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Blackberry, Banana, Mango & Dragon Fruit Smoothie

With the heat wave in full force in Toronto this week, I desperately needed something quick to cool me down and quench my thirst. This blackberry, …

8 Famous Ideas That Came From Dreams (Literally)

Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places, and often, the best creative ideas occur while we're sleeping. Dreams can be a rich source of inner wisdom, and they can be useful in a variety of contexts, from problem-solving to reducing stress.<p>According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, our dreams …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Dusky Track, New Zealand

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.<p><b>ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES</b> from the …

Samurai Girl Composite: Behind the Scenes Post Production Walk Through

by Tom Di Maggio In this article I’ll show you how the “Samurai Girl” picture was done step by step. In addition there is a speed art video at the …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Before light pollution the night sky above you looked like this

This video won the 2012 Travel Photographer of the Year Award with around 16,000 shots taken over a period of two years. The trees at times have such …

Pollution

Composition and the Power of Line

Lines are all around us in photography. Conscious use of line can add depth or dynamism to your composition. Let me show you what I mean. Take a look …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

42 Things I Love About South Africa

<b>1. That first glimpse of Table Mountain</b><p>2. A hot air balloon ride over one of the oldest valleys in the world<p>3. Getting lost in wilds of the Northern …

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The Magic of Torres del Paine | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

If you forced me to choose a favorite National Park in the world, I would have a heck of a time choosing just one. I mean, I've been to some amazing …

Ten Lovely Karoo Parks

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is hauntingly beautiful.<p>One of the best ways to appreciate the Karoo’s beauty is by exploring its conserved areas. …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

Thai Crunch Salad With Peanut Dressing

Made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy vegetables, edamame and creamy peanut dressing, this was inspired by the Thai Crunch Salad from California Pizza Kitchen.<p>This recipe was inspired by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen. It's made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy …

Recipes

14 Coffee Drinks To Break Your Coffee Rut

You have so many more options than your regular order.<p>This post is not meant as an exhaustive glossary of coffee drinks. For a more complete understanding of coffee terminology, check out three of the best books ever written on the topic: <i>Left Coast Roast</i>, <i>The Infinite Emotions of Coffee</i>, and <i>The Blue</i> …

Coffee

Hot Slaw Dogs

They always say living in the summertime is easy. Same goes for recipe development. Summer recipes tend to fall into two buckets: simply prepared fresh produce and backyard classics. So what makes recipe writing easy? Because if you pick any two things from within the same bucket, chances are the …

Pine & Granite

The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously.<p>Street corners are dominated by Starbucks, and city favorites include Stumptown Coffee, La Colombe, East Village espresso bar Abraço and California import Blue Bottle Coffee.<p>But it's not just about the coffee, but also the people and atmosphere.<p>Check out ten …

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …

Knowledge Management

5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …