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Stunning Photos Of Hot Air Balloons At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Every year since the first gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico has brought together hot air balloonists and enthusiasts from all around the country and the world in what is the premier hot air balloon event of the year.<p>With the Sandía Mountains as a …

5 Ways To Improve Your Boudoir Photography

<i>This is a guest post by Ed Verosky.</i><p>Boudoir is a popular genre of portraiture that many wedding and family photographers are adding to their …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

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3D motion sensor promises instant sports analysis on your iPhone

You’ve long been able to get wireless sports sensors that transmit data to your iPhone: heart-rate, cadence and so on. Zepp Labs has now taken the concept one step further with a small, lightweight sensor that captures data on your baseball, golf or tennis swing, providing an instant analysis and …

What Sexual Satisfaction Really Means To 6 Women

What does "sexual satisfaction" actually mean?<p>A study published in the September 2013 issue of The Journal of Sex Research sought to answer that question. Researchers asked 449 women and 311 men in committed relationships how they define sexual satisfaction, and sorted the resulting responses into …

Top 7 Master's Degrees for Making the Most Money

With the cost to attend graduate school being more than any 20-something can realistically afford, students, educators and employers are beginning to debate the necessity of a Master's degree. At a Council for Graduate Schools' conference held late last year, "attendees... said it is unethical to …

WATCH: Can You Feel Love and Lust for the Same Person?

As a couples therapist with clients from around the world, I have long probed the intricacies of desire in modern love. While much has changed in my 30 years of practice, one line has endured, "We love each other very much, but we have no sex."<p>The story of sex in committed modern couples often …

Scheduling Sex: The Secret to a Passionate Marriage?

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>For most of us, keeping passionate love and hot sex alive in a long-term committed relationship is one of our deepest longings. We all want it, and yet most of us have a hard time believing …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

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From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico

In 1933 Felix Silva went legit. In the previous decade, as a younger man, Felix had been a bootlegger and moonshiner, but now that prohibition was over, he decided to open a small, neighborhood bar -- Silva's Saloon -- along the old Route 66 in Bernalillo, New Mexico.<p>He didn't go completely, legit, …

Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine

The phrase "virtual book club" may not conjure romantic visions of low-lit rooms and vintage wines, but you don't necessarily need those things to throw fancy words around. Amazon-owned Goodreads hosts user-created online clubs, but a Google patent application that's surfaced today imagines a …

Snapseed integration in Chrome shows the web future for Google’s apps

If you’ve edited photos on Google+(s goog) lately, you might have noticed some handy new tools. And if they look familiar, that’s because they’re …