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Why You Should Stick Dryer Sheets in the Bathtub

I hate cleaning my oven. I give it a once over post-dinner cleanup, but the effort it takes to remove and scrub the burners and racks after a few …


Photo Guide to Bruges, Belgium

Lake of Love<p>Bruges was an important commercial center of medieval Europe, and its history dates back almost 2000 years. Visiting Bruges is like …

European Travel

These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

National Parks

Creative Applications of Color Theory in Landscape Photography

<i>“When I began to see the overall picture of what was happening, it changed my entire perception of photography…I had mistakenly thought grass was</i> …

Landscape Photography

thunderstruck9:Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Péniches sur la Seine à Chatou, c.1907. Oil on canvas, 65 x 80.5 cm

Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Péniches sur la Seine à Chatou, c.1907. Oil on canvas, 65 x 80.5 cm.


Gabriele Münter (German, 1877-1962), <i>Dorfstraße</i> [Village Street], 1908. Oil on cardboard, 32.5 x 40 cm.

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

For home bakers of every skill level and interest.<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an</i> …


Why Magic Hour is Overrated

Ask 100 photographers when to shoot and 99 of them will tell you the same thing: at sunrise or sunset. “But WHY?” you might ask and they’ll roll …

Landscape Photography

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …


Top tips for shooting black & white landscapes

21 February 2017<p>Want to add new life to your landscapes? Try shooting in black and white, says pro photographer Alfonso Calero.<p>The next six months is …

Landscape Photography

Solar Minimum Approaching | A Mini Ice Age?

Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so …

Climate Change

5 Incredible Day Hikes In Europe To Reach

<i>Europe is about more than beautiful cities and fascinating history. It also has some of the best hiking territory in the world. Exhilarating cliffs,</i> …

European Travel

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes

<i>1. “Desert Window,” Arches National Park, Utah. The contrast of textures and colors and the sense of motion over time create a dynamic</i> …

Landscape Photography

How to spend a year living abroad for $1,000 a month

The sabbatical.<p>The year-off.<p>The walkabout.<p>The career/life reset. It's something most of us talk about, or at least dream about. It's the answer to the questions we ask ourselves before our pick-me-up 4:15 p.m. coffees: Will life be a march of unremitting, interminable years of work? Will each year …

Personal Finance

8 Small Towns in New Zealand the Guidebooks Ignore

To my way of thinking, New Zealand is one of the most perfect places on the planet. The weather’s temperate (especially on the North Island), the …

New Zealand

The One Thing You Should Add To Your Coffee For A Faster Metabolism

If you’re a coffee lover, there are few ingredients you would consider adding, other than maybe a spoonful of sugar, milk, and milk froth, that can …


A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …


How to Create Natural Looking HDR Images with Aurora HDR

High Dynamic Range, or HDR as it is commonly known, is a popular and simple way of combining three or more exposure bracketed images of the same …


10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, ranging from barren deserts and vast canyons to lush forests and …

National Parks

82 Photos That'll Basically Make You Love Landscape Photography

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their creative landscapes for a chance to win a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and more. A big thank you to …

Canon EOS

Here’s Why You Need to Leave Grass Clippings On The Lawn

Gathering up those grass clippings has always been an integral part of the lawn care routine. But after looking at the science, it may not have to be …


Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …


The Best Way to Tour the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland Is by Boat

The newest small ship from Crystal River Cruises has rainfall showers, market-fresh cuisine, and even a swimming pool.<p>I touched down in in Amsterdam …

Swimming Pools

Georges Seurat (French, 1859 - 1891)The pile of stones (Le tas de pierres), 1882–84

Georges Seurat (French, 1859 - 1891)<br>The pile of stones (Le tas de pierres), 1882–84

Georges Seurat - Child in White - 1884/85

Georges Seurat - Child in White - 1884/85

Bread Baking 101: How to Knead Dough

A step-by-step guide to kneading bread dough (by hand and in a stand mixer).<p>Part of the wonder of bread baking is how many changes in the dough …


The World's Most Underrated Wine Regions

While researching his fascinating new book, Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine (Abrams), drinks expert Jason Wilson set out to try a good share of the world’s nearly 1,400 types of wine grapes you haven’t heard of—a quest …


What Is Spacetime?

People have always taken space for granted. It is just emptiness, after all—a backdrop to everything else. Time, likewise, simply ticks on …

Quantum Mechanics

Castles and Wine Make the French Countryside the Most Exquisite Place to Take a Road Trip

“You do not have chateau in America?” a young French innkeeper asks as she escorts my fiancé and me onto the grounds of La Ballue, a petite (for a …

European Travel

21 Awesome YouTube Channels Photographers Love

Today's photographers have an incredible wealth of free photography resources that help us all become better behind the lens.From eBooks and …

Photography Tutorials