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Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …

8 Free Online Tools to Bring the First Million Visitors to Your Blog

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

The world of product management is rapidly changing. It is more data-driven than ever before. There is no doubt that data is impacting most jobs. But this is amplified for product managers, especially if they work for an emerging software company. Being a PM at an early-stage company has never been …

Inside Apple's perfectionism machine

Inside Apple's perfectionism machine<p>Inside Apple's perfectionism machine<p>CUPERTINO, California — In retrospect, it was easy to miss — a bit of …

13 of the most impressive professors at Stanford

In fact, we named it the No. 2 college in America on this year's best colleges list.<p>The Ivy League of the West is an incubator for future tech stars and entrepreneurs and home to some of the world's most innovative researchers and teachers.<p>From writers to mathematicians, Stanford's professors are …

Artificial Intelligence

What to expect when your child goes to kindergarten

By Danielle Herzog<p>The summer before my daughter started kindergarten, we talked every day about all the exciting new things she’d experience when school started. We spent hours searching for the perfect backpack and lunchbox. We checked out store after store to find the folders and school supplies …

Middle School

How to Make Your Best-Ever Smoothie

The best morning smoothie is one that takes almost no time at all to put together. Here's how it's done, from flavors and textures to ways to avoid breaking your blender.<p>There's always time to have breakfast in the morning if that breakfast is a smoothie. In no more than five to ten minutes, a …

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Studying My Brain With Meditation Technology For 7 Days

I’ve been meditating since I was 14 years old.<p>It’s one of my most cherished daily rituals. And with good reason.<p>As of 2015, over 1400 studies credit …

Meditation

The Most Paralyzing Blocks That Successful People Have Overcome To Be Happy In Their Work

This week, I had a career consultation with a client that hit me right between the eyes. While I’ve delivered hundreds of laser-focused consulting sessions in the past, in this one, it was clear in literally 10 minutes why this individual had struggled for 20 years in her work as an attorney, and …

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

Crutchfield advisor Norm has worked on hundreds of whole-house wiring jobs.<p>This guide will help you save money by doing your own small-scale in-wall …

1. Snapseed

What are the best photo editing apps for your iPhone photography? From one-tap fixes to more creative effects, there are so many photo editor apps to …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Dean Potter (1972-2015) @deanpotter moved through the world with such force and passion, he could be difficult for most to comprehend. Never accepting the conventional boundaries of his pursuits, he was a visionary that opened peoples’ eyes to what was possible in climbing, BASE jumping and high lining, often integrating the different disciplines. A friend and mentor to many in the core community of climbers, slack liners and BASE jumpers, he will be remembered as one of the greats. RIP #respect #stonemonkey http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150518-dean-potter-dead-base-jumping-yosemite-climbing-adventure

The Biggest Mistakes People Make Saving For College

Saving for college can be a challenging. These are a lot of different ways to save and a lot of different suggestions about how much to save. And parents are worried about this – according to a recent T. Rowe Price survey, 52% of parents felt it was more important to save for their kids’ college …

57 Life-Changing Upgrades for Every Room in Your Home

These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.<p>These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.

The 50 Best iPad and iPhone Educational Apps of 2014

Here are the best of the best iPhone and iPad apps for education that challenge students and expertly use the iOS platform, listed by the age groups: …

Meet The Brazilian Entrepreneur Making Money With Other People's Free Time

Most businessmen would agree that time is money, but 24-year-old Brazilian social entrepreneur Lorrana Scarpioni has literally built her entire business model upon that motto. The only difference is that the time from which she is profiting is not hers. Scarpioni is the founder and CEO of Bliive, a …

My Husband Is the Perfect Dad, But It Almost Killed Our Marriage

One mom candidly shares her relationship struggles.<p>I remember the exact moment that began the near-unraveling of my marriage: My first daughter …

The Most Thoughtful Gifts You Can Buy This Holiday

By Lauren Appelwick<p>Around the holidays, it's easy to get wrapped up in gift-giving traditions that begin to feel like obligations. I've often found …

How Do We Find Meaning in Life?

Human beings certainly gravitate to religion and it seems we all have an tendency to believe in some sort of karma. Your mind may <i>require</i> meaning. …

How to Discipline Your Child Without Punishing Them

Discipline is one of the defining elements of parenting. Used sparingly or liberally, understanding how to discipline your child is fundamental to …

13 Streaming Music Services Compared by Price, Quality, Catalog Size and More

Forget for a moment how profitable streaming music services are (not terribly), or how much they’re paying in royalties to rights holders (or in …

14 Toys That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

<b>Pitch:</b> Players (age 8+) assemble a group of magnetic modules to create circuits that light up, vibrate, and spin.<p><b>Payoff:</b> The free-form nature of the …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark statement, since teens are the …

Cuatro ventajas de beber leche materna al nacer

Un fluido dulzón compuesto de <b>lactosa</b> (que aporta energía), proteínas como la <b>caseína</b> y grasa “sana” para crecer y desarrollar la inteligencia. Así se …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture