Kristina McDermott

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The Louise Parker Method: eat your way to a slimmer summer

Most people have a repertoire of about 20 recipes that forms the basis of what they eat much of the time – either when cooking at home or eating out at a restaurant.<p>Try to think of my plan as simply rejigging your list of foundation recipes. You will find new favourites to nutritionally upgrade the …

A Bedtime Meditation For Kids So Good You'll Do It Too

If you're like many parents, you've probably found yourself in a situation where your little one is anxious about their day or worried about …

Kids

10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

Cleaning

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 …

The State of Wisconsin Tried To Shut Down The ‘Making A Murderer’ Documentary And Seize Its Footage

Did the state of Wisconsin try to kill the <i>Making A Murderer</i> documentary before it could be released? That’s what filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said during a Twitter Q&A earlier this week.<p>This isn’t the first time the duo behind Netflix’s hit crime documentary have brought this incident …

11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …

Making a Murderer

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

11 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine Will Make Your Day More Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Time Management

Shaming Is Making Parenting Harder Than It Has To Be

My children eat M&Ms every day. I feed them M&Ms. That is a thing I actually do. Why do I cram my kids full of sugar and food colorings that probably …

The Ultimate Quick Guide to Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Ever wonder what the difference was between adjusting the levels and adjusting the curves? Or wonder which one you should use? Or simply default to …

Tutorials

Where the magic happens: children's illustrators open up their studios - in pictures

Photographer Jake Green has spent the last year travelling around the world delving into the magical world behind the scenes in illustrators’ studios. Here he shares some the beautiful photographs he made of bookmakers in action including Oliver Jeffers, Laura Carlin, Beatrice Alemagna and Hervé …

Illustration

A Breakdown Of Color Spaces | You Really Should Have A Grasp On This

You’re a photographer, not a printer. You’re the artist, not the laborer; the visionary and not the executive. This is how most photographers see …

A Trip to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.<p>Most people …

11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>I grew up surrounded by books -- and even more memorably, by the sound of books. I did my math homework while playing Harry Potter audiobooks, fell asleep to the sound of my mother reading aloud, and listened to countless mystery novels on tape during family road …

Books

DIY Film ‘Scanning’ with LEGO and an iPhone

Want to scan some film but don’t have a scanner handy? You can actually do some high quality digitization using some LEGO blocks, a smartphone or …

How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to do Frequency Separation for Retouching a Portrait

If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time …

Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work

The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritized so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but …

Useful Photography Tip #72: Mimic the Look of Window Light By Bouncing a Flash at a Window Shade

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>Everyone loves the look of window lighting. But in order to get that very soft, diffused look …

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Useful Photography Tip #67: How to Make Eyes Pop in Lightroom

In portraiture, the focus is on the eyes–quite literally. While it’s a general rule to get the eyes in focus (if anything), what really makes a …