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13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

The ULTRAS 2016: win the trip of a lifetime

Prize 1: A holiday in the sun<p><i>Win five nights at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives, and three nights at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, plus two return business-class flights on Emirates.</i><p>Located in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort, set across two Maldivian islands, has won …

Why UK universities are returning to the public debt markets

The University of Leeds has recently become the latest higher education institution to raise money by issuing a public bond. The bond is worth £250m, …

Finance

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of …

Landscape Photography

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid …

Comprehensive Guide to Shooting and Editing Astrophotography Time-Lapse Videos

The Syrp Genie caught everyone's attention with its contemporary design and advanced automation features that made it a time-lapse photographer's …

Videography

Slow Shutter Speeds and Long Exposure Photography

Many new cameras will come with built-in shutter speeds of up to 30 seconds or longer, which is enough for most long-exposure photography. Other …

Landscape Photography

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

Landscape Photography

Five Techniques for Creating Impressionist or Abstract Photography

Whether you are new to photography, or have been photographing for a while, I’m sure you’ve gone through times when the ideas weren’t flowing, and …

Photography

How to Make a Panorama - A Simple Tutorial

Imagine those occasions where you need a wider lens but you don’t have one on you at the right moment. The only thing you can do in that scenario is …

Tutorials

Dynamic range in photography: how to capture all the tones in a scene

Dynamic range can make or break a photo. We explain how to check if you’re capturing all the tones in a scene and ways you can boost your dynamic …

Landscape Photography

Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas …

How to Make a Colourful Bubble Macro Photo with Oil and Water

In earlier tutorials we looked for macro inspiration around the house and around the garden. Carrying on with the series, we'll now start to look at …

Alternative Medicine

How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear in Lightroom

Editing freckles in Lightroom to make them POP or disappear. How to work with freckles in under 30 seconds.

Lightroom

A Beginner's Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Depth Of Field

This is the First Photo Ever Taken from the Surface of a Comet

Human kind did something incredible yesterday: we landed something on the surface of a comet. After a 10 year journey to Comet …

Nikon D200 review

How would you like to profit from photography? Maybe start selling your pictures through an online library or getting them published in magazines, …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half through all ranges of motion for a slow burn from …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. "Because they are a particularly sleepy muscle group, performing light …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

Exercise

A layman’s guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

<i>One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of</i> …

Sweeten Your Photos by Shooting During the Blue Hour

There is a period of time each day, just before sunrise and just after sunset, when the sun is below the horizon, when the light is known as “sweet …

International Space Station Cameras Now Offering a Gorgeous Live View of Earth

Rotating around the earth approximately sixteen times each day, the International Space Station is the venue from which many astronauts have been …

How to Apply the Golden Ratio to Photography

As photographers, it’s really important to know what makes a strong photograph. There are a lot of things you should keep in mind when shooting, like …

How do you photograph the Moon?

A giant sphere of shiny rock is floating over your head while you sleep. Here's how to take a decent photograph of it<p>The Moon. Some say it's made of cheese, conspiracy theorists claim that it's a hologram projected by the New World Order, while so-called scientists believe that it's a giant …

Digital Photography

Pictures: Winter Splendor Unveiled at Ice Caves

Frozen splendor cloaks the ice caves of Lake Superior, courtesy of a frigid winter.<p>Icicles glisten as throngs of visitors explore frozen sea caves, seen in the above February 14 picture.<p>The caves ring the cliffs of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior, which is now 94 percent …

National Parks

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Geography