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Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

TV

You'll Feel So Much Better After This Restorative Wall Yoga Sequence

If you've never used a wall to do yoga, this is a perfect calming, beginner-friendly sequence. Do this 11-pose sequence to help you wake up in the morning, to wind down in the evening, after an intense workout (these are great stretches for your hips, lower back, and hamstrings), or if you're new …

How to Avoid Influence Killers: 4 Speech Habits to Kill Now

Are sloppy speech habits holding you back as a leader? Discover simple changes you can make now that will instantly increase your ability to influence others and raise your status as a speaker and a leader.<p>At what point would you stop listening to a speaker who opens with: "So, OK, I wanted to just …

7 Macro Lens Recommendations for Canon Photographers

Are you a Canon shooter who loves macro photography and wants to either get into it, or shoot more of it? Perfect, because today we have several …

Macro Photography

WhatsApp just launched a desktop app to let you chat at your computer — here's how to get it

WhatsApp has released an official desktop app, letting you use its wildly popular messaging service on your computer.<p>It's pretty handy if you're stuck staring at a screen all day and don't want to have to glance down at your smartphone's tiny display to check your messages.<p>It's available for …

Apps

Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress and Loosen Up Your Shoulders

Fredy Soberanis<p>Dolphin at Wall<p>Place forearms on the wall parallel to one another below shoulder height, fingertips up, keeping elbows shoulder …

Yoga

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

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Do-Chu-Sei: Quietude in Turmoil

“Do-Chu-Sei”<p>Remaining calm in the middle of chaos.<p>Do-Chu-Sei as a concept comes from 3 Japanese characters:<p>This concept is used in Aikido to describe …

Aereo Fought the Law and the Law Won

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Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

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Three Essential Photo Tips

In the age of Instagram, everyone’s a photographer. But a few simple tricks still make snapshots actually worth showing off.<p><b>Traveler senior photo editor Dan Westergren offers his top three tips for shooting in the field:</b><p>1. <b>Understand light.</b> Get going before sunrise; everything photographs better in …

Cameras

How to Photograph Strangers

As a photographer and photo editor for <i>National Geographic Traveler</i>, people often ask me how I approach strangers when I want to take their picture — especially when there’s a language barrier. Here are my thoughts:<p>Taking a photograph of someone you don’t know is one of the most difficult things to …

Travel Photography

The Simple Truth About Good Composition

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is meant by good composition and how do I achieve it?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Tip No. 1: Don’t constantly put subjects in the middle of the frame. Whether it is the horizon in a landscape or a person in a portrait, dead center is rarely the best place to put them in a picture because it …

Landscape Photography

Photo Tip: All About Exposure

<b>Reader Question:</b> Which exposure mode should I use with my camera? What’s the difference between “Auto” and “A”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> I’m going to start with a bit of background on the basics of camera settings. “A” refers to <b>Aperture Priority mode</b>. The user chooses the aperture and the camera automatically …

Cameras

Photo Tip: All About Portraits

<b>Reader Question:</b> What’s your advice for taking the best portraits?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Two words: light and lens.<p>Though any light source can work, the most flattering portraits are usually made in what is called open shade. Open shade can be found almost anywhere out of direct sunlight.<p>Useful portrait …

Photography

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National Geographic Travel

How to Capture the Moment

<b>Reader Question:</b> <b>I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time.<p>Sometimes the moment happens right away, and sometimes you have to wait a while. It can be as simple as a woman glancing up or as complex …

Photography

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

Photography

How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

Kids