Jessie Wyrill

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Study: Fathers Need to Eat Healthy Before Conceiving

While most people understand the importance of a pregnant mother’s diet on the health of the baby, new research says the father’s diet before …

K-State Agronomy eUpdates :: eUpdates

Topdressing canola: How to maximize the benefits<p>To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, …

11 Tips for Better Candid Photography

Candid styles of photography are increasingly becoming popular both in general day to day photography but also in formal photographic situations. …

Beginner Street Photography

We all have to start somewhere with our photography and one of the big questions I get asked by students is where do we begin. There is just so much …

Street Photography

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Landscape Photography

Monsanto's makeover

Monsanto is the agriculture world’s prince of darkness, spreading its demonic genetically modified seeds on fields all over the earth. Or at least that’s the case if you believe the likes of HBO talk-show host Bill Maher, the hazmat suit-wearing activists in Occupy Monsanto or any of a growing …

Why You Shouldn't Sleep on Your Back While Pregnant

There are a lot of dos and don'ts in pregnancy. Sometimes the list begins to feel endless. The truth is, there are some things that are truly …

14 Signs You May Be Pregnant

When you’re trying to conceive, any slight new symptom can get your heart pounding. Waiting to see if two pink lines are in store for you this month …

Creating a Black and White High Contrast Portrait Edit in Lightroom

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

17 Badass Photos of the U.S. Marine Corps

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

Landscape Photography Tips Checklist

This article is a review of landscape photography tips and techniques I’ve covered before. Have you wondered why I’m going over previously covered …

The Birth Control Pill Has Become a Widely Prescribed Cure-All... But What About the Drawbacks?

Birth control pills are prescribed for every female trouble known to, uh, man. While their benefits are undeniable, some are questioning the explosion in their use.<p>When my gynecologist said I needed to go on birth control pills at age 14, my feminist mother rejoiced. I'd been missing several days …

The Secret Magic Behind Netflix Customer Service

Pretending to be a fictional character or offering dating advice would probably get you reprimanded -- or possibly fired -- from the customer service department of most companies.<p>At Netflix, taking on the persona of a Star Trek captain during a live chat with a customer gets you on national TV, a …

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.<p>It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Horror-Themed Engagement Photo Shoot Presented as a Comic Strip

Here’s an interesting idea for engagement photographers looking to try something different. This Hungarian couple not only decided to do a …

Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …