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23 Delicious Ways To Drink Whiskey Tonight

Bring on the cold weather.

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Seafood

How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, knowing how to communicate clearly and effectively is critical in leading a company -- and selling your business ideas. But the words you speak and hear are only a small part of getting your message across to your …

Public Speaking

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark

Yeah, so it’s a mouthful to say, but we’re betting you won’t mind once you find your hand-to-mouth addiction with this week’s bark.<p>In keeping with …

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Night in Arches National Park

Getting Light Trails<p>I’ve recently changed how I get light trails. It’s a minor change, but I’ve had more success with it. I used to take a series of …

The World's Most Bizarre Tourist Attractions

From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions.<p>Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see.<p>Check out some of the world's most bizarre …

New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street

New Orleans usually conjures images of drunken stupidity, debauchery, neverending parties and strip clubs and Bourbon Street. With its anything-goes attitude, New Orleans can attract visitors looking to lose themselves in the party.<p>But where is the <i>real</i> New Orleans lurking? The one that has inspired …

Travel

6 Questions You Should Consider When Booking a Photography Tour Vacation

A photography tour vacation can be a spectacular adventure: exploring a bucket list destination, making new friends who have shared interests, and getting to improve your skills with the help of a talented professional. But with the myriad of organizations offering excursions of all kinds, it can …

How to Stay Safe While Traveling Solo

<i>Photograph by Cojo Barnes, Courtesy Tai Power Seeff</i><p><b>Photographer Tai Power Seeff at a cockfight on Bali.</b><p>By Tai Power Seeff, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>In January 1994</b> I received my first, and hopefully only, call from the FBI: My cousin Ylenia, then 23 and traveling alone, had made her way from Belize to …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

How a glass can give champagne extra fizz

Drinking champagne from glasses with dimples etched into the bottom can make the drink produce more bubbles and help to improve the way it tastes<p>It is often available at weddings and celebrations in limited amounts, but now there may be a way to help ensure that guests get the most from their …

Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …

Astronomy

Reef Record project offers panoramas of disappearing coral reefs

For years, coral reefs have faced threats from climate change and human encroachment, but many experts say the biggest problem is just how little we know about the reefs change from year to year. A panorama project called the Catlin Global Reef Record wants to fix that, taking inspiration from …

Disney's New 'MyMagic' Wristbands to Turn Big Data Into Big Profits

By giving visitors to its theme parks rubber bracelets embedded with microchips and encouraging them to plan minute details of their trips weeks …

Beautiful Underwater Panoramas are Being Used to Help Scientists Save Coral Reefs

Stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous, take your pick, any number of adjectives would work to describe the world’s coral reefs. But, sadly, another word …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Cameras

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using

If you learn just ten old words this month, let them be these, from Mark Forsyth's <i>The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the</i> …

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography

Wildlife photography is both rewarding and frustrating, even for experienced photographers. While a great photo is something to treasure, the …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Pack Your Bags, We're Going On A Photo Adventure

<b>Research:</b> Once you have settled on a target location (or locations!) the best thing to do is start researching the area extensively the best you can …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Landscape Photography

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

Backlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the technique of back lighting subjects in a blog post so thought it might make a good challenge topic. Backlighting is …

15 Quick Tips to Getting Better Portraits

Want to take better portraits, but are just getting started? Here’s a quick roundup of 15 random tips to help you do that.<p>Focus on the Eyes, and Get …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Headphones

5 Ways to Take Better Smartphone Photos

When you think about smartphone photography what comes to mind? My guess is you probably think about Instagram, photo filters, bad selfies and any …

Abstract Light Painting Photography with a Light Sword

Light painting is such a great technique for anyone who wants to create unique results each and every time. With the use of small light sources such …