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10+ Stunning Animal Portraits By Ukrainian Photographer Sergey Polyushko

Sergey Polyushko is a Ukrainian photographer whose portfolio includes everything from architecture and fashion to commercial and street photography. …

Photography

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

<i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune system, increasing blood pressure and even triggering heart attacks, which sometimes …

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits

Is 2016 your year to finally eat healthier, start saving, and liking yourself more?<p>You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start …

No, You Can’t Become a Winemaker Overnight

Like creating a good wine, becoming a winemaker takes time, talent and a little luck. And the last step—honing your skills as an assistant winemaker—is the most essential<p>By<p>Lettie Teague<p>Lettie Teague<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Lettie.Teague@wsj.com<p><b>JUST ABOUT ANYONE</b> who has ever opened a bottle …

This is the secret to taking a great photo of your cat

We all love taking pics of our pets. The camera roll on my iPhone might have ten times more photos of my animals than it does of me or my actual …

Photography

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

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Making wine in a war zone: Syria's 'dream' vineyard

<b>Domaine de Bargylus is Syria's only commercial winery, producing quality wine despite the country's bitter civil war. It is run by brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, whose father dreamt of owning a vineyard in Syria.</b><p>In August, every three days a taxi leaves Latakia in the north-west, carrying a …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

Where to go for the 2015 wine harvest

Summer isn't over yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early to plan fall travel.<p>In most areas of the U.S. the wine harvest begins in August and runs …

Wine

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Golden Globes

101 Unique Ways To Save Money

Whether you need to put your finances in order or looking to get rich, the best place to start is by saving money. While that may sound like an …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

The Brooklyn Of Every State

Though pockets of it are still holding strong, most of Brooklyn has been swept by a sea of trilby-wearing millennials with waxed beards, who just wanna give back to the neighborhood with an artisanal dog treat shop, you know?<p><i>By: Kristen Hunt and Lee Breslouer</i><p>Though pockets of it are still holding …

How to Get Professional Product Photographs With a Single Light Source

Not too long ago I was asked to take some pictures of a few products for a fashion blogger to review. Despite my shortage of experience in the …

A Tribute to the Original Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, the Lens That Saved My Career

With this week’s announcement of the new Nikkor 24-70 VR, I wanted to take a moment to look back on what its predecessor, the 24-70mm f/2.8G, has …

How To Master Indoor Photography With Natural Light

Whether you’re a street, portrait, still life, raccoon, or landscape photographer you’ll undoubtedly benefit from practicing indoors from time to …

Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

When the wine critic James Suckling described a Ch<i>â</i>teau Haut-Brion in the pages of <i>Wine Spectator</i> in 1992, he needed just a single phrase to sum up the taste: “Big and meaty, with lots of fruit and full tannins, but featuring a sweetness and silkiness on the finish.” At the time, the field of wine …

6 Easy Ways to Get Creative Photos

Photographer’s Block<p>Sometimes inspiration can be stuck in traffic, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for it to arrive. Get your creativity going …

4 Tips to Help you Decide Between Black and White or Color for your Image

Why do black and white photographs speak to us? In nature, colors are meant to attract, and cause things to catch our attention. Still, even without …

15 Netflix Movies That Will Help You Beat a Creativity Slump

Everyone loves a good Netflix binge. From <i>Friends</i> to <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, we’ve all spent a good amount of our Friday nights watching our favorite TV shows and movies. But while Netflix can get a bad rap for only providing mindless entertainment, they’ve got a ton of inspiring documentaries, …

TED Talks

The Psychology of Wine Labels

After multiple opportunities to do field research this holiday season, I’ve come to the conclusion most of us choose wine based on brand, rather than taste.<p>Sure, many people have an oenophile friend who knows that a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite with the initials Th.J. etched on it sold for more …

Into the Vines: The Wines and Winemakers of Sicily

I was married for more than 10 years to an Italian. An Italian Italian, from Rome, and we traveled to Italy frequently. But somehow, we never went to …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

Food Photography

Which Countries Produce And Consume The Most Wine?

The world of wine is changing, but changing slowly. Over the last few decades world wine production and con consumption have shifted from “traditional” countries to “new” wine countries. The latest numbers from the International Organisation for Wine and Vine (*) shows some of these changes.<p><b>France</b> …

miggo is the World’s First Camera Strap That Doubles as a Padded Case

miggo is an innovative new camera accessory that can serve two purposes. It can be used as a padded strap, but when you’re done shooting, the strap …