Elgin Zeppenfeldt

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How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Celebrate National Pizza Pie Day at Disney Parks

IT’S NATIONAL PIZZA PIE DAY AND I AM SO EXCITED! I absolutely LOVE pizza – and my mouth is watering just thinking about all of that cheesy goodness. …

Italian Food

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

How To Photograph Seascapes

Photographing the sea and the waves can be both challenging and fun. People often ask me what “the right settings” are to shoot moving water so I …

How to Make Pão de Queijo

If there is one flavor combination of which I’ll never tire, it’s bread and cheese. The possibilities are infinite, and I’m not just talking about …

Baking

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Following his recent film showing you how Sean Tucker shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing …

Photography

Shoot Beautiful Hand-Held Portraits at Home with This Simple Window Light Setup (VIDEO)

Here's a tutorial for photographers who’d like to try their hand at portraiture, but lack the specialized skills and expensive lighting equipment …

Living Rooms

The ultimate guide to growing your photography network

No photographer is an island: that’s the defining theme of our new eBook, “The ultimate guide to growing your photography network.”<p>Professional …

Photographer Reveals How To Take Stunning Portraits With Christmas Lights In Ordinary Bedroom, And Results Will Amaze You

Photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to get into the holiday spirit with a photoshoot using the warm ambiance of Christmas lights.<p>In a short video …

Facts won't always convince people you're right — a former NASA flight director explains how he learned to argue better in the wake of a disaster

<b>• Former NASA flight director Paul Hill said the space program was badly polarized in the wake of the 2003 Columbia disaster.</b><p><b>• He learned this firsthand as he investigated the causes of the fatal accident, which killed seven astronauts.</b><p><b>• Hill said appealing to data did little to restore trust</b> …

Fun-Da-Mental

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Cabo San Lucas

The most beautiful pictures of Paris (and where to take them)

10 Amazing Things to Do in... Paris<p>City Breaks<p>10 Amazing Things to Do in... Paris<p>Postcard from Le Marais<p>City Breaks<p>Postcard from Le Marais<p>The film …

Why Do We Get So Much Pleasure From Symmetry?

A pair of synchronized divers. The wings on a butterfly. The vaulted ceiling of a cathedral. These are some of the things that most people find …

Particles

Yosemite Fall Color

Big-leaf maple leaves along the Merced River, autumn, Yosemite. 19mm, 2 seconds at f/16, ISO 100, polarizer.Claudia and I spent Friday in Yosemite …

National Parks

Science says daydreaming means you’re probably smart

Ever find yourself in a situation where your body is sitting at your desk at work but your mind is wandering with little regard for your …

The Brain

The Genius Little Secret to No-Fry, Crispy Buffalo Wings

People have done some truly obsessive things—unnecessarily, as it turns out—in the name of creating the perfect Buffalo wing.<p>Our most dedicated wing scientists have not just deep-fried, but twice-baked, steamed then roasted, fried then baked, and brined then poached <i>then</i> fried. We even got in on it …

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

Seafood

Make Your Sky Pop in Photoshop with Two Quick Adjustments

In this tutorial, I will show you a way to enhance your sky quickly and effectively with two adjustment layers that target specifically the blue …

Tutorials

Sharpening in Photoshop – The Complete Guide

Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, …

Tutorials

Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

This fresh tomato and basil bruschetta is a common dish around our house as it is so easy and so delicious. It is especially popular when fresh …

Yosemite lodging: Where to stay this fall

Planning a trek to the High Sierra? Whether you’re headed for Yosemite’s wild north side or the nearby Gold Rush-era town of Groveland, here’s where …

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

How Sofrito, Mirepoix, and the Holy Trinity Can Make Dinner Easy

If you’ve been suffering from bland sauces, weak stews, and flavorless rice dishes, you’re in luck. There’s an ancient trick to infusing your meals with flavor, and it’s as simple as sautéeing some aromatics in a pan for anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Mirepoix, the classic French blend …

Cooking

Why Republicans always win their arguments

Rhetoric expert Jay Heinrichs breaks down how political party affiliation affects persuasion tactics<p>"John F. Kennedy and the Democrats who followed him all speak in terms of figures of speech," Jay Heinrichs, rhetoric expert and author of "Thank You For Arguing," told Salon's D. Watkins on "Salon …

Rhetoric

15 of Alton Brown's Most Popular Recipes on Good Eats

Alton Brown recently announced that the reboot of his iconic show <b>Good Eats</b>, called <b>Return of the Eats</b>, will be airing on the Food Network in 2018. To gear up for this long-awaited revival, let's venture down memory lane. Of the hundreds (if not thousands) of recipes Alton Brown developed for <b>Good …

Cooking

My favorite place to eat in Manhattan is a Cambodian sandwich shop that's poised to expand — here's what it's like to eat there

The restaurant, started in 2009 by college friends Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, makes expertly crafted and outrageously delicious banh-mi sandwiches. It has consistently topped several "best of" lists, including Zagat's 2017 NYC Fast-Casual Survey.<p>And while this may not be the typical fast-casual …

Fast Casual

Get CRAZY shots with STEEL WOOL photography!!!

Get crazy shots with steel wool photography . Who's going out tonight to try this lol *raises hand*!

Photography

How to Easily Turn Your Signature into a Photo Watermark in Photoshop

Here’s a simple way to create a digital watermark using your signature that you can use as a Photoshop brush. This 5-minute video from Colin Smith of …

Tutorials

The Three Elements of Every Photograph

Today, I’d like to talk about three key elements that I feel make up each and every photograph we take. Of course they are not the only elements, but …

The Trick to Making Your Photos Fine Art

When you take a photo, ultimately, the hope is that it's worthy of hanging on your wall.But creating an image that's worthy of hanging on your wall …

Landscape Photography