Julie Schmidt

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10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Essentials: The Outdoor Photographer

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

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How Clothes Should Fit Keeps You from Looking Sloppy

We've all worn clothes that fit horribly before, and oftentimes it's just because we're terrible at finding the right fit. How Clothes Should Fit is …

Open a Can with a Spoon

You don't always have a can opener, but you probably <i>do</i> have a spoon. If you need to open a can and that's all you've got, no problem. It can be …

Wake

We hate getting out of bed in the morning as much as the next guy, so we're always on the lookout for something that makes it more tolerable. The …

Four Lies You Tell Yourself About Productivity (and How to Stop)

It’s easy to spot when people are lying to themselves—like when a co-worker confidently starts a huge project at 4:30, but has a 5pm deadline. “Who’s …

Turn a Shampoo Bottle into an Over-the-Sink Sponge Holder

This clever repurposing project keeps your kitchen sponge off of the counter and holds it for easy draining over the sink. All you need is an empty …

Hundred-Photo Composites of the Streets of Boston

A photographer has ingeniously created a clever mishmash of people and animals passing through selected locations using a smart technique to make the …

Photography

How to take great photos at festivals

The spectacle, colour and crowds that are the hallmarks of festivals around the world make them a great photographic subject. People dress up in …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

How to take great summer photos | My favourite summer photo

Felix Clay<p>The summer can be the hardest time of year for a photographer. You've got such strong light – as this photograph, which I took in Moscow in …

Pennsylvania teens chase down kidnapper's car on their BIKES and save five-year-old girl

• <b>Jocelyn Rojas, five, was kidnapped from her front yard yesterday afternoon</b>• <b><br>Temar Boggs, 15, and a friend were riding bikes when they spotted the child</b> …

Crime

A bajillion things to do with pool noodles

Shares 3K<p>Foam noodles are lovely in the pool for kids who are close enough to swimming to use them safely. Older kids can whack them around like …

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5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Digital Photography

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

Hi loves! A quick post as I am a bit lazy and don't have a whole lot to ramble about - and I want to get back at staring at Chanel Taboo as soon as …

Matte vs Glossy Stripes - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

I’ve tried to cut down on my striping as it was slowly taking over my life but I couldn’t stay away from the thought of using a matte top coat over …

Sally Hansen Textured Nail Art Tutorial: Sugar Spun Nail Art - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

Sponsored Content Press Sample<p>June is the last month for you guys to enter Sally Hansen’s I ♥ Nail Art competition over on their Facebook page so I’m …

10000k Celebration Water Marble

In March of 2012 a friend of mine said to me that if I was really serious about getting into nail art then I just had to get an Instagram account. …

Cirque Queen Majesty with Nail Art - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

Press Sample<p>Today’s nail art is something simple but, I think, totally stunning! I love this vibrant colour combination and this glitter is to die …

Spots and Stripes - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

I’m back on the Blues this week and it feels gooood! Polka dots are a rarity on my nails and since I do <i>so</i> many stripes I thought I’d give spots a go …

Crafty Zig Zags - Making Nail Decals Part 1

Today is the first in a series of upcoming posts about how to make your own nail decals. So what exactly are decals? Basically they are images you …

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