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How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is <i>out</i> of the camera, the process of …

How to Use the Color Red for Impact in Your Photography

Believe it or not, the first attempts at color photography date all the way back to the 1840's. Over the years, various inventors improved the color …

Boost Your Libido: 14 Sexy Tricks

14 Sexy Tricks to Boost Your Libido<p>These tricks will boost your mojo even more than flowers and chocolate<p>Polka Dot/Thinkstock<p>Going through a desire dry spell? It's easier than you think to get revved back up again. Skip the so-called aphrodisiacs and <b>try these simple libido boosters</b>. They'll amp up …

Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Matt Killingsworth's TED Talk</b><p>When are humans most happy? To answer this question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when …

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

The 3 Hidden Reasons Why Smart Professional Women Inadvertently Stay Single

Francesca and Grace are two of my friends here in San Francisco who also happen to run Spark, a philanthropic network founded by women to help the lives of women worldwide. At a recent Spark cocktail party, even amongst the crowd of educated, stylish, philanthropic professional women, Francesca and …

Relationships

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique<p>Pilates doesn’t just tone your muscles. If you do the right moves, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Ready to start sweating? Try these nine amazing exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>.<p><i>Adapted from</i> The Women’s Health Big Book of …

Workouts

Stop Saying the Word 'Should'

"To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are." -Sven Goran Eriksson<p>How many times a day do you use the word "should" in reference to yourself or other people? I don't know about you, but I used to use it a lot.<p>The word "should" has become a fixture in our everyday dialogue. We use …

Self-help

Life is Now

I started to uncover the secret to true happiness and inner peace, late one busy Sunday afternoon. I was working on a project with a Monday morning deadline when suddenly an inclination to check my email struck me. I have a standing ban on email and Internet surfing while working. However, faint …

Meditation

Anti-Maduro protests persist in Venezuela, dozens jailed | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s government kept dozens of student protesters behind bars on Friday as unrest still rumbled across Venezuela following this week’s violence at political rallies that killed three.<p>A demonstrator stands with a flag on his back as demonstrators block the …

Australia on a budget

<i>This article was first published on February 14, 2014, and updated on January 26, 2015</i><p>Affordable Australia? Although the Land Down Under always figures high on the list of must-do holiday destinations for UK travellers, the country is often seen, unfairly, as an expensive option. As a high wage …