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7 ways to achieve massive bokeh in your photos

To achieve massive and creamy bokeh, one of the first things we learn is to use a wide aperture. But there are several other ways that might just as …

Landscape Photography

There's Always a Time and a Place For Sexy Black Dresses — We Have 20

There are certain staples every functioning closet needs: socks, underwear, jeans — you get where we're going. But in addition to stocking up on these basic must haves, every well-rounded wardrobe also should have a little bit of sex appeal hiding inside of it. Whether that means a gown that allows …

How to Edit Color For Consistency and Create Your Own Style

An important part of developing your own editing style is the way that you color grade your images. Photographer Sean Tucker explains his approach in …

Tutorials

How to get into design without a degree

A design degree can seem like the best and safest option to kickstart a career in graphic designer, providing both a foundation in skills theory and …

UX Design

18 Sweet and Savory Cranberry Recipes That Go Beyond Sauce

You can see it on the Thanksgiving table now — the lonely bowl of jiggly crimson red cranberry sauce that no one has touched. It’s not the cranberry’s fault that it’s often relegated to the back of the buffet table. It’s just that most people don’t put the thought and care into making creative …

Onions

9 Gravy Recipes That Bring Us Joy

Cooking

The 16-year-old designer shaking up the music industry

Benji Taylor is not your standard 16-year-old. After building up a shamefully impressive graphic portfolio, the London designer has sent sky-high shockwaves across the pond – with artists like Ram Riddlz and A$AP Ant among the many tapping his talents. On top of that, he’s also casually managed to …

75+ Hobby Ideas For Men | The Art of Manliness

In the days of old, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” but as an opportunity to pursue one’s passions and interests — an …

Hiking Trail

16 DIY Crafts Idea For Your Loved Ones On Valentine's Day

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Psychology

Unhappy customer sues Apple after honeymoon photos are wiped from phone

An Apple customer has won a "monumental victory" over the tech company after his photos were wiped<p>A British man is celebrating a victory for the "common man" after successfully suing Apple for accidentally wiping treasured photos from his phone.<p>Deric White said he was devastated after his honeymoon …

Compensation

Corel ParticleShop: Life-Like Brushes for Photoshop and Lightroom

Corel has just announced ParticleShop, a plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom, and PaintShop Pro that allows users to create photo-realistic effects with …

How to Use the Brenizer Method For Better Portaits

At some point in your photography learning career, you've likely encountered the Brenizer Method. The Brenizer Method, also known as the Bokeh …

Porter-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Slightly bitter and with a deep coffee-like flavor, porter, a very dark ale, makes this braise rustic and hearty. Porter’s toastiness plus the sweetness of root vegetables and the spiciness of Dijon mustard creates a stew full of contrasting, but harmonious, flavors.<p><b>Porter-Braised Chicken with Root</b> …

Williams-Sonoma

11 After-School (or After-Work) Snacks

When you really think about it, the average meal times are sort of flawed. Lunch follows breakfast in a timely fashion (usually), but then dinner is often six hours away from lunch -- and those hours tend to drag on. It's important to keep yourself fed in between, or you risk making a terrible …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

9 Famous Geniuses Who Were Also Huge Coffee Addicts

You can't even make it out of the house without a double cappuccino, and you can't survive that two o'clock meeting without your trusty espresso shot. Oh, and sure, you've read the conflicting evidence about the health benefits of your coffee consumption, and the possible health risks of …

Is Cold Brew Coffee Always Better?

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>Like switching your climate-control thermometer from heat to A/C, there's always a distinct tipping point every spring when you switch from hot to iced coffee. I look forward to this moment with just as much glee as the arrival of cherry blossoms and the shoving of winter coats to …

Coffee

How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

15 Cool Caddies for Storing Your Favorite Books + Magazines

We’ve taught you how to repurpose your old magazines, but if you want to hold on to your favorites you might as well hold onto them in style. We’ve rounded up 15 stunning book and magazine caddies that will add a spark to any living space.<p>1. Liesmichl ($307): We are loving the intersecting lines …

Living Rooms

25 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design

60 Free Clean Fonts for Your Next Project

Are you struggling to find that particular font that matches your creative vision? Well, you have come to the right place. We have collected 60 free …

13 Examples of Illustrations and Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design

Illustrations and hand drawn elements in web design can add personality while grabbing the user’s attention. And as long as you don’t turn your page …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones

OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in the industry who should know …

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

Grip Strength Exercises: How to Develop a Strong Grip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jedd Johnson.</i><p>In this day and age, we all know (or should know) how important it is to maintain a healthy …