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Kerry, Iran FM hold nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Black Women's Natural Hair Inspired Photographer Glenford Nunez To Shoot 'The Coiffure Project' (PHOTOS)

Every historic moment needs its recorder. The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez.<p>Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimore-based founder of TYP Photography Studio, is the man behind "The Coiffure Project," a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and …

Winter-proofing Brown Skin: Staying Bold in the Cold

I have a theory: mechanics and makeup artists are equally busy during the winter. Think about it: As meteorologists forecast snowfall and icy roads, …

Bye-Bye Brazilian Blowouts: The Next Big Brazilian Hair Trend is Beleza Natural

Brazilian blowouts are all the rage in the US, but the ladies down south are ditching the toxic treatment for “Natural Beauty” to the tune of 87,000 converts a month.<p>That’s how many clients Beleza Natural, Brazil’s first and only beauty salon dedicated to black hair, sees per month – and that’s …

SheaMoisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist Refreshes Your Curls Without Adding Frizz

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest frustrations (besides detangling hair knots and people petting my Afro) has been dealing with frizz.<p>If I fail to properly cover my hair with a satin …

Millana Snow, Founder of Serene Social, On How Lemons Make You Beautiful From The Inside Out

With that hair (and those bright red lips), could you blame us for checking out Millana Snow? The Serene Social founder told us that her big curly hairdo was actually impromptu. "I had my hair straight until yesterday, but then decided to go natural," she said.<p>Snow recently discovered Every Strand …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

Outsourcing

One Easy Resolution

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"<p>-Eleanor Roosevelt<p>Two days before Christmas, I came through the house, arms loaded with stuff from the car. There were groceries, presents and of course, two bunches of flowers. The holiday crunch …

3 Often Overlooked Causes of Anxiety (And What to Do About Them)

<b>“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein</b><p>An anxious mind is a hard burden to bear. In fact, if you …

Self-help

How We Taught CeeLo Green To Abuse Women

<b>Think you're not part of the problem? Think again.</b><p>CeeLo Green recently made headlines when he tweeted the following: "“Where is your plausible proof …

Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

<b>Listen · 7:50</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at Mama Afrika, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to …

I Just Read Three Horrifying News Stories About Rape, Which I'd Like You to Read, Too, Because I Don't Want This Kind of World

First, I read the <b>utterly insane</b> overturned conviction in Italy of a charge against a 60-year-old man for having sex with a minor after he was caught having sex with an 11-year-old girl because -- and I quote, THIS IS A QUOTE -- the high court ruled that there was "the existence of an amorous …

How To Stop Being Scared Of Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”</i> <b><br>~ Oprah Winfrey</b><p>As I pulled on the reins there was nothing…<p>I …

Motivation

5 Things You Might Not Know About HPV and Cervical Cancer (but Should)

Every year, about 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer—but it's also highly preventable. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month—so, hey. It's kind of the perfect time to talk about some of the things you just might not know about the disease.<p><b>Cervical cancer is most often caused by</b> …

This Little Boy From India Has A Message We Won't Be Forgetting Anytime Soon

Giving season is over. And it's easy to forget to do good once the holidays are behind us. But today we came across a wonderful video from India that reminded us that selflessness doesn't have to mean grand gestures.<p>Titled "Share.. Care.. Joy," the video was produced by the Naik Foundation, a …

Good Technique for Backing Up a Lightroom Catalog

In the last article I shared, "The Most Important Setting in Lightroom is Set To Off By Default", I believe there was a misunderstanding because …

Nine Types of Photography Tragic

When the bug bites, it bites hard. I am of course talking about the incurable photography bug, the one that if left untreated will turn you into a …

How To Post Process For Beautiful Eyes & Catchlights

It has been said many times before, the eyes are one of the key elements that photographers try and capture.<p>Here is a little video showing a …

Tutorials

Your First DSLR - now what?! - Digital Photography School

Reversing Rings: Macro Photography On The Cheap

Winter can be a somewhat down time for many photographers. Wedding and Outdoor Portrait seasons are mostly done, and this leaves many of us with a …

Three Driving Forces That Will Shape Your Photography In 2014

Change is afoot and 2014 could well be the year that completely redefines the photo and video landscape as we know it. It doesn’t matter if you you …