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Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

People have turned to fortune tellers for millennia, but this palm reader is the first I can say with certainty that really does give you a glimpse of the future. Quixter is a palm reader that allows you to pay for things without your wallet simply by placing your hand on a scanner.<p>To pay for stuff …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

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The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>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. …

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Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong

Plus, the right way to do each one<p>To get the body you're after, you've got to have all the right moves—and know how to do those moves correctly. But even some of the basics can go haywire if you aren't focused on good form, which can lead to exercises that are less effective or even a potential …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>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 …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

How to Shoot Landscapes With Bright Cloud Cover

A common problem for landscape photographers is shooting during overcast conditions in which the cloud cover is effectively a light source. White or …

An Introduction to Lomography

Lomography <i>emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,”</i> …

What Gear Do You Really Need for Wedding Photography?

Wedding photography is one of the largest and most varied areas of photography around. Different photographers have different styles, and no wedding …

Your Complete Guide to Building a Photography Studio at Home (Review)

As you get into photography more and more, one thing becomes extremely obvious: this is not a cheap pastime. For that reason alone, a lot of folks …

How to Clean Your Camera Lens Properly (VIDEO) (Updated)

Cleaning a camera lens is definitely something that every photographer is going to need to do at some point. Doing it properly is imperative if …

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

Digital photography was supposed to be simple. We take a photo, upload it to our computer, share it with friends and print it on our inkjet printer. …

How to Win a Photography Contest (by Somebody Who Has)

Entering a photography contest is a great way to not only gain exposure for your work, but to also win some fantastic photography gear that you can …

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: How to Use a Scanner to Capture Beautiful Floral Images

To some, the use of a scanner to make photographs, especially flowers, may seems a bit sacrilegious. But for shear simplicity, ease and …

How Decisions about Color Add Impact to Your Photos

Like everything in photography, shooting in color is a decision. That sounds weird, right? After all, the world is in Technicolor and we can’t really …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Seen it yet? After months of sneak peeks, Nikon pulled the curtain on its retro-inspired DSLR. The Df packs a modern 16 megapixel sensor along with classic features like manual shutter speed and ISO...

Seen it yet? After months of sneak peeks, Nikon pulled the curtain on its retro-inspired DSLR.<p>The Df packs a modern 16 megapixel sensor along with …

Landscapes have and always will be a staple of photography. Texas-based artist Irby Pace asked himself, how can I use the landscape model but also add a unique twist? The answer: Puffs of colored...

Landscapes have and always will be a staple of photography.<p>Texas-based artist Irby Pace asked himself, how can I use the landscape model but also add …

6 Techniques to Draw the Eye to an Object in Your Photograph

Sometimes, as a photographer, you're going to want to lead people to look at a specific part of your images. There are a lot of various techniques …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

5 Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Photography

Photography books, schools, websites, and even your local camera clubs are your main source of help when it comes to improving your craft. There is a …

How to Come Up With Ideas for Your Own Photography Projects

In this modern world, where nearly everyone has a camera of some sort, it can be difficult for a photographer to stand out in the crowd. Coming up …

Photography Tutorial: Focus Stacking

In a previous article we looked at various things that you can do with multiple exposures. One of those things was focus stacking. Focus stacking is …

A First Look at OSX 10.9 Mavericks for Photographers

In recent years, Apple have been updating their operating system OSX on an annual basis. Their latest incarnation released to the world on 22nd …

5 Incredible Online Communities to Get Genuine Feedback on Your Photography

The thing about the internet is there will always be someone willing to critique your work whether you want them to or not. While a little …

6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

In a piece I wrote a short while ago about some of the myths concerning professional photography, one of the flagrant fictions included the following:<p>…