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Here are some ways to use foam board and improve your photography on the cheap

There are some non-photographic things photographers always have around. It’s not only gaff tape, but Foamcore or foam board can be your best friend …

These 21 Recipes Look Impressive, But Are Really Easy

Fool your friends into thinking you're fancy.<p>It's dinner party time and you want to impress your friends...but you also want to be lazy. Thankfully there are some recipes that satisfy both the devil and angel on your shoulders—they're <b>easy but look like you slaved away for hours in the kitchen</b>. …

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No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

A creamy confection that only looks complicated. This "raw" cheesecake marries marscarpone and walnut crust for a delicious dessert with no oven to …

Dessert

How to Shoot Cosplay Portraits at Comic Con with Just One Light

Back in December my brother asked me if I would be interested in going to Comic Con in Indianapolis, IN, and I immediately said “absolutely!” He was …

Why you should cook a pot of mussels tonight

By Kara Elder<p>, Editorial aide<p>A pot of mussels in a flavorful broth, with plenty of bread for dunking, makes for a lovely spring or summer meal. The inexpensive bivalves are also easier to make at home than you may think. Here are eight ways to go, from the Recipe Finder.<p><i>[Why you should flex those</i> …

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Egg Custard Tart Recipe: Chef-style buttery baked goodness

The chefs at Royal China in London share their fabulous egg custard tart recipe with <i>Ecophiles.</i> Easy to make at home, delicious to taste – <i></i>why not …

Make the Easter Bunny Happy with This Carrot Cake Roll

Are you still mapping out your Easter menu? Or are you on dessert duty for brunch at your sister-in-law's house on Sunday? Either way, I've got the …

Why 2017 Is the Year of the Luncheonette

Luncheonettes, a genre of restaurant that favors simple daytime fare and counter seating, are opening up everywhere. More focused than diners and more casual than bistros, they evoke a nostalgia that, in the hands of today’s restaurateurs, feels fresh. Portland, Oregon’s Kristen Murray hit on this …

Street artist constructs gigantic geometric portraits with reclaimed wood

Belgian street artist Stefaan De Croock (a.k.a. Strook) just unveiled a gigantic portrait made entirely out of reclaimed wood. Working with wood …

How To Easily Blend Exposures For Interior Photography In Photoshop

If you’ve ever taken interior shots with windows included and then combined the exposure in Photoshop, you likely know that without some particular …

Jesus was on the side of the poor and exploited. Christian politicians should remember that | Brad Chilcott

Following Jesus requires we love people in costly solidarity, and requires us to expose any ideology that pretends inequality is natural or ordained by God<p>In the church I grew up in it was culturally assumed that Christians would vote Liberal. Jesus wasn’t party-partisan, we knew, but on “family …

Detecting Trustworthy Domains

<i>We take the idea of truth very seriously here at Flipboard, and we’ve recently opened up about what that means for us — and how we act on it. First,</i> …

Renewables roadshow: how Broken Hill went from mining to drag queens and solar farms

The home of BHP and Mad Max can now take credit for kickstarting the large-scale solar industry in Australia<p>Broken Hill is the birthplace of modern mining in Australia. It lends its initials “BH” to the mining giant BHP, and in January 2015 in an Australian first, the so-called Silver City was …

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This Functional iPhone 6s Was Built Entirely From Spare Parts Bought in China

Former software engineer Scotty Allen wanted to find out if it was possible to build an iPhone entirely from spare parts, so he decided to visit Shenzhen, China to see if he could collect all the requisite pieces.<p>As it turns out, it is indeed possible to build an iPhone from scratch using a …

Simplifying posing for beginners: How to build/tweak poses

Beginner Photography Tip: 4 Easy Ideas for Posing Couples

I don't know about you, but one of the things that I struggled with most when I was just starting out as a photographer was posing people for …

This Lemon Oregano Shrimp Wants to Be Tossed with Pasta

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p>Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in the garlic, …

Recipes

How to make a chicken last a week

Angela Hartnett gets every lovely scrap of flavour out of a chicken, six nights in a row<p>Angela Hartnett doesn’t believe that avoiding food waste is a style of cooking. “It’s just what cooking should be,” says the Michelin-starred chef. “A chicken is a great way to show what is possible in terms of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

No-Bake Almond Butter Cream Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

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5 Tips for Posing and Directing Couples to Capture Great Lifestyle Shots

There are plenty of technical posing guides out there, but for their latest educational video, Daniel and Rachel of Mango Street Lab took a more …

How To Stand Out Among 2.6 Billion Photographers

Do you have the feeling that, nowadays, almost everyone is taking photos? Not even that long ago, photography was much more exclusive.<p>Despite the …

The Deck ad network is shutting down

The Deck, an ad network whose founding members included Daring Fireball, Kottke and Waxy, announced today that it’s shutting down.<p>As a simple, clean ad network focused on independent websites, The Deck may have seemed like a bit of a throwback — and indeed, in his blog post announcing the shutdown, …

One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

"This delicious chili mac and cheese with ground beef, diced tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, chili beans and spices is cooked all in one pot--including …

Portraits: Shooting Studio vs Natural Light

No limits, Nathan Elson shares this behind the scenes shooting studio and natural light.<p>All images shot with the Fuji X-Pro2 + XF 56mm f/1.2

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