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Why Every Photographer Should Consider Using Back-Button Autofocus

Almost every camera in existence (at least every one I've ever used) comes out of the box with the autofocus activation linked to the shutter button. …

Cameras

An unauthorized copy of an investing bible that Wall Streeters pay thousands of dollars for was up for grabs on Kindle for $9.99

One of the most prized books on Wall Street, which usually costs thousands of dollars, was briefly available to the masses for a fraction of the price.<p>An Amazon Kindle copy of "Margin of Safety," written by the billionaire value investor and hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, sold for a few days for …

thousandsofdollars

These are the 12 best ghost towns to see in Montana

Adventure, mystery and history await visitors to Montana's ghost towns.<p>But with summer weekends a limited (and precious) commodity, one has to be choosy. Here's our picks for the best ghost towns to visit.<p><b>12.</b> Castle Town<p>• <b>The story:</b> Once home to 2,000 residents, Castle Town was founded in 1891. The …

National Parks

Peek inside the hidden, irreplaceable concept car collection of Joe Bortz

Joe Bortz first saw General Motors’ Motorama “dream cars” as a boy in Chicago. This was back in the mid-’50s, when GM’s annual cavalcade of …

General Motors

Chris Bosio considering wrongful termination lawsuit against Tigers

On Wednesday, the Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio because he made “racially charged” comments towards a team employee. The Tigers claim the …

Disability

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Personal Finance

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’

A United Nations report condemning entrenched poverty in the United States is a “misleading and politically motivated” document about “the wealthiest and freest country in the world,” according to the Trump administration's ambassador to the world body.<p>U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the …

United Nations

50 Most Profitable Woodworking Projects to Build and Sell

Woodworking can be a very good way to earn some side income for yourself as a student, stay-at-home mom or dad, or an unemployed graduate. Wood …

Woodworking

The best iPhone camera apps

You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of apps can beef up your phone's photo-taking skills. Camera+ 2 offers a range of advanced and easily accessed …

Mobile Photography

Six reasons why your landscape images aren’t razor sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 percent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance mortgages and collectively take out more than $300 billion in cash from the increased value of their properties. Some spent the money on furniture, …

banks

The 10 Best Baseball Movies Of All Time, Ranked

Baseball is the sport of the summer, and all that comes with it. Nights at the ballpark, whether minor league, major league or otherwise, are a signature of good weather and the desire to relish the opportunity to be outside with family and friends.<p>But not every summer day is a picturesque chance …

The Importance of Placing Cash Flow First

Your income and revenue are simply pieces of a larger puzzle.<p><i>Krzysztof 'Kris' Garlewicz is President of ProsperiFi,</i><p>Profit can be tricky. On the surface, profit is fairly straightforward: earn revenue, pay expenses, then sit back and count the rest. In practice, things become much more complicated. …

Personal Finance

Give Your Macro Photos Total Depth of Field with This 2-Minute Focus Stacking Tutorial (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried your hand at macro photography, you know that precise focusing is of the utmost importance. That’s because there’s a very narrow …

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Business Strategy

The 57 best one-hit wonders of all time

Even though an artist may be a one-hit wonder, they still might have contributed one of the most famous songs of all time. Take Tommy Tutone, for example. You might not know the band, but you can definitely recite the number "867-5309" — Jenny's phone number.<p>In the last six decades, <i>many</i> one-hit …

Music

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

Plumbing Basics: How to Sweat a Pipe Joint

Preparation, not the flame, is the key to sweating a watertight joint.<p>As a mechanical contractor, I sweat a lot of copper pipe, yet people don't believe me when I say the preparation is more important than the torch work. Even the experienced tend to rush the job — maybe a 3650 F flame is just more …

Why Costco Beef Is a Favorite Among Chefs and Butchers

There’s been so much debate about the supremacy of wagyu: Which wins out? Is Kobe really better than American wagyu? Is full-blood American wagyu …

Cows

How to Deal With mshelper, the Latest Mac Malware

It’s been a long time since Apple could claim its computers were really virus-free. Even mighty Mac owners have to keep an eye out for the latest …

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

Trump spent his business career swindling people. Nothing's changed.

Critics of President Donald Trump, including me, have regularly compared him to authoritarian rulers such as Viktor Orban and Vladimir Putin. But a more apt comparison may be with Jordan Belfort or Frank Abagnale. "Who?" you ask.<p>Belfort is the high-living Wall Street stockbroker who was convicted …

The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Richard Rawlings jangles when he walks.</b><p>The 49-year-old reality TV star and global branding impresario is …

'Teaching is driving too many teachers to mental health problems'

“The system has become totally inhuman.”<p>This week, out of the blue, I got a message from a friend who is a very respected and experienced mental …

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 million visitors in 2017 – and new direct flights from the UK with Norwegian and Wow making the US’s third-largest city more accessible. While visitors tend to congregate around …

Travel

5 Epic Road Trips Across America

No mode of travel is more American than the road trip. It’s basically a national rite of passage. Dating back to Model T days, folks have been …

The Dating Advice From My Dad That Saved Our Relationship

Sure, my father and I talk. My father and I talk about computer software. We talk about getting the best deal on cell-phone plans. On one of my …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …