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8 Tips for Better Autumn Shots | Olympus

8 TIPS FOR BETTER AUTUMN SHOTS<p>BY PETER BAUMGARTEN, OLYMPUS TRAILBLAZER<p>Shot with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm<br>F2.8 PRO, …

Landscape Photography

How Neutral Density Filters Work and How to Use Them For Better Photography

Taking good photographs isn’t just about framing your subject and learning composition. Learning how to control how much light enters your camera and …

Landscape Photography

10 Great Tips for Making Dramatic Fall Photographs from Nature Photographer Toma Bonciu (VIDEO)

Last week we posted a tutorial with five helpful tips for getting prepared for your first fall photography excursion of the year. And now that autumn …

Landscape Photography

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

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 …

Mindfulness Meditation

What is mindfulness meditation?<p>Mindfulness is a practice that involves being fully engaged in whatever is going on around you. “It is simply the act …

20 incredible before-and-after photos of room makeovers

Home renovation is not a simple project to take on.<p>For many interior designers and DIY experts, renovations take months to complete and require an extensive amount of preparation and execution. The whole process is an arduous — and expensive —undertaking.<p>However, the stunning results make these …

8 signs you're in a strong relationship — even if it doesn't feel like it

Sometimes they're candlelit date nights, walks through grassy meadows, and feeding each other cake at your wedding.<p>But sometimes they're doing the dishes, comforting a screaming baby, and fighting over whose turn it is to do the dishes or comfort the screaming baby.<p>Which is to say: While sometimes …

Coreskills Episode 1: A Warm Up for Design Sketching

Plus an awesome trick that turns ellipses into cars<p>"A man who can't communicate his ideas is on the same plane as one who has no ideas." - …

10 Tips For Getting Your Kitchen Lighting Right

Since the kitchen is where most families spend the bulk of their time, it's important that the space is designed just right, especially when it comes …

This Is the Documentary North Korea Doesn’t Want You to See

It's going to make you question what you think you know about North Korea.<p>At first, the film looks exactly like what the North Korean government wanted: a beautiful piece of propaganda that shows just how hard working, harmonious and happy North Koreans are.<p>But that's not what Vitaly Mansky had …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

"Graphic Means" Documentary Shows How Designers Did It Before Digital

Used to be you couldn't design without an X-Acto knife<p>On his podcast, Kevin Smith recounted explaining to his young daughter how we rented movies …

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

Beautiful Architecture Photography

Découvrez ci-dessous l’univers de la photographe portoricaine Paola Quevedo, fait d’exploration urbaine, de bâtiments vertigineux et de formes …

Art

Four Questions to Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination is like a voice in your head giving you several seemingly valid reasons to avoid doing something. Usually it’s tough to summon a …

Procrastination

How to Get Motivated Every Day

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com on Quora.</i><p>When I was younger, motivation was never an issue. I excelled at sports and school and …

5 Perfect Rules for a Website Design Project

Success is perhaps the ultimate reality and a direct result of failure! You have to fail to be able to succeed perhaps in all endeavors of business …

UX Design

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9 Habits of Trustworthy Leaders

<b>habit</b> [hab-it], noun — an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntaryHabits…we all have them, don’t we? Some …

5 Proven Ways Posture Can Help Improve Mental Health

We’ve always heard our parents telling us to sit up straight, to walk tall, and to have proper posture. But, why is it that good posture is so …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

How to Stop Worrying About Everything - A Happiness Expert Explains

You can have an adventurous AND comfortable life<p>It’s very easy to fall into the happiness trap of false choices–of thinking you can either do X or Y, …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Time I

Free Polygon Backgrounds and Textures

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Polygon backgrounds are pretty famous among web designers. Most of the polygon environments are …

Graphic Design

How to diet and exercise like the genius inventor Nikola Tesla

The inventor Nikola Tesla had one of the most creative and prolific brains humanity has ever produced. He kept working on ingenious projects well …

Wellness

6 Tips To Rebuild Love After An Emotional Affair

The cornerstone of a successful intimate relationship is trust -- and betrayal can capsize a couple's sense of safety and security in no time. The media tends to portray betrayals as physical affairs but an emotional affair can have the same damaging impact on a romantic relationship.<p>If you are …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …