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The Best 'Cheap Eats' In New York City

But the city has amazing food at every price point.<p>We asked the so-called "eats experts" at The Infatuation, a restaurant review site, to help us develop a list of the best "cheap eats" spots in NYC.<p>The eateries range in cuisine from Middle Eastern to classic burgers.

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the …

10 Unusual Things That Can Actually Make You Happy

I’m currently doing #100happydays and that’s what prompted this article. All the below things, at some point, have made me unhappy. However, being …

Happiness

14 Timeless Ways To Get Back Your Perspective When You’re Overwhelmed

<i>The question is simple, do you tree or not?</i><p><i>Because I Tree. I Tree as often as possible.</i><p><i>Because with the world being as it is sometimes I have to get</i> …

How To Own The Shade Your Co-Workers Throw At You

Illustrated by Tyler Spangler.<p>When it comes to getting ahead at work, nice guys finish last — right? Well, it depends. No one wants to be thought of …

31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

1. Catch Some Zzz's—the Right Way<p>Turkish researchers found that people who tend to sleep on their right side have mellower dreams, with themes of …

Wellness

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

Time I

9 Everyday Negative Thoughts You Need To Throw Away to be Happy

The crazy battle that’s going on in our head can be a tough one. Try as we might, sometimes the negative thoughts just seem to overwhelm.<p>As such, our …

Why You Should Live by the One-Minute Rule

So I'm reading this great book called <i>The Happiness Project</i>. (You should read it, too!) For her own Happiness Project, the author, Gretchen Rubin, spent one year dedicated to understanding and increasing her happiness by tackling little parts of every aspect of her life.<p><i>Source: Gretchenrubin.com</i><p>Her …

Complacency: The Art of Career Self-Sabotage

It seems to come out of nowhere. Boom. Blindsided. That’s complacency. It’s career suicide. Sounds harsh, I know, but the job market is highly …

Leadership

Super Simple and Cheap DIY Ring Light for Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

One of the most sought after lighting accessories is a ring light. Meant to create a unique aesthetic, a ring light is a great way to add a sharp, …

How Many Lenses Do We Really Need?

There is one thing that constantly keeps cropping up in both my own work, and in the work of others I see around me. I've worked with more and more …

Tilt-shift

Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

The Best DIY Hair Treatment Made from Unlikely Ingredients

Tomorrow is St. Patty’s Day! If your fridge is already stocked with holiday essentials, you may have everything you need for this DIY from Alexis …

Kale Fried Rice for One - Infinitely Adaptable Recipe

<i>Kale Fried Rice for One</i><p>This is the kind of thing I make for myself when I’m the only one around or the only one hungry. It only works with leftover …

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Avocado Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

What Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me?

Shhh... The universe is talking to you, but are you listening? I am by no means qualified to get into a debate as to whether or not we are the only sentient creatures in the universe; however, I do believe that my mind is usually so preoccupied with mindless internal chatter that I am ignorant to …

Virginia Woolf's Wisdom On The World Is Just The Inspiration You Need Today

Through her books' pages, Virginia Woolf invited millions of readers to evaluate how they view dreaming, themselves and the world. Whether it's about tapping into yourself, opening yourself up to the world's possibilities or trusting your heart, Woolf's wisdom has transcended decades and can still …

You are what your gender eats: On nutrition and body image in American culture

A VIDEO ABOUT Arnold Schwarzenegger cooking a “Steak & Egger Sandwich” went viral recently. Basically, these guys cook a 78,000-calorie, …

Nutrition

On Working Within a Fixed Focal Length

“What kind of glass are you using?” or some variant of that almost always follows the camera question when I talk with other photographers. There are …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

Lelaina, the '90s Hannah Horvath? A 'Reality Bites' Virgin Reacts to the Movie

Universal<p>"Reality Bites" turned 20 years old last month, and we're guessing you've probably spent at least half that amount of time attempting to exorcise Lisa Loeb's "Stay" from your head. While my sister was aware of the hit single spawned by Ben Stiller's 1994 comedy-drama -- which stars Winona …

25 Wes Anderson Movie Facts To Fill You With Whimsy

Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, releases this Friday and so far has been positively received (Vince’s review). The film’s IMDB page lists about half of Hollywood in the cast, with Ralph Fiennes in the starring role as a hotel concierge trying to prove his innocence …

5 Lovely Ways to Celebrate the Power of Less

"Your daily life is your temple and your religion. Whenever you enter into it take with you your all." -- Kahlil Gibran<p>Do you feel inadequate? Are you primed to think you will never have or be enough? Then you are caught in the trap of wanting more. If only I had more -- more friends or time or …

Because You Feel Sad Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Sad

Mindfulness check! What liberation, to become aware of our own mind. With all the recent attention on mindfulness, we are getting better at being able to watch our minds in action, notice the thoughts it generates, the stories it tells us. We are starting to understand that it is simply the nature …

5 Ways To Get Unstuck In A Passion Sucking World

You are in your twenties. You have figuratively started your career, but as you have comes to terms with the real world, you have realistically …

10 Things I Learned From My Parent’s Divorce

For as long as I could remember, my stepdad Eric had been in my life. He started dating my mother when I was a year old, after her and my father had …