Joan Der

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The World's Best Destinations For Travel Photography In 2016

I was recently asked to rank the top places in the world for travel photography. There is no right answer to this question of course. Photography as a way of conveying one’s view of the world will always be subjective—as will be the emotional response every viewer has to the same photograph. Travel …

New Zealand

Pinterest

10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

Self-improvement

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

How I Mastered Photoshop

Processed using Photoshop Layers & Masks – Glen Eilt, Scotland<p>When I was just entering into the world of landscape photography, I would look at …

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

How To Design Happiness

Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences.<p>Design, at its heart, is about solving problems. That’s why it’s so easy to talk to designers. They can explain exactly how their interface is built to help you navigate through your phone, or how a device …

Macro Photography Tutorial

Macro photography is one of the most popular forms of photography, and with good reason. It is easily accessible, and it is a very broad genre of …

Cameras

Top 12 Macro Photography Tips

<b>Close-up macro photography is great for really bringing out the detail of your subject. Colin Varndell offers 12 creative macro photography tips</b><p>It …

The Best Photographs From Scott Kelly's Year In Space

"#Jimena in the Pacific is a massive storm. Makes the moon look puny. #YearInSpace"—via Twitter on Aug. 30, 2015.<br>Scott Kelly—NASA

Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Petra, Jordan,Jordan holidays,Middle East holidays,Travel,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan<p>War and terrorist attacks may …

Quilt Mockups Using Photoshop – A Tutorial ~ Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts

I have been asked by several people how I make the quilt and block mockups/diagrams on my patterns. I thought I would write up a tutorial showing the …

Starry Night Pattern

Playing with Circles

All year I have been appliquing circles to black and white background blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Each month we are assigned a …

Midnight Mystery Quilt - My HST and Block Assembly 1

November's assignment for the Midnight Mystery quilt-a-long was to make a few half square triangles (HST) and start on the block assembly.<p><b>(It is not</b> …

The November #mqgqom is now available! Check out the Jeweled quilt by Jessica Godfrey at @shimmerskys. Stunning, right? Members can download it now from Community or find it in your inbox! 😊💕 Not a member yet? Join the MQG today to download the pattern! #jeweledquilt #mqgquiltofthemonth

Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain<p>The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs naturally in humans, research suggests.<p>The study in mice showed that the “housekeeping” …

Neuroscience

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

Happiness

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Planets

Egypt’s president calls for revolution in interpretation of Islam in face of militancy

Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of "destruction" and pitted it against the rest of the world.<p>The speech was Abdel-Fattah …

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

5 Powerful ‘Brain Hacks’ That Will Rocket Your Daily Productivity & Focus

If you’re like most people, you likely find yourself frequently wishing there were more hours in the day to accomplish all the important things on …

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

Secrets Of The Most Productive People

A senator, a chef, four CEOs, and DJ superstar Diplo reveal how, exactly, they get the most out of their days.<p>1. “You gotta manage the time.”<p><b>Diplo</b><br>DJ<p>“I’m most productive making music on the road, in hotels, or in planes, because that’s when I have no distractions. Not that my family is a …

An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day And Finding Focus

We start every day knowing we’re not going to get it all done or fit it all in. How we spend our time is really a function of priorities. That’s why …