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7 Weatherbeaters: Protective Rain Gear for Your Camera

April showers bring May flowers—and water damaged camera equipment if we’re not careful. Here are seven nifty devices that fortify your camera gear …

Cameras

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

When Is the Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets?

The opportune moment to buy a plane ticket depends on where and when you plan to travel. Although there’s no sure bet, here’s some guidance.<p>Domestic …

A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

When Harvard physician Monique Tello looks at the typical American breakfast, she said, it makes her "want to cry."<p>"A bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a piece of toast, or a muffin are all no different than a dessert," Tello wrote in a recent Harvard Health blog post.<p>Think about it — most blueberry …

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Announces University Village Expansion

Breaking ramen news this morning, as Japanese sensation <b>Hokkaido Ramen Santouka</b> announced plans to open its second restaurant in the state at University Village. The opening is slated for summer.<p>The company opened its first free-standing restaurant in the U.S. in Bellevue in April 2014. It’s been …

C-Log is Coming to the Canon 5D Mark IV

If you use the Canon 5D Mark IV for shooting serious video projects, here’s some news that may be music to your ears: C-Log is coming to your …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

14 Word Origins Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s fair to say that some word origins are pretty straightforward—<i>straightforward</i> being a fine example of that. Then there are those word origins …

Opinion: 10 REITs that look like big winners for 2017

Something remarkable has happened with shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs) since Donald Trump was elected president a month ago.<p>Even …

Investing

Analysts see these large-cap U.S. stocks rising at least 30% in 2017

<i>(This is the first in a three-part series on analysts’ favorite stocks for 2017. The series begins with large-cap stocks, below, and continues with</i> …

Investing

Wall Street analysts expect these mid-cap stocks to rise up to 53% in 2017

<i>(This is the second in a three-part series on analysts’ favorite stocks for 2017. The series began with large-cap stocks and ended with …

Investing

31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and sophisticated tools, Adobe Photoshop CC is easily the most widely used image editing software on the …

Tutorials

Everything you ever needed to know about shooting and editing timelapse

If you ever wanted to get into timelapse, but didn’t know where to start then Bloomberg documentary filmmaker, Griffin Hammond is here to help.<p>In …

Camera+ 8 for iPhone adds slow shutter and ultra-low ISO features, action extension, more

The powerful Camera+ app for iPhone and Apple Watch has a big new release today that should further transform the iPhone into a highly capable camera. Camera+ 8 adds slow shutter speeds for as long as 30 seconds, which makes it possible to let the iPhone catch a single scene for longer than a …

5 Cheap Dividend Growth Stocks With 25% Upside

Today I’m going to share my favorite retirement investment with you. Even with the stock market at elevated levels, I expect it to earn me 8-10% annually over the long haul.<p>Last month my software company setup a 401K retirement plan through Vanguard. I had to select my funds – and that gave me …

Investing

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Costa Rica: The Ideal Wellness Getaway

Figuring out where to go in Costa Rica is no easy task. There are several regions to choose from, all offering vastly different experiences. Once I'd discovered that Costa Rica was a great destination for a wellness trip I still needed to decide where to go. That took time, research, and an …

Here are the 5 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

You may not be able to vacation like a billionaire this summer, but you can read like one.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates released his annual recommended reading list for summer on Tuesday. Let's just say he's not losing himself in Sweet Valley High paperbacks and "Gone Girl" knockoffs.<p>Gates' list …

Bill Gates

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …

Animation

The Food Lab: Better Channa Masala With a World Tour of Techniques

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>As one of the most popular dishes in the world, both in and out of India and Pakistan, <i>channa masala</i> (or <i>chana masala</i>, <i>chole masala</i>, or <i>chholay</i>, depending on where you're from)—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy …

How I Mastered Photoshop

Processed using Photoshop Layers & Masks – Glen Eilt, Scotland<p>When I was just entering into the world of landscape photography, I would look at …

Landscape Photography

20 Free Photoshop Actions All Designers Must Have

Automated scripts save time and improve workflow in all creative fields. Adobe products like Photoshop offer scripts called <b>actions</b> that automate a …

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

‘A Dream’: Turning a Landscape Into a Dreamscape in Photoshop

This surreal photo-manipulation is titled “A Dream,” and it was created using a single photograph that was edited in Photoshop. In this post I’ll …

Tutorials

Apple just gave IBM a huge leg up in the cloud wars with Amazon

Swift has already found a niche with iPhone app developers. Now, with IBM's help, Apple Swift is going to invade the enterprise — giving IBM Cloud a feature that leading competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure can't match.<p>Swift, first introduced by Apple in 2014, literally has …

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. The Earth is round. Check. E=MC squared. Check. Humans evolved from apes. Not exactly.<p>It might come as a surprise that …

Breathtaking 4K Timelapse of Iceland Showcases Nature's Masterful Artistry

Photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee has revealed that Iceland is a country filled with sunset colors and heavenly landscapes. For his <i>Odyssey 4K</i> <i></i>time-lapse video, the artist was able to impressively demonstrate this region's natural beauty in less than 5 minutes. During this time, viewers will feel as …