Alex Loer

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Four Settings Every Photographer Should Know on Their Camera

When it comes to our cameras most of us put a lot of time into researching which camera to purchase. We review websites like Fstoppers, read user …

Photography

Runner Lauren Fleshman on How to Master the Side Gig

Lauren Fleshman agonized as she was deciding whether to end her career as a professional distance runner—but not because she was nervous about money. While amassing an impressive array of podi­um finishes at national and international races, she was also cultivating a few passion projects on the …

Social Media

Inside the eerie abandoned casino that once hosted the Romanovs

Photographer Jimmy Chin on Mastering the Art of Chill

Here's how the acclaimed climber and skier found his path to adventure storytelling.<p>During the Communist Revolution, Jimmy Chin’s parents escaped mainland China and fled to Taiwan. Eventually, they immigrated to the flatlands of Mankato, Minnesota, where they built a life working as librarians. It …

Climbing

This Behind-The-Scenes Action From Professional Shoots Will Make You Sit Back Admire Photographers

There are times when we gawk at a stellar picture portrait with more amazement and appreciation for the photographer's skill than admiration for the …

Photography

How Elon Musk Used This Simple Mental Strategy to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses | Inc.com

How do you start the most successful private space company if you're not a rocket scientist? Or bring electric cars into the mainstream without a background in the automotive industry?<p>It might seem like everything Elon Musk touches turns to gold, but behind his unparalleled drive and ambitious …

Elon Musk

Lightroom tips: Landscape photography editing

<b>Learn how to enhance your landscape photography editing skills with James Paterson’s 20 essential Lightroom techniques.</b><p>1. Landscape photography …

17 Dairy-Free Holiday Side Dishes That Are Still Totally Decadent

When it comes to holiday sides, most dishes are usually loaded with cream or milk. But just because dairy isn’t part of your diet doesn’t mean you …

10 Unexpected Holiday Appetizers to Elevate Your Hosting Game

This holiday, step up your party game by mixing in one or two of these trendy riffs on classic appetizers. Why serve a plain old bowl of marinated …

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum lives the life we all want to live when we’re 65 and impossibly handsome. And a clotheshorse. And a massive flirt. Meet your delightfully weird (and weirdly delightful) new hero.<p><b>Five decades of</b> Hollywood glory have given us a pretty good idea of who Jeff Goldblum is on-screen. The …

JPEG vs. PNG: Which image-saving format is the better one to use?

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

4 Powerful Qualities That Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Have In Common | Inc.com

Our collective consciousness is defined by great leaders. Think about some of today's most recognizable household names: Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson. All have ascended to the top of business and achieved quasai-celebrity status, forging new …

Leadership

Wally 93 Sailing Yacht

Built for an existing Wally owner who's also an avid sailor, the Wally 93 Sailing Yacht combines the luxurious digs of the company's motorized yachts …

9 Tips for Shooting Stunning Cityscapes: Steps in Urban Photography

9 Tips for Shooting Stunning Cityscapes: First Steps in Urban Photography<p>Rating:<p>4.33 based on 6 Ratings<p>April 26, 2017 By Pascal Schirmer<p>9 Tips for …

Landscape Photography

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance workout regimen. It prevents muscle imbalances, protects you from injury, and increases …

Workouts

The Top 10 Survival Supplies That Can Save Your Life

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.<i>Editor’s Note: This post has been contributed by Sarah. If you have information for Preppers that</i> …

Top 10

CHARRED BROCCOLI WITH GINGER SESAME SAUCE FROM “DISHING UP THE DIRT”

I shy away from sharing side dish-style recipes because they tend to not go over as well as the mains, treats, or even breakfasts here. Most of my …

Cast Iron Skillet

One-Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Chickpeas

4 servings<p>Stop struggling to peel and slice superfirm squash. Just roast it whole, tear up the flesh, then sear it off in a skillet.<p>April 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small butternut squash (about 1½ pounds)<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>5 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 4 chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh …

Chickpeas

Bean Pot Pies With Caramelized Onion And Thyme

<source srcset="http://i2.wp.com/www.foodrepublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/potpies.jpg?resize=700%2C%20442, …

Verizon tests a giant drone that provides cell service after disasters

Verizon launched drones with emergency LTE capabilities which could provide the answer to a simple-yet-serious problem after a natural disaster: reestablishing communication.<p>The drones were the product of a collaboration between Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies Inc. They’re <i>enormous</i>, with …

Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Every Night of the Week

March is nearly over, Easter is just around the bend, and spring will be here any day, right? (Right?!?) Although the farmers' market—with its apple, …

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

One look at a long exposure landscape photo like the one above, and I'm sure you're salivating at the thought of creating something so beautiful.I …

Landscape Photography

Beginner Photography Tip: How to Maximize the Use of Your Kit Lens

When you step up from your smartphone or a point-and-shoot camera to something that has interchangeable lenses like a DSLR or mirrorless camera, it …

Landscape Photography

March Comfort Food Calendar

It’s not quite winter, but it’s not warm enough for spring. Your body is all confused and you just want a big bowl of mac and cheese—or chili. Here, …

12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options

While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of luxury is now extremely popular.<p>Here are a few destinations and suggestions that allow one to camp out indulgently.<p>1. …

National Parks

13 Ramen Recipes to Build a Perfect Bowl at Home

These days, a growing number of Americans realize there's a lot more to ramen than the dried bricks you can buy with loose change at the supermarket. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over the country and serving traditional styles, and thanks to Sun Noodle, you can even make instant ramen …

Lighten and brighten your wine stash with these 5 bottles

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>To get us primed for spring, try an electric rosé from Austria and a juicy Riesling from Alsace. Rounding out this week’s selections are two pinot noirs, including a surprising bargain from Bulgaria and a fun Valpolicella from Italy.<p><b>—</b><p>Dave McIntyre<p>GREAT VALUE<p>Loimer …

Flavors

Why I Love the Cheap Kit Lens

Are they bad or do they represent a perfectly decent option for beginner to filmmakers? Should you buy a kit lens with your DSLR or mirror-less …

Mushroom Soups

From creamy wild mushroom soup to spicy chicken hot pot, these warming bowls of mushroom soup aim to please.