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15+ Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

The time of New Year's resolutions is upon us as we vow to put our best foot forward for the upcoming year. For many, these types of promises involve learning or improving on a creative skill. Whether that’s getting better at drawing or understanding your DSLR camera, online classes can help you …

Books

Behind the Lens: The Perfect Time-Lapse in Monument Valley

Here are key tips and tricks from Dan Westergren, National Geographic photographer, on how to capture a mesmerizing time-lapse.<p>Monument Valley, a Navajo Tribal park located along the Arizona/Utah border, is a truly iconic American scene. Decades of movie goers, if they close their eyes and think, …

Photography

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are currently over 8,000 online courses available in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants …

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($899.00 at Walmart) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help …

iOS

Top 10 Photography Tips You Need to Master

Ready to take your photography to the next level?<p>This is where you should start...<p>The following 10 tips are some of the cornerstones of great …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

War of 1812: Causes of Conflict

Trouble on the High Seas<p>A Young Nation in a Dangerous World<p>Having won its independence in 1783, the United States soon found itself a minor power …

51 Incredible Thanksgiving Desserts

Lattice-Top Apple Quince Pie<p>Portland pasty chef Michelle Vernier cooks the fruit ahead so the pie won’t collapse in the oven.<p><b>Recipe:</b> Lattice-Top …

Baking

How We Travel for Free: Our Basic Budget Travel Strategies

The post How We Travel for Free: Our Basic Budget Travel Strategies appeared first on Club Thrifty.Do you want to travel more often? So did we. …

Personal Finance

How Fluent Forever became the most funded app in Kickstarter history

Self-taught polyglot Gabriel Wyner is promising fluency to thousands<p>Did you study a language for multiple years in high school or college? Did you learn a language while studying abroad? Now ask yourself if you could hold a basic conversation in that language if somebody fluent were to come up to …

Language Learning

HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists

If you’re a graphic artist and find yourself needing a ton of power on the go, HP may have the answer. It’s unveiling a new detachable tablet today called the ZBook x2 that has the specs of a workstation PC: a quad-core i7 processor (from Intel’s Kaby Lake-R line), an Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

9 States Will Soon Require Passports for Domestic Flights

The TSA: always convenient.<p>Come January 22, 2018, residents of nine states will need a U.S. passport to board any flight, domestic or international, according to new TSA guidelines. It's always refreshing when air travel becomes more complicated.<p>The nine states are <b>Kentucky</b>, <b>Maine</b>, <b>Minnesota</b>, <b>Missouri</b>,</b> …

South Carolina

iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button

There are some handy new features in iOS 11 that aren’t very sexy, but can be really useful when needed. One of these new features is the ability to power down your iPhone without the sleep/wake (power) button.<p>iOS 11 brings the option to completely shut down your iPhone with the software. This …

iOS

Change these 3 camera settings in iOS 11

With a new file format and photo filters, there are some new camera settings iPhone photographers need to check or change.<p>Changes to Live Photos may have grabbed headlines, but iOS 11 introduces some under-the-hood changes to the way your iPhone snaps photos. The biggest of which is the new HEIF …

iOS

The 5 most annoying changes in the new iPhone update — and how to fix them

iOS 11 is pretty great, but some of its changes — like hiding auto brightness and moving the new account setup menu — are annoying. Here's how to fix them. Following is the text of the video.<p><b>Videos auto-play in the app store:</b> This is easy to disable. Go to Settings—iTunes & App Store—Auto …

iOS

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?

In October 1765, Deborah Franklin sent a gushing letter to her husband, who was in London on business for the Pennsylvania legislature. “I have been …

Smallpox

Paul Klee | Suspended Fruit | The Met

Waltham, Mass. Brandeis University. Slosberg Music Center Gallery. "Paul Klee," May 15–June 15, 1960, no. 7 (as "Hanging Fruits," lent by Clifford …

What the media gets wrong about Donald Trump, according to the NYT’s Maggie Haberman

“Shrill” outrage and grandstanding only hurt the media’s credibility, Haberman says.<p>New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is known for her deeply sourced stories about what’s really happening at the Trump White House. She says the gap between what people close to Trump know and what everyone else …

Donald Trump

How to Make Your iPhone Shoot JPEGs Again After iOS 11

After updating your iPhone to iOS 11, you may have noticed that your photos are all .heic files instead of the ubiquitous .jpeg. If you’re rather go …

iOS

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Pop Art

Five Very Useful Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Have Known

Photoshop is tremendously complex and nuanced, and there are always techniques or entirely new features to be discovered. This helpful video will …

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art

Many today have never heard of Meredith Frampton, a British artist who died in obscurity in 1984. Alastair Sooke explains why it’s time to introduce the world to his brilliance.<p>One day in 1980, a talented curator at the Tate gallery set out for the village of Monkton Deverill on the River Wylye in …

Art History

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

An Entire Basic Photography Course in an Infographic

We live in an era where learning things has become a lot easier, including photography. On top of courses and modules that you can enroll in, there …