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Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

Mobile Photography

13 Little But Powerful Ways To Shatter Your Ego

—A starter’s guide.Tanja Heffner<b>Every time I’ve suffered in life, my ego has been at the source.</b> Not knowing your ass from third base breeds numerous …

Self-help

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

Your Life Begins Once You Make These 7 Promises To Yourself & Stick To Them

By now, you've probably heard the iconic Neale Donald Walsch quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Sure, there's a lot of truth to …

7 Ways to Feel Amazing on Your Wedding Day That Have Nothing to Do With Losing Weight

When I got engaged, I vowed to get in the best shape of my life. What better reason than a wedding to really commit? Fast-forward to six months …

Wellness

27 DIY Wedding Day Recipes That Save Serious Money (and Will Wow Guests)

Everyone knows that when the “I do’s” are over, a wedding is all about the food (and drinks). But if you’ve already blown your budget on the DJ and …

Food

Trick Yourself Into Spending Less Money With These 5 Hacks

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Personal Finance

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

5 Communication Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making in Your Relationship

You don’t have to be a relationship expert to know that communication is an important component of a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for …

Emotional Intelligence

The Self-Care Ritual a Therapist Swears By to Stay Happy and Healthy

How well do you really know yourself? I don't mean surface learnings, like what color hair suits you best or what kind of person you're attracted to, …

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

You don’t have to learn everything about money at once, but a course can teach you a lot of useful information at a reasonable pace. Especially if …

Personal Finance

7 easy dog toys you can make for your BFF

Maybe your dog de-squeaks and de-stuffs toys in the time it takes you to barely get them unwrapped. Or maybe you just want to give your buddy a …

Pets

Best document editing and management apps for iPad

I’ve been spending the past week or so doing some app spring cleaning on my iPad, partially in preparation for the arrival of my new 9.7” iPad Pro on Thursday. During the process I realized that I have <i>way</i> too many document editing apps — half of which I have either never launched, or they didn’t do …

Apps

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body.These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.However, the word</i> …

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

<i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I've been saying, "I really should start meditating." I "knew" it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my …

4 Surprisingly Common Epic Fails That Could Shutter Your Startup

You may not be aware that you are making four common mistakes that should make you question whether to keep going with your startup<p>With all the talk of unicorns--startups valued at over $1 billion--you can be forgiven for thinking that being an entrepreneur is an easy road to riches.<p>But that’s …

Startups

18 Business Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

You can learn these precepts the way most people do--by getting them wrong and setting yourself back. But it doesn't have to be that way. And the more quickly you pick them up, the more successful you can be.<p>Much of the knowledge we gain in business and in life we learn the hard way. But if you can …

Business Strategy

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

12 Habits Of Successful Young Entrepreneurs

Copying these habits of successful young entrepreneurs won’t guarantee you success, but it can’t hurt either.<p>We’re obsessed with studying the habits of successful people to figure out how to better structure our days and lives.<p>But how can you tell if your daily habits put you on the right track to …

Entrepreneurship

7 Strategies That Can Propel Your Success To A New Level

A great Shakespeare play once said that successful people are either born that way, forced into their attainment, or work hard to quickly rise …

Success

Freshness Curated: 10 Online Destinations for Menswear

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>A recent study by the research firm IbisWorld indicated that growth in online sales of menswear, …

It's Confirmed: Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

When you commit to eating clean, you eat protein to rebuild muscle, fiber to promote digestive health and fruits and veggies to help to whittle down …

Mental Health

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

iPhone 6 will reportedly feature NFC and Apple's own mobile payments platform

Apple has long resisted adding NFC to the iPhone, but it appears the company will finally be embracing the technology as part of a huge push into mobile payments planned to coincide with the launch of iPhone 6. <i>Wired</i> reports that Apple's next smartphone(s) will feature an all-new mobile payments …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

DOJ: We don't need warrants for e-mail, Facebook chats

The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI believe they don't need a search warrant to review Americans' e-mails, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and other private files, internal documents reveal.<p>Government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union and provided to CNET show …