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How to Make Your Skies More Dramatic Using Photoshop

So much of a landscape image is in how you edit it; many different personalities and effects can shine through the same scene when processed by …

Tutorials

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through challenging times at some point in our lives. There are times when it …

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

This Essential Oil Cures Migraines, Depression, Anxiety, and Kills Cancer Cells

Frankincense oil is known as the King of Oils – and it truly deserves this title. I use it daily to promote my health and if I ever had to choose …

Alternative Medicine

Waking Up at 5 A.M. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do

Mornings are where the tone for your day is set. Having a powerful routine goes a long way in setting you up for a successful day.<p>3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. …

Time Management

How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo …

Finding your ikigai: the Japanese secret to health and happiness

It was a hideous, bilious, stinking hangover. I lay on the sofa like a filthy sock on a pile of laundry, groaning just loudly enough for my housemates to hear. My brain felt like it’d been riding pillion in the Dakar Rally on a motorbike with no suspension; my stomach felt like a spin-dryer trying …

Self-improvement

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

The Internet is Going Nuts for This Landscape Photographer's Creative Images

Have you heard of the desert lake in Australia with extremely high concentration of salt? Well, it is the Lake Eyre and Murray Fredericks, an …

Body Oil Is the New Perfume! Here Are 8 Bottles to Buy Now

Beauty

Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over

The arrival of the Nikon D7500 to our office coincided with one of my favorite annual Seattle events, the Big Building Bash, an all-day music …

10 free online courses you can take to learn to be more productive

Finding enough hours in the day to accomplish all of your tasks or goals can be difficult.<p>Sometimes the day has slipped away and you have accomplished little, and you don't know why.<p>It is also frustrating when you know that part of the reason you cannot get everything done is because you are not …

Time Management

40 Simple Daily Rituals for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

The most successful people consistently do the right little things, day in and day out.<p>The most successful people you know didn't get where they are by doing things like everyone else. One thing they likely have in common: Consistently doing the right things day in and out. Here's what dozens of …

Lean Startups

A former Google engineer uses the same 5-minute practice to defuse tension at home and at work

As in: There's a slim chance your partner would blow up at a coworker for playing his music slightly too loud. But she might very well let into <i>you</i> for listening to an annoying podcast without headphones while she's trying to sleep.<p>In his 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself," former Google engineer …

Anger Management

The Beauty of Simplified Navigation

Interactive. Consistent. Minimal. Those are all words commonly heard when talking about website navigation. But there is another word that should be …

UI Design

Struggling with overthinking? A spiritual master has a message that you need to hear

What’s the secret to stop overthinking everything?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>Some experts advise you to distract your mind with an activity. …

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

How you start your day has a huge impact on your energy level and self-control.<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and …

Landscape Photography Accessories You Can't Live Without

When it comes to landscape photography accessories, there's no shortage of possibilities out there.There's the essentials, like filters, a solid …

Landscape Photography

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

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 …

Photography

The Most Simple Meditation Technique That Anyone Can Do

Have you ever heard of gazing meditation?<p>If you haven’t, it involves focusing your mind on an object in front of you.<p>Gazing has been a long-practiced …

9 Home Libraries We All Want to Curl Up in This Weekend - Dwell

A home library is the ultimate classic touch, adding a chic scholarly appeal to any home. These days, décor often displaces books on the shelf, but we prefer the idea of getting back to basics. After all, reading never goes out of style; in fact, it’s something successful leaders do in their …

Home Decorating

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

Marketing

5 Mindfulness Strategies to Interrupt Mind Wandering and Rewire the Brain

When you’re daydreaming or staring absent-mindedly out the window what is your brain doing?<p>Well, it’s actually still very active and is strengthening …

4 Composition Lessons Raphael Can Teach You About Photography

I’m currently inspired by a lot of painting, and trying to figure out how I can improve my compositions in photography from the masters of art, …

Photographers

Bringing design sprints and product development together

We have what we’d like to think is a pretty badass product development process at New Haircut—and we keep it that way through constant and obsessive …

Design Thinking

How to Get to the Next Level in Anything

Its all about attitude.<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you want to get to that next level of whatever it is you are doing? Attitude alone can take you to that next level. In sales, your product can be shopped. Maybe not your exact product, …

Self-improvement

Get to Bed Earlier by Making a Deal With Yourself

I’ve been searching for a way to get myself to bed earlier for years, and I’ve finally found a trick that works for me. I just have to treat myself …

Sleep

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

England

The brilliant under-the-radar labels you can get at high street prices

Don't get us wrong, we love Zara, Topshop and H&M as much as the next person (and spend an excessive amount of time trawling the websites and nipping in-store on our lunch break). But it's also handy to have other tricks up your sleeve. There's something quite satisfying, when someone gawps at your …

Clothing