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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

It doesn't take Bill Gates's money to make a meaningful impact with your charitable giving. Here's how.<p><i>Katherina Rosqueta, 47, is executive director</i> …

Red Cross

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Happy Saturday! Here Are Photos Of The Most Powerful People In The World Holding Koalas

Fulfilling every stereotype of we have of Australia, the 2014 G20 summit kicked off by allowing world leaders to cuddle some koalas.<p>Here's Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:<p>President Obama and Abbott:<p>Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF President …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Always Travel Like a Local

Breaking through the tourist barrier used to take weeks of exploration. But a new wave of travel apps is helping travelers connect with locals in more meaningful ways—and get outside with less hassle. These days, you're just a few taps away from learning how to cook a family recipe inside someone's …

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

When American nurse Kaci Hickox came home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia, she was quarantined in a tent at Newark Liberty International Airport for three days — even though she showed no signs of illness.<p>The idea of putting a possibly sick person in quarantine goes back to the ancient …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Creativity

How Is Vodka Made?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>In the video above we went to Cognac, France - the home of Grey Goose - to find out how one vodka goes from grain to bottle.<p>Vodka production starts with a starch, and for most commercial production, that means beginning with wheat. For …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Planning a Trip to Disney World with Special Needs Kids

Disney World in Orlando (Photo Credit: Flickr/Anthony Quintano)<p>"Surprise! We're going to Disney World!" We've all seen the videos where parents surprise the kids with a trip to Disney World. As a kid, I experienced it myself; it didn't turn out well. It was not a fun experience at all. For parents …

The Best Beer From Every State

We asked our friends at craft beer authority RateBeer.com to help us come up with the best beer in every state.<p>Most beers on this list are imperial stouts and IPAs, but higher ABV (alcohol by volume) beers seem to be trending in general. Did your favorite beer make the list?

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

One problem with notes is that you never go back and read them. Coloring your notes to indicate people, actions, and to-dos can help.<p>It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, …

Productivity

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s …

Motivation

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Photography

Amazon Invites Children’s Book Authors To Kindle Direct Publishing, Rolls Out Kids’ Book Creator Software

Amazon announced this afternoon that it will be expanding its Kindle Direct Publishing business to support the needs of children’s books authors through a new program it’s calling “KDP Kids.” Along with the program, which is aimed at helping authors prepare, publish and distribute books in the …

Morning Views from the Tent: A POV Landscape Photo Series That’ll Exacerbate Your Wanderlust

Photographer Oleg Grigoryev, like many of us, is a man who enjoys traveling, hiking and camping. Unlike many of us, his latest endeavors have taken …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple

Quitting your job to travel is not only an option for those who go solo. Here is how one couple did it – and how they have stayed on the road, and together, ever since.<p>When people ask us, “What’s the most frightening thing you’ve done while travelling the world?”, they often expect a story from …

Radio Free Europe

Depth of Field and F-stops

Depth of field (DOF for short) is usually associated with the aperture, which is often used interchangeably with the word f-stop. The aperture …

Video: DigitalRev Shows You that DSLRs Under $100 Can Still Get the Job Done

Photography can be an expensive hobby to get into. With most DSLRs nowadays coming in at around $400 for even the lowest of consumer level cameras. …

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Comparing Natural Light and Strobes, Can You Tell the Difference?

An ongoing debate among photographers from all backgrounds is that of natural vs artificial light. Both options have their pitfalls and qualities …

Focusing Basics

1<p>Depth of Field<p>Depth of Field (DOF) is the front-to-back zone of a photograph in which the image is razor sharp.<p>As soon as an object (person, thing) …