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The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy workweek?<p>That’s what weekends are for.<p>We know you don’t have time to waste …

Dessert

Reasons to Consider f/1.8 Over f/1.4 Lens Options

Many photographers own or are mapping out a path to own the largest aperture lenses available in their system's catalog, skipping past the more …

Photography

The Chocolate Cake That Changed Everything

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> From Sweet Laurel Bakery’s cookbook: “This was the cake that changed everything. …

Dessert

How Mossad carries out assassinations

Fatal shooting in Malaysia puts spotlight on Israeli spy agency's policy of targeted killings of Palestinian operatives.<p>The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of …

Israel

These Are 2018's Top Photography Gear According to TIPA World Awards

<i>Did any of your favorite photography gear make it to this year’s TIPA-awarded list?</i><p>Whether you’re still wondering about your next DSLR, first …

Cameras

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

Relax: Here's 30 Cool Photography Links That Will Go Nicely With a Coffee

As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of …

Photography

The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the …

Cameras

Eat these breakfasts if you want to start losing weight

When it comes to weight loss, being healthy is not enough.<p>Rather, sustainable weight loss comes down to calorie control and a balance of …

Nutrition

Eufy debuts new EverCam security camera with 365-day battery life, facial recognition, more

The folks over Anker make some of our favorite smartphone accessories on the market. And when the company launched its sister-brand Eufy last fall, the same quality we’ve come to expect from Anker carried over into its lineup of smart home accessories. Today, Eufy has announced the latest addition …

Smart Homes

Top 10 Popular Cameras Used By Famous Photographers

Despite the fact that most (if not all) of the most sophisticated and nostalgic of cameras used by famous photographers are more often than not …

Cameras

A Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Took His Winning Shot on His Last Day. Now He Works for a Brewery

On the last day of his job at a local newsroom, photojournalist Ryan Kelly took a picture that would end up winning him a Pulitzer Prize. Now, he …

Pulitzer Prize

11 Ways to Use Turmeric

Nutrition experts tell you how — and why — you’ll want to incorporate turmeric into your diet.<p>Golden Child<p>Long known as the ingredient that gives …

Alternative Medicine

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

Sit Down and Get Comfortable for the Coolest Photography Links of the Week

As another great week rolls by us here in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography busy at it again looking for interesting links to …

Landscape Photography

How to Find and Read Good Natural Light for Portrait Photography

Light makes or breaks a photo, and when you're shooting natural light, being able to find the right kind is crucial to getting the shots you want. …

Photography

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

Alternative Medicine

10 Deep Questions That Could Help You Live Your Best Life

Checking in with yourself regularly is a great way to stay in tune, practice self-care and ensure that you’re living your best life. As an added bonus, being happy and healthy will give you the awesome energy you need to care for the people you love while crushing your professional goals. Read on …

Happiness

How To Never Lose Another Photo Or Video File

A few months ago, I showed you how we build out our new 10Gbps network using a Synology NAS device as our central server. This setup is protecting us …

Data Management

The 17 Best Foods to Relieve Constipation

About 14% of people experience chronic constipation at some point (1).<p>Symptoms include passing stools less than three times per week, straining, …

Nutrition

What to Do When Your Photography Plans Don't Work Out

Being a landscape photographer means that the most meticulous or sometimes frivolous thing we do is pre-plan. Sometimes, these plans are our way to …

Photography

Doctors Have No Explanation: Mix Cinnamon And Honey And Cure Arthritis, Cancer, Gallbladder, Cholesterol And 10 Other Diseases

As you may already know, honey is one of the healthiest things that you need to have at your home. The benefits that honey offers to your health are …

Alternative Medicine

15 Perfectly Timed Photos Of Animals That Will Have You Laughing For Days

Is that a fish...with an arm?

How To Pose and Direct Lifestyle Family Photography

<b>Lifestyle Family Photography</b> has gained a lot of popularity, but many don't understand the amount of posing that goes into the look.<p>When you step …

Photography

What Are Lens Filters & Why Should You Use Them?

Some of the most-utilized items that photographers have are lens filters. These give photographers ways to control color, reflections, highlights and …

Landscape Photography

13 suspicious things people found that made them think their partner was cheating

1/<p>Finding "Ashley Maddison" in their partner's contact list.<p>Shutterstock<p>"My wife found a contact in my phone for 'Ashley Maddison' literally the week …

Relationships

Viagra Has a Shocking Effect on Cancer, And Could Save Thousands of Lives

Who would have thought!?<p>Due to its distinctive effects on male physiology, Viagra is a drug that has changed the lives of countless men around the …

Cancer

This Secret Farsali Product Erases Acne Scars, and It's Available at Sephora!

I'm not a dermatologist, but here's some very unofficial research I've done: if a skincare product smells bad, it often works quite well. Think of Biologique Recherche Lotion, a cult-favorite, glow-giving cream that smells like spoiled milk. Or SK-II's top-rated Facial Treatment Essence ($290), …

Skin Care

Five Different Ways to Make Color Pop Using Photoshop

Controlling color is one of the primary skills that allows photographers to develop their own style. Learning to balance the different aspects of …

Tutorials