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Can exercising at night hurt your sleep?

<b>The rumor: Exercising at night can interfere with a good night's sleep</b><p>Maybe you're the kind of person who likes to lift weights while watching "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," go running in the park at 10 p.m. or practice Pilates after you've digested your dinner.<p>If so, you've no doubt heard the …

Insulin by Pill?

But besides the obvious downsides of pain and hassle, the shots can cause weight gain and episodes of too-low blood sugar, says study author Sanyog Jain, M.Pharm., Ph.D.<p>Oral insulin could sidestep some of these stresses and potentially reduce side effects by more successfully mimicking the body’s …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

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7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Mindfulness

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Richard Branson

The 40 best free apps for Android

Photographer’s Essential Guide to Body Language

If you’re a photographer, you’ve got to understand body language. Many of the most talented photographers don’t realize it, but body language can …

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I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

<i>This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com</i> <i><br>Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger</i><p>My previous article about the …

5 best top-end DSLRs 2015

DSLRs remain the camera of choice for most semi-pro and pro photographers, even though some are now turning to high-end compact system cameras such …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Non-destructive Editing in Photoshop

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you the basics of non-destructive editing. If you want to be flexible in your photo editing workflow, and if …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

Clever ‘Double-faced’ Portraits Use Simple Drawings to Distort Perception

<i>Double-faced</i> is as fascinating as it is disconcerting, a juxtaposition of curiosity and unease in each strange portrait. Originally attempting to …

Flesh Love: Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples

On a kitchen floor in Tokyo, Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi spends 10-20 seconds photographing couples that he meets in nightclubs. He …

9 Ways to Be a Spiritual Warrior

Only as a [spiritual] warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a …

Mindfulness

Chi Running: How to be a Faster and Happier Runner

If you think this all sounds a little too hippy dippy for you, consider this: There are studies that prove the effectiveness of this technique. And even seasoned pros and top running coaches are on-board. Andrew Kastor, ASICS running coach and coach of the Mammoth Track club in Mammoth Lakes, …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

Matching Sunlight with Lighting Equipment for Outdoor Fashion Photography

When starting out using strobes, you might think that it’s pointless to use them outside during a sunny day. However, there are many situations that …

Shooting an Epic Time Travel Composite Photo on the Cheap

A while ago, we read an article about how gear doesn’t matter on PetaPixel, while at the same time planning a shoot that would involve a Hot Rod. …

Must-See Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Shows Off an Incredibly Creative Way to Use the Effect

We don’t typically share two time-lapses in the same day, since most people see that genre as over-saturated as it is, but today we have good reason …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Combining Anamorphic Illusions & Forced Perspective to Create a Mind-Bending Ad

A couple of weekends ago we shared a short Ray-Ban ad that demonstrated the concept of perspective anamorphosis in a sufficiently mind-blowing way. …