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Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

Apps

How Batman v Superman Has Changed Justice League | Flickering Myth Podcast Mini

<b>Subscribe on iTunes.</b><b><br>Support Flickering Myth, buy a t-shirt.</b> <b><br>Email in your podcast questions:</b> oli@flickeringmyth.com<p>Zack Snyder has admitted that the …

Justice League

14 dating app features that need to exist

Ah, the wonderful world of modern romance.<p>These days, the journey to find love can be quite a struggle. With dating apps, a whole lot of swiping, …

Apps

'The Pleasure Is Mine' Karlovy Vary Review: Passion Burns Hot and Flames Out in Sexy Mexican Drama

Director Elisa Miller and her two leads are fearless in portraying the rise and fall of a sexual relationship, even when it comes to on-screen …

13 Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Dinner doesn't have to be daunting.<p><i>Original article by Poppy Ellard for Spoon University.</i>

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The Real Difference Between Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch and Rye

Ever wondered what the difference is between all those dark liquors? If you think they're all the same, think again. Whiskeys come in many forms, and we're here to help you distinguish between the three main types.<p>Ever wondered what the difference is between all those dark liquors? If you think …

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Obama eats exactly 7 almonds every night — here are some of his other nighttime habits

The Times reveals how the president spends his late-night time in the Treaty Room, his private office in the White House residence.<p>After he eats dinner with his wife and daughters on the evenings he's in Washington, he retreats to this office for four or five hours to gather his thoughts, catch up …

Bigorexia driving men to depression

Muscle dysmorphia affects men whose have normal muscle mass but who believe their muscles are inadequate.<p>Sydney University research has found men …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

No Excuses: Beginners, Don't Blame Your Budget Gear for Your Crappy Pictures

"I can't take a shot like that. My camera isn't good enough. Oh sure, you can talk all you want, but you have thousands of dollars in expensive …

Cameras

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 15 mins ago Movie News<p>The first trailer for DC's Shazam! will debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego later this month, the film's …

Which Honda Accord Is The Best Of Them All?

On July 4th 1976, America celebrated its bicentennial. In that same summer, a small company known for selling fun motorcycles introduced a car that …

The company that pays its staff to sleep

<b>For staff at insurance group Aetna, it pays to get a good night's sleep. Specifically $300 (£225) a year.</b><p>Such is the US firm's concern about the impact of sleep deprivation on employee performance, that it encourages its workers to sign up to a scheme that rewards them for getting at least seven …

Google Maps now lets you plot multiple stops ahead of your trip

Google is introducing a couple of useful features to Google Maps on Android today, one of which will undoubtedly be greeted with cheers around the world.<p>While Google Maps already let users add a pit stop to trips while in navigation mode, now they will be able to input their start and end points …

9 weird psychological reasons why someone might fall in love with you

There's a lot we don't understand — and a lot that's idiosyncratic to individual people and couples.<p>That's why a lot of research into why we mate is bizarre to the point of incoherence — cultural norms as well as oddities in research methods can create a lot of noise.<p>Yet it turns out that there is …

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

11 of the Greatest Movie Twists of All Time

You didn't see these coming.<p>It was Earth all along! He's actually dead! That's not really a little girl!<p>A good twist can make a movie, especially the sort that completely blindsides you and turns the who film upside down while still making you smack your head and cry "Of course!". Here are cinema's …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

The latest iPhone 7 leaks show what's replacing the headphone port

Many of the details of the so-called iPhone 7 are well established: It will be physically similar to the current iPhone 6S and 6S plus, but it could have an improved camera, as well a new rear design with hidden antenna lines.<p>Oh, and it's going to be missing a port for plugging in headphones.<p>Here …

Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons' | Racism

<b>New Delhi/Greater Noida, India -</b> After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what <i>bander</i> means. Monkey.<p>But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in …

10 Top Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Tim Ferriss, Sheryl Sandberg, Lewis Howes, and More Share Their Best Business Advice<p>September 13, 2016<p>Every successful entrepreneur has had their ups …

How to Charge Your Gadgets Faster and Save Packing Space on the Road

It took me nearly a decade of considerable travel before I realized that packing the standard chargers and cables that come prebundled with gadgets …

A philosopher explains why suffering is essential to all happy marriages

It could just be a sign that a marriage is running smoothly.<p>In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, entitled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," de Botton challenges the romantic notion that successful marriages contain no conflict.<p>People <i>can't</i> be perfect for one another, he argues. Suffering …

Vans gets colorful, retro Nintendo line | Polygon

The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear line kicks off on June 3 with variations of the Authentic, the Classic Slip-On and the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim.<p>The prints include a Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, a pink Princess Peach, a digi-camo Duck Hunt, a floral arrangement Donkey Kong, The Legend of …

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Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

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How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

6 iPhone And Android Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions In 2016

Many will make New Year’s resolutions, but few will actually keep them.<p>According to the research published in the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25 percent of us will give up on our goals in just one week. By midyear, over half will have shrugged off what once seemed so …