Andrew Sharp

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How to Dodge and Burn Your Photos Using Gaussian Blur

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial by photography artist Antti Karppinen that shares a technique for effectively dodging and burning your photo using the …

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Up Close: From a Car-Licking Moose to a Blood-Dripping Vulture

That "OMG" moment is what inspires viral videos—and some award-winning National Geographic wildlife photographers.<p>When Theresa Malan saw an enormous bull moose approaching her car to lick it clean of salt—a recently noted phenomenon in Alberta, Canada—she was in awe.<p>“It was unbelievable,” she said. …

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How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

Ancient scrolls give up their secrets

<b>Metallic ink was used to inscribe scrolls regarded as an archaeological wonder, according to scientists.</b><p>The discovery pushes back the date for the first use of metallic ink by several centuries.<p>The Herculaneum scrolls were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 and are charred and fragile.<p>…

Details: Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract agreement with Man United [El Pais]

By Dov Rawson Last Updated: March 19, 2016 11:18 pm<p>According to Madrid based newspaper <i>El Pais</i>, Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract agreement with …

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20 Muscle-Building Monkey Bar Exercises For a Killer Bodyweight Workout

They don’t call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Will Leave You Breathless

Who said landscape photos had to be boring?<p>For the second year in a row, professional and amateur landscape photographers from all over the world submitted entries to the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, which received 2,604 submissions, aims to select the …

Vinyl’s difficult comeback

On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain by a droning hum – and created a distinct aroma, sharp and metallic, suggestive of …

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Back to Fitness – The Healing Power of the Trail

Running and walking tend to be the staples of most people’s regular fitness routines. These are our natural gaits as humans and our bodies were …

Mystery Grand Canyon Animal Is a Gray Wolf—Can It Survive?

An animal spotted this fall on the Kaibab Plateau is confirmed as a gray wolf from the northern Rockies.<p>On a recent evening not long after dusk, Natalie Ertz stood in a meadow near the Grand Canyon's north rim and howled like a wolf.<p>There was a good reason for the howl.<p>Ertz, the executive director …

Running on empty: exercise fanatics running themselves into the ground

After graduating, however, Alford moved to Townsville, where, much to her surprise, she began to run regularly: she would set the alarm for 6am, jog …

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The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

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Lack of immigration plan flusters GOP

Party dithers while Obama pounds message defending action.<p>The GOP went to bed on Thursday night livid at President Barack Obama’s executive actions that would shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. They warned the president is setting up a “constitutional crisis,” panned his …

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Will early retirement put a dent in this couple’s long-term plans?

A bout of cancer a few years back got Melody thinking about how she'd like to spend the rest of her life.<p>"The thought of a recurrence is never far from my mind," Melody writes in an e-mail. "It is this thought that is prompting me to question whether I should leave my career behind earlier than I …

Lexmark on Twitter: "Make cumbersome processes easy. http://t.co/UTFSW62X3u"

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Canada's Highest, Lowest Property Taxes

Homeowners in some of Canada’s most expensive real estate markets pay some of the country’s lowest property tax rates, and vice versa.<p>The Real …

Your Words Have Power - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

When was the last time you actually took the time to listen to yourself?<p>I’m not talking about the way you <i>speak</i> to yourself, but the <i>words</i> you say to …

What Really Is Big Data? And Why It Will Change the World

Big Data is THE biggest buzzword around at the moment, and I guess it makes sense to start my new ‘The Big Data Guru’ column with a post that goes …

Three tricks to getting sales referrals

I recently sat on a panel to discuss marketing tactics and strategies for business owners. Although it seemed as though we touched on nearly every marketing ploy under the sun, the panel failed to discuss the two most important approaches for growth until I brought them up at the end: partnerships, …