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19 Once-in-a-Lifetime Trips Worth Flying For

How far would you travel for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i>'s Worth Flying For series explores the most singular experiences …

Travel

How to Capture Flattering Angles in Boudoir Photography: Shooting Up vs Shooting Down

Here’s a great short tips video from professional photographer Michael Sasser on how to capture flattering angles in boudoir photography. In the …

Photography

These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

Books

30 of the Most Beautiful Islands in the World to Visit Now

Dig out that bucket list and add these to it!<p>We're always daydreaming of our next trip, and looking at these unbelievable island escapes makes us …

Bucket Lists

The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing the Best Dinner Party Ever

If you’re looking for dinner party advice, the last person you’d think to ask would be a teenager. Unless it’s Flynn McGarry: The celebrated …

Manhattan

6 Strong Reasons Why Photographers Should Have A Blog

When it comes to a photographer’s online presence we tend to think of social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook — or YouTube for those who …

Social Media

4 ETFs To Park Your Money When You Want To Cut Market Exposure

From time to time investors look at reducing their market exposure and “parking” their money safely. Some choose plain cash, but cash has a negative real rate – it does not grow, and inflation eats away at its value.<p>Some ETFs can provide stability and a moderate return with very low exposure to …

Investing

Photoshop Artist Makes Kids Dream Jobs Instantly Happen

I have two daughters (11 and 4) and one son (7). They wanna be: an actress, a robot maker and a dancer-chef-teacher-driver. I’ll let you do the match …

Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera. Native sync speeds are set at …

How I Shot A Wedding With Just One 35mm Lens

I recently shot a wedding with just one lens, a Rokinon 35mm t/1.5 on a Sony a7S II body. This was completely unplanned and wasn’t done to prove any …

5 Wine Myths That Should be Put to Rest

One of the benefits of having a sommelier in your circle of friends is that you can ask all the wine questions that seem silly, strange, or obvious to ask without getting embarrassed. (That, and they usually bring pretty tasty wines to dinner parties.)<p>But we love getting these questions. Wine …

All the Chinese Food You Should Be Ordering Instead of Sesame Chicken

Yes, we know you love sesame chicken. But it's time to branch out.<p>We get it: <b>You love sesame chicken</b>. We love it too. It's perfectly sweet, salty, fried and moist. Who doesn't remember their first free sample at the mall food court? And that's fine for entry-level eating, but now it's time to branch …

9 Coffee Cocktails That Are Beyond Perfect for Brunch

Quick poll: How do you take your coffee? If you said, <i>with just a little milk and sugar</i>, you’re not alone. In fact, we used to be like you. Then we …

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?

Many Americans cite leading a stress-free life and having “peace of mind” as their personal definition of wealth. That doesn’t sound too …

Financial Services

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

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11 signs you're going to be wealthy, even if it doesn't feel like it

Owning bitcoin won't guarantee future wealth — but the right saving and investing strategies will.<p>At least according to Warren Buffett, who considers cryptocurrency a get-rich-quick scheme. Though chances are slim you'll end up with the multi-billion-dollar fortune Buffett has, there are sensible …

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Marie Kondo: Why a tidier life is a richer — and happier — one

You might already realize excessive belongings, messy habits and a disorderly home can drain away cash and valuable time. But fixing these problems — …

Minimalism

How to go Glacier Kayaking in British Columbia

Glacier kayaking in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia is a surreal experience. Most of us don’t put snow and kayaking together, but Nick …

11 Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

I’ve written a couple of posts about little-known UNESCO Sites that I think everyone should visit because of how important I believe them to be when …

European Travel

10 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Your Travel List

Start planning a trip to these world wonders.<p>This past week, UNESCO updated its eclectic list of the world's most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much …

World's Best Cities for Street Food

To eat on the street is to engage all five senses. There’s the taste and texture of the food; the smell of it (and probably diesel and charcoal); the sound of bleeping horns and meat sizzling on the grill; and the sight of elbow-to-elbow crowds and bumper-to-bumper traffic. At once, street food is …

Ho Chi Minh City

Where to Eat in Cape Town South Africa – A Cape Town Food Guide

<i>We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived in Cape Town South Africa, both in terms of the city and its food. After a month of exploring and</i> …

Iceland camper van road trip tips

Iceland has become a popular family vacation destination for many reasons: it is every bit as breathtakingly beautiful as it looks in photographs, …

Climbing Africa's highest peak.

Located in Northern Tanzania, the dormant volcano that is Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. …

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street