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12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

Science Fiction

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Apps

Using social media for photographers – top tips

<b>Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets</b><p>Love it or hate it, social …

Social Media

Every Marketing Tool You Need in 2018

100+ free and affordable utilities to free up time and power up efficiency<p>Every marketer needs the right tools in order to succeed in running marketing campaigns.<p>Good tools make your life easier, from blogging tools to research and tracking tools.<p>Unicorn tools are unique and magnificent time-savers …

Marketing

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and …

A Message to Portrait Photographers

She came in for her senior session. Her hair was a mess of tangled waves, unruly and uncooperative. Her face was covered with freckles and dotted …

How To Make Money From Mediocre Photos

There was a time in history when you could make a comfortable living from even average photography. I’m not talking about the masterpieces or the</i> …

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Top 10 Resources for Photographers

I don’t have to tell you that being a photographer is hard work.Despite what people from the outside looking in might think, there are plenty of long …

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

Self-improvement

A Guide to Neutral Density Filters

The neutral density (ND) filter is one of those tools that should be in almost every photographer’s camera bag. However, ND filters are mysterious to …

Buying and selling bitcoin, explained

<i>Before you jump into this overview of how to buy and sell bitcoin, check out our first article in this series,</i> <i>Bitcoin, explained</i><i>.</i><p>Mining bitcoin isn't the only way to get your hands on the stuff, you know.<p>In fact, mining bitcoin is a complete pain in the buns. At a minimum, you need specialized …

Bitcoin

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

Is your computer secretly mining Bitcoin alternatives? A beginner's guide to ‘cryptojacking'

Video streaming sites as well as file-sharing network The Pirate Bay have allegedly been “cryptojacking” their users’ computers<p>Nothing comes for …

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2018

It’s that time of the year again. What’s going to be hot in web design next year?<p>Previously I covered web design trends to watch in 2016 and 2017. This year, I reached out to seven experts from various fields and asked what they feel is going to dominate web design in 2018.<p>I can tell you that 2018 …

UI Design

Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Unstructured workwear jackets over full, wide skirts. Peter Pan collars on long, loose dresses painstakingly washed to appear spontaneously roughened. Blazers and cutaways with culottes or full pantaloons, like boys. Pinafores. Customized Dr. Martens (actually made in England). These are some of …

Clothing

7 books that will inspire you to make a change

When you need a little extra motivation...<p>The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on our lives and consider the things we might like …

Self-improvement

4 Smart Networking Habits You Need to Start in 2018 [VIDEO] | Inc.com

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Tutorials

The 7 best websites for landing a freelance gig with skills you already have

By 2020, that number is expected to shoot to roughly 60 million, or more than 40% of our nation's workforce.<p>The rise of the freelance economy is palpable.<p>Coffee shops and coworking spaces abound with freelancers plugging away on their laptops, and office spaces are increasingly empty as the best …

65 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Reach Success

Failure isn't your final destination.<p>There's no such thing as failure, there's only feedback, and it's what we do with that feedback that will ultimately determine how successful we will be.<p>When we fail we have three options: We can choose to quit, which is the only real failure; we can choose to …

Motivation

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book

My first four books were so bad, so arrogant, PUKE!And then I wrote and published 18 books. The first six were bad. Maybe more. Maybe first …

Writing

Here's the No. 1 Thing You Must Do on LinkedIn in 2018

A market correction is coming. This one simple step could save your career.<p>With more than 500 million users, you likely know what LinkedIn is and have a profile on the site. Unfortunately, many users of the platform feel a sense of unease about it. For good reason. Unlike other social media sites, …

Employment

The ultimate camera kit wish-list

It is not uncommon for an aspiring photographer, when browsing Amazon or the websites of photography retailers, to click on a favorite brand and then …

Cameras

How to Talk to Someone Who Refuses to Accept Reality, According to Behavioral Science

How to have a productive conversation with your local alternative facts fan.<p>Holiday family gatherings are right around the corner, which means you may soon find yourself face to face with that one kooky relative who believes that Obama is a Muslim, 9/11 was an inside job, or NASA staged the moon …

Ohio State University

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes That Will Keep You Warm This Winter

There’s nothing worse than getting caught in the winter chill without an appropriate pair of footwear.<p>For serious winter wear, you’ll want to seek …

Shoes

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

Three Tips to Speed Up Adobe Lightroom

I have heard several photographers complain about how slow Adobe Lightroom is. While I agree that Adobe needs to make some improvements to their …

Tutorials

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante Looks Amazing Without A Roof

It’s always kind of a crapshoot when you turn a coupe into a convertible. Sometimes you get something stunning, and sometimes you get the Nissan 350Z …

Roadsters