Alexa Fernando

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Ten Things I Learned After One Year as a Freelance Photographer

A freelance lifestyle is a goal that many aspire towards in photography and videography. It’s a goal I achieved this time exactly one year ago. After …

Productivity

How Content Marketing Impacts Purchase Decisions, Brand Affinity, and Trust

New research from Conductor illustrates the impact of education on purchase decisions and brand affinity.<p>According to survey data from Conductor, if …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Out of a Funk and Add More Happiness to Your Day

Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with yourself, like you’re stuck in a funk? Like you’re going through the motions, getting things done but …

Happiness

22 kids whose travels are super inspiring

Do you think travel is just for the rich and famous? Think again. These kids come from regular families doing extraordinary things. If you get easily …

Travel

The foolproof way to never forgetting a name

In the early 1990s Mark Channon was working at a London bar, when a friend taught him a technique to remember names. At the time, Channon, who was an aspiring actor, could remember lines for a performance, but had a terrible memory for names.<p>One of the most powerful things is if you are able to …

James Madison

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee camp.<p>In the event, even he acknowledged that we had a fine time. But neither of us would ever get back the dreadful hours that …

Mental Health

Here's why even soulmates have relationship problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their soulmate "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

What It’s Really Like to Audition for a Reality TV Cooking Competition

Wanna be on Chopped? Sharpen your knives, and take these tips from past winners.<p>The morning of her <i>MasterChef</i> audition, Season 6 winner <b>Claudia Sandoval</b> got up, went to Trader Joe’s, and bought ingredients for three-cheese tortellini with Asiago cream sauce. This is the kind of shopping trip you’d …

Top Chef

Let Nice be a reminder: Travel transcends the individual

"Terrorist attack? What terrorist attack?"<p>It was late at night last week, and I had just returned to my room from an evening enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of a jubilant Bastille Day at the famed Hôtel Belles Rives, which inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write the extravagant party scenes of</i> …

Why We're In a Golden Age of Brunch

Brunch was big in the ’80s, overhyped in the ’90s, maligned in the aughts. But now chefs are making it truly great.<p><i>Brunch was big in the ’80s,</i> …

Insanely Crispy Garlic Short Ribs

These crunchy short riblets from Andrew Zimmern are the perfect snack for eating with a frosty glass of beer.<p><i>These Philippine short ribs from Andrew</i> …

Future food: The technology changing the way we cook

In collaboration with The Verge, we explore the future of home cooking. Hint: it already exists in the back rooms of high-tech professional kitchens.

Marcus Samuelsson: 'We have to stop just looking at European-American food'

"I thought every family, growing up, was Swedish, a little bit Korean, a little bit Jewish and a little bit Ethiopian," says chef Marcus Samuelsson, …

Radicchio and Our 11 Favorite Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Winter vegetables can be rad.</i><p>How often have you been at the farmers market and, unsure of how to pronouce the vegetable you're looking at, mumbled "I'll have one of those" under …

We Have a New Recipe Design and We're Dancing in the Office

We have a new recipe page! This is grand.<p>Cue the Taylor Swift. Or the Beyoncé. Or heck, you know what? It's Jock Jams time. Here's why we're so pumped:<p><b>We have a brand new design for our recipe pages and we love it!</b><p>We love it so much that we just used a colored font, as if we were teenagers getting …

Why Should Anyone Care About Food Trends?

Why care about food trends? Author David Sax explains why these things actually do matter<p>If you've read <i>Bon Appétit</i> recently, you've probably noticed a lot of recipes that feature Aleppo pepper, labneh, and Maldon salt. While perhaps we could call any of those ingredients a food trend—at least in …

Compound Exercises for Muscle Growth in Weight Training

<b>Compound exercises</b> work multiple muscle groups such as the legs and butt with squats; the shoulders and arms with overhead presses; and a wide range …