Joe Stratmann

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It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up in their careers and yet promotions routinely pass them …

Leadership

Being Kind Makes You More Influential, Increases Productivity, and Builds Trust (According to Science) | Inc.com

We live in a rough, rude times. From anger in the oval office, to road rage, to pundits shouting on TV, to companies where a toxic culture is not only condoned but promoted, it seems that meanness has become the nasty norm.<p>That's why I'd like to stop the madness and (politely) ask you to be …

Wall Street

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Have an Amazing Family Summer Without Breaking the Bank: 20 Low-Cost Family Summer Activities

We have three children. My wife is a teacher. I have a fairly flexible job that gives me freedom to work whatever hours I like provided that I get my …

Kids

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Tutorials

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

10 Spine-Friendly Yoga Poses for the Office Drone Who Wants Better Posture

All in favor of fixing that computer hunch.<p>Thing you already know but conveniently forget: Your desk job is silently killing you. Sure, there's the increased risk of cancer, obesity, and heart disease, but there's also the heightened likelihood that your computer situation is turning you into the …

Learning the shell - Lesson 7: I/O Redirection

I/O Redirection<p>In this lesson, we will explore a powerful feature used by many command line programs called <i>input/output redirection</i>. As we have seen, …

Linux

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

Workouts

6 trendy nutrients you didn't know you should be eating

“Eat your broccoli and drink your milk” are two things most of us heard at the dinner table when we were kids. If we wanted to grow big and strong, …

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Advanced Graphics with Core Animation

Animation is one of the cornerstones of the UI experience on iOS, and thanks to the animation APIs in UIKit, it is incredibly easy. Howeve…

4 Easy Steps To Create the Orton Effect With Photoshop

<i>Ignacio Palacios is best known internationally for his travel and landscape work. He has been continuously traveling around the world since 1998 but</i> …

Tutorials

GoPro attached their camera to a sub-orbital rocket — and the results are stunning

In a giant leap for the company, GoPro has released footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and hit speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800 mph or 6115 km/h) at engine burnout.<p>The launch in the video took place at Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, …

HTTP Request Testing: A Developer's Survival Tool

It's tragically common for developers to come into a project where proper automated testing has been and will continue to be overlooked. It's a …

Software Development

Watch in awe as thousands of cargo ships traverse the world’s oceans

Each tiny dot on this captivating interactive map represents a single cargo ship plying the waters of the world.<p>The mesmerizing digital rendition of …

How to cut anything out in Photoshop

Making selections in Photoshop gets easier with each passing year thanks to better tools. But, there are times when more precise selections are …

Trigonometry for Games – Sprite Kit and Swift Tutorial: Part 1/2

Learn Trigonometry for game programming!<p><i>Update 04/20/2015:</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2.<p><i>Update Note:</i> This is the third incarnation of one of …

iOS Programming

Trigonometry for Games – Sprite Kit and Swift Tutorial: Part 2/2

Learn Trigonometry for Game Programming!<p><i>Update 04/20/2015:</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 and Swift 1.2.<p><i>Update Note:</i> This is the third incarnation of one of …

C++ Code Optimization: 10 Tips And Tricks

C++ is a great enterprise programming language if you know how to get the most from its arcane features. Here are 10 tips to help you do so, and end …

Business Technology

People in Japan spend way more money on mobile games than Americans

That's up from was $2.72/month average spending per month last year.<p>So while it seems like North Americans are indulging a tiny bit more on mobile games than we used to, we are still pretty thrifty compared to parts of Asia.<p>Koreans spend more than $5.91/month for their gaming habit, but amazingly, …

How I Remove Background Noise In My Driving Videos

I’ve been getting a few questions from readers asking how I get rid of the background noise in my Driving with John Chow videos.<p>My driving videos are …

Filmmaking

Essential Premiere Pro Plugins Under $200

These essential Premiere Pro plugins can help you increase productivity without breaking the bank.<p><i>Top image from Red Giant Software</i><p><b>Premiere Pro</b> CC is …

Videography

50 Best Text Effect Tutorials

Best of 2015, Photoshop and Illustrator <b>text effect tutorials</b> are for those who really love to make outstanding typography, calligraphy type artwork. …

Graphics

How To Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a cool portrait effect using a long passage of text that bends and deforms around the contours of …

Graphics

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Cinemagraphs: How to Create Animated Photographs in Adobe Photoshop

Subtle or explicit, the Cinemagraph still puzzles people. It's an art form divided between the affirmative "it's a photograph!" or the inquisitive …

Tutorials