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I tried 'Fortnite' for the first time and now I'm obsessed — here are 6 reasons why I love it

Actually, that's an understatement — I don't play video games <i>at all</i>.<p>The sum total of my gaming experience includes a round of "GoldenEye 007" I played at a friend's house once as a kid, and maybe a couple of poorly executed games of "Guitar Hero" in high school.<p>The only reason I sort of know how to …

Lawn Mowing

Build a machine learning image classifier from photos on your hard drive very quickly

The imgclass tool lets you take a folder full of images, and teach a classifier that you can use to automatically classify future images.<p>It works by …

Machine Learning

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

Generation Z

Fstoppers Reviews Opal Opacity Plugin for Lightroom

Often when going through a set of images via Lightroom, we use a preset we like, export the images, and then tone back some of the color or "effect" …

How to get more followers on Instagram

Instagram’s algorithm is constantly changing.<p>They’re trying to make more money with updates to the way – and order – we see photos and adverts.<p>This …

7 Editing Tips That Are Simple And Beautiful

Seven things you can do to take film editing to the next level.<p>1. Don't Cut... Build<br>2. Say Dog... See Dog<br>3. Come Late... Leave Early (Watch me edit a …

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

I’m bored by my daughter, and she is distant and critical of me

I’m so frustrated by the lack of communication and wonder whether I should stop seeing her. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader<p><b>I feel constant frustration and powerlessness regarding my relationship with my daughter, whom I have loved dearly since the day she was born when she was pretty like a doll</b> …

Parenting

5 small editing tricks that can make a big difference to your video

In a video production, it’s often the minor touches that have the most impact. They’re easy to miss, and most viewers probably couldn’t spot or pick …

Videography

Review: Annie Leibovitz’s MasterClass is a Disappointment

When MasterClass announced <i>Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography</i>, I was pumped. I’d already taken ​the James Patterson Teaches Writing MasterClass and …

Annie Leibovitz

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

WordPress Malware Infects Victims Through Pirated Premium Themes

WordPress users have reason to be wary as a malware campaign has now been seen to infect new victims.<p>The campaign in question was unleashed by …

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

‘My Wife Won’t Let Me Photograph Women’

When photographer Manny Ortiz first took up portrait photography, his wife Diana wasn’t happy about him photographing women — he soon learned that …

5 Hacks for Adding Color to Portraits

Looking for some ideas for creatively altering the look of your photos? Here’s a 2-minute video by photographer Jessica Kobeissi that runs through 5 …

DIY Electric Skateboard Inspired By Batmobile

Professional maker, 3D printing wizard and electronics expert James Bruton has created a monster electric skateboard inspired by the Batmobile from …

Here’s the Best Way to Match Tones in Composite Photos

One of the most common difficulties with compositing photos is having the color tones of the different parts of the image match. This can be tricky …

3 Simple Keys to a Successful Video Strategy - Copyblogger

When my middle son was seven, he knocked it out of the park with the first video he created.<p>Back when Rainbow Loom bracelets were hot, he put …

This Neural Network Enhances Phone Photos to ‘DSLR-Quality’

Want to turn your smartphone snapshots into DSLR-quality photos? A group of scientists in Switzerland is trying to help make that possible. They’ve …

Mobile Photography

These new Parrot drones could save lives and crops

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, search and rescue operations can be both dangerous and tedious. Whether it is flooded roadways, downed power …

Drones

DSLR Guide Explains 'Why Not?' When It Comes to Creating

I stumbled upon this video earlier today and it was one of those things that really made me think. What if I didn't do what I do? Would I be happy or …

To This Day

6 Strategies Inspired by a Nobel Prize Winner That Will Help You Design Better Solutions | Inc.com

Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for integrating psychology with economics. He has played a crucial role in the development of behavioral economics over the past 40 years, which has had a significant impact on economists, researchers, business, and government …

How to stretch and bend time with long exposure video effects

Long exposure effects with video can create some very cool results. This particular video from cinematographer Dan Marker-Moore is a particularly …

Photography

The 7 Scariest Documentaries to Stream on Netflix

True crime and narrative re-creation alike.<p>Horror movies are great and all, but <i>true</i> horror movies are just that much better. Some truly terrifying …

Horror

Finally, Some Good News for Grads: Starting Salaries Are on the Rise

Headlines say the job market is improving, but it’s more likely that it’s just <i>changing</i>—the gig economy has saved workers from unemployment, but it’s …

Employment

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Linux

Zen out this weekend while watching a craftsman turn a tree into a dugout canoe

Low tech<p>Sometimes, older forms of technology are just as fascinating as the latest gadget. A Latvian woodworker named Rihards Vidzickis recently posted a mesmerizing video of a recent project: creating a dugout canoe from a single tree trunk.<p>Vidzickis is a master woodworker who specializes in green …

Woodworking

Do you really need to refrigerate butter?

Butter storage: Who knew it was such a slippery subject?<p>The topic blew up on Twitter this week, after a food debate began over whether butter should be kept permanently in the fridge or out on the counter.<p>It's no wonder: If you have a stick of butter in your kitchen — and most of us do — you've …

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