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Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'God of War'

Players have spent a couple days with <i>God of War</i> after its Friday release, but I’ve had the good fortune of spending well over a week with my own review copy.<p>I have beaten the entire game except for a final few endgame challenges (there’s an optional boss that is literally driving me insane right …

Apple’s new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for schools

Apple introduced a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago. Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently, and Apple is making it official with a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in Apple stores today, in silver, space gray, and a new …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

"Are We In Trouble?" - Finding Far Cry 5's Villain Was A Real Challenge

One of the more intriguing elements of Far Cry 5 is the story--which focuses on a cult called Eden's Gate in Montana, USA. The leader of the cult is Joseph Seed, a creepy and charismatic madman of sorts whose followers call him The Father. Actor Greg Bryk (<i>Saw V</i>, Netflix's <i>Frontier</i>) brings the …

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The firing of Andrew McCabe. The statement by Trump lawyer John Dowd to The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff …

Donald Trump

Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced

He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.<p><b>In 2013,</b> Colin …

Civil Rights

Your credit score: How it's calculated

A credit score is typically a three-digit number based on information in your credit report that measures your risk level to lenders. It’s usually …

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

A New Last Chance

Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple …

How to Pose People Who Aren’t Models

If you’re a portrait photographer, you can probably relate to the challenge of posing friends or family—anybody who isn’t a model—and capturing …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

I Switched from a PS4 to a PC

Making the Jump<p>Ever since I first held that black-and-white brick of a Nintendo controller at the age of 6, I've been a console loyalist. I've owned …

Why I’m Returning My Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens

When the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 was announced, I was very excited and eager to get my hands on it. Although I haven’t had much success with adapting …

Cameras

I Smashed My Nikon D4 — Here’s What I Learned

My name is Brandie Sunley, and I’ve been working full-time as a portrait and event photographer for nearly eight years. It’s been a massive learning …

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! …

Photography Tips

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

She was pregnant and broke. She signed up for Uber — and fell into debt.

By Danielle Paquette<p>Danielle Paquette<p>Reporter focusing on national labor issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Maya Warren sat in a hospital bed, clutching her stomach. Through the contractions, she tried to focus on the baby. But she thought instead of her bank account.<p>“Hand me my backpack,” Warren told her …

Unemployment

In emotional farewell speech, Michelle Obama praises diversity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband’s successor two weeks ahead of Inauguration Day.<p>In what was billed as her last formal speech before President …

Don’t Let Blown Out Clouds Ruin Your Landscape Photos: Here’s an Easy Photoshop Fix (VIDEO)

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You …

Here’s What ‘Super Mario Run’ Would Look Like If It Were A ‘Free To Play’ Game

<i>Super Mario Run</i>, Nintendo’s first mobile Mario Bros. game, released seven days ago (<i>our review here</i>) and has already been downloaded at least 40 million times. Not every one of those downloaders purchased the full version of the game for a one-time fee of $9.99, which gives unlimited access to all …

Super Mario Run

5 Accessories That Will Make You a Better Smartphone Photographer

Who needs a DSLR?<p>With these pro-grade accessories, you can upgrade your smartphone camera and snap some unbelievable pics without the hassle of lugging around a clunky DSLR or heavy equipment.

The 25 best games of 2016: From Overwatch to Firewatch

Despite having its naysayers, there have been plenty of phenomenal games released over the course of 2016 across all gaming platforms.<p>From …

How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans

The country’s first black president never pursued policies bold enough to close the racial wealth gap.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s story “My President Was Black.” You can read other responses to the story</i> <i>here.</i><p>Born in 1953, I am a child of the waning years of …

Nostalgia in 2016, ranked: From ‘Stranger Things’ to ‘Fuller House’

By Emily Yahr ,<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Stephanie Merry ,<p>Stephanie Merry<p>Book World editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Caitlin Moore ,<p>Caitlin Moore<p>Assignment editor for pop culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Abby Ohlheiser and<p>Abby Ohlheiser<p>Reporter covering digital …

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Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Amazon Rainforest

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands …

Orphaned by America's opioid epidemic | The Washington Post

Published on December 17, 2016<p><b>SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA.</b><p>The midmorning sun came in through the curtains and Zaine Pulliam awoke to the debris of a weekend party. There were blankets strewn across the floor and half-finished plates of food on the couch. Zaine, 17, picked his way around a sleeping …

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