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7 Tips To Boost Your Self-Esteem

In the past year I've really learned what it means to have self-worth. I am finding out more and more that when you can appreciate yourself it is a …

Self-esteem

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions

Google Chrome has a whole bunch of extensions meant to make browsing the Internet better, faster, and more secure. But which ones do you really need? …

How to Snipe Out Your Best Photographs Ever

You load ammo into your camera, aim at your subject, and <i>fire</i>. You are a shooter. Strangely, the way most photographers shoot is vastly different than …

U.S. Marines

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

Guy Goes from Average to Ripped in Just Six Weeks

It took Spencer Matthews only six weeks to transform himself from a lumpy, regular guy to a Men’s Health model. The phenomenal transformation wasn’t …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Inside Wren Designer Melissa Coker's L.A. Closet

The most important room in many fashion insiders' homes? A robust, always-changing closet. Here, a Los Angeles designer invites us into hers<p><b>Melissa Coker,</b> creative director and founder of Wren<p><b>Neighborhood:</b> Hancock Park<p><b>Most Recent Closet Addition:</b> I bought a Céline tote this weekend. I like that …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

The science and magic of wine-making

Watching a cloudy, sweet liquid turn into a clear, alcoholic one – accompanied by the hiccupping of an airlock – is a treat<p>… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity …

Where Did Humans Come From?

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

Gardening

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet