Sandra Simonini

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Humana to increase some Medicare Advantage premiums

Humana plans to raise premiums next year for some of the private Medicare plans the insurer sells in Cook County, according to data released Monday by the Obama administration.<p>The increases for Humana's Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug benefits are small, ranging from 2.5 …

17 Rainy Day Soup Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that …

Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.<p>If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and …

Coffee

PUNCH | Tom Bullock and the Forgotten Legacy of African American Bartenders

Both cocktail bartenders and cocktail drinkers love to romanticize the pre-Prohibition era of bar service, often imagining—and appropriating—the …

African-American News

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Head of NFL officiating says Dez Bryant catch correctly overturned

Dean Blandino stands by the referee's decision to overturn Dez Bryant's catch.<p>The biggest storyline coming out of the playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers Sunday was the decision by referee Gene Steratore to overturn a 31-yard reception by Dez Bryant. Bryant made a leaping …

LG kicks off new year with lots of new ultra-HD TVs

TVs are a staple of major tech events. And at the kickoff of the press day at the 2015 International CES, South Korea’s LG Electronics did not disappoint.<p>LG launched seven new curved and flat screen organic light-emitting diode TVs at its press conference at one of the industry’s biggest trade …

4K Ultra HD

Audi Sends A Self-Driving Car 566 Miles To CES

According to Audi, the best way to avoid a mind-numbing stretch of highway is to let the car do the driving. Audi has showed off its “piloted …

Panasonic unveils Blu-ray player capable of playing 4K content

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography

Many cameras now offer the option to save captured photos in the RAW file format. RAW capture brings with it an extra processing step. This step …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Fireworks

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With New Year’s Eve just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Canon EOS

How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR …

How do you photograph the Moon? | Martin Robbins

Photograph: Martin Robbins/Martin J. Robbins<p>The moon is very bright, and easily over-exposed. Photograph: Martin Robbins<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/29/1398802296812/43fb6003-001c-4d91-84dd-e6fe71a03889-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Martin …

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

Updating your Camera’s Firmware – What is it and Why it’s Important

Does your camera have the latest firmware? This topic is one that I often find myself explaining in more detail, and one that many people aren’t even …

Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

dSLR tips for beginners: How to use Shutter-priority mode

What it is<p>It probably sounds obvious, but you use shutter-priority mode when you need to control shutter speed and don't care (much) about aperture. You determine the shutter speed you want, and the camera automatically adjusts the aperture to maintain the correct exposure.<p>For more information …

How to add Wi-Fi to your dSLR

With more people packing smartphones and mobile hot spots, a camera with Wi-Fi gives you the control, flexibility, and quality of a dedicated camera with the capability to back up to a cloud service, computer, or mobile device while you shoot, or share shots online without offloading to a computer …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Image Stabilization: When to Use it and When to Turn it Off

Image stabilization, or vibration reduction, O.I.S., Optical SteadyShot, SR, VC, VR, MEGA O.I.S., and other equally catchy monikers, are technologies …