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The best of rural Portugal: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: A chilled white, above the plains<p>We had our best glass of Portuguese wine on the whitewashed rooftop of a tiny shop in the medieval hilltop village of <b>Monsaraz</b>, on the Spanish border. Local family winemakers Ervideira has one of the best spots to relax after a morning walking the town’s …

European Travel

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Apps | The Next Web

All stories in Apps<p>Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)<p>Chatwatch uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline status feature to tell users how often their friends check the app, and ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal<p>It …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Psychology

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

It wasn't my fault.<p>When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living …

Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities | Inc.com

Since Spring has finally sprung, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. And what better place to start than with the people in your life?<p>This has been something I try to do each year. While it's not always easy, it's necessary for me to become more successful at the many tasks I have to complete …

Self-help

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Social Media

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

How to Start Crushing Your Instagram Game

If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it’s important to make sure you’re presenting your work and skills …

You’re Just a Simple $20 Accessory Away From Much Better Portraits Using Flash

Just a quick tip today, but I think it’s an important one. Last week I was talking to a photographer and he told me had a hot-shoe flash and when I …

Photoshop

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't) | Inc.com

Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite effect.<p>The difference lies in whether you assume skill is based on innate …

Self-improvement

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

11 Ways To Be Frugal Now So You're Rich Later

It's easier to double how much you save than it is to double how much you earn.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be honest, there isn't one sure-fire way to become rich. However, you can increase your chances by investing in things like stocks …

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Photography

The Simple Way to Give Difficult Feedback (Without Hurting Feelings) | Inc.com

Whether you're a leader or a peer, part of your responsibility is to give people feedback. Having been raised in a culture that often dances around the truth and tiptoes near insecurities, you may lack the skills required to balance brutal honesty with a sense of compassion.<p>Think about the feedback …

Self-help

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Stanford University

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Photography

5 Quick Tips to Instantly Up Your Photo Game

After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In …

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Landscape Photography

A Behavioral Economist Explains Why You're Unhappily In Love

The grass is greener where you water it.<p>When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to assume the grass is greener on the other side. (You know, the side where all your single friends are out swiping right and meeting new, fascinating people every weekend?)<p>Stop thinking that. (And while …

Relationships

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

50mm vs 35mm vs 28mm: Finding the Best Lens for Street Photography

The 50mm lens has been the ‘standard’ for street photographers for ages, but is it the best option available? Maybe not. Kai wanted to find out, so …

Husband’s Viral Post On Marriage Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Husband pens viral post about loving the many versions of his wife throughout their marriage<p>For some, monogamy seems like another word for boring. …

Print newspapers are dying faster than you think

No one is surprised to learn that the newspaper industry is in structural decline. But the latest revenue numbers tell a scary story, with print ad revenue falling steeply even amid a healthy overall economic situation. This means things will get much, much worse when the next recession hits, and …

The best dating apps for people in open relationships

It’s a good time to be non-monogamous or polyamorous. Or at least, it’s a better time to be non-monogamous than it used to be. Not only are …

10 Success lessons from Peter Drucker – “Father of Modern Management” for entrepreneurs

Share48<p>Tweet<p>Share443<p>+16<p>Shares 497<p>Peter Drucker, “the father of modern management,” turned management theory into a serious discipline. In a legendary …

Leadership