Peter Smith

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Why are some MPs trying to shut down the transgender debate?

Even if you don’t know who Stephen Doughty MP is, if you’re vaguely familiar with the history of New Labour, you’ll know his story: Oxford, a job for a senior Labour politician and a brief spell working in charities. Then selection for a safe seat in his early 30s, thanks to a combination of talent …

LGBTQI

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

This Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Looking for an easy dinner that really packs a punch? Kung pao chicken is your best bet. But before you place an order at your local takeout joint, …

Food

David Byrne on the Music That Made Him

Ever the overachiever, David Byrne has spent the last four months tackling his most ambitious project yet: cheerfulness. But not the kind we’ve seen from the Talking Heads legend before—the ecstatic type that once prompted him to flutter and convulse while yelping about infinity, or the esoteric …

A Simple Explanation of How to Create Stunning BOKEH Effects

If you clicked on this article, I'm assuming that you already know what bokeh is, but if not, here's a quick explanation:Bokeh is the out of focus …

Framing

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

12 Healthy Salad Recipes That Are 100% Better With Chicken

Grilled, shredded, cubed — any way you make it, your salad's bound to benefit from this versatile (and delicious) protein. We've rounded up the best kale-, quinoa-, cabbage-, and romaine-based recipes so you can get your greens on every day of the week without ever getting bored. Enjoy!

Healthy Eating

Taste Beyond The Tongue

It’s scarily easy to run spyware on your significant other’s smartphone

If you thought only the government has advanced spying tools for your iPhone or Android device, then you were wrong. It turns out that it’s pretty …

Domestic Abuse

How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …

Operating Systems

How to quit sugar this year: 'It's a lifestyle change, not a diet'

Week four is when most people experience a crash, and mine is monumental. But by week six, I’ve come through the other side<p>• From getting stronger to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s Monday night, and I’m clutching an eight-pack of mini Kellogg’s cereals in the queue of my local …

World Health Organization

The best turntables of 2016

<b>Your guide to the best new budget, mid-range and high-end turntables of the year.</b><p>2016 was dominated by turntables, and by two stories in particular. …

Audiophile

The best albums of 2016: the full list

Our countdown of Guardian music’s favourite albums of the year is complete, topped by a jaw-dropping work of passion and originality<p>• More best culture of 2016 • What was your album of the year for 2016?<p>1<p>Lemonade – Beyoncé<p>Beyoncé’s Lemonade was a jaw-dropping audiovisual work, in which the theme of …

Ariana Grande

Everything You Need to Know to Capture a Stunning Sunset & Enhance the Image in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Everyone loves photographing a beautiful sunset, but sometimes our results don’t quite convey the epic scene we attempted to capture. In this …

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

Sketching

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

3 Of The Best Lightroom Tips you’ll See this Year

Hey guys, Mark from Shotkit here. Now wouldn’t you like an article where there’s no preamble, just a handful of meaty tips that you can implement …

Tutorials

Lean Body Mass Workouts

Building mass takes time, especially if you want lean mass. Anyone can add a ton of calories into their diet, hit the weights and bulk up, but a …

Everything You Need to Know to Master Lightroom

Today we launched a brand new dPS course to help you get total control over Adobe Lightroom. For a short time you can grab it with a 50% off early …

Questlove Reviews Prince’s Warner Brothers Records

Questlove recently listed 40 reasons Prince was a “Hip-hop pioneer,” following previous tributes including special DJ sets, a written essay, and a Billboard Music Awards speech. Now, he's reviewed and rated Prince's entire Warner Brothers catalog—spanning 1978’s <i>For You</i> to 1997’s <i>The Truth</i>—on …

Party Prince - Matthew McConkey

How To Take The Perfect Sunset Photo

Want to know how to capture beautiful sunset images? We’ve got you covered. Take your sunset images from ordinary to extraordinary with just a few …

Sony announces 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 full-frame lenses

Sony today announced a pair of FE-mount full-frame lenses for its Alpha and NEX mirrorless cameras. The first is an FE 50mm F1.8 prime lens, giving …

Watch Prince Cover David Bowie, Bob Marley in Concert

Prince held back-to-back concerts in Toronto on Friday night that had him performing 57 songs in total, including a cover of David Bowie’s 1977 hit …

The Vanishing Man review – Velázquez as he lives and breathes

A missing painting draws Laura Cumming into the mystery of art itself in this eloquent homage to the Spanish master<p>Close up, painted faces decompose into an indecipherable mess of dots and dashes, applied by flicks of a brush. Much the same happens when you approach actual people: from a distance …

Aesthetics

Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

Author: Michael Calore. Michael Calore Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.22.15.<p>Time of Publication: 12:38 pm. 12:38 pm<p>The iPad Pro is an amazing device, …

salted chocolate chunk cookies

I would like to go on record as stating that I was not in the market for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Maybe I’m getting a little cranky in my …

Dessert

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

Tutorials

pear and hazelnut muffins

We all know that muffins teeter precariously on a razor-thin line that divides the food categories of “Acceptable for Breakfast” and “Nope, This Is …

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

In this Lightroom workflow tutorial learn how to beautifully develop your landscape photos in less than 10 minutes. Learn to effectively use the tone …