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Hacks For Overthinking Aren't As Complex As You'd Think, So Here's What Experts Suggest

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

You Apparently Can Get McDonald’s Fries Free For The Rest Of 2018

Some of you are likely aware of McDonald’s special deals through its app, even if you haven’t been willing to download it. But this is a deal that could likely change some minds. Downloading the app and visiting your local McDonald’s each Friday can get you a free medium fries with a dollar …

McDonald's

If Movie Posters Were Honest (July 2018 Edition)

Ant-Man and the Wasp<i>CollegeHumor / Marvel Studios</i><br>The First Purge<i>CollegeHumor / Universal Pictures</i><br>Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation<i>CollegeHumor /</i> …

A Violent Windstorm Sends Porta Potties Flying Into the Air Spewing Their Contents Onto the Crowd

In a literal version of the normally proverbial shit storm, a pair of porta-potties that were set up for an event, went flying into the air when an …

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Is Here

CD Projekt Red has a long history of working directly with cosplayers on <i>The Witcher</i>, so it’s little surprise that the big showing for <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> …

Empirical evidence for the Peter Principle (or, why bosses are so incompetent)

Dr. Laurence J. Peter's 1969 "Peter Principle" holds that companies promote high-performing employees to more and more exalted managerial jobs until …

How to Accentuate Light in Photoshop

I like to photograph nature, particularly landscapes. One of the factors that drew me into it is the challenge of capturing the beauty of mother …

Some Awesome Tips for Creating Realistic Composites

Creating realistic composites in Photoshop can sometimes be tricky. It is imperative that your selection process is spot on, and that your subject so …

How to Get Tack Sharp Portraits in Photoshop

This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop.<p>Getting it right in camera is only half the battle. …

'Lethal Weapon' Star Clayne Crawford Apologizes for Bad On-Set Behavior

“I take great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness,” actor says<p>“Lethal Weapon” star Clayne Crawford has apologized for two …

Morgan Freeman

Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu Brings Action Figures to Life in Hilarious, Fantastical Scenes

We’ve featured several “toy photographers” on Shutterbug.com before and the amazing scenes they create with action figures and a little creative …

Toy Story

Christopher Reeve's Superman Showed Writer John Byrne How Clark Kent Was the Perfect Disguise

Clark Kent’s glasses acting as pretty much his first and last line of defense when it comes to revealing his secret identity has always been one of …

How to Create Realistic Composites in Photoshop

Creating a realistic composite goes far beyond just combining and masking parts of an image. This tutorial provides an in-depth look at how seeing …

Historical 1911 Footage of Daily Life in New York City Taken by a Visiting Swedish Film Crew

In 1911, a Swedish film crew from Svenska Biografteatern came to the United States through New York City and captured beautifully clear footage of …

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect …

Earth Science

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Tutorials

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Samples of Professional Email Writing for Better Photography Client Relationships

I'll start by saying that I have never been a good writer. Words never came naturally to me, and this became a huge problem when I started having to …

Employment

A Closer Look at Lightroom’s New and Improved Profiles

With the release of Lightroom 7.3, the entire ecosystem (Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, the Lightroom Mobile Apps) receives access to the updated …

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Bilbao Architecture Team Renovates a 300-Year-Old Farmhouse

With two-story windows.<p>The Bilbao Architecture Team’s ‘Omagoieasoka House’ is a renovation project that transforms a 300-year-old farmhouse into …

Architecture

Inexpensive Apple Backup Solution for Photographers

If you want to preserve your photos, it is a great idea to make certain you have a backup system in place. As obvious as that sounds, there are still …

Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here's What to Do About It

Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and …

How to a shoot a movie on your phone, according to Steven Soderbergh

Prolific American auteur Steven Soderbergh has never been one to shy away from innovation, his diverse oeuvre spanning everything from experimental Indie gems to finely polished blockbusters and esoteric documentaries. Recently, his attention has turned to the smartphone: January marked the US …

We Went to Westworld in Real Life, and It Was Bonkers - SXSW

Including hints for Season 2.<p>For SXSW this weekend, HBO teamed up with marketing agency Giant Spoon to create an entire town modeled after Westworld. …

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

<b>Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".</b><p>The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008.<p>"I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10% likely to …

How to Bike Your Way to Weight Loss

Do you use biking to lose weight? Bicycling is a great leisure activity, but if you are bike riding for weight loss you need to structure your …

Weight Loss

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

The Finn and Phasma Deleted Scene From The Last Jedi Is Now Online and It's Incredible

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> hits digital download March 13 and some clips have already been released online. The best one yet, by far, comes via <i>The Star</i> …

Why Coca-Cola's logo is red: the real reason

Coca-Cola and the color red go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, or tacos and Tuesdays. After all, we would recognize that iconic red label anywhere. But why did the company choose this shade for its logo in the first place?<p>Some claim that the red color came from one of the …