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9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Yoga

I thought I was one of the good guys. Then I read the Aziz Ansari story.

She told me to stop. I ignored her. It took me years to realize how wrong I was.<p>Last week, I read the Babe.net article describing an encounter between comedian Aziz Ansari and a woman identified only as “Grace.” I read about how Ansari allegedly pushed past several verbal and nonverbal cues …

The Most Common Amateur Portrait Retouching Mistakes

Here’s a 6-minute video in which photographer and retoucher Nino Batista looks at some of the most common retouching mistakes that amateur …

The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best

The master photographer has a new retrospective at the Met<p>When you spend 60 years making pictures every day, you get pretty damn good at it. Take …

Art Galleries

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Learn How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

Tutorials

Elon Musk brings his Mars plan before the scientific community

In this month's issue of <i>New Space</i>, Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars. His article discusses how to bring down the cost of Mars flights as well as some of the specs of necessary equipment.<p>The article is adapted from Musk's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress and …

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

City breaks with kids: Bristol

Our series of city guides for families heads to creative, community-minded Bristol, with its fab, and often free, attractions and acres of parkland nearby<b><br>More in this series: London |</b> <b>Brighton</b> | <b>Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | Amsterdam</b><p>Bristol isn’t the most beautiful city in the world (the blitz …

Multiculturalism

These arresting photographs by the young Stanley Kubrick show why he became a great director

From office lingerie models to Chicago street scenes, his camera caught it<p>The best filmmakers are often photographers. But not every snap shooter can …

Off-grid modern house is a ring-shaped forest escape

The Spanish home is a loop consisting almost entirely of outdoor patio space<p>This is what happens when you let architects run wild. Years ago, French developer Christian Bourdais enlisted a handful of architects to each design a vacation home on a plot in the Spanish forest. The rules were simple: …

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

Tutorials

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

15 Tips for Taking Great Vacation Photos

Tell a story<p>The most engaging vacation photos will tell the story of your trip from start to finish. Taking pictures at key moments, such as …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction