Sylvia P.

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How To Stop Being Lazy And Increase Your Productivity

3Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>If you are a student with a homework assignment, a parent with a home project, or a CEO with an important meeting to prepare …

100 Mindfulness Meditations Book Review

<b>We are delighted to share the first review of Neil Seligman's new book 100 Mindfulness Meditations.</b><p>This review comes from the wonderful Lynn Exley. Lynn is a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Mind Factor Coach, Sophrologist, yoga teacher, golfer and speaker. She is passionate about teaching simple …

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.<p>You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

Afraid of fermentation? Here’s the recipe to start with.

By Jane Touzalin<p>, Multiplatform editor<p>Good morning! We interrupt the furor over faux fireworks to bring you genuine, non-faux news from the world of Food. Let’s start with <b>Maura Judkis</b>’s visit to the Fancy Food Show in New York, where she trailed Whole Foods buyer <b>AnaMaria Friede</b> to see how the buyer …

Food Preservation

The Jailhouse Lawyer Derrick Hamilton’s Role in the Reversal of a Murder Conviction

Derrick Hamilton never went to law school, but prisoners across New York State have heard about his formidable legal skills, which he acquired while he was wrongly imprisoned for murder for more than two decades, reading law books and fighting to get himself and other inmates set free. I recently …

Crime

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.<p>--Concerned Daughter<p><i>Dear Concerned,</i><p>It's true! Research has found that a new diet …

Adding texture easily to your backgrounds in Photoshop

Not very long ago I got to visit my buddy Joseph Parry. We drank (quite a lot of beer), we ate (lots of chocolate brownies) and we took photos. Like …

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Minimalism

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

Wellness

Skin on Canvas: a Portrait Study of Tattooed People (NSFW)

<b>All images by Danny Alexander. Used with permission.</b><p>Danny Alexander is a portrait photographer living in Louisville, KY. He’s been previously …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

Award Shows

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

Self-improvement

Mistakes You’re Making at Common Shutter Speeds (and How to Fix Them)

For many beginner and enthusiast photographers, manipulating shutter speed for something other than exposure might be a bit of an adventure out of a …

Shutter Speed

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

You Have 9 Months Left in 2016. Here's How to Achieve Success This Year

Your calendar can be a powerful tool to help you reach new heights.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag</i> …

6 Remote Private Islands Where You Can Vacation Like a Royal

A Look Back at Havana in All Its Glory

From Karl Lagerfeld to President Obama, Cuba has made its way onto seemingly everyone's itineraries lately. In case a jaunt there for Chanel's cruise show there in May isn't in the cards, here's a look back at Havana's best architecture and interiors over the years.

Cuba

How to Easily Shoot High-End Product Photography Using Light Trails

I've never been one for artificial light in my photography, and it's an issue that many photographers come across when leaving that oh, so beautiful …

Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Believe it or not, you don't have to own super expensive equipment or be some kind of camera wiz to take high quality camera shots like these…<p>… but …

Photography

How Softbox Size Affects Quality of Light

If you want to be a studio photographer, there’s something you should know about: how the size of your softbox is affects the quality of light …

Portraits of New Yorkers Whom the Rest of the City Ignores

Chase Hall's <i>Milk and Honey</i> features 62 pages of intimate portraits of New York City's idiosyncratic and disenfranchised populace—from the homeless to local kids.<p>Chase Hall's aura is essential to his photo work. The photographer has an undeniable charisma that puts others at ease, bringing …

Poetic Double Exposure Portraits

Erkin Demir is a 26-years old photographer from Ankara, Turkey, specialized in the creation of fantastic double exposure portraits. He delicately …

Ankara

How to Clean Your Camera Lenses (And Check For Problems)

In the past, Roger has shown us time and time again, that internal dust and other artifacts rarely have an effect on the image quality produced by …

How to Create a Cinematic Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Despite all the wonderful real-world advantages of digital photography, once in a while the typical grainy film look just feels so enchanting. So …

Tutorials