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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

I never expected to be a stay-at-home dad, but here’s why it works

By Billy Doidge Kilgore<p>I never expected to be a stay-at-home parent. Even after two years, my role still surprises me. Before my son’s birth, the idea of becoming his daily caregiver seemed laughable. I had no experience caring for small children, much less an infant. No one had ever asked me to …

Parenting

Digital Photography for Beginners - Free Online Course

Alison’s free online course on Digital Photography introduces you to the basic set-up of the camera, visual skills, and how to get better pictures.

Photography

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

Dip Dye Wedding Dress Trend Adds a Playful Touch of Color to a Formal Gown

White might seem like the only choice a bride has when picking a wedding dress color, but the savvy wives-to-be know there are no rules when it comes to nuptials. The dip-dye trend is a vibrant alternative for these fancy garments, in which the skirts are colored in bright, celebratory hues. Also …

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

1/5<p>Yellowstone Oil Spill<p>We've been keeping close tabs on the clean-up of the Yellowstone oil spill that occurred on July 1 when an Exxon Mobil …

Oil Spills

How to Shoot a Dramatic One-Light Portrait

One of the best things a portrait photographer can do is learn how to master a single off-camera light. Most photo shoots don’t allow enough time to …

7 key insights I learned from earning over $150,000 in one month

Those words describe exactly how I feel when I see the number above.<p>Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could build multiple businesses that would allow me to generate that much money in a single month.<p><i>Never.</i><p>Heck, when I graduated college, I'm not sure if I ever truly believed I could …

Entrepreneurship

The life of a viral photographer

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we shoot an image that takes on a life of its own. It becomes bigger than just us or our circle of friends and clients. …

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

Cleaning

50 Beautiful Websites with Blurred Backgrounds for Your Inspiration

Blurred image is a photography technique which can be used to enhance website designs. In recent years using blurred images has become a trend in …

Graphic Design

4 Tips to Reignite Your Passion and Energy for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Staggering out of bed, I zigzagged unconsciously from my bedroom to start the day with zero energy and desire to work on my business, take care of my family, or do anything else. I wanted to curl up in a ball and die. I started the …

Small Business

This is how you take a soft light group shot

<i>Forget Mr.White, today we’re Breaking Clay!</i><p>I am a long time follower of Clay Cook, and one thing that always amazes me is his softly lit group shots. …

One flash is all you need to make amazing portraits

If you’ve only got one flash, or you’re about to dive into flash, and aren’t sure how many lights you need, or which lights to get in order to shoot …

Making and framing a fine art print; What photography is all about

I love digital analogue hybrid processes in photography, I find them absolutely fascinating, and this video from photographer Nick Carver helps to …

Framing

20 Random Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Canada

Encompassing six different time zones and having the world's longest coastline, Canada is truly enormous, which makes way for many facts and peculiarities.<p>In celebration of Canada Day, here are a few things about Canada that may surprise you.<p>1. The Apology Act was passed in 2009 to make apologies …

Canada

Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

Fashion Photography

This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America's Urban Ag Capital

Who knew that the Windy City has become so green? As Co.Exist reported, Chicago is quietly becoming the country's urban agriculture capital with 821 …

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

“Nature has done 3.8 billion years of R&D already, so looking at nature for inspiration is a no-brainer,” says Jacob Russo, co-creator of the Nexloop …

Wondering Where to Start? 3 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Parents who see failure as negative bring up children who do not believe they can improve, research suggests

Parents who believe failure is harmful have children who think ability is fixed, and risk hindering their determination to succeed, new research …

4 Ways to Boost Your Health That Will Also Build Your Wealth

We love what we do as entrepreneurs and we want to stay in the game as long as we can. That means taking care of the business and the body. Without profits, we won't succeed professionally. Without health, we won't possess the passion and energy needed to keep driving the bus.<p>There's no question: …

Entrepreneurship

How to create "The Ring of Fire" effect in-camera

In late 2014 I was given a few pieces of piping. What you might call trash, but I call the ring of fire. It ended up being an incredibly useful tool …

After analyzing 200 founders' postmortems, researchers say these are the reasons startups fail

It’s a common adage in Silicon Valley that 90% of startups ultimately fail. To understand why that’s the case, a pair of researchers meticulously pored over 193 blog posts—startup postmortems, if you will—written by founders examining what went wrong.<p>It was a heartwrenching experience for Kerry …

Startups

DIY - Building Paths with the Walkmaker - Quiet Corner

<b>Tools</b><p>Excavation and site preparation tools<br>• QUIKRETE Walkmaker form<br>• wheelbarrow or mixing box,<br>• shovel<br>• level<br>• margin trowel or finishing …

The 3 Pricing Strategies Your Startup Should Choose From

Originally published by <b>Tomasz Tunguz</b> on LinkedIn: There Are Only 3 Pricing Strategies For Your Startup<p>Pricing. Is there any word that confers some whisper of dark arts than pricing? Or any question that instills less confidence than, "How did you derive your pricing strategy?" Many times, startups …

This Week in Popular

Time for another edition of This Week in Popular, where we round up the top photos on 500px, voted by you. Is this is your first time here? The …

The 3 Best Ways to Grow Your Business Overnight

Startup success boils down to these 3 factors.<p>Growing your company can be tough.<p>A major reason why some entrepreneurs fail isn't their inability to employ the right strategies - it's their distraction from having so many elements of their business to focus on.<p>If a company can focus on just the most …