Maxim Skornyakov

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7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

Stand Up Comedy

Do I Have What It Takes to Make Money on Instagram?

In 2013, when Sarah Tripp, the founder of San Francisco–based style blog Sassy Red Lipstick, first learned how to make money on Instagram, she …

Julius Dein was performing magic tricks at weddings two years ago — now he’s an internet sensation, with over 20 million online followers

Two years ago, Julius Dein was a college student performing magic tricks at weddings and bar mitzvahs to make some extra cash. Now he's an internet sensation with an international online following of 20 million subscribers across four platforms.<p>Julius Dein is the impresario of the eponymous …

Social Media

Focus Stacking Tutorial for Landscape Photography

A lot of landscape photographers are interested in focus stacking — combining multiple images of the same scene, each focused at different distances, …

How to Travel on the Cheap When You're Broke as a Joke

Are you spending afternoons trawling Instagram for jungles, glaciers, and ancient temples, dreaming of an adventure you’ll take in an all-too-distant …

Travel

100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritize one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked 20 top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of Lonely Planet, Suitcase, and Airbnb for the top five destinations they've ever visited — …

National Parks

The World's Most Beautiful Beach Cities Where You Can Live for Dirt Cheap

More than a few Americans fantasize about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car …

New Brooklyn venue will host rooftop dance parties all summer long

What’s better than a rooftop bar and a summer music concert? How about a combination of the two. Starting Memorial Day weekend, Greenpoint dance club …

Synthpop

14 alternatives to touristy New York attractions

Don’t be seduced by hop-on, hop-off buses and promises of a once-in-a-lifetime trip: If you’re going to all the most touristy attractions in NYC, it …

Gallow Green is officially opening for the summer tonight

One of the most photogenic rooftop bars in the city will re-open tonight for the warmer season.<p>Gallow Green, the verdant, twinkly garden on top of …

Seasonal Food

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Literature

5 new dress shoe companies every guy should know

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Every guy is looking for something different in his footwear. Some guys want the most comfortable shoes they can find, others are looking …

The Most Beautiful Streets in New York City

Despite abhorrent rent hikes, showers in kitchens, rats bigger than small dogs who live rent-free in our apartments, overcrowding on the subway, …

13 Overlooked European Cities Not Enough Americans Visit

Let's say you had a friend from Denmark coming to visit the United States, first time ever, who asked you where she ought to go. Would you say New …

European Travel

DIY IKEA Poang Chair Cover

Shares 10K<p>Have an IKEA Poang Chair but wish it had a more stylish cover? This tutorial will show you how to make a DIY IKEA chair cover from any …

26 grooming and style hacks every guy should know

There are certain things every guy should know about his appearance.<p>From how to match your dress shoes to your suit and how often you should get your hair cut to even how to shave, these tips will make every guy's life a whole lot easier.<p>There's bound to be at least one thing you didn't know.<p><i>Megan</i> …

Deal of Fortune Packages

• Complete a booking with one of our beachin’ Deal of Fortune packages.<br>• You're 100% guaranteed to stay at one of our incredible resorts with the same …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

Healthy Restaurants in NYC That Don't Suck

You can feel it can, can’t you? The weather's warmer, the clothes are smaller, and beach days are just around the corner. But while the working out …

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

<b>• Finding questions to ask your interviewer is a crucial part of preparing for any job interview.</b><p><b>• Asking questions is a simple way to show that you're truly interested in the role and the company.</b><p><b>• Business Insider compiled a number of smart questions that are sure to impress your next interviewer.</b><p>…

100 Ways to Save a Ton of Money When You Travel

The biggest excuse people make for not traveling is that it costs too much money. And, sure, spending hundreds of dollars to fly to a place only to …

7 steps to negotiate a higher salary, from a 28-year-old who made a $30,000 leap

Seven months ago, Claudia Telles was making $41,000 a year working for a Chicago-based hospital.<p>Today, she's at the same institution with a different role — she transitioned from the business-operations team on the academic side of things to being a quality specialist on the hospital side — and …

Avoid Round Numbers When Negotiating Salary For a Stronger Position

When you’re negotiating your salary, the first number you mention will likely become the anchor everything else references. Make that number stronger …

2 phrases that might be sabotaging your résumé

But before we get to that, let's quickly agree on one key point: A résumé is not about what you can do, what you're supposed to do or what you should do, given your professional title. It's about what you have done - concrete examples of your career achievements.<p>Most résumés outline specific …

The 56 Best Oyster Happy Hours in NYC, Sorted by Neighborhood

If your wallet can't handle high raw bar prices, but you still need your fix of cheap oysters and beer, you'll be happy to learn that many of the …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2016

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

12 websites where you can learn to code for free

That's not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed.<p>Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — I can dive in when my team needs to fix a few bugs on …

8 New Year's style resolutions every guy should make

"New year, new you," as the oft-repeated saying goes. But that doesn't just mean reading more and finally making use of your gym membership.<p>The new year is also a great time to take a second look at your wardrobe. Here are eight style resolutions every guy should make — and keep — in 2016.

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