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How to blend new and old mortar for a seamless look

<i>Q: We hired a mason to repoint the mortar between joints in our brick walkway and stairs about two years ago. He did a very sloppy job. We had him come back once, but he wasn’t able to improve the appearance. Is there any way to make it look better, short of replacing the walkway and</b> …

Home Improvement

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

The best career path for you, according to your Myers-Briggs personality type

Do you find yourself slogging through your 9-to-5 only to have sudden bursts of inspiration at 11 p.m.? Or maybe, you quit your day job for your side …

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time

Most of us don't just want to live longer. We want stay healthier at the same time — an extra 20-30 years lying in a sickbed sounds terrible.<p>Valter Longo, the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, believes that by eating in a specific way, people might be …

Holistic Medicine

“Assault and battery” in the delivery room: The disturbing trend of obstetric violence

Kimberly Turbin wasn’t expecting childbirth to be a pleasant experience, but she wasn’t expecting it to be a nightmare either.<p>On May 4th 2013, she was sitting on the couch at a friend’s house. They had plans to go out for seafood in San Pedro, next to the Los Angeles Harbor, and 27-year-old Turbin …

Pregnancy

Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity | Heleo

“We’d rather revisit old knowledge, doing things that work in exchange for putting yourself in situations that might not work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Creativity

How Severe Cold Affects Your Car (and What to Do about It)

In much of the eastern and midwestern United States, it’s that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that even a 30-degree day can feel like a balmy respite. Temperatures plummet into the single digits, wind chills are painful and dangerous, and talk of polar vortexes and bomb cyclones fills …

Weather

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Why You Can Never Have a Perfect Skin Color Even if You Use Color Calibration Charts

A few years ago I was talking with a fellow photographer about the color correction of portraits. While on the topic of using white balance cards and …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

It could improve millions of lives.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a new clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet …

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone | Ars Technica

Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won’t be able to phone home.<p>The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law …

Information Security

How to Shoot Like Sean Archer

Sean Archer is one of the most famous woman portrait photographer on 500px and Instagram. Irene Rudnyk is going to explain the three basic elements …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

William-Sonoma Is Hiring Work-From-Home Holiday Positions

Extra cash without leaving your house!<p>With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to start looking for a seasonal job to make some …

Employment

10 Easy Pieces: Architect’s White Paint Picks

Not all white paint shades are created equal. And a number of factors come into play when deciding on the perfect white: the region (Northwest? East …

The 2017 High-End PC Buyers Guide for Photographers Running Photoshop

We're going to build our very own photographers PC, capable of working at blazing speeds with 50-megapixel images and dozens of layers in Adobe …

Gyro-what? This rapidly growing workout seeks to lengthen, strengthen and heal.

Alison Shulman has always been active, whether hiking, cycling, or practicing yoga. But in 2012, thanks to arthritis and hypermobile joints, the 51-year-old reached a point where participating in any of them was impossible and even walking was painful. Looking for a solution, she sought out the …

Yoga

It’s a Southern thing: Why so many porch ceilings are blue

In Richmond, people debate their favorite sky blue paint color for porch ceilings like they do their favorite biscuit recipe.<p>“It’s all about bringing the outside in,” says designer Suellen Gregory, who says she’s seen them on front and back porches, screened-in porches, loggias and garden rooms. …

Interior Design

The Best Cleaners for Your Outdoor Deck

Some experts recommend that homeowners should clean their decks at least twice a year -- preferably in the spring and fall. The safest, most …

Here’s the Right Way to Wrap Cords and Cables

There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this …

Google Drive's New Backup Feature Reminded Me I Have No Backup Plan

If you don’t have an offsite cloud storage plan (and you really should), Google’s newest update to its cloud storage service Google Drive is ready to …

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

This 60-Second Thyroid Fix Can Make You 35 Pounds Slimmer

Is your thyroid an underachiever? A thyroid diet for weight loss can help. For millions of us, a sluggish thyroid is a big reason we find it so easy …

Study Shows This Newly Banned Toxic Ingredient In Soap Is Still Being Found In Kids' Bodies

The ban on triclosan comes into effect September 2017. Here's how to keep your family safe.<p>How can kids washing their hands and brushing their teeth …

Could Diet Cure Arthritis?

Gut and autoimmunity expert Dr. Steven Gundry, author of <i>The Plant Paradox</i>, has been making waves with his research on lectins—a type of protein found …

The buzzy new way to shake up your workout

Vibrational therapy workouts may sound like something out of an ’80s infomercial, but thanks to a slew of new classes, state-of-the-art equipment, …

14 Filters You Should Be Changing at Home

Dryers that don’t dry, vacuum cleaners that don’t clean, and air conditioners that don’t cool may all be plagued by the same problem: a clogged or …

How to Photograph 3 Headshot Looks with Just 1 Background

Perhaps you’re on a budget, or maybe you just hate switching out backgrounds. Either way, this tutorial from portrait and lifestyle photographer Jeff …

Photography Tutorials

A Definitive Guide to the Best Flea Markets in the U.S. and Europe, According to One Expert

Advertisement<p>1/5<p>Marbleized pottery pitcher, $635<p>Nicki Clendening is just one of those people who somehow seems to do it all. Clendening can often be found fielding PR requests for Rizzoli Publications in New York, but also trots the globe in pursuit of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. And now, thanks …

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