Les Rickford

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How to train yourself to see food as fuel

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve had a complicated relationship with food. My grandparents, all children of the Depression era, taught my …

Nutrition

Go vegetarian with 25 Indian sensations

This week, it's all about Indian cuisine on #TheChefsLine. Feeling inspired? Combining #MeatFreeMonday with the rich and robust flavours of Indian …

High Fiber

The Clairvoyance of the Fourteen-Year-Old Aretha Franklin

An inarticulate misery, and yet the desperate need to articulate it, is what brought the thunderous wonder of Thomas A. Dorsey’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” to the earth. In August of 1932, the musician, who had left the packed blues clubs and rent-raising parties of the South for a …

Aretha Franklin

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of Soul! You could get no closer to rock 'n' roll royalty than the Queen herself.<p>So my trepidation was …

Music

Aretha Franklin Reigned as Queen, in Voice and in Image

There are so many refractory facets to consider in the life of the vocal genius Marianne Faithfull once characterized as “the voice of God” that talking about Aretha Franklin’s fashion sense feels a bit like speaking of Benjamin Franklin’s knack for flying a kite.<p>Yet a performer who left an …

Aretha Franklin

Why you should learn how to breathe

There's a very good chance you're doing it wrong.<p>Breathing is essential for life. It's at the heart of most bodily functions — and key to maintaining …

Mindfulness

How to Start Your Own Podcast (and Get a Million People to Listen)

Even if -- especially if -- you're starting from zero.<p>Want to start your own podcast? Getting the right equipment is easy; there are plenty of podcast equipment guides. What's harder is finding the right topic... and then getting people to listen.<p>Case in point: Matt Chittim, host of <i>The Rambling</i> …

Self-improvement

Shedding new light on Diane Arbus, whose work established photography as fine art

Diane Arbus’ photographs are hard to forget. With her unusual subjects and a unique way of framing them with her camera, Arbus is considered one of …

Smithsonian

Brace Yourselves: The Used Camera and Lens Market Might Be Ready to Explode

Maybe now, ironically, is the best time of all to be a DSLR user.<p>With Nikon preparing to disclose all the details of their mirrorless camera, Canon …

Cameras

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

A slew of must-read books for writers

If you’re mired in a writing rut, read.More specifically, to revive and refresh your creativity—and possibly recapture your passion for prose—it’s …

Writing

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

Maps

These photos of Senegalese in the 1920s and 1950s are a reminder of a forgotten elegance

Just like Instagrammers today challenge the stereotypes of Africa in the digital era, the black and white film photography of Mama Casset used the tools of the colonial era to challenge the narrative of a wild Africa. His subjects pout and pose in gestures that challenge the images of Africans …

Film Photography

Street Photography and the Law: What You Need to Know

As the name implies, “Street Photography” usually is done in a public place such as a street, sidewalk or park involving candid images of people …

Street Photography

Delete your account

It’s a “great shame,” says Silicon Valley insider Jaron Lanier, that so much of big tech’s AI has been aimed at manipulating you.<p>Critiquing social media these days is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Singling out the almost mindless narcissism is an easy target, as is pointing to the social …

Social Media

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s

Exhibition Overview<p>This exhibition presents more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, …

Q&A: Alex Webb On Street Photography as “Exploration and Discovery with the Camera”

Alex Webb describes his work as occupying “a kind of borderland” between documentary and fine-art photography. He built his career through an …

Street Photography

KelbyOne Launches New $10 a Month Subscription Plan with 300+ Online Photography Courses

Steve Brazill of This Week in Photography called KelbyOne’s photography education “the standard by which all online training is judged.” Tens of …

How To Get Rid Of Gophers

There’s nothing like planting a beautiful garden, only to have burrowing animals eating your carrots and making tunnels through your lettuce patch. …

Learn how to see in black and white and when to use it in your photography

Some photos look way better in black and white than they would in color. And yet, the others totally lose their appeal after you convert them to …

These low-tech indoor gardens bring vegetables to your kitchen

Aggressively Organic wants to improve diets (and fight food insecurity) by making growing your own produce as simple as possible.<p>While some indoor farming companies operate in sprawling buildings–like Aerofarms, with a 70,000-square foot, tech-filled farm inside a former steel mill in Newark, New …

This Street Photographer Shoots with a Neutral Density Filter

“The Sound of Silence” is a series by Chilean street photographer Eduardo Asenjo Matus, who uses long exposures to show people in flow of the …

Decisive Moments: Why One Million Instagram Fans Follow Jason Peterson’s Black-and-White Photography

Not always, but often enough, Jason Peterson’s photography is a waiting game. Until it isn’t.<p>First comes recognition of the graphic strength of the …

Jane Bown: The Observer, a retrospective exhibition for the esteemed photographer

Jane Bown: The Observer is an upcoming retrospective exhibition at Proud Galleries, displaying the works of the esteemed photographer.Working within …

The Dalai Lama's 11 Greatest Words of Wisdom | Reader's Digest

Photo: vipflash/Shutterstock<p>The Dalai Lama’s Words of Wisdom<p>1. True change is within<p>“True change is within. Leave the outside as it is.”<p>2. Practice …

Your Questions About Living in an RV Full-Time, Answered

Brandon and Gabi's first foray into the world of trailer living and traveling was in a 16-foot 1971 Shasta travel trailer that broke down in the …

Here Are Six New Features Google Added To Its Apps And Devices This Week

Keeping up with Google can wear you out because the company always has something new to offer. Not everything works, but Google never stops trying. Here are six new features that are rolling out now for Google’s apps and devices.<p><b>Personal overview page added to the Assistant app</b><p>Android Police …

9 Stretches to Help Relieve a Tight Lower Back

Whether your lower back feels tight often or occasionally, it’s important to listen to your body and take steps to loosen tension. A tight lower back …

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …