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35 Movies You Should Make a Point of Seeing This Summer

As the days go by, do you find yourself getting pumped up for a Summer chock-full of blockbusters? Or maybe looking forward to some of the season's quietly powerful dramas? Better yet, are you mentally preparing yourself for some truly chilling horror films? No matter what your tastes are, the …

Movies

How To Make IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Look Like a Million Bucks

There is lots to love about Ruthie Schulder's Brooklyn home. It's a bright, big, light-filled space that was renovated to add function and modernity …

IKEA

The Best New Trader Joe's Products of 2018 — So Far

I try to be grateful for the little things in life, like the fact that Trader Joe's is a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Aside from allowing you to stock up on all your essentials for a fraction of the price of other grocery stores, Trader Joe's also releases new, creative products on a regular …

Food

Self-Improvement Through Photography and Landscapes

I think it's safe to assume that the majority of us out there strive to be better people, that is to say, we want to grow and progress as we move …

Landscape Photography

The art of capturing a golf tournament on camera

“This was my first strokeplay event and as I’ve only photographed golf a few times before it was great to have Getty photographer Warren Little there …

Golf

A Fancy French Chocolate Cake You'd Never Guess Is One-Bowl

Pastry chefs are tinkerers. I wouldn’t be surprised if a disproportionate number of us had engineers or scientists or inventors for parents. If you own or are in charge of a pastry kitchen, you probably have endless tales of re-inventing, re-jiggering, and “hacking” various tools, equipment, and …

Dessert

12 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them FAST

It's been a good, long while since I was a beginner photographer. But believe me, I remember the struggles well.There's so much to learn as a …

Landscape Photography

7 Tricks for Nikon Photographers

Are you a Nikon photographer looking to unlock some quick techniques to use for photo efficiency? Photographer Steve Perry demonstrates some useful …

Cameras

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

Workouts

Kick Back And Relax With The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

Join us as we explore a new list of links hand selected by Toad Hollow Photography this week.<p>In this edition we find a set of tutorials and a …

Landscape Photography

These Big-Batch Slow Cooker Recipes Make Great Leftovers

If you ask me, big-batch recipes are where the slow cooker does its best work. With little to no extra effort on your part, it rewards you with meals …

Cooking

This All-Green-Everything Salad Is the Healthy Spring Salad You've Been Waiting For

Spring finally feels like it's here thanks to this fresh, monochromatic salad.<p>Spring is finally here (kinda, sorta), and loading up your plate with …

Healthy Eating

Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography

When I was starting out with photography, <b>YouTube</b> was only just becoming popular. It was a platform to share videos with friends more than a platform …

Photography

Why You Need to Try This 3-Ingredient Cheesecake Recipe

A Southern baker worth her reputation has a box full of quality, time-tested dessert recipes in her arsenal - a pound cake recipe she likes to serve …

Dessert

8 Easy Travel Outfits You Should Always Have on Hand

In theory, your vacations are filled with handfuls of new, chic outfits that are more than deserving of a few Instagrams, but the reality is that at …

Travel

The sheikh who saved my family

In the harsh Syrian Desert, honouring the act of kindness that saved my grandad’s life.<p>Just off the road, the sandstorm twisted and spun like a top above the brown Syrian Desert. We were speeding eastward towards the city of Raqqa, my fixer Levon almost coy about whom we would find there. “I know …

Hung Up

Five easy things you can do today to become a better photographer

No matter how good photographer you are, there’s always room for improvement. If you ask me, it’s one of the beauties of photography. In this video, …

Photography

Mary Berry's perfect Victoria sandwich recipe

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins. Use a piece of baking paper to rub a little butter around the inside of the tins until the sides and base are lightly coated, then line the bottom with a circle of baking paper.<p>Break the eggs into a large mixing …

Dessert

Yotam Ottolenghi’s tray bake recipes

I’ve been making lots of tray bakes recently. I am not sure I like the term – 1970s convenience food springs to mind – but I love what it stands for: the idea that, after doing the prep, you can sit down with a cuppa or a glass of wine and relax for an hour or two while your meal more or less cooks …

Extreme Sports

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

Leadership

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Tutorials

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Cooking

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Self-confidence

How to clean a washing machine – to banish mould, bad smells and residues

Have you given your washing machine an MOT?<p>Try our top tips on how to clean a washing machine. If your washing machine is looking a bit worse for …

Washing Machines

The best cafés in Paris, according to the Paris girls

From Le Carillon for Jeanne Damas, to Le Café de Flore for Ana Girardot and Stoney Clove Bakery for Caroline de Maigret, visit the Paris girls’ …

France

How to Get Tack Sharp Portraits in Photoshop

This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop.<p>Getting it right in camera is only half the battle. …

Tutorials

Can You Bring Just One Lens for Travel Photography? 7 Tips to Get Great Shots While Traveling Light

We’ve all been there. You’re packing for a big trip that will have dozens of great photo opportunities but you realize your camera bag is getting …

Photography

Hiking the Jordan Trail to Petra

A new cross-country trekking route is drawing adventure-seeking visitors to Jordan once again.<p>Until now, the Middle East has been a gaping hole in my lengthy travel resume. Political and religious unrest and travel advisories have dissuaded me from seeing the pyramids in Egypt or discovering the …

Hiking

7 Ways to Improve Your Landscape Compositions

It’s one thing to admire a photographer’s work, but it’s entirely something else to replicate it. Oftentimes, you will hear people remark that a …

Landscape Photography

When To Use High ISO for Nature Photography

I know what you’re thinking…”I can’t raise my ISO, I’ll get noisy photos!”. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay. Really…it’s okay to to user …

Landscape Photography