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I cut back on sugar, and this is the best advice I can give you if you want to do the same

My overly-active sweet tooth has been an issue since I was a kid. Sugar is what I turned to when things in my world just didn't seem right. It's the crutch I used when my anxiety took over. And it's the substance I devoured when during times of celebration.<p>At a routine check-up eight years ago, I …

I tried 6 natural sleep supplements for my insomnia—here’s what worked for me

We’ve been told over and over again that a healthy night’s sleep is the key to being your best self. (That’s to say clear-headed, anxiety-free, and …

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Save over £100 on this Canon EOS 750D DSLR bundle | Trusted Reviews

• BF2017<p><b>Save over £100 off a full DSLR bundle from Canon, thanks to this excellent Black Friday 2017 deal.</b><p>The Canon EOS 750D is an excellent DSLR …

Photo editing tips: How to optimise sharpness

<b>In our latest look at photo editing tips, Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your post-processing problems. Here he looks at optimising</b> …

The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need

Introduction<p>Perched on a rock jutting out over Class IV+ rapids on the Deschutes River, I become fully aware that were I to slip and fall, the frothy …

Photoshop Trick: Here’s How to Use a Gradient Filter to Create Shallow Depth-of-Field Effects (VIDEO)

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial …

This beginner's guide will have you shooting great landscapes in no time

Landscape photography means different things to different people. For some it’s about recording a memory of where they’ve been. For others it’s about …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Learn to Take GREAT Portrait Photos in BAD Locations with These 3 Tips from Manny Ortiz (VIDEO)

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a pro on assignment with the time and resources to scout out great locations, it's often necessary to shoot under …

Photo Archive Lets You Download 4,300 High-Res Photographs of the Historic Normandy Invasion

In the mid-20th century, theorists like Roland Barthes and Pierre Bourdieu exploded naive notions of photography as “a perfectly realistic and …

Best Compact Camera 2018: The top go-anywhere cameras | Trusted Reviews

<i>This is why you should trust our list of the best compact cameras:</i><p><b>Trusted Reviews‘ team of elite testers has been reviewing compact cameras for over</b> …

Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits

There are so many different ways to process your photographs. Some people will spend hours on a single image, others will spend a few seconds, and …

Photoshop

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

Tutorials

Conquering Your Camera Settings in Landscape Photography

Understanding basic camera settings is important so that you know how to react in different conditions such as varying light, moving subjects, or to …

How to Get Sharply Focused Photos with a Wide Aperture

Shooting with a wide aperture allows you to drastically isolate your subject from the background and play around with bokeh, making it a neat …

Filters Explained Part 2: Landscape Photography

When it comes to capturing amazing landscape images, filters are an experienced photographer’s best friend. Learning how – and when – to use these …

Landscape Photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 1

It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the many different features of Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has so many possibilities, that even after years of …

The Story Behind an Army Combat Photographer's Final Picture

It’s an instance of war that we’re not really meant to see, an unnerving blur of debris and fire before death. Nearly four years after a U.S. Army …

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

The Photography Manual

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to give you a little guide, or manual, that you can keep with you— as a source of inspiration, motivation, or any source of …

Street Photography

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Dad's Peach Cobbler

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Crust<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more<br>• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar<br>• 2 teaspoons kosher salt<br>• 3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, cubed and chilled<br>• 1 cup ice water<br>• 1 large egg, beaten<p>Filling<p>Two 29-ounce cans peaches, drained<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for dusting<br>• 1 tablespoon …

Baking

How Exercise Can Make You Happy (in Just 20 Minutes!)

<b>Woman A is having a bad day.</b> First, her boss comes by and barks at her for missing a deadline. Then her mom calls and guilt-trips her for forgetting …

4 Ways to Eliminate Negative Emotions

For most people, negative emotions feel like a scary monster under the bed. You try to ignore the monster by hiding your face under the covers, but …

Get Out of Auto: How to Use Your Camera’s Shooting Modes for Better Photos

If you want to get the most out of your DSLR camera, it’s best to learn its different shooting modes, rather than just using full Auto all the time. …

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