Angie Brown

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Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Italy

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.

Flash-Free Portrait Photography Guide

Learning to shoot portraits proficiently and efficiently with natural light involves knowledge, skills, gear and techniques that all developing …

Photography

W Eugene Smith - a picture from the past

First published on Tue 15 Oct 2013 12.15 EDT

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.

Depth of Field Simplified

Depth of field (DOF) is probably one of the least understood principles of photography. Most photographers seem aware of its existence, but few seem …

When You SHOULD Do Work for Free

Whenever somebody asks me if they should take a free job I answer with a resounding, no. Don’t do it. Just don’t. It should be a hard and fast rule …

How to Use a Reflector with Natural Light for Powerful Portrait Photography

Building your lighting arsenal requires just as much thought as choosing your camera body and lenses. You have to consider what environments you’ll …

Photography

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

Staying Happy in your Place of Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

One cannot argue how important happy employers are at work. The happier the employees, the more productive the business. Maybe your employer is not …

5 Excuses that Stop You From Reaching Your Dream

The moment you set your mind to pursue a big dream is magical. It energizes you and excites you.<p>But as you start to make plans, things fall apart. …

What Does God Have to Do With It? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was not raised with God. In fact, there was no mention of God in my life for the first 30 or so years and religion and church were only used in …

Faith

The Good Lord Bird

Books

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. …

Self-improvement

Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Pancakes Recipe

Dense cream cheese holds its shape and creates lovely little pockets of warm, oozing cheese throughout the cooked pancakes.<p><b>Variations</b><p>Replace the cream cheese with ricotta cheese. The ricotta melts a little more into the pancakes but still creates small pockets of cheese.<br>• Add fresh fruit. Along with …

Gluten-Free Giant Lemon Ginger Cookies Recipe

• Preheat oven to 375° F / 190° C<br>• Combine softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 …

Dessert

Gluten-Free Spicy Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

As written, this recipe makes a mildly spicy chocolate cookie. If you are looking for a more intensely spiced cookie, increase chipotle to one teaspoon.<p><i>Dairy-free Variation:</i> Use dairy-free shortening in place of the butter.<p><b>Read more: Gluten-Free Tuesday: Spicy Hot Chocolate Cookies</b><p>Ingredients1 1/4 …

Morning Snack: Gluten-Free Cookie-Dough Energy Bars

I think I'm one of those lucky few who are somehow immune to any allergies or gluten intolerance, but I know from my friends and family who are gluten-free how much of a lifestyle change it requires when it comes to eating and preparing meals. So, I was intrigued when Pillsbury announced that it's …

Taste Test: Pamela's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix

We haven't had too much success tasting pre-fab pizzas aimed at specific diets in the past. Our test of four frozen vegan pizzas turned up four big duds, while Domino's gluten-free crust proved edible only when piled with tons of toppings. Our single foray into the world of gluten-free <b>and</b> vegan …

Simple Springtime Dishes

This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad!

This is a comment I'm starting to see more and more often. Go to any news article about gluten and the comment section will be littered with angry outbursts and outright vitriol for people who go gluten-free. Skeptical blogs love to trot out posts lambasting and ridiculing the "gluten-free fad." …

Going Gluten-Free Means Changing Your Diet ... and Who You Date

<i>Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>It's been about a decade since my college roommate, my future brother-in-law, and my now-husband's grandmother were diagnosed with Celiac disease. Docs were just getting a grasp on gluten intolerance and gluten-free foods were just taking off. …

Virtues of Omission: Gluten-free beers that actually taste great

Omission Brewing Company uses science to craft gluten-free beer that actually tastes like beer, and it has added a hoppy IPA to its lineup of celiac-friendly brews.<p>Joining the previously available lager and pale ale styles from Omission Brewing, the India Pale Ale is the third style from the …