Nicole Ooi

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10 Essential Techniques for Portrait Photography

In this post we will cover practical tips and guidelines on how to shoot better portrait photos. You will learn how to interact and guide your …

Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X (vs Leica Q)

Last year when the Google Pixel was announced, we compared it to its closest competitor, the iPhone 7. And then for fun, we compared those images …

15 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Deploying $1,000 in any of these ways (or several of them!) can make a meaningful difference in your life -- financially or otherwise.<p>A thousand …

Retirement

I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

Personal Finance

A New 5-Minute Genius Egg Breakfast (Or Dinner!) For You

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>We all have our egg routines—the frying method you picked up from your dad, the well-honed minute count on your preferred …

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

Employment

10 Success lessons from Howard Schultz – “Starbucks CEO and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share20<p>Tweet<p>Share85<p>+11<p>Shares 106<p>Howard Schultz is the CEO of Starbucks the largest coffeehouse in the world with more than 23,000 locations. …

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: the king of the phablets returns

The best phablet going is now waterproof, with a brilliant curved screen, better stylus and cracking cameras, wrapped in a narrow, premium body<p>The Galaxy Note 7 is the return to the UK for Samsung’s king of the stylus-equipped phablets, but does anyone really want a stylus anymore?<p>Even if the …

Galaxy Note

KFC, Apple in China hit by South China Sea spat

BEIJING (AP) — To the challenges facing KFC and Apple in China, add a surprise backlash from Beijing's spat with the Philippines over the South China …

25 Things Managers Do That Drive Their Employees Crazy

The hardest part of being a manager is not managing the workflow or the department’s operations. The hardest part of being a manager is dealing with the hundreds of “people” issues that swirl around us at work!<p>It’s not easy being a manager. Even the best managers slip up at times and say or do …

Employment

This is What Happens Inside a Woman's Brain When She Orgasms

Fireworks.<p>We all know how we feel in ourselves when we orgasm , but have you ever thought about the absolute fireworks that go off inside our brains when we reach climax?<p>If you have, you're in luck, because a group of scientists from Rutgers University asked a bunch of lucky ladies to stimulate …

11 Make-Ahead Breakfasts To Save You Time In The Morning

Start the morning off right.

Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than …

Employment

Brexit is almost certain to push Hong Kong into recession in 2016

The collateral damage from Brexit will affect economies around the globe, and Asia is no exception. Expect “waves of contagion” in Asia after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, analysts from Japanese brokerage firm Nomura warned today (June 28).<p>Because of Brexit, Nomura lowered its …

Hong Kong

Social Media Marketing – 4 things you need to start doing in 2016

Posted 17 January 2016 by Alexandra Penko in Business<p>Social Media Strategy and Your Business Growth Goals<p><b>THUNDER BAY – Entrepreneurship –</b> New year; …

Los Angeles Real Wedding Photos: A Food-Focused Wedding in California

It took four days of mingling at a mutual friend's California cabin for Matthew Mann to work up the nerve to ask Pamela Pimiento out on a date. But those hours spent contemplating just the right words really paid off: The couple has now been together 11 years. Four years after they met, on New …

Weddings

DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 1/18/2016

Winter has officially kicked in and the January blues aren’t trailing too far behind. The silver lining: Snow days are bound to be on the horizon, people! Make the best of the frigid weather by planning a ski trip with your besties or joining a book club to fight off the mid-week slump. Pile on the …

Wall Art

Galaxy S7 tipped to have Vivid Photos to combat Apple’s Live Photos

When Apple launched the iPhone 6S it brought with it a new feature called Live Photos that captures 1.5 seconds of video before and after an image is …

Samsung

Gold is the bright spot in commodities rout but 2016 forecasts are divided

The precious metal has traditionally been a safe haven for investors at times of market turmoil but it also thrives at times of inflation, which remains low<p>Gold prices started 2016 with a glimmer, rising to two-month highs in the wake of the Chinese stock market rout and the ripple effects it …

Everything The Diet Industry Is Marketing to You Is BS

Having worked on the front lines at an advertising agency for over 8 years, I'm here to tell you that everything the diet industry is marketing to you is a bunch of BS. Today I saw an ad on social media for the "secret to six pack abs". The word choice here is carefully designed. It's intended to …

Your Horoscope For This Week — Jan 10 2016

Heavy is the head that wears the crown — and a little confused, too! All week long, the sun blazes through Capricorn, the sign of ultimate success. …

Horoscopes

From Abel to Zephyr, here are the 100 most intriguing baby names of 2016

The 100 best movies, restaurants, novels, jobs, apps — the world is full of lists cataloging all sorts of premier picks. So, we thought, why not do the same thing with baby names?<p>The question we asked ourselves: If expectant parents today were limited to 100 choices from which to name their child, …

Downton Abbey

Your Horoscope for the Week of January 10

Everything you need to know for the upcoming week.<p>~*~CaPrIcOrN~*~<p>You are on a roll right now, Capricorn! A lovely, unexpected surprise Tuesday will make your heart flutter. Take this opportunity to show your family how much they mean to you. Wednesday is an epic day when the sun in your sign makes …

The 5 Golden Rules of Athleisure: Is It Really Acceptable to Wear Yoga Pants All Day Long?

Blame the designer athleisure boom or the annual glut of New Year’s resolutions to hit the gym on the regular, but this month you can expect to see even more women than usual wearing workout gear. Be it on the school run, in the line for morning coffee, over a business lunch, or even drinks, …

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh …

Entrepreneurship

14 global Instagram photographers that will spark your wanderlust

We scoured the platform for the best global photographers out there.<p>Some have hundreds of thousands of followers, some have less than 10,000 followers, but <b>they all have one thing in common — their photos are incredible.</b><p>Check out the 14 'grammers we think will spark your wanderlust.

These Powerful Wedding Photos Will Leave You Absolutely Breathless

Words will never do these pictures justice.

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

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Slow Cooker Recipes

Griffin gives Apple's Macbook its missing Magsafe plug

One of the most criticized features of Apple's ultra-thin and lightweight MacBook (along with its lack of computing power) is the solitary USB-C port. Not only can you not power the device and use an accessory at the same time, but it no longer has the damage-preventing Magsafe power plug that …