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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

It's generally smart to enter retirement debt-free. But if getting there means accelerating a mortgage, there are some drawbacks you should be aware …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

Productivity

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

3 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Sunday

Organized people always seem to have it all together, don’t they? They’re the ones with perfectly packed lunches, color-coded calendars, and an air …

5 Simple Things You Can Do Every Day to Be Super-organized

We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done long before they’re due, keep their homes and …

The 14 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest in 2017

2017 was another big one for healthy eating. Trendy foods like turmeric and aquafaba (aka chickpea juice) got a ton of attention. A bunch of …

Healthy Eating

5 Helpful Tips to Deepen Your Bible Study

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV The Bible …

These 34 Words and Phrases Will Give Your Resume an Immediate Edge

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a …

Leadership

How to Become a Proficient Photographer As Fast As Possible

One of the biggest concerns of any photographer who wants to become seriously dedicated to photography is to achieve “professional” status – or at …

Four Things to Remember While Shooting Portraits

It’s that time of year! School portrait photographers are packing up their lenses, and rolling up their laser covered backdrops – ready to photo the …

LA’s Best Secret Brisket Comes From a Studio City Driveway

There has been a barbecue renaissance of sorts in Los Angeles lately. Folks are coming out of the woodwork — or, in at least one case, coming straight from Texas — to work up their own versions of low-and-slow cooked meats, whether at restaurants or weekend pop-up parties in the Arts District. But …

Studio City

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

13 Popular Photography Portfolio Sites Ranked from Best to Most Frustrating

There are tons of portfolio builders out there for you to choose from, from popular options like Photoshelter and SmugMug to lesser-known options …

Web Design

15 observational drawing tips

Five years ago, I was a brat who was overconfident about my art skills. I drew the same four poses over and over again, but since I drew them well, …

Should You Set Up an LLC for Your Freelance Design Work?

Weighing the pros and cons<p>On the journey of quitting a 9-to-5 to start a business, I'm sure that many have underestimated all of the details one must …

Small Business

Learn from the Pros | 10 of the Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Read

What these writers have learned in years, you’ll learn in minutes.<p><b>Medium is truly a godsend</b> — especially for those who just started writing on Medium …

Carrie Mae Weems - A Socially Motivated Artist

Kara Walker - Illustrating the History of the American South<p>An African-American conceptual artist, Kara Walker is best known for the wall-sized cut …

Art

Republicans gather in Cleveland with a high potential for chaos

Annie Yu is one of my talented young colleagues who is a social media producer for the Los Angeles Times. Her desk is right across from mine in the newsroom. I suppose I should have been surprised Tuesday afternoon when I saw her trying on a flak vest and helmet, but I wasn't.<p>I had no trouble …

How to Edit Corporate Headshots in Lightroom

A step by step tutorial of how to edit corporate headshots in Lightroom. How to flatter your clients, but still keep it looking natural.

Tutorials

The top 12 protein-filled foods for your physique

Gaining muscle is no easy feat. And while a great workout routine is undoubtedly a cornerstone of improving your overall physique, a lot of guys …

Citizen Sketcher

Day 23, 28/30! <soooo close!!!<p>I remember saying, If it gets tough, we can always cut corners and do some little ones :)<p>These are 3-up on a 1/2 sheet, …

Laguna Beach

How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and art techniques you can adopt to help you …

Even If You Don't Get More Money, You'll Benefit from Asking for a Raise

You should never be afraid to negotiate a higher salary. Not doing so could cost you $500K in the long run. But even if you don’t get the raise, just …

The Best Tabletop Games of 2015

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>Well, it’s the beginning of a new year, so let’s take a look back at some of our favorite games from 2015. These are all …

How to Take Sharper Street Photography, Even at Night

Capturing sharp photographs is by far the toughest technical skill in street photography. People move quickly, you are often moving quickly, the …

10 Best Tacos on the Westside

Nopales tacos at Loteria Grill<p>Loteria Grill<p><b>10. Loteria Grill</b><br>A lot of different food options makes Loteria Grill, on the Third Street Promenade in …

Mexico

Frederick Douglass Was the Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

Do you know who the most photographed American of the 19th century was? It’s not George Custer (155 photos) or Walt Whitman or Abraham Lincoln (130 …

How to Make Your Home Less Welcoming to Spiders

Spiders have plenty of benefits, but that doesn’t mean they’re always welcome guests in your home. Here are some easy ways to keep your home from …