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JPMorgan posts higher profit; shares dip on net interest income view

(This version of the 14th July story corrects market revenue to $4.8 billion from $3.22 billion in next-to-the-last paragraph)<p>(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday due to strong loan growth and higher interest rates, but said net interest …

These 3 Airlines Just Launched New Sales With Flights as Cheap as $24

More amazingly affordable winter escapes.<p>Some awesome flight deals on par with ones that popped up last week are back on the table for travelers …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

5 Self-Employment Tax Deductions You Should Know About

There are benefits to being self-employed -- including the ability to make your own hours and to come and go as you please. But there are also a number of <i>tax</i> benefits to being self-employed, and knowing which write-offs to claim on your taxes can help put more money back in your pocket. From common …

The Marketing Technique That Made This Entrepreneur Over $1 Million In Six Months

These strategies and techniques helped Brian Clark build a massive following and monetize at exactly the right moment.<p>It's no secret that we live in a world of ubiquitous content. It's everywhere.<p>We read, stream and binge-watch content at all times of the day: on the train before work, during our …

The Business Crisis Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Ignoring

Both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton only give lip service to problems of small business.<p>American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and ignominious death. Last year, Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-lLarge of <i>Inc</i>. Magazine, in an article titled "American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing," …

Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #2: Brooke Shaden on Why Passion is the Secret to 244K Facebook Followers

<i>This is the second blog post in a series from our newest guide</i> Selling Fine Art Photography<i>. Download it here.</i><p>At only 26 years old, Brooke Shaden is …

DIY: Build Your Very Own Camera Slider in an Hour for Only $30!

Getting your own commercial camera slider can get a bit pricey, but thanks to Derek Mellott and this great <i>Instructables</i> tutorial, you can build your …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Don't Pose, Give Direction

If you are a lifestyle photographer one of your jobs is to make your images look natural- not stiff, not awkward, and definitely not staged. <b>Your</b> …

Self-help

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web in Photoshop

12 Epic Chrome Addons That Every Photographer Should Download Now

Efficiency, productivity, and convenience are concepts of great importance to photographers, particularly as they relate to a photographer’s overall …

Building a Location Database with Lightroom

If you are a busy photographer with frequent shoots, you might struggle to keep variety in your shoot locations. In this tutorial, you'll learn how …

Databases

Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of …

How to Improve Your Writing Skills

How to improve your writing skills.Today’s post features excerpts from <i>10 Core Practices for Better Writing</i>. These excerpts are from “Chapter Five: …

The Science Behind Storytelling -- and Why It Matters

As presenters we want people to pay attention, be engaged and remember the message. The key to doing that? Science now says it involves storytelling: Stories stimulate emotions, which may be the key to better learning, attention, memory and decision making.<p>When we listen to stories, more of the …

Google Maps Out the Most Photographed Places in the World

Two weeks ago, Instagram released its annual top 10 lists of the cities and locations that were photographed most often using the photo sharing …

Quick Tip on How to Edit Skies In Adobe Lightroom

Many photographers are faced with the conundrum of an over exposed sky and underexposed foreground. Because the detail of the foreground is often …

Architectural Interior Photography Equipment and Techniques

With any art form, the quality of light is an essential component in the work. This is true when it comes to photography, as well–especially when it …

Understanding Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio is a size relationship between the long and short sides of a photo. Today's 2:3 "standard" is based on the dimensions of a 35mm negative.

Creative Lip Synching Music Video Created from 4,000 Portraits of 350 People

It’s getting harder to impress these days when it comes to music videos, because there seems to be an abundance of uber-creative people putting …

21 Inspirational Natural Light Portraits - dPS

Check out this collection of natural light portraits - all taken using the light from the humble window.

The miniature world of red forest ants - in pictures

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov has created miniature worlds in his garden in Moscow, and photographed the cleverly crafted scenes using real-life ants

Four Techniques For AddingCinematic Polish to Your Videos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>We’ve found the secret to making your video footage downright moving! The (not so) secret, is <i>moving</i> your camera as …

People Freak Out Over 'Carrie' Telekinesis Marketing Prank In NYC Coffee Shop

Unsuspecting coffee shop customers in the West Village were in for quite the surprise when a young woman used her "telekinetic" powers to move a guy up a wall after he spilled hot coffee on her computer.<p>Of course, the freaky prank was all part of a marketing stunt for the upcoming "Carrie" remake …

West Village

Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.<p>Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into …

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

Digital Photography

How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …