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5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

Self-improvement

(The Very Old Debate of) Image Manipulation

<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> …

The 25 best healthcare companies to work for in America

Working in the healthcare sector can lead to a long career full of job satisfaction, meaningful work, and great pay.<p>We partnered with employer-information website PayScale to find the best companies to work for in the US. A number of healthcare companies topped the list, so we've featured them here.<p>…

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, from the …

National Parks

6 Strategies to Boost Your HDL Cholesterol

We've come up with these six strategies for making your HDL its level best<p>The Fountain of Youth may be fiction, but there really is a magic gene pool in northern Italy. Thirty years ago, researchers discovered that, despite unhealthy cholesterol levels, 40 inhabitants of the village of Limone sul …

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The 7 smartest, classiest porn sites

<b>Scene still from "Hysterical Literature"</b><p>Smut doesn’t have to be so boring and conventional. Sites like Hysterical Literature prove it can even be artistic<p>Jill Hamilton<p>April 13, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>According to Rule 34, if it exists, there's a porn for it. …

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android Phones

Read Brittany Maynard's Moving Message to a Stranger – the Day She Ended Her Life

On the surface, Barbara Mancini and Brittany Maynard seemed to have little in common.<p>Mancini is 58, married and a mother of two who lives in …

Pulitzer Winning Photographer David Turnley’s Advice to a Class of Photojournalism Students

I had a wonderful opportunity today in that I got to enjoy the company of Pulitzer Prize-winner photojournalist David Turnley in the setting of my …

Levitation Photography in 3 Easy Steps

A magician practices the art of illusion. Many times a photographer may practice the same thing. Who knew the art of levitation was only a few …

Shape the light in your photos with Photoshop and Camera Raw

In this excerpt of a CreativeLive class, <b>Jack Davis</b> shows you that the lighting that you captured in your images is <i>not</i> carved in stone. He shows you …

Tutorials

30 Absolutely Awesome Photography Links of the Week

It has been another terrific week in the world of art and imagery, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching a wide range of photography …

Arches National Park

How to add shallow depth of field in Photoshop

A shallow depth of field is a great way of separating your subject from the background and create that popular creamy soft background in your photos. …

5 Overlooked Photoshop Features You Should Be Using While Editing

I have to keep it realI space out at the screen often when I edit my photos. Once that happens, things get tricky, and I usually end up missing some …

7 Signs That You Have Over-Processed Your Photographs

Modern cameras give us great images without having to do too much to them. Many of us, however, realize that with a little post production we can …

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

5 Amazing Ab Exercises You've Never Tried

Stop the crunches and start these (way more effective) moves instead.<p>Beach season may come and go, but a strong core is always in style. The thing is, you won't get an awesome set of abs by doing basic crunches. (And basic sit-ups won't get you there, either.)<p>Changing up your routine, though, can …

Workouts

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …

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