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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 …

14 Sexy Tricks to Boost Your Libido

These tricks will boost your mojo even more than flowers and chocolate<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 your sex drive and leave you feeling sexier all day …

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 …

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 …

Philanthropy

6 Reasons the Scale Won’t Budge

Gain some know-how, lose the weight

Fitness

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique

Workouts

Stop Saying the Word 'Should'

I've been on a quest to replace my "should" with alternative vocabulary that is healthier and more accepting -- both of myself and of other people. The longer I'm on this quest, the more I realize the damage the word "should" does to our self-relationship and our relationships with others.<p>"To wish …

Relationships

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 …

Self-awareness

Anti-Maduro protests persist in Venezuela, dozens jailed

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 …

Matters of the heart and wallet: a Valentine's Day fact sheet

Valentine's day: all about the Benjamins<p>Amount Americans are expected to spend on Valentine's Day this year: $17.3bn<p>Average amount spent per person: $133.91<p>What are they buying?<p>48.7% are buying candy<br>• 37.3% are buying flowers<br>• 51.2% are buying greeting cards<br>• 19% are buying jewelry<br>• 37% are going …

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 …