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How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

How to Remove White Haze From Your Good Glassware and Dishes

It's time to get out the good dishes and glassware for holiday entertaining. And if you have hard water in your home, chances are your dishware is …

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Tutorials

10 Stunning Images Of Remote Destinations

From Lapland to the US and back again, photojournalist Kris Ubach and freelance photographer Roberto Ivan Cano have spent the past seven years, cameras in hand, journeying to the most remote places on the planet. The result of this long journey can be seen in their exhibition in Spain <i>Unusual Nature</i>.<p>…

The Best Fall Salad for Weight Loss

Unlike some slimming foods, this salad will leave you loaded with energy: "Sweet potatoes are a vitamin- and mineral-rich energy source that also contain resistant starch, a natural dietary fiber that 'resists' digestion in the gut to help keep you full longer," says Glassman. "Grapeseed oil …

33 Braised Meat Recipes to Turn a House Into a Home

When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, we're in full-on braise mode. We'll braise anything, from chicken to beef to venison, and it's …

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

Landscape Photography

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

Changing Planet<p><i>The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014.</i><p><b>The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse.</b> (Video: “Time-Lapse: …

How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Recipe Of The Day: Lettuce Wraps

In case you haven't heard, lettuce wraps are not a dieter's food. Sure, they're really healthy. And they make a good gluten-free option. But that's not the reason to eat them. The only reason to eat lettuce wraps is because they taste really good -- and they're the perfect meal for when the heat …

Miniature guinea pig

Description<p>This listing is for one white needle felted guinea pig.<br>So sweet! I cannot stop smiling when i look at him :)<br>The sculpture is 3 cm long (just over one inch) and 2 cm tall<br>This is made to order item.<br>For the custom pattern - You can send me some pictures of your own guinea pig and I'll make …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Fondant

Rolled fondant makes a beautiful, satin-smooth cake covering, and it’s especially well-loved on wedding cakes. Aside from its porcelain finish, it can be endlessly manipulated to create fancy decorative confectionery embellishments. Even though this icing sounds like a cake lover’s dream come true, …

DIY Lip Balm in Upcycled Containers

<i>Briar crafts botanical apothecary products in her TriBeCa studio, with a focus on organic botanicals, local honey and beeswax.</i><p>A simple batch of handmade lip balm is the perfect way to put a collection of tiny vintage and upcycled tins and jars to good use. A welcome companion at any time of the …

Inspiring Adventures For Solo Female Travellers

A Quick Guide To Normandy, France

Spanning 674, 843 km², France is one of the largest countries in Europe, divided into 26 different regions. <i>Each one of these regions are unique and</i> …

Florence – Italian Perfection and Charm

As soon as we arrived in Florence, we knew there was something unique about this city. Everything clicked – it was love at first sight. Florence had …

A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque areas in Italy, and it’s impossible not to be charmed by the colorful quaint villages …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

en_US<p>article<p>A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings<p>https://digital-photography-school.com/new-photographers-guide-camera-settings/<p>Digital …

4 of the Most Common Photo Editing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

One of the best things that digital photography has given photographers is the "digital darkroom". I'll spare readers the boring, old spiel about how …

Exposure Tactics • Color Control

What comes after using an incident meter to set the exposure? Setting a neutral color balance then refining the exposure, both in post production. I …

How to Photograph the Milky Way

Many travel and landscape photographers, including myself, try to avoid shooting scenery with a clear blue sky. As much as we like seeing puffy or …

Landscape Photography

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …