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8 Powerful Lessons By The Dalai Lama That'll Make You See Things in a Whole New Way

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …

Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama: This is What's Fueling Our Anxiety

It’s strange to see such anger and discontent in the more developed nations of the world. Living conditions have never been better, yet people in …

Mindfulness

Ten Inspirational Picasso Sketches

Pablo Picasso - Tete de Faune (Faun's Head), 1969<p><i>Faun’s Head</i> was created for Pablo Picasso’s friend and cultural attache at the Spanish embassy in …

Art History

A Psychologist Reveals 5 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Strengthen Your Mind

Do you practice mindfulness? Ever wondered how you’re actually improving mind?<p>The truth is, it can take weeks or months before you experience any of …

Mindfulness

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening

Traveling artist paints breathtaking scenes in her Moleskine journals

American artist Missy Dunaway has found an unconventional canvas on which to creatively document her two years of travel.<p>For nine years, Dunaway has …

10 Striking Images of the Rare Yosemite 'Firefall' Phenomenon

Wow.<p>For a brief window of time each February, the sun works its magic on Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park to produce what's known as a 'firefall'. This happens when the sun sets and hits the waterfall in such a way that it looks like flowing fire.<p>Photographer Sangeeta Dey was out in …

National Parks

Make Your Photos Pop using Photoshop's Blur Gallery

In Photoshop CC, there are multiple blur filters using the Blur Gallery that give us powerful, artistic control. These include Field, Iris, …

Herbed Kale Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Maple-Cumin Dressing

Marinated in a toasted cumin maple dressing and tossed with a mess of herbs, pomegranate, persimmon, and walnuts, kale salad never tasted so good. …

Recipes

How to Cook Your First Turkey

We know exactly how this happens. In a fit of sugar-induced confidence at the tail end of Halloween, <b>you call all your friends, relatives and in-laws and graciously offer to host them all for Thanksgiving.</b> No, no, it's no trouble, you say, waving away their concerns and offers of cooking advice. …

Cooking

4 Masters of Chi Reveal Their Secrets

Of all the ideas and practices available to us for finding good health, peace of mind and happiness in this crazy world, the Chinese and Taoist …

Viking design pendant. Black mother of pearl shell, Kingman turquoise, sterling silver, copper. Hand braided adjustable length chain. 1 5/8 inch dia.

Moment Announces a New Macro Lens for Mobile Photographers

Last year, the mobile photography company Moment announced the release of two mobile lenses for smartphone devices: the 18mm wide angle and the 70mm …

Astropad App Transforms iPad into Sketch Board for Mac

Astropad is a new app that could change the graphic design industry. It allows you to use your iPad as a sketching board that transfers directly to …

Sketching

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the …

Interior/Exterior, Camera Obscura Dreams - Photographs and text by Marja Pirilä | LensCulture

The <i>camera obscura</i> phenomenon, at once simple and magical, never ceases to fascinate me. I have worked with it intensely since 1996. C<i>amera obscura</i> is a method by which to survey the living environment and mental landscapes, summoning unconscious feelings into the light of day.<p>In <i>camera obscura</i> …

Videography

The Misunderstood Leica Monochrom

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

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