Josh Spieles

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6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read

On Friday, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death at the age of 61 provoked not just an outpouring of love from grateful fans, but a flood of stories …

Emeril Lagasse

The Fading Battlefields of World War I

This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I—a hundred years since the “War to End All Wars.” In that time, much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature or returned to farmland, and the scars of the war are disappearing. …

22 Dads Who Deserve A Place In The Dad Hall Of Fame

Give these dads a medal.

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

Mindfulness

Scenes from a Chinese restaurant

A photo essay exploring what it’s like to be raised in a family business.<p>As an Asian Canadian, I’ve always been interested in how racial minorities …

Siblings

67 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Backyard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>Everyone wants a beautiful backyard, but hiring a landscape designer can get expensive. These …

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

Train Travel

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Russia got exactly what it wanted

We live in a state of anger and confusion over exactly what Russia did or didn’t do to get Donald Trump elected. That might just be exactly what they …

Up next on this year's travel itinerary: Gold Rush ghost towns and America's Old West

“To me, ghost towns aren’t just collections of derelict buildings. They’re living, breathing spaces, where people had hopes and dreams. Every nail in …

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Streaming

18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners

Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together this useful little video that goes over her favorite Lightroom shortcuts. There are 18 …

How to set smart goals: What science says about getting what you want

During my two-week break, I’ve been working to migrate some of my old Money Boss articles to Get Rich Slowly. I thought this long piece on how to set …

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

Three mistakes all beginner portrait photographers make, and how to fix them

We all make mistakes in the process of learning. But some mistakes are more common than the others, and there’s probably no photographer who hasn’t …

Social Platforms Promised A Level Playing Field For All. The Russian Trolls Showed That Was Never True.

Thanks to the internet, the marketplace of ideas is more open and democratized than ever before. Thanks to social platforms, it’s also been rigged.<p>Brad Parscale, the former digital director of the Trump campaign, was recently asked about his retweet of @TEN_GOP, a Twitter account that appeared to …

Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christian support for Donald Trump

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he does not understand why fundamentalist Christians in the US support Donald Trump.<p>The Most Rev Justin Welby said he "really genuinely" had no explanation for how the US President has secured such a significant support base amongst church-goers.<p>He made the …

Jenna Abrams, Russia’s Clown Troll Princess, Duped the Mainstream Media and the World

Roseanne Barr and Michael McFaul argued with her on Twitter. BuzzFeed and The New York Times cited her tweets. But Jenna Abrams was the fictional …

Journalist lists all the words Ivanka Trump has used incorrectly — and it’s a big list

<b>Ivanka Trump (Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>Twitter is ripping the entrepreneur and first daughter apart for her broken lexicon<p>Jarrett Lyons<p>October 25, 2017 6:41pm (UTC)<p>It's definitely important use the right words when you're speaking, if you're a media personality. This is doubly true if you're the daughter …

I Gave My 3-Year-Old Daughter a DSLR, and Here’s What Happened

My 3-year-old daughter is at that phase in which she wants to do everything that daddy does. Apparently photography is not immune to this phase and …

Photography

The White City Devil’s early life: “I think that he would have killed her”

<b>H.H. Holmes (Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Accounts differ on serial killer H.H. Holmes as a boy and a young man. We know his first marriage didn’t end well<p>Adam Selzer<p>July 29, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil” by Adam Selzer. Copyright 2017, …

This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Top 10 Cities in the World – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

17<p>6<p>3<p><i>This is my very own list of the top 10 cities in the world, based on my opinions and experience.</i><p>Bright lights, vibrant urban life and an endless …

GTD Newsletter: The optimal “ready state”

A tense muscle is a slow one. This is a physiological and demonstrable fact in the martial arts. Could this be true in other aspects of our lives?<p>In …

11 Tips to Master Autofocus and Increase Your Hit Rate

I’m a firm believer that photography is a game of inches. So today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about mastering autofocus shooting in a …

5 Photography Courses That Will Take You From Amateur to Expert

Learn to shoot and edit like a pro.<p>Knowing the right time to press the shutter isn't the only skill needed to capture a great photo. With these comprehensive courses (all over 90% off), you can unlock the power of your DSLR and discover professional editing methods to take your pics to the next …

What are the best supplies?

A nerd’s guide to bullet journaling<p>You may have heard of bullet journaling, probably from your sister or your coworker or some other enviably competent person you have the pleasure of knowing. It’s a productivity pocketknife—customizable, indispensable, satisfying to use—that is helping people …

Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs

For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs.<p>All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …