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Dogs don’t like reggae – they love it: 10 top tracks to play for your best friend | Rhik Samadder

The pets reportedly have their own distinctive tastes, but prefer reggae and soft rock to classical: so here’s a top 10 of dog-friendly tunes<p>A study by the University of Glasgow has discovered that dogs “prefer soft rock and reggae” over other genres of music, conclusively proving man’s best friend …

Pets

Ghosting: Combining Long Exposures & Flash Photography

While using long exposures in the field, have you ever captured a ghost within your photographs? While you may not be haunted by spiritual specters, …

Landscape Photography

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness

Using Histograms in Photography

The trick with taking pictures is getting the exposure correct. The exposure is a product of the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. How can you tell …

Landscape Photography

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home

Farmhouse style decorating has been on the rise ever since the beginning of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. Hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, take houses from …

What Is A Hygge And Why Is It Invading Our Kitchens?

<i>For</i> Bon Appetit<i>, by Maggie Lange.</i><p>I hope you have a stew going. I hope you just baked buns and also cookies, and you’re serving them on a grainy wooden board as your loved ones toast you across a candlelit dinner and a gentle spaniel rests his head on your wooly house-shoes. If not, I’m afraid that …

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

Landscape Photography

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Volunteering from home will soon be as common as working from home

We’re all familiar with the concept of working from home—and in 2017 volunteering from home will become just as ubiquitous.<p>A busy life, working two jobs, unsociable working hours, and living in a remote location can all make it difficult for people to give time or money to good causes in their …

Heart Rates

3 Misconceptions you have about your histogram

Familiarity can lead one to possess a false sense of certainty. We sometimes think we know what we don’t know. Every digital photographer encounters …

How to install Chrome extensions manually

Google has, over the years, increased its restrictions for installing third-party Chrome extensions to help protect Chrome users from malicious code. A few years ago, you could simply install an extension from a developer's site without any hassle. Last year, you needed only to enable Developer …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Landscape Photography Primer: Getting Sharp Images With Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

When you gaze upon a landscape with your own eyes, you see the entire scene in sharp focus. Recreating that focus in the images you make of the …

What if every push-up earned you $100?

<b>Exercise</b>. Take care of your energy unit. If you want success, you’re going to need to exercise. What does exercise have to do with</b> …

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you’re obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera’s histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger …

Photography

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.<p>Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the …

Books

Nikon made CES 2016 worth paying attention to for camera fans

Canon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony failed to make waves with their latest camera announcements. For the most part, the manufacturers focused on introducing minimal upgrades to existing point-and-shoots and camcorders at CES 2016, since they're likely saving the best for Photokina, in September. …

Cameras

7 Tech Trends to Expect at CES 2017

5G wireless, better virtual reality, chatbots that help with your work. It's all coming.<p>As 2016 comes to a close, many tech enthusiasts start looking to the next horizon. It takes place in Las Vegas, and it's a massive event.<p>CES 2017 starts on January 5 and I'll be there as usual, scouring the …

Virtual Reality

Lenovo's latest ThinkPads ship bloatware-free

It's virtually a tradition for Lenovo to unveil new ThinkPads around CES time, but this year it's doing something a bit different: its systems are defined by what they <i>don't</i> have. The PC builder has just unveiled a slew of mid-tier ThinkPad laptops that all run Microsoft's Signature Edition image of …

Gear & Gadgets

Wearable tech at CES 2017: Expect a quiet year

For the past couple of years, the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas was a hotbed of new wearables. CES 2016 saw the Fitbit Blaze debut at the show, along with plenty of smart clothing concepts. CES 2015 had plenty of fitness trackers, too.<p>CES 2017? Not so much.<p>In the mobile space -- including …

Wearable Tech

Samsung's robotic vacuum takes Amazon Echo voice commands

Samsung has revealed Powerbot VR7000, a robotic vacuum you can control with your Amazon Echo. The company says that, in fact, all of its WiFi-enabled Powerbot vacuums will work with Alexa, including, presumably, current connected models like the Powerbot WiFi. It didn't say what you can command …

Amazon Echo

CES 2017: 10 Tech Trends To Expect at This Year's Show

2017 will be the biggest year yet for consumer technology. Are you ready?<p>The largest consumer tech conference in the country kicks off in less than two weeks. CES is one of the best ways to spot the upcoming trends in consumer technology - so you can get ahead.<p>For example, three years ago you saw …

Car Tech

Samsung is bringing an Amazon Echo-compatible robot vacuum to CES

Samsung surely (hopefully) has bigger and better things up its sleeve for CES, coming off a year that was, at best, pretty damn rocky for the electronics giant. In the meantime, the company’s looking to build up a little hype ahead of the event by announcing a few things before next week’s great …

Remote Controls

Samsung at CES: Ignore that burning Galaxy Note 7 over there

Samsung has been lying low this holiday season.<p>And for good reason. You'd want to keep your head down, too, if the year ended as poorly for you as it did for Samsung.<p>The Galaxy Note 7, one of its most high-profile phones, blew up in its face, suffering multiple recalls and bans by airlines before …

LG teases a trio of robot helpers ahead of CES

It looks like LG wants to take on Alexa at CES.<p>Today, in the build up to CES that kicks off next week in Las Vegas, LG teased three new robots that'll help out around the house, in the garden, and on the road respectively. It appears each robot will be mobile. LG touts that the bots will be using …

Blazing-fast 5G will light CES 2017's fire

Las Vegas is the city of splashy, neon-lit promises.<p>When the hype circus known as the CES trade show arrives in early January, well, things get even crazier. This is, after all, the show that last year brought you Samsung's super-fridge.<p>So there's no better place to talk about 5G, which is …

4G LTE

Here are some of the biggest Android/Chrome announcements we’re expecting at CES 2017

Believe it or not, CES 2017 is just two days away. As we prepare to hit the show floor and bring you coverage of all the latest products, it’s also a good time to take a look at what we can probably expect to see related to Android and Chrome OS products we’ll probably be seeing at the show.<p>Huawei …

The 7 big trends that will dominate CES 2017

The New Year is here. And that means CES is about to begin.<p>Around 200,000 people are about to converge on Las Vegas for the technology industry's biggest showcase of the year. This is the trade show's 50th anniversary, and the show floor will be jam-packed with products and services that would've …

Predicting What's Next In The World Of Tech At CES

Changes in the tech world are coming faster than ever before, and are more complex. The Internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, biometrics, digital currencies, 3D printing are just some of the mind-blowing technologies that are shaking things up — and are poised to go mainstream.<p>This …

CES