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What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into …

Shutter Speed

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

10 Things That Will Surprise You About Renaissance Master Sandro Botticelli

Art World<p>Botticelli is said to have burned some of his pagan work at the infamous Bonfire of the Vanities.<p>,<p>An exhibition of the work of Sandro …

Art

Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

Mindfulness

Some Nexus 6P owners reporting bootloops, potentially a hardware issue

Prior to the release of the Google Pixel, one of the best Android smartphones on the market was the premium, powerful, and affordable Nexus 6P. However, the reputation of that device is certainly going downhill with several issues popping up as the phone ages. Now, some Nexus 6P owners are …

Android News

6 Reasons to Use Lightroom to Process Landscapes

<i>by Andrew S. Gibson</i><p>Photoshop CC, Silver Efex Pro 2, Aurora HDR, ON1 Photo 10 – the list of software available to process landscape photos seems to …

Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and …

How To Access Dark Web In 15 Minutes (Super Easy Guide)

Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web?<p>Well, look no further, we have gone and done the research so we could show you step by step the …

President Obama Coaxing Bill Clinton Onto Air Force One Is the Best Thing You'll See Today

"C'mon Billy!"<p>President Bill Clinton hitched a ride to Jerusalem on Air Force One with President Barack Obama but when it was time to take off and go home one POTUS decided to take his sweet time saying his goodbyes.<p>This video is the best thing I've seen all day. Is anyone surprised that Bill …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Grab A Hot Coffee, These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy

This week's list of links is hand curated by Toad Hollow Photography and features links to tutorials, special features and great photography. The …

How to Calibrate a Camera Lens

You’ve probably noticed that when using autofocus, your photos don’t necessarily turn out as crisp as you’d like, even though you’re working with a …

Nikon Distortion Control Data version 2.015 released

Today Nikon released Distortion Control Data version 2.015 that can be downloaded here.<p>Compatible cameras - the following cameras support distortion …

Back Button Focus is Amazing: Learn What, Why, and How

Back Button Focus Will Change The Way You Use Your Camera<p>August 18, 2016<p>Back button focus is a game-changing way to operate your camera.<p>It takes some …

Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau says he is 'still around'

Boko Haram's long-time leader Abubakar Shekau has said in an audio message he is "still around" despite his reported removal as leader of the Nigeria-based armed group by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).<p>ISIL had previously named Abu Musab al-Barnawi as Boko …

Why Germany is fertile ground for violent extremists

Just hours before the shooting rampage in Munich that killed at least 9 people, an opinion poll had revealed the depth of public fear in Germany that their country would be next to endure a terror attack.<p>More than three quarters of Germans said they believed their country would soon be hit by a …

Terrorism

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Live like an Italian to combat major health problems, say experts

Doctors should prescribe nuts, olive oil and vegetables instead of statins or beta-blockers and encourage patients to live like an Italian to combat major health problems, experts have said.<p>In a new film entitled ‘The Big Fat Fix’ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra calls for a health revolution …

The appeal of torture: what I learned from teaching a class on terrorism

<b>Adam Theron-Lee Rensch</b> was puzzled when his students, who were critically conscious of Islamophobia, US politics and the media, found torture ‘necessary’<p>Standing before a crowd in my home state of Ohio in late June, Trump casually asked his supporters what they thought of waterboarding. “I like it …

There's a secret Google feature that makes it incredibly easy to set reminders

Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider<p>There are countless apps for organization and productivity that let you set reminders for things you need to do, but …

4 Little Ways to Help Your Body Detox

What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. This means cutting back on irritants to the …

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

This new image-editing app is so good, I'm ditching Photoshop

Less than shocking news: The photo above isn't actually a museum-aged Kodacolor portrait of my grandfather. It's a digital picture of my friend Sean, who dropped by my headshot studio and was nice enough to lend his picture to this article.<p>The film-like texture, dust, and scratch marks are courtesy …

Tutorials

Nicole Eisenman’s Paintings Stand Out from the Crowd at the New Museum

Opinion<p>"Al-ugh-ories," as the show is called, focuses on the narrative side of her art.<p>,<p>Nicole Eisenman—beloved New York painter, now …

Art

Do You Even Lift? Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Lifting weights can seem inaccessible if you don’t know how to do it. Pascal, CC BY-SARegular participation in …

Exercise

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Psychology

5 Leadership Lessons Learned From The Military And What They Mean For You

Leaders—true leaders—aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t choose to swim upstream while others swiftly float downstream, or zig when others choose to zag. But having the courage, character and confidence to enter into the abysmal unknown and create value—personally and …

Leadership