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Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Interaction Design Mistakes That Drive Us Nuts

Interaction design can separate the quality sites from the rest of the crowd – <i>if</i> done well. If, however, there are glaring errors in the designs, it …

UI Design

Want Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pichi-Pichi? Head to Visayas Avenue

Traffic is getting worse by the second, and that’s why I don’t venture out to Quezon City as much as I used to. What used to be an hour travel from …

Philippines

Recipe

Green apples and candied kasuy nuts add tangy and sweet flavors to this salad.<p>This is a new and delicious way to serve tofu!<p>We gave the seafood wrap …

How Younger Managers Are Perceived, Perceptions of Younger Managers Aren't Always Accurate

As new managers fill vacancies created by retiring Boomers, how do their skills compare with the seasoned older managers they replace?<p>Naturally, our assumption was that veteran managers would be more effective on almost every front. To test this out, we explored the data we’ve accumulated on more …

‘Fast Flip’ for the Best Steak of Your Life

<b>Last Updated November, 2017.</b><p>Breaking misconceptions can be tough on the psyche. No one enjoys learning they’ve been wrong the whole time. Debunking …

Recipe

Ground meat has never tasted this flavorful.<p>Fast and easy, this chicken and green beans recipe is perfect for weekday dinners.<p>Tilapia is stuffed with …

The best WiFi router (for most people)

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.<br>Read the original full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i><p>After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 WiFi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link Archer …

10 Epic Fish Taco Recipes to Start the Fiesta

Sometimes you just need a special dinner to make you <i>feel</i> like you’re on vacation, right? We all know a trip to a beachy getaway isn’t complete without a stop at a fish taco stand or the local taco hot spot. Luckily, fish tacos are pretty easy to make and are totally customizable. From …

Lessons

The secret to the French omelet is stirring the eggs until the middle is just set.<p>No fancy organizers or gadgets needed here<p>This ingredient is the …

Top 12 Cakes To Try In The Philippines

For celebrations, we always go to every Filipino’s top of the mind cake shops: Red Ribbon and Goldilocks. But for those who love to get something …

Dessert

Keep This UAAP-Inspired Chips and Dip Beside You for Those Very Stressful Game Days

It’s UAAP Season once again, that time of the year when siblings who graduated from rival universities turn from best buds to sworn enemies. It’s …

Onions

These Malted Milk Waffles with Cookie Dough Ice Cream are Perfect for Any Cheat Day

The next time you decide to whip up a batch of waffles for breakfast (lunch or dinner, too), consider adding some malted milk to the mix, and I …

Dessert

Recipe

Tender chunks of beef are tossed in a delicious sauce full of umami.<p>Impress friends with this stunning cheesecake topped with strawberry …

Parrot’s Bebop drone is a speed demon

Parrot’s latest drone the Bebop has an, at best, misleading name. There’s nothing boppy about this pro-level drone masquerading in a kid-friendly …

We've Food-Hacked Everyone's Favorite Sweet-Spicy Tapa Queen

We’ve Food-Hacked Everyone’s Favorite Sweet-Spicy Tapa Queen<p>I’m going to go for a wild generalization here and say that everyone loves Tapa King. …

Chinese-Style Fried Chicken

Stuff chicken with lemongrass and green onions; set aside.<p>Mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, cooking wine, garlic, five-spice powder, salt, and …

REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Because You Asked for It

September 29, 2014 after midnight eatsmidnight eatsmidnight eats part 2<p>Since the first batch of After Midnight Eats went live, readers were eager to …

How The Most Successful People Manage Their Time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

Stay Healthy with This Easy and Simple Juice Recipe

Last weekend, my friends and I were craving for a <b>“healthy food trip”</b> so we all decided to visit <b>Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay</b>!<p>You see, it was …

My weight loss journey: 12 weeks, 20 lbs, no fad diet

Three months ago, I was 40 lbs. overweight, addicted to chocolates and sweets, and hardly able to walk up 4 short flights of steps without running …

Jollibee #ChickenSad: A costly IT problem

Last week, Jollibee Foods Corporation announced that a major IT system change it undertook was to blame for the lack of the popular “Chickenjoy” in …

Food Hack: Yabu Rosu Katsu Recipe

Much of the katsu I’ve had in my life, prior to Yabu, was served in styrofoam bowls from the school cafeteria. I’d also have them in random Japanese …

Curries

Coffee Science: How to Make the Best French Press Coffee at Home

A French press is often treated like Jason Segal's character in <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall.</i> He's actually the one you want, but people tend to flock blindly to the flashy, temperamental types like coffee-siphon-somethings or Russell Brands. The French press is definitely a potential coffee …

What is Digital Marketing? Definitions from 9 Brand Digital Marketers

<b>Need help with Digital Marketing? Check out the services at TopRank Marketing.</b><p>Have you noticed the phrase “digital marketing” being bounced around a …

9 Science-Backed Methods for a Happier, More Productive Meeting

If you have ever wanted to pop an escape hatch or teleport to distant worlds just to get out of a meeting, take heart.<p>There are ways to hold a better …

How to Make the Perfect Smoothie