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Focal Length and Field of View Explained in 4 Steps

Just like our eyes are our windows to the outer world, lenses are the eyes of the camera to the outer world.And just like each person has different …

5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Taking photographs and editing them can often be two different stories. When starting out with photography, the important aspect is taking photos …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Artificial Intelligence

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

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How to have a happier relationship with your children

It’s the Holy Grail of parenting – a harmonious relationship with your children. Because despite the cosy images of families on Facebook and Instagram, many parents face the reality of daily sulks and screaming matches. Myself included. I have two daughters, aged six and almost three, and family …

Parenting

South African Wildflowers Come Alive in this Lightroom Tutorial (Sponsored)

In the lush surroundings of his Cape Town home, photographer Gavin Pickford ventures into the mountains, wildflowers, and coastlines of South Africa. …

How the Impossible Becomes Possible

Arthur C. Clark insisted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Yet most of us have to live in a world of …

Eight Portrait Photography Rules You Should Try Breaking

There are two characters that sit atop adjacent shoulders either side of my head and squabble over portraiture. One takes the form of my Gran and she …

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

Tutorial: How to save overexposed highlights in Lightroom

With storage being less of an issue than ever before and cameras becoming more powerful with each new iteration, RAW images have gone from something …

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

Here’s why megapixels don’t matter on your smartphone camera

In technology as in life, bigger is usually better. The iPhone 6s Plus's main selling point is that its screen is nearly an inch larger than the iPhone 6s. A terabyte hard drive is obviously better than a gigabyte hard drive. No one advertises that their headphones are quieter than the …

Can You See a Hole in Your Hand?

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Perception<br>Vision<br>Optical Illusions<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Have you ever stopped to wonder why you have two eyes—but only see one image? Usually it is …

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

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Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

The Sondors eBike is loaded with features and surprisingly affordable

It has been a big month for electric vehicles, with Tesla notably stealing the show with its event earlier this week. On the lower end of the cost spectrum, there is an ever increasing interest in affordable battery-driven transportation. We have already seen motorcycle and skateboard prototypes …

25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so …

20 Things Every Autistic Kid Wishes teachers, parents and others knew

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder (ICD 10, DSM-IV) that occurs on a spectrum and thankfully is no longer …

Before you learn to code, ask yourself why

<i>This post originally appeared on the Underdog.io blog.</i><p>I feel strongly about the current “learn to code” movement for a number of reasons:<p>I’ve worked as a recruiter for 5+ years (most recently at betaworks and before that at Aviary). I hire a lot of engineers, so I meet and interview a lot of …

Computer Science

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

How to edit video in Photoshop CC and CS6

Did you know that you can edit video within Adobe's image-editing program? There is no need to learn the ins and outs of Premiere or Final Cut when …

Tutorials

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

6 Reasons Why Women Drop Their Phone More Than Men (list)

While there are no actual scientific studies out there, it can be argued that women drop their phones more than men. It’s not that women don’t care …

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Top Pin of the Day: A Master Bathroom with Custom-Painted Teal Walls

See what's trending today. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In Liza Pulitzer Calhoun's Palm Beach, Florida, house, the master bathroom walls are painted a custom faded teal, and Calhoun chose the cast-iron claw-foot tub — Circe from Kallista — because it feels "so …

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