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Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Donald Trump

Photoshop Basics for Nature Photographers

Description<p>Is Photoshop really necessary to get the best quality from our photos with the power of today’s RAW Converters such as Adobe Lightroom? Do …

Tutorials

Why Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet Retains Such Prestige

“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.” Delivered in his characteristic husky rasp, these were the words of 30-year-old <b>Miles Davis</b>, talking to …

Universal Music

When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

Nowadays, in the second decade of the 21st Century, jazz may seem to many a marginalised music. Of course, it goes without saying that there are …

Universal Music

How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

For years I’ve lectured about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs. While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, …

Retirement

Warren Buffett's No. 1 Standard for Business Success Provides a Critical Clue for Your Own Prosperity

We all use the same test. Many fail it, while Warren rests easy.<p>Warren Buffett famously writes his own shareholder letter, which has cemented his reputation as a folksy writer as well as <i>the</i> premiere long-term investor.<p>For example, he famously said, "You only learn who has been swimming naked when …

Investing

Here’s EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Color Correcting Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve featured brief photo retouching tutorials in the past, each explaining one aspect of using Photoshop to adjust the colors of a photograph. In …

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

Entertainment

Chicago Is A City Divided By Barbecue

The South Side's smoked rib tips and hot links represent an indispensable regional barbeque style, but half the city doesn't know it exists.</b> …

Match.com for Mullet Lovers (and Other Obscure Dating Sites)

There's no two ways about it; dating is very, <i>very</i> difficult. You'll always find someone who is <i>too</i> into themselves, <i>too</i> into their job, <i>too</i> into their ex, <i>too</i> into the gym, <i>too</i> into feet, or <i>too</i> into you, which makes things especially hard because you're perfect and deserve the best, right? But what do …

How To Build A Large Roth IRA

The IRS recently streamlined the process for rolling over after tax 401k contributions.<p>Heavy savers can use in service withdrawals to build …

The week in pictures

The week in pictures<p>Here are the most arresting images taken around the world in the past seven days.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Anastasia Gruzdeva poses for a selfie as the temperature dropped to -58 degrees F in Yakutsk, Russia, January 13, 2018<p>(Sakhalife.ru photo via …

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Photo Basics: Watch This Crash Course on Using Your Camera’s Manual Mode for Better Photos (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard someone boast that, “You’re not a real photographer until you switch your camera’s mode dial from Auto” to Manual.” While we …

The Shot That Echoes Still

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in April 1972, James Baldwin reflected on attending the funeral, and how King’s death signaled the …

Black History

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Science Fiction

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Agriculture

Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way …

The doctor of the future

In new healthcare systems, 'the doctor' is increasingly a team. Can actual physicians adapt?<p>DENVER — When patients go to see Dr. C.T. Lin for a checkup, they don’t see just Dr. Lin. They see Dr. Lin and Becky.<p>Becky Peterson, the medical assistant who works with Lin, sits down with patients first …

Health Care

Zoom With Your Feet or Zoom With Your Lens: Which is Better?

"Zoom with your feet" is a common phrase uttered by many photographers, myself included.It's used to argue that though prime lenses (those with a …

Zoom Lenses

A Complete Guide to Waterfall Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.If you are looking for a new way to …

Design

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Books

Cover Story: A History Of Album Artwork

Tony Bennett said of the marvellous album covers of the 50s that, when you bought a record, “you felt like you were taking home your very own work of …

Universal Music

Study: Doctors from elite schools prescribe fewer opioids

Doctors from the lowest-ranked U.S. medical schools are three times as likely to prescribe opioids as those trained at Harvard, the top-ranked U.S. …

Medicine

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

How to Choose the Correct Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

The previous article in this four part series about moving beyond the P Mode on your DSLR explained what your camera assumes about the quantity of …

Understanding basic image file formats

Chances are good that you’ve witnessed a wide variety of file formats flit across your screen, but do you really understand what they mean? For …

Tutorials

The Challenger Disaster’s Minority Report

Richard Feynman was the renegade of the Rogers Commission.<p>Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most excruciating tragedies in the history of spaceflight. On January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after it was launched, killing all seven crew members onboard: …

Space Exploration