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How to Steal Your Competitor’s Featured Snippets For Better Rankings

You’ve probably worked pretty hard to boost rankings on search engine results pages.You’ve done all of the SEO you can imagine, and you’ve followed …

The Best Clothing Colour Combinations for Men

Discover awesome clothing colour combination ideas for men in this expert style guide. From classic black to bold red, here's how to wear every …

Your 21-Point Blog Post Search Optimization Checklist [Infographic]

Once, while interviewing search marketing meister Andy Crestodina, I declared “search engine optimization” is a misleading phrase. My POV is this: …

Street Photography Secrets Debunked

Contact sheet from Henri Cartier-Bresson in Seville, Spain, 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum PhotosThere are a lot of myths and secrets in …

You Don't Get Your Time Back and Why That Matters

Traci DeForge, business strategist, shares time management tips to break through your bad habits, improve your business and your life.<p>There are three things I'm never late for... flights, movies, and spa appointments. This list may give you the idea I'm a person of leisure. Actually, nothing could …

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The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Here’s a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem …

How to Light a Product Shot With One Light

Product photography can be one of the most technically challenging genres to undertake, but that doesn't mean you need every piece of gear you can …

Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

5 top tools to master SEO

Keeping up with an ever-changing SEO landscape isn’t always easy, but with our previously published guide to Everything you need to know about SEO, …

A Quick Look At The Philosophy Of "f8 And Be There"

I suspect that just about everyone reading this has heard the phrase “f/8 and be there” bandied about at some point, most likely in the context of …

The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for …

Using A 50mm Lens for Natural Light Boudoir Photography

<i>Screenshots taken from the video.</i><p>As societal taboos ebb and flow, Boudoir Photography has been on the rise, becoming a more common and accepted niche …

Photography

How to edit INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS with Adobe Lightroom Photoshop

This here, is Peter McKinnon´s typical workflow when it comes to editing landscape photos with Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop. He uses both …

Lightroom

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

Zen Philosopher Alan Watts Explains Why You Need to Stop Trying to Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

Lighting Diagram Sketches That Reveal the Recipes Behind Photos

When photographer Paul Schlemmer started out in photography in his late teens, he spent the first four years studying the subject of light. As he …

The photographer who immortalized Hong Kong's cool - CNN Style

Written by By Wilfred Chan, for CNNHong Kong<p>Few artists are lucky enough to work for legendary Hong Kong film director Wong Kar Wai. Even fewer are brave enough to defy him.<p>Wing Shya has done both. The first time he worked as Wong's exclusive set photographer, he became so entranced by scenes that …

This magical remote can control everything in your home

The 'Smart Remote' from 'Sevenhugs' adapts to whatever you point at<br>using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared command.

Just got a new Android smartphone? Here are a few apps you should download right away

If you just opened up your first Android smartphone this morning, odds are you’re having a blast using it. However, you’re also likely on the hunt for some new apps to test out along with it. We feature a selection of Android apps each month, but today we’d like to feature a few more apps that any …

Expert Advice: 9 Tips to Take Better Pictures from Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

Thanks to smart phones and ever more sophisticated compact cameras, we are all photographers now. But there’s a wide gulf between those everyday …

Beautiful Female Portraits by Steven Gindler

<b>Steven Gindler</b> is a talented young photographer, graphic designer and filmmaker based in Stockholm, New Jersey, USA. “I transformed my hobby into a …

11 examples of neutrals being used to make a room fabulous!

Neutrals are timeless in the home. They are modest and remain a favoured choice for many interior designers, and it's not hard to see why. Decorating …

Interior Design

42 Cool Kids Room Decorating Ideas That Inspire You And Your Children

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9 top ways to decorate your small home

“Ah! If men but knew in what a small dwelling joy can live… ” Émile Souvestre had a very different reason for liking his small attic apartment which …

Home Decorating

5 top tips for a super clean house

It is quite common for many of us to put off dusting and cleaning our houses till another time, when the interiors start to become unbearable, when …

Cleaning

15 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy in Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

The 50 Best Decorating Tips Of All Time

These tricks from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Design hacks for small living rooms

A small living room can be a big surprise and look fabulous with smart layout and designing. The scaled in limitation is actually beneficial in many …

Home Decorating

7 Designers Share Their Tips For Unexpected Color Combinations

Playing with unique shades can pay off in spades.<p>It can be scary to venture outside the comfort zone of neutrals and muted colors, but playing with unexpected shade combinations can pay off in spades. See seven of our favorite color combos from designers at Dering Hall, and read what they had to …

Interior Design

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?