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Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Turmeric Can Be Amazing For Your Skin, But There's One Big Catch You Need To Know

Turmeric is one of those sneaky, natural miracle workers that has so many uses, it's hard to keep track of all of them. In addition to being just …

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

What Camera Lenses Should You Own?

Buying lenses can be a daunting experience if you are new to photography. You look at your brand’s endless list of lenses which makes you dream and …

Cameras

Make Your Instagram Photos Pop Using Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Adjustment Layers are probably one of the most useful, and most used tools in Photoshop. It's one of the best ways to keep a non-destructive editing …

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Why F/16?

Late-October aspens near Silver Lake, June Lake Loop, Inyo NF, CA, USA. I used f/16 to get everything in focus in this 2008 photograph from the …

Landscape Photography

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente.<p>Step 2<p>Melt butter in a large saucepan over …

Country Lifestyle

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

Save Big Bucks & Capture Awesome Photos by Using Vintage Lenses on Your Modern DSLR (VIDEO)

Serious photography can be seriously expensive, especially for those who update their cameras often and insist on carrying a bag loaded with premium …

Cameras

This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work | Inc.com

When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can radically improve how much you get done.<p>But no hack or routine will change the fundamental way you view your work -- …

Kurt Vonnegut

How to Make a Composite Dreamscape in Photoshop with Two Photos

Hey, guys! I’m Jaxson Pohlman. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps using …

How to Clean Your Camera's Sensor

One of the critical things for your camera is to keep the sensor clean. Dust floats around almost everywhere; Once it gets inside your camera it can …

Nikon Recalls the D750 a Third Time for the Same Shutter Issue

Unfortunate news from the Nikon camp this week: Nikon has issued yet another recall notice for the D750 DSLR, informing owners that the shutter …

Best Bay Area hikes for beginners

BEST BEGINNER HIKES IN THE BAY AREA<p>The Bay Area has an immense amount of wilderness, and much of it is open to hikers of all skill levels.<p>Beginners might want to check out the San Francisco Bay Trail, which spans 350 miles, with a plan for another 150 miles to connect 47 cities and nine counties in …

Best zoom lenses for Nikon

<b>Which lenses are the ideal options for maximum flexibility? Here we take a look at the best zoom lenses for Nikon camera bodies.</b><p>If you’re after the …

The Fiery Furnace Moderate

Just past the turn off for the iconic Delicate Arch is a bent and twisted labyrinth of sandstone fins called the Fiery Furnace. There are no trails, …

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books

The Moon and the Other: a sci-fi novel about how we undermine our best intentions

What is the relationship between a person and the society that they’re a part of?<p>Science fiction is a genre that’s uniquely suited for making the internal into the external. Authors can take an intangible issue, whether it’s a relationship problem, a philosophical belief, or a scientific quandary, …

Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2016<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. This evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards, recognizing some of the …

Science Fiction

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

A Cultural and Culinary Travel Guide to Wyoming Favorite, Jackson Hole

Between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming boasts just under 4,000 square miles of National Park land. There are 1,250 …

Jackson Hole

Delicate Arch Moderate

Delicate Arch is one of the most famous arch formations in the country, and the trail to it is one of the most popular routes in Arches National …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

Art in an Instant: 12 Quick Ideas Using Floating Glass Frame

Forget about matting, cutting wood and finding acid-free painter's tape — the floating glass frame is here to make framing art remarkably easy. If …

Framing

Slurp soup or sleep cheap at Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton

Mar. 11, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Central Coast<p><b>Why:</b> Some people come for the soup because they had it as kids 50 years ago. But you don't have to love the soup. Come, irony-loving millennials, for the classic kitschiness of it all. Or come, my fellow skinflints of all ages, for the adjacent …

California

Start With a Black Canvas

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” – Leonardo da …

Two Huge Sci-Fi Novels Were Snubbed by the Nebula Awards

On Tuesday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America released its nominees for the 2016 Nebula Awards and there were two glaring omissions …

Photoshop Tip: Advanced Black and White Conversion

Open your photo file with Photoshop (File > Open).<p>To get the maximum dynamic range, try using the free <b>Perfect Exposure plugin</b>.<p>Click in the …

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