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How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

Gardening

The Magical Mineral That Can Improve Your Sleep and Energy

It’s also great for reducing fatigue and muscle recovery, too.<p>One of the most important mineral for our daily well-being, also happens to be one …

Wellness

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Privacy

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

HISTORY OF IDEAS - Religion

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

A Basic Guide to Choosing Your ISO Setting

One feature of our digital cameras that evolves with every single generation of sensors and processors is ISO performance. With astronomical ISO …

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 11th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best …

No Cinderella: Margo Jefferson on the real Meghan Markle

Any 'commoner' who marries into any royal family ​is seen as marrying up. But Harry is marrying up too, by marrying out<p>Once a woman enters a royal family, every aspect and function of her body becomes a site of proprietary fantasy<p>Like any black and biracial woman, she has had a lifetime of learning …

Royal Family

How to Use One of the Most Important & Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop: Curves (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and …

50 Filling Dinners You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It's rare that anyone gets ready to make dinner on a weeknight and says, "Well, I have too much time on my hands!" So we've combed through our best …

Cooking

This black fighter pilot broke all kinds of records. He doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page

Meet Clarence D. Lester, the forgotten Tuskegee Airman from Chicago<p>On July 18th, 1944, Lieutenant Clarence D. “Lucky” Lester was, once again, about …

One Click to Better Black and Whites

Black and white conversion can be a complicated ordeal, and you can find yourself down a deep rabbit hole of theory if you're not careful. There are …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

Watch the Canon 5D III vs. the Sony A7 II During a Swimwear Shoot at the Beach (VIDEO)

Julia Trotti is one of our favorite photographers for swimwear photography tips videos and she’s back with another one, which features a shootout …

How To Use Filters To Enhance Your Photos and Videos

Nowadays we spend as much time picking out the perfect filter for the photos and video we take as we do actually shooting them. With free apps like …

Mobile Photography

The Essential Resource Guide to Street Photography - Cover Photo © Dimitri Mellos | LensCulture

<i>To create our “Essential Resource Guide to Street Photography,” we asked our network of photography industry professionals to name some of the most inspiring street photography books, workshops and online resources they know.</i><p><i>Over two dozen experts contributed to this jam-packed guide. We hope this</i> …

Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

7 Eloquent Photography Quotes from Ansel Adams and Why They Should Matter to You (VIDEO)

Ansel Adams has inspired more than a generation of photographers, with his technical mastery, passion for the environment, and ever-evolving vision …

10 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photos to the Next Level

My name is Albert Dros, and I’m a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. This article is both for beginners and advanced landscape …

Landscape Photography

U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Captures Stunning Up-Close Photos of Northern Lights

Many photographers are enchanted by the colorful glow of the Northern Lights, but no one has ever photographed them quite like Ross Franquemont. Based out of the Beale Air Force Base in California, Franquemont is a U-2 pilot and instructor with a passion for photography. On a recent overseas …

Photography

How to Tell a Story Through Your Photos: 6 Photographers Share Their Tips and Experiences

“Every Picture Tells a Story.” You’ve no doubt heard Rod Stewart’s song, but, as you head out the door with your camera, do you ever stop to mull …

Greenwich Village

Want Perfectly Exposed Photos? Here’s How a Camera’s Light Metering Modes Work (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a German landscape photographer whose tutorials typically involve shooting techniques for making better outdoor photos. But for …

Landscape Photography

If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Bodyweight Exercises<p>Abs Workout<p>If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP<p>Shares<p>Whatever the season, there's no …

Vacation Photo Tips: Using Photoshop to Remove Tourists Who Clutter Up Your Shot (VIDEO)

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous …

Tips on how to shoot close-up flowers

<b>Jacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowers</b><p>Despite being married to a photographer for over 30 years, I only …

Landscape Photography

The 16 Best Homemade Snacks to Keep You Full and Happy

Want to Take Stunning Photographs? Turn Your Camera Upside Down

The first step to taking a halfway decent photograph is making sure you're holding the camera right-side-up ... unless you’re Arnau Rovira Vidal. The …

5 Great Tips for Shooting Dramatic Photographs in Black and White (VIDEO)

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. …