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Character design 101: How to infuse a drawing with personality

How do you give a drawing of a zebra finch a clear personality? How can you use your personal relationships to infuse a drawing with character? …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

15+ Bizarre And Beautiful Microscope Photos You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow. Wow.<p>A strange and unseen world exists at our fingertips, and only microscopes have the power to bring this hidden dimension into view.<p>…

artist applies for jobs using LEGO minifigure replica as a resumé

<b>as a job seeker, it can be difficult to set your resumé apart from the crowd.</b> artist andy morris, known for his trademark use of toys and injecting a …

30 Cool Photography Links to Enjoy With Your Morning Coffee

We've really enjoyed another action packed week in the wide world of photography, with writers and artists from all genres publishing photos and blog …

Photography

How to write 280-character tweets right now

Don't wait for Twitter to invite you to test its new feature.<p><b>Update (9/29/17):</b> Unfortunately, this hack no longer works, most likely due to a Twitter patch or block.<p>Welcome to the Upside-Down: Twitter is now testing 280-character tweets.<p>As of yesterday, a select group of users found themselves with …

Social Media

This Animated Map Shows The Perfect Time To Visit Your Dream Destinations

<b>To help you</b> better plan your travels, website LastMinute.com has created this handy map that will tell you at a glance when the high, shoulder and …

How Colors Affect Human Behavior

<b>Color psychology</b> is the study of how colors affect human behavior, mood, or physiological processes. Colors are thought to influence our buying …

National Academy of Sciences

You'll Never Believe Which Alcoholic Beverage Is Growing Fastest

As craft beer's growth slows, sales of wine and spirits are taking off, but the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the U.S. today is one you've probably never heard of.<p>Mead is the oldest fermented beverage on earth, predating all other alcoholic beverages, even beer, with cave drawings of …

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Google has a new Drive app for your Mac and Windows PCs

If you’re a G Suite user, you should know that the Google Drive app you may be using on your Mac and PC is going away soon. But Google has a brand …

Google Drive

Google Drive on PC/Mac is dead, long live Backup and Sync

If you use Google Drive and/or Photos on PC and Mac, beware that both of those apps are being eliminated starting December 11th, 2017 and shut off completely in March of next year. Don't mourn their loss too much, though. Both have already been replaced by a single app called Google Backup and …

Google Drive

This Brilliant Hamlet Meme Means That All the Other “Distracted Boyfriend” Memes Can Go Home

The “Distracted Boyfriend” stock photo meme swept the Internet recently, resulting in endless iterations (and a triumphant girl-power ending to the …

Literature

This new seal means the beer you're buying is actually made by an independent craft brewer

For years, a battle has been waged for the hearts and minds (not to mention pocketbooks) of the craft beer drinker, but unless you're a dedicated beer lover, you've probably missed most of Big Beer's secret war on the little guys. It's a war fought in the beer aisle and in the local bars, as the …

How to Kill Fruit Flies, According to a Scientist

It's literally one weird trick.<p>As a researcher who works on fruit flies, I often get asked how to get them out of someone's kitchen. This happens to …

Biology

Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles Italy

ROME — A storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain after some British dentists claimed this past week that prosecco, the bubbly North Italian wine, causes chronic tooth decay.<p>The Italians were particularly incensed by headlines, that, like The Daily Post in Wales, cautioned that …

Wine

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

Imperial College London

Wordpress.com's new Paypal integration makes it easier for bloggers to sell stuff online

Selling goods and services on WordPress.com just got a lot easier. Yesterday, Automattic announced the launch of a Simple Payment button that allows users of the hosted blog/site/CMS service to accept Paypal payments in just a few clicks.<p>The feature is currently available to users on the paid …

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

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

How to Reply When Clients Say You’re Too Expensive

No matter what industry you are in, if you’re selling your services you will inevitably come up against clients who balk at your prices. This …

New Zealand: thousands of bottles of allegedly fraudulent wine exported

Ministry of Primary Industries brings landmark case against Southern Boundary Wines under 2003 wine act<p>Thousands of bottles of allegedly fraudulent New Zealand sauvignon blanc and pinot noir have been exported overseas in what the government believes is the country’s first significant case of wine …

New Zealand

Learn employable graphic design and animation skills with this training

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

Why You Should Make Money With Your Photography

There ain’t nothing dirty with money. Money is good, in today’s capitalist world. Money is a tool. Having money isn’t a sin.1. I didn’t know money …

Street Photography

An AI Just Created and Named New Paint Colors, and They're Hilarious

What’s in a Name?<p>Buying paint is always an enlightening affair. The names that companies come up with for their pigments are usually worth a chuckle …

Artificial Intelligence

How to photograph the night sky like a pro

Gear up and look up<p>It’s a familiar story for those of a certain generation: As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Roger N. Clark was inspired by the NASA space program. By the time he was in junior high, he built his own reflecting telescope (grinding the primary mirror himself, no less). Clark pursued …

Landscape Photography

Customize Your Nikon DSLR with 7 Tips & Tricks from Nature Photographer Steve Perry (VIDEO)

Steve Perry is a nature photographer who says, “As much as I enjoy capturing exciting images, I also love telling the story behind them.” In the …

Tutorials

Why this is the perfect PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY angle - Proven by SCIENCE

Ed from photosincolor.com wanted to find the ACTUAL PROVEN perfect portrait photography set so he turned to SCIENCE. If you are a professional …

Photography

17 Things Every Photographer Should Be Able to Do in 10 Seconds

There are some abilities that should just be second nature to photographers. Here are 17 such things to make you have down pat to keep you prepared …

Photography

Google’s new encoder makes JPEGs up to 35 percent smaller

Smaller JPEGs mean faster websites<p>Speed is everything on the internet, and as a general rule of thumb: the smaller the file, the faster it’ll load. To help with that, Google created a new open-source JPEG encoder that will purportedly reduce the file sizes of images while maintaining picture …

Deep Learning

How to Use CSS Animations Like a Pro

4. Animation Play State<p>Animation play state is used to specify whether the animation should pause or continue.<p><b>running</b>: Animation continues.• <b><br>paused</b>: …