Barb McCool

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Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Meditation for People Who Hate Meditating

Suze Yalof Schwartz is giving the heady meditation studio an upgrade—and it’s something everyone can get behind.<p>Suze Yalof Schwartz wants you to be …

5 Very Real Reasons To Tone Your Vagus Nerve Today

If you were to take your hand right now and rub the back of your neck, you would be touching the area where your brain stem is located. This area …

Why Do Our Brains Have Folds?

Most of us have long accepted that our brains look like overgrown, shriveled walnuts. But why do our brains have those telltale wrinkles?<p>The cortex, …

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor is associated with neural response during selective social attention

1.<p>Menon, V. in <i>Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference</i> (ed. Toga, A. W.) 597–611 (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2015).<p>2.<p>Hopfinger, J. B., Buonocore, M. …

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

how to capture the moment: how to take the perfect portrait | Faby and Carlo

A good portrait is the one in which you are able to “capture the moment“. It is that fraction of a second in which your subject has that sparkle in …

Photography

Anxiety: 7 Subtle Signs That Someone Is Suffering - PsyBlog

People experiencing anxiety may want to hide what is happening to them.<p>It can be difficult to tell when someone is suffering from anxiety.<p>Frequently …

Personal Hygiene

Renaming Photos in Lightroom

While teaching a Lightroom Essentials class at the Tampa Bay Shootout in Florida, I embarrassingly forgot to name my photos when I imported the …

Small struggles people with anxiety face every single day

When you struggle with anxiety, be it the small, vague nagging kind or the overwhelming, utterly crippling kind, day-to-day life is a little …

Useful Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheets For Photoshop And Lightroom

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our …

Apps

Russell Simmons Explains Why Meditation Is Better Than Drinking

<i>Russell Simmons is the most Zen business magnate you’ll ever meet. After he co-founded Def Jam, the hip-hop label that made LL Cool J and Public</i> …

Meditation

Apple will let visitors drop in for coffee at its ‘spaceship’ campus

Apple’s forthcoming $5 billion “spaceship” Apple campus may be designed to squeeze in a massive 13,000 employees, or the equivalent of 35 fully-filled Boeing 747s, but don’t worry: it’s got plenty of space for you, too.<p>According to Apple’s plans for the new headquarters, the Apple 2 campus will …

36 Steps to the Perfect Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Setup

My Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras are here and as you expected, they are practically glued to my hands. These cameras are delivering simply amazing …

10 Adobe CC Shortcut Cheat Sheets to Make Your Life Easier

Cheat sheets are wonderful, especially if you’re actually taking a test. (I only speak from hearsay, of course…) But, they can also be invaluable …

The Epigenetic Diversity of Neurons

<b>Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have profiled key features of the genetic material inside three types of brain cells and found vast</b> …

Apple wants to add a lot more context to iMessage

A new Apple patent could add a startling amount of functionality to your iMessages.<p>The tech would let you schedule pre-written texts and even send new ones automatically based on context the app draws from elsewhere on your iPhone.<p>Apple announced its plans to make Siri a smarter virtual assistant …

18 features in iOS 9 you may have missed during the keynote

We're a month away from iOS 9's public beta and still a few months from any sort of release, but Apple's already teased a ton of information about …

Photographer explores her struggle with anxiety in surreal portraits

Anxiety and depression can often be an alienating experience. Between social stigma and personal struggle, it can be difficult for those who suffer …

OS X El Capitan Overview – MacStories

This morning at Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote event, SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi took the stage to announce OS X El Capitan. The next major version of Apple's Mac operating system, El Capitan has two major areas of focus: Experience and Performance.<p>Experience<p>The improved experience in …

Siri in iOS 9 gets a new look and more intelligence

For instance, when you ask for photos from a particular place and time, Siri will open those photos in the Photos app. Reminders are more contextual, …

10 To Zen

Apple introduces News: a beautiful Flipboard-like app based on your interests

Apple on Monday announced News, a new app for iOS 9, during its WWDC keynote in San Francisco. The app is a direct challenge to Flipboard, in that it …

The Numbers from Apple’s WWDC 2015 Keynote – MacStories

Apple CEO Tim Cook walked on stage today and kicked off the company's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference with his usual opening remarks, but the entire keynote was filled with interesting facts and statistics.<p>From adoption rates to apps downloaded from the App Store, these numbers are interesting …

How Meditation Can Help Anxiety

Fear is a negative emotion, unless you’re facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. And the usefulness of fear is minimal in daily life, …