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Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making

Just like learning in any practice or aspect of life, the more you learn, the more you realize what you don't know or haven't learned. It's natural; …

A black director, a white author, and their differing accounts of rebel slave Nat Turner

A black filmmaker puts his acting career on hold, raises nearly $10 million and makes a movie about the rebel slave Nat Turner. His film receives a rapturous reception at a major festival, a bouquet of awards and praise from Hollywood's elite.<p>A white novelist writes a bestselling account of Nat …

Black History

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

iPad Pro diary day 5: The iPad Pro as a writing tool, and a decision half-made

Things have moved on rather a lot since I gave my first impressions and highlighted my core questions in choosing between my existing iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro. Further usage of it has made it abundantly clear that the iPad Pro cannot replace a standard iPad. It’s ridiculously over-sized for …

IPad Pro

How Small Businesses Can Use Marketing to Outsmart the Competition

<i>Eric Samson is the founder of Group8A, a boutique consulting firm focused on developing and executing integrated marketing and digital solutions for companies of all sizes.</i><p>For a small business owner, constant news stories about startup successes and wealthy entrepreneurs are certainly inspirational …

Neil Gaiman On Storytelling In The Age Of The Internet And Other Oddities

“I was a glorious mess at 26. But I was a glorious mess who had a sort of combination of dreams of grandeur and no plan B.”<p>Neil Gaiman is known as many things — author, poet, screenwriter, spouse of Amanda Palmer, owner of very good dogs — but for many, he is celebrated first and foremost as the …

TAP 2018

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” Director James Gunn Reflects On The Keys To Post-Success Happiness

His first movie for Marvel Studios, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, had been testing well. Early reviews had it pegged as a quirky underdog success story. …

James Gunn

Pork Prices Are Going Up, So Hog All The Bacon While You Can

Time to bring home (all) the bacon.<p>Bacon eaters, you'd better stock up.<p>It's been a roller-coaster for pork belly meat, as far as prices go -- pork prices hit an all-time high last year, then plummeted in April 2015. But because we throw bacon on everything during summer's barbecue season (and, as …

Cooking

Cooking in Your Cast Iron Skillet

Use your nonstick pan all the time? Don't forget about the versatile cast iron. Here's why you should use it tonight.<p>A cast iron skillet is a prized …

Cast Iron Skillet

The Best Pasta Dishes of 2015

These our our favorite pasta dishes of 2015.<p></head><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll</i> …

HugeDomains.com - Mabame.com is for sale (Mabame)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need

Love a great chocolate-chip cookie? Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this kind of love requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.<p>Ever wonder who invented the chocolate-chip cookie? Of course you have.<p>The cookie was …

21 Killer Portraits Recently Selected for Editors’ Choice

Every month, a fresh group of pro photographers from within the 500px community are selected to be our coveted “Guest Editors” and given the power to …

Photography

Decor Tricks for Small Apartments

Have a small (or small-ish) apartment? Want to create a big visual impact without taking up a lot of room (or spending a lot of money)? These decor …

4 Trends in Home-Office Design

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>No longer consigned to the basement or unused nook, the home office has emerged as one of the most important residential amenities, thanks to an uptick in both self-employment and flexible working trends.<p>“The home office comes …

San Francisco

How to Use a Gridded Softbox for Portrait Photography

Softboxes are great for portraits and other types of photography where you need soft lighting. But there is something else that you could use with a …

Lighting and Posing Tips For Senior Photos | Matt Hernandez

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and school is about to start back up again. This means school pictures are around the corner and …

Photography

The Perfect Portrait Formula: Peter Hurley’s Flex LED Lighting Setups for Men and Women

Sponsored by Westcott<p>Portrait photographer Peter Hurley has become famous for his headshots. His YouTube tutorials for posing have gone viral thanks …

ZTE's latest smartwatch packs style and gesture control

ZTE isn't just counting on a high-end smartphone to convince you that it means business. The company has taken the wraps off of the Axon Watch, a smartwatch that's miles above last year's clunky BlueWatch in both design and features. Besides looking like a conventional watch that you might actually …

Which 2016 Candidate Has the Worst Logo?

Whose is a home run and whose looks like an insurance company sign? We asked designers and critics to weigh in.<p>With John Kasich’s campaign announcement Tuesday, the number of 2016 presidential candidates has reached a whopping 21. And with each of those hopefuls trying to brand him- or herself as …

What do chefs hate to cook?

From preparing mountains of sardines to having to cook kedgeree, top UK chefs share their least favourite jobs in the kitchen<p>Chefs frequently share what they love about food, often with a vocabulary so rich that it leaves the listener drooling, but we rarely hear them describing what they really …

Wanna Be a Small Business SEO Superstar?

Google changes its search engine algorithms more frequently than some people bathe. But you can master the basics with these 10 tips and win small …

Search Engines

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

How to Suit Up When You're Petite

In a world that rarely caters to anyone below the average height, it’s easy to settle for an ill-fitting suit when you’re on the shorter side of the …

Trend Highlights: 2015 Spring/Summer Fashion Week Streetstyles

A retrospective look back at trends as seen in 2015 LC:M, Pitti Uomo, PFW and NYFW streetsnaps.<p>Fashion Week is a time which draws in crowds of …

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes to Make for Lunch or Dinner

Lettuce wraps are a popular lunch or dinner option for health-conscious foodies who love their sandwiches and tacos, but don’t necessarily want to …

Healthy Eating

Scott Kelby - My Camera Gear for Sports, Travel & Portrait

I actually use three different load-outs for the three different types of photography I do on a regular basis: (1) Sports Photography (2) Portraits …

Cameras