Leah Dong

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These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

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This Goldman Sachs flowchart tells you everything you need to know about how Brexit should play out

With the year coming to an end, everyone is starting to think about 2017 might hold for the world.<p>Two of the biggest story lines of 2016 — Brexit and President Trump — will continue in the new year and Goldman Sachs has produced a comprehensive yet concise flowchart showing how the Brexit process …

Goldman Sachs

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

National Parks

New York’s Under-the-Radar, Late-Night Restaurants Top Chefs Swear By

After a long day at work, nothing beats the feeling of walking into your trusty local late-night haunt and having your favorite drink poured and ready for you on the counter and your must-have midnight snack hot and ready. And few people know this feeling more than chefs. Working hard into the wee …

Wine Cellars

55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You're 30

From Casablanca to Moonrise Kingdom, the films you must see before you turn 30.<p>Whether you fancy romance, comedy, drama—or any hyphenate in-between—there are certain films that you have to see. Some are important because they make you uncomfortable, others entertain, but above all, this particular …

10 unique decor websites that will make your apartment feel like home

Finding unique decor for your home doesn't have to be difficult.<p>The websites listed below are a curation of hidden gems and vintage treasures that …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Domestic Purging With Japanese Tidying Guru Marie Kondo

Gurus:<p>Marie Kondo Will Change Your Life<p>Or at least your living space.<p>Photograph by Bobby Doherty<p>As a physical presence, Marie Kondo has more in …

What a $20 billion startup looks like when it's just starting out, and everyone thinks the idea is stupid: Here's Airbnb's first-ever pitch deck

But when Airbnb was first getting started in 2008, the founders struggled and would-be investors snubbed their idea.<p>The founders shared their first pitch deck with an MBA student, back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company. Here's what it looked like:

A Note On Parabens

Parabens, like sulfates, elicit somewhat impassioned responses. From the mouths of cosmetic chemists, parabens are safe, but more and more niche …

Skin Care

How Hubble Brought Color to the Universe

This April the Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 years old. While Hubble has helped astronomers make important scientific discoveries, it’s most famous …

Universe

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

52 Things Ideas for Writers for 2015

A couple years ago my friends and I made a list of 52 goals we wanted to accomplish, the equivalent of a bucket list for a year's worth of achievable things. Most of them were simple goals, but measurable. For instance, you couldn't just write "read more" as a goal. It had to be quantifiable, like …

Writing

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

TED Talks

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be.<p>As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is …

Web Design

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

A Quick Primer For The Next Time You Order Oysters

Unless you grew up dining on bivalves, you could stare at a menu all night long and still not know what the heck you're eating. But with a little bit of knowledge, you can begin to understand and appreciate the seriously immense world of oysters (or at least not sound like an idiot in front of your …

Hudson River

How To Write Your Manifesto In 5 Steps

Simply put, a manifesto is a statement of ideals and intentions. One of the most famous examples is <i>The Communist Manifesto</i> by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (the word is right there in the name!), but there are many others. The Declaration of Independence is a manifesto. So is Dr. King's "I Have a …

Somewhere in Paris

Katie Mitchell is an Australian wedding and lifestyle photographer living and loving with all her heart. She’s slowly discovering the intimacies of …

Change Your Color, Change Your Mood: A Chakra-Inspired Beauty Guide

Colors stimulate more than just your eyes—they can perk up <i>all</i> of your senses. Every shade of the rainbow is capable of inspiring a particular …

Eye Makeup

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

Grazia

30 Coconut Oil Uses for Beauty: Unexpected Hair & Skin Benefits

If ever there were a beauty cure-all, it's coconut oil. Uses for beauty abound inside each jar of the sweet-smelling oil. This beauty staple has a long shelf life and a number of health benefits. It's a jack-of-all-trades people have discovered many uses for: breath freshener, makeup brush cleaner, …