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Lightroom vs. Photoshop: Which Software Tool Is Best for You? (VIDEO)

One of the most frequent questions we receive from those new to image editing is, “Should I buy Lightroom or Photoshop?” The simple answer is, “It …

Anatomy of a Marinade

Marinades are a simple way to add big flavor to meat. There are thousands of flavor combinations possible with marinades, but every marinade should …

Why Fat, Butter, and Red Meat May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered | Heleo

“It doesn’t make any sense that animal protein would be problematic for us, if you look through that evolutionary lens.”<p><b>Dr. Mark Hyman</b> is a …

Nutrition

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Photography

The hygge conspiracy

This year’s most overhyped trend is a wholesome Danish concept of cosiness, used to sell everything from fluffy socks to vegan shepherd’s pie. But the version we’re buying is a British invention – and the real thing is less cuddly than it seems<p>Inescapably and suddenly, Britain has been invaded by</i> …

Hygge

Caffeine At Night Resets Your Inner Clock

Everyone knows that caffeine can keep you awake, but a new study shows that the world's most popular drug can actually interfere with your body's internal sense of time.<p>"The circadian clock is way beyond 'sleep and wake,' " says Kenneth Wright, a sleep and circadian physiologist at the University …

Sleep

Yogurt Is for Women, Fried Chicken Is for Men

How the taste of a food is shaped by the gender stereotypes marketers attach to it<p>Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies …

Food

The Movements Of Refugees Fleeing Their Homelands, Tracked In One Beautiful Song

An emotional tune from a “data-driven DJ.”<p>Forty years ago, most refugees traveled short distances–often between neighboring African countries or around a pocket of Southeast Asia. Today, relocations stretch all around the world.<p>A new song based on United Nations refugee data from 1975 to 2012 …