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Mass Effect: Andromeda guide: How to build the strongest team for the final battle

Every end game-effecting mission and decision<p>A lot of the decisions you make in <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> feel important, and some of them are. But not every one has long term effects — at least in this installment of the franchise. Some of the binary decisions — like at the end of “The First Murderer” …

12 IKEA Hacks to Keep Your Houseplants Happy

If you want to introduce more greenery into your home (while keeping more green in your wallet), IKEA once again comes to the rescue. By embellishing …

Houseplants

Our Favorite Photographers Tell Us Exactly What Gear To Splurge On For The Holidays

I’m a big proponent of saying “It’s the wizard, not the wand,” with regards to camera gear. I firmly believe it, too. Unless you focus your efforts on understanding light, framing and general composition, you’ll be hard pressed to capture something enticing. You could have a top of the line $50,000 …

Framing

You Won't Believe Jessie James Decker Bought Her Home Decor at This Discount Retailer

Jessie James Decker isn't just a famous country songstress, mother, and wife, she's also a dynamite host. When looking to get her home game-day ready this holiday season — her husband is on the Jets, so watching football is a big deal — she didn't break the bank. Instead, this thrifty mama turned …

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

Food & Dining

Mexican Apartment Marrying Black and White in Crisp Design

Living in a Mexican apartment can be particulary chic, especially when the interior design proves space to be like a blank page. The Cordoba Flat by …

Interior Design

Composition tips for photographing forests

<b>Photo Tips & Tutorials</b>"><p>Beautiful, picturesque location cluttered with lush green foliage and trees? Watch and listen to Jay as he presents some tips …

Landscape Photography

17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know

Once you get your iPhone upgraded to iOS 9, you might be overwhelmed. While Apple’s new mobile OS doesn’t pack a lot of grand new visual features, the update does include tons of little tricks that make using your iPhone and iPad even more ridiculously easy to use.<p>Here are all the secret iOS 9 …

Turning Day Into Night - A Comprehensive Photoshop Guide

Last week my good friend and awesome photographer Yvette Leur asked if I could edit one of her images she shot. It was a lovely shot of a woman …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Photography

How Windows Changed the Design of This Small Manhattan Apartment

Designed around windows with character.<p>Designer Juan Carretero's serene 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is as stylish as it is practical. For him, the design really started with the space's steel casement windows.

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

A Tree Fell in a Blogger's Backyard, So She Turned It Into Wall Art

When life hands you branches, make something beautiful.<p><i>Upcycled Treasures</i><p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

New Jersey

7 Genius Ways to Use Wallpaper

The Evacuator Makes Jumping Out a Window a Sane Way to Escape a Fire

If a fire starts on a high floor in a skyscraper, there's a good chance it could cut off the means of escape for everybody on the floors above. But a …

How a dev who couldn’t code built one of world’s hottest photo apps

Merek Davis is not a coder. The developer never even made an app before 2013. Yet on his first iOS at-bat, he hit an App Store grand slam with Mextures, his photo-editing app that quickly became one of the top photo apps of the year.<p>Mextures is like Photoshop for your iPhone, only easier to use. …

Augmented Reality Climbing Walls Turn Mountaineering Into a Game

There are lots of reasons to tackle a climbing wall at your local gym: it's great exercise, it can improve your hand-eye coordination, and it helps …

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

Ember Modular Backpack Is Like Something Out Of An Awesome Video Game

The Ember bag is a Kickstarter that – at first glance – seems to be a bag out of some first-person-shooter. It’s a modular backpack design, which starts out as a “20-liter urban pack” and can be extended by adding all manner of sleeves and pockets.<p>If you want simple. Then go for the basic pack, a …

Meet the World’s Top Virus Hunter

Ian Lipkin, world-renowned virus hunter, is often jetting off to far-flung countries—countries in the middle of strange epidemics, that is. From SARS …

Father And Son Track Down Alleged Thief Using ‘Find My iPad’ Feature

A New Zealand father-and-son duo tracked down their stolen iPad using the device’s “Find My iPad” function.<p>After enjoying a meal in a restaurant in Nelson, New Zealand, Chris and Markham Phillips returned to the parking lot to find their car had been ransacked — and cash, glasses and an iPad were …