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The Power of Prayer and Meditation

A peace that surpasses all understanding . . .<p>‒Philippians 4:6-8<p>Considering what I'd been through, I would rather die than go back to the way I'd lived before; it had been sheer hell for me. But perhaps I'd had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any …

Meditation

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Gaming

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Photography

11 Classic 'That '70s Show' Burns

It's hard to think of a TV show that's offered up quite as many epic burns as "That '70s Show." Even though curmudgeonly patriarch Red Forman had some of the most memorable ones throughout the sitcom's run, pretty much every character got a chance to spit classic zingers at some point. Today is …

Burns

‘The Rain Maker’: How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made …

4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Caribbean

A Night at the Museum: Sleepovers in Unusual Spaces

When Airbnb collaborated with IKEA to offer accommodations in a Sydney furniture store last summer, we were pretty excited. How fun would it be to spend the night in a warehouse maze of colorful model kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms? Sadly, the IKEA lodging was a limited-time offer. But there …

Travel

Hacking Concentration: The Complete Guide to Getting Into the 'Zone'

Deane Alban, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>Learn how to improve your concentration to get more done. Get many simple lifestyle tips and techniques, including</i> …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

How game devs can hire the best talent, even without salaries

Nine Dots is a small indie start-up. The studio was founded three years ago, and we're currently a team of seven full-time developers.<p>Here's the catch: until recently, no one was paid a salary in the company. Fellow indie developers and start-up entrepreneurs always ask me the same thing: Where and …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Daily Deals: Doom, iPad Pro, Amazon Prime, blue Xbox One consoles and more!

Rakuten is back with another collection of voucher code offers and we've selected a sweet hat-trick of gaming and tech deals for you. Fancy blasting …

Death and horror: there's no spectacle we so eagerly pursue – but can we see it for what it is?

Seeing a person dead or in agony, we oscillate between the visceral relief of ‘that’s not me’ and the sickening horror of ‘one day it will be’. But should we look in the first place?<p>In 1991, in the closing days of the first Gulf war, journalist Kenneth Jarecke stumbled upon the results of a US air …

‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose …

How to Make a Business Out of Playing Video Games

What most people think of as a hobby or way to unwind can actually become a viable business venture. From YouTube videos including reviews and “let’s …

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

Extreme Photo of the Week: Skiing under the aurora borealis? Yeah, no biggie. http://on.natgeo.com/1numtlc Photograph by Reuben Krabbe

37 Best Romantic Comedies Ever Made

Marking its 25th anniversary this week is "When Harry Met Sally," which many viewers consider the best romantic comedy ever made. Certainly, the film (released on July 12, 1989), deftly directed by Rob Reiner, smartly written by Nora Ephron, and indelibly acted by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, is the …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Technically Perfect = Technically Boring. Five Rules You Should Always Sometimes Break

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a new friend via Facebook and he asked me to describe my most creative period of time and, if I could talk about …

Landscape Photography

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Framing in Photography

Just to be clear, for this article we are not talking about the frame the print goes into, but “framing” your subject with something in the …

37 Pet Photos to Amaze and Inspire You

We’ve been focused on nature and landscape for a while on dPS so it’s time to shift gears and move over to the fauna, specifically – pets. If you …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

The Haunting Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore

Long exposure photography like UK photographer Darren Moore‘s is the polar opposite of the super fast, super sensitive in low light kind of …