vasectomy for the man. In fact, tubal ligation is performed three times more often.<p>However, female sterilization—or getting her tubes tied—carries more risks to your partner, requires a …

8 Things You Need To Know About Anal Sex

More couples are trying it—but you must read this first<p>Anal sex may seem taboo, but behind closed doors, plenty of couples are doing it: According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36 percent of women and 42 percent of men have tried it at least once.<p>That said, …

How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file by Jimmy McIntyre

Digital blending is a technique by which you blend selected regions of one photo with regions from another photo to combine the best aspects of both …

Tutorials

Beach Photography Tips for Beginning Photographers

If you’re lucky enough to live near the beach, or you’re planning a trip to some exotic beachy location, you’ll most likely feel compelled to take …

Third Party Lens User? You Are Not Alone

Third party lenses have been around since the early days of photography. Canon’s very first cameras were sold with third party lenses made by company …

12 tips every photographer should know

A big dSLR can seem daunting for beginning photographers. Before you get going, make sure to take the time to get to know your camera. Preparation includes strapping your camera correctly, formatting memory cards in-camera and changing the image quality setting so you’re not shooting in low-quality …

How to Blend Multiple Exposures for Great Dynamic Range

Every photographer wants to get the most out of each scene with a single exposure. Unfortunately, that isn't going to be possible in many situations, …

Landscape Photography

7 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

When it comes to someone being seen as “likeable” by the public, it can be very easy to fall into the stereotype that they have some very specific …

Self-improvement

Tips for Using Golden Hour Light for Portraits

Most photographers will argue vehemently that the golden hour – that pocket of time just after sunrise and just before sunset – produces some of the …

Photography

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

11 Steps to Save $134,987

Painless money-savings tips that will give you dough and downtime<p>Way too many money-saving tips fall into the category of "Brown-bag your lunch and save thousands." They're not wrong, just not very helpful. We already know we can save money by not spending. And besides, the sandwich always gets …

Climate Geoengineering – The Secret Spraying Of Our Skies

For decades now, and largely in secret, the US military-industrial complex has been engaged in the systematic “spraying” of large swaths of our sky …

A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

The Bush Family Helped Hitler Rise to Power

George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their …

4 In-Camera Tools That Can Help You Create Beautiful Landscape Images

From sunrises, sunsets, desert ranges, majestic mountains to fields of flowers, creating beautiful landscape images can be easy at times, and …

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

Targeted Color Adjustments in Photoshop

Howard Pinsky, an Adobe Community Professional, is an online educator providing content for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. His work can be seen on …

Landscape Photography Tips

The best light is during dawn and dusk. That’s when the light is warm, the sun is in the frame, and the mood is just beautiful. However, depending on …

Remove Tourists from Images Using Photoshop

If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people …

Photographing a Wedding? Here's Where You Should Be

Infographic by Kelby One<p>Photographers shooting weddings for a while typically know where they have to be positioned and sometimes get the opportunity …

How Urban Explorers Are Risking Arrest and Death to Explore NYC With Their Cameras

Here’s a 5-minute video by Seeker Stories about how young urban explorers are connecting through Instagram and teaming up to explore the hidden …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Photography Tips & Techniques

Learn to take better pictures with these easy to understand tips and digital photography techniques. Top tips for taking great photos of babies, …

Photography Tips

Beginning Photography Tips: Top 10 Techniques for Better Pictures

Making beautiful photographs involves nothing more than a bit of thought. While it often helps to have decent equipment, all you really need is to …

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are …