Nikki Richardson

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22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A McDonald's Burger

There are countless, delicious ways to fit protein into a vegetarian diet -- ways that go beyond downing a chalky shake made from an unidentifiable powder. Beans, tofu, eggs and veggies are just a couple of items on the long list of whole foods that pack a meat-free protein punch.<p>Carnivores may …

Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror

Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor. But her constituents shared her concerns—and history has vindicated them.<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—The people here were out of step with America.<p>In the hours after the attacks of September 11, …

The golden age of sexual taboos: How indie movies brought deranged sex acts to the big screen

Indies have produced some of the most haunting, bizarre scenes of sexual behavior in the history of cinema<p>I recently wrote an article on ethical dilemmas in torture porn and received some rather extreme reactions. Given that two new films—James Franco’s “Child of God” <i></i>and Kim Ki-duk’s …

Murmuration over Otmoor

September has arrived, so you all know what that means: the beginnings of huge bird flocks in autumn and winter!<p>Just as humans spend more time congregating in pubs in autumn and winter, starlings also gather together in large numbers at these times. Every evening as the sun sets, small groups of a …

Cult film shocker Nekromantik to get UK release after BBFC grants 18 certificate

A well-timed wave of moral consternation can be a backhanded blessing for film distributors but, at least when it comes to horror, PR-by-public-outrage is increasingly hard to come by. Human Centipede managed it. Less likely the upcoming release of Nekromantik, a cult shock-flick from 1987 by …

9 New Ways to Make Waffles

It’s National Waffle Day, which means it’s your duty as an American to make waffles. Here, nine waffle recipes that go beyond basic Belgian and …

Terrifying Ebola 'facts' for enhanced scaremongering

Ebola is no laughing matter. Let’s make that clear from the start. It is a deeply unpleasant and dangerous disease, with a fatality rate of up to 90%. In lay terms, for every 10 people who get it, only 1 survives, making it among the most lethal diseases known to man.<p>There is no known cure or …

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

The Nic Cage-led Superman movie was delightfully bizarre, and doomed

Movies are much like video games in that studios often spend a large amount of money on projects that may seem promising but never see the light of day. There was once a Superman film, starring Nic Cage, written by Kevin Smith, and directed by Tim Burton that seemed to make it at least moderately …

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …

Mosquitoes

Hear Roger Waters’ Early, Work-in-Progress Recordings of Pink Floyd’s The Wall

My first exposure to Pink Floyd’s rock opera <i>The Wall</i> left me feeling nothing less than astonishment. And though I never had the chance to see the …

Square starts loaning cash to small businesses with 'Square Capital'

Square today formally announced “Square Capital,” a selective cash advance program for merchants already using Square’s payment services.<p>The program, which leaked back in February, signals a curious shift for Jack Dorsey’s Square. The cash advance business often carries negative connotations, yet …

Uber reportedly in talks to raise $500M for $12B valuation

The 4-year-old on-demand car service's valuation would nearly triple if it were to secure the new funding.<p>On-demand car service Uber is apparently shifting gears on its financing ambitions.<p>The 4-year-old company, whose app allows customers to request rides in private cars, is in discussions with a …

Kill the News Feed and use Facebook like its 2005

Do you miss the old Facebook? The one without all those profile pic updates and Upworthy headlines?<p>Facebook may be the perfect communication tool, but the News Feed is a distraction machine — it zaps productivity and gives users little more than a lingering fear of missing out (FOMO).<p>If you’ve felt …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Curling Iron Who? The Best Heat-Free Curl Tutorials

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.<p>It’s official, friends: The tundra is no longer, and summer is nigh, which means if you’re anything like us, you’re …

Hair

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How to Create a "Standard Import" Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Make your Photos Sparkle with GIMP

A Guest Contribution by Anotherphotograpbynoob.com. What this tutorial will show you In short: how I made the photo on the right become the photo on …

How to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-lapses Using Bulb Ramping

It goes without saying; a time-lapse can be difficult to shoot. A transitional time-lapse from day to night can be even more of a challenge and …

Photography: top tips for storing and viewing your images

<b>Safe storage</b><p>Apart from duds, keep your frames in safe, long-term storage: you never know when one might be useful, or more meaningful, in the future. …

How to Create Dramatic Photography in an Unusual Location

Creating dramatic photography in an unusual location is a good exercise for photographers who are hoping to build their skills. In most cases, the …

6 Winning Ways to Work Wide

Today Joe Decker shares some tips on wide angle photography. One of the first lens purchases aspiring landscape photographers typically made is a …

Clipping Magic Helps You Easily Remove Picture Backgrounds

Here’s a tool you may not have heard about but may useful at some time in the future. It’s called Clipping Magic, and it’s designed to remove …

5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

Let’s wrap up our discussion of sunset photography with some tips that don’t warrant their own articles but are still valuable additions to your …

Landscape Photography

Don’t Get Bogged Down in Photography Details, Get Out and Shoot

There’s nothing like getting advice from a pro photographer; they often have an interesting way of putting things into perspective. In this interview …

Photography

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Alter Perspective in Your Photographs

Perspective control lenses are as vital to the architectural photographer as their cameras, the ability to control converging verticals in this …

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …