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How to Shoot Landscapes at Blue Hour

<i>Image Credit: Motoji Sekine</i><p>Let's face it...<p>Golden hour gets all the glory, and rightfully so. It's hard to beat those warm, golden tones that …

Landscape Photography

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …


15 things you should never ever buy at the airport

Flying is expensive enough as it is without giving into pre-flight temptations. According to experts, your time waiting at the airport can quickly tack on extra costs to your trip if you spend money on certain things without thinking it through.<p>Wi-Fi, food, neck pillows and many other items are …


Definition of ISO in Photography - Breaking Away from Exposure Triangle

ISO is one of the most misunderstood concepts in digital photography. If you think ISO is an abbreviation for “International Standards Organization” …

Shutter Speed

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …


How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

What is the Best Meat for Pot Roast? | Mom Life

Save your pennies, impress the family<p>Pot roast isn't just one of the ultimate comfort foods, it's a serious budget stretcher as well. Summertime …


The Dyson Supersonic Is the Future of Good Hair

Yep. It's just as good as the vacuums.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>Dyson earned its household name status back in the ‘90s, when it reimagined how a vacuum could most efficiently operate. And …


The only mashed potatoes recipe you’ll ever need

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Mashed potatoes are the quintessential, goes-with-anything side. They’re always a crowd-pleaser, too.<p>People have gone to all sorts of elaborate lengths — in equipment and ingredients — to achieve what they claim is the perfect mashed potato recipe. But you can …

mashed potatoes

Burn Mega Calories and Sculpt Your Entire Body With These Free 1-Hour Workouts

These 60-minute workouts have your back — and your arms, butt, abs, and legs! Burn hundreds of calories and build muscle with these long workouts that range from running to boxing to strength training.<p>You'll Get a Cardio High From This 60-Minute Boxing Workout


How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an open source media hub that aims to make it easy to access all of your digital media, from music to movies and …

Raspberry Pi

The Outbound Journal

How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only

Last week we explained how you can use a simple Terminal command to insert spaces in your macOS Dock and visibly group together app icons. In this article, we're going to highlight another simple Terminal hack that turns the Dock into more of a straightforward app switcher by making it display only …


5 Clever Ways to Save Money at the Cheesecake Factory, According to a Former Server

The Cheesecake Factory is mall food on steroids. Everything is bigger and extravagant, from the signature sugar-bomb desserts to calorie-loaded main …


The 25 Best Diet Tricks of All Time

We asked doctors, dietitians, and other experts how to diet, and really keep the weight off.


Darkroom 3.5 Update Adds Depth Editing Features, Depth-Aware Filters, and More

Popular photo editing app Darkroom reached version 3.5 today, introducing the ability to edit Depth shots taken on supporting iPhone cameras, along with several other notable new features.<p>After updating to v3.5, Darkroom will automatically load the depth map for Portrait photos encountered in the …

Mobile Photography

How to manage your windows like a pro in macOS

Working with a lot of windows on macOS? Here are the tips and tricks you need to know to help keep your workspace neat, tidy, and within click's …


An OB-GYN's 3 Strategies for Making Sex Better After Menopause

What does it mean to reach that often described “mysterious” time frame of menopause? As a woman and a gynecologist, I’ve come to embrace this stage …

Women's Health

How To Hide The Smell Of Weed

Whether you’re in a state with legalized marijuana or not, the smell of cannabis can attract unwanted attention. If you don’t want your neighbors, …


How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Interview: Nature Photographer Humanizes Wild Animals in Strikingly Dramatic Portraits

With an emphasis on showcasing the “brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world,” British photographer George Wheelhouse specializes in striking depictions of wildlife. In his twin series, <i>On Black</i> and <i>On White</i>, Wheelhouse employs extreme lighting and creative in-camera techniques to …

Nature Photography

5 Vitamins You Should Be Taking For A Faster Metabolism

Looking for a metabolism boost to help you burn more fat and lose weight faster? The best ways to increase your metabolism naturally include simple …


How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …


How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

You've been trying to get in touch with a friend or family member, but they haven't returned your calls or messages. Are they just busy, is something wrong with their phone, or have they blocked your number? How can you tell if someone blocked your number? There's not a surefire way to know if your …


Victim’s Apple Watch data leads to arrest in Australian murder case

While we’ve heard some neat stories about how Apple Watch has saved lives, the wearable is also making a difference in solving crimes. Apple Watch data has become key evidence in an Australian murder investigation and has resulted in an arrest.<p>Reported by <i>Daily Mail</i> via <i>Venture Beat</i>, Myrna Nilsson …


Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Machine Learning

The Day the Phone Overtook the DSLR

When you buy a DSLR, you’re bound to spend a buck or two on a few lenses that let you shoot different subjects, in different conditions. ShiftCam 2.0 …

Mobile Photography

Isn’t It Time You Created a Photography Website to Showcase Your Work? Here’s How (VIDEO)

You’ve no doubt noticed that virtually every professional photographer on the planet has a website to showcase his or her work. But a strong online …


Apple Releases tvOS 11.3 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

Apple today released tvOS 11.3, the second major update to the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.3 comes more than three months after the release of tvOS 11.2, and a month after the release of a minor tvOS 11.2.6 update.<p>tvOS 11.3 can be …

Smart TV

What is Cica, the Miracle Ingredient You’re About to See Everywhere?

If I had a dollar for every skincare product I've seen with "miracle" ingredients like hyaluronic acid or micellar water stamped on the label, I'd be …

Skin Care