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26 Best-Selling Products At Sephora That Beauty Stans Swear By

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We took a scientific look at whether non-fat or full-fat foods are worse for you — here's the verdict

Fat has taken turns as both a villain and a hero for healthy eaters.<p>In the 1990s, the US Department of Agriculture put fats and oils with sweets at the top of its food pyramid, suggesting Americans should generally avoid them. But more recent research revealed that telling Americans not to consume …

Nutrition

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

Beginners Tutorial: How to Easily Replace a Boring Sky in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve all had an otherwise beautiful landscape or cityscape scene ruined by a dull, blown-out, or boring sky without clouds. In the Photoshop …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …

Shutter Speed

Quick Explainer: How Shutter Speed, ISO & Aperture Help Create a Perfect Exposure (VIDEO)

While everyone here probably has a good understanding of how to arrive at a proper exposure by manipulating aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, …

Shutter Speed

Japanese knotweed panic spread by council websites is causing gardeners to break the law

Gardeners could be breaking the law by dumping destructive Japanese knotweed illegally because councils are providing misleading information on tackling the menace, a study has found.<p>The fast-growing weed, which can grow through brickwork and concrete, is estimated to cost £165 million a year to …

Gardening

Build These DIY Drill Holsters Out of PVC

This simple storage solution will give you instant access to your most-used power tools.<p>The cordless drill is probably your most-used power tool, so why not make it as easily accessible as possible? Instead of searching through tool cases every time and then trying to locate a charged battery, keep …

The Uncomfortable Truth About Change

In the spirit of the upcoming New Year and the hullabaloo of resolutions, I feel an urge to help women be more successful in their efforts to get healthy this time around.<p>I'm a nutrition and health coach that helps women successfully change their life by improving their health, increasing their …

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Paper Plate Peacock

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

How To Photograph Birds | 20 Tips & Some Resources

I hope you have a few minutes. I am going to compile one of my longest blog posts ever. Its about photographing birds.<p>I could write 10 books on this …

5 Reasons to Use Flash to Improve Your Travel Photography

When it comes to travel photography, I am all in for carrying less. However, a good flash is always within reach in my everyday camera bag. I …

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

Landscape Photography

DSLR Guide for Beginners: The Best Entry Level DSLR Tips

So, you’ve purchased your first DSLR camera, have you? You most likely read the manual, watched tutorials, asked your fellow photographer friends for …

Shutter Speed

How To Program Your Mind To Stop Buying Crap You Don't Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's OK to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Best Tech Gifts for $25 or Less - Consumer Reports News

Panasonic RP-TCM125 headphones<p>Who says you have to pay through the nose to treat your ears to decent sound? The RP-TCM125 headphones from Panasonic …

Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

Grow Your Own Spuds. Plant a Potato Barrel This Week.

Growing potatoes in a potato barrel, a 50-gallon trash can or a whiskey barrel makes sense. Soil is easily added, potatoes are quickly planted, …

Jade Plant Problems... Leaves Dropping Off?

Even with the jade plant sometimes called the “money plant,” problems do show up on this generally easy to grow succulent houseplant.<p>Let’s get one …

Pests and Problems by Plant

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How and Why to Attract Owls to Your Backyard

How and Why to Attract Owls to Your Backyard<p>Updated on April 6, 2013<p>Why Attract Owls?<p><b>Probably your first question after reading the title would be:</b> …

15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an <i>even wider</i> field of view, then …