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7 Essential Oils for Arthritis

Most people think that aromatherapy is all about bath and beauty products, but it is so much more than that. I’ve used aromatherapy in the protocols …

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed (GOOG, GOOGL)

Reuters/Mark Blinch<p>Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, …

How IFTTT support differs with Alexa and Google Assistant

Both Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) and the Alexa speakers come with one very important feature: IFTTT support. Without it, Google Home would be relegated to only working with a handful of products, and the list of devices and services compatible with Alexa would be more than halved.<p>IFTTT support …

Republicans call Obamacare a 'failure.' These 7 charts show they couldn't be more wrong

Congressional Republicans, evidently hoping that by repeating an untruth they'll convince American voters, and perhaps themselves, that it's a truth, on Wednesday said the Affordable Care Act has "failed."<p>The undistilled version of this view came from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who emerged …

6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

10 Photography Curators You Should Follow on Flipboard

To get an education in photography, one simply has to look around. That’s not asking much. From advertisements to Instagram, the modern age is awash in images appearing before us from every possible angle. Adding to this is the convergence of cameras and mobile phones, which led to the world taking …

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

Public Speaking

Watch Michelle Obama’s Powerful Speech at DNC

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday where the First Lady focused on the important role the next …

Hillary Clinton

How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

An exclusive interview with the entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and -- oh yeah -- tennis great. Venus Williams discusses her entrepreneurial journey, and how you might not be able to have it all... but you can have a lot more than you imagine.<p>Unless you've been living totally off the grid for …

Business Strategy

5 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Keep Weight Off

I know that losing weight is one of the most difficult pursuits in health. However, keeping the weight off is perhaps even harder than losing it in …

These 10 Superfoods Can Help Balance Your Hormones and Reduce Inflammation

Hormonal imbalances and inflammation are common conditions in the U.S. They are often the culprit behind symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, high …

Wellness

Macbook Pro, iPhone 6/6S More Black Friday Deals On Various Apple Devices: Save $100 or More!

Apple and its retailers join in the celebration of Black Friday this Thanksgiving with great deals and marked down prices of the company's …

MacBook Pro

Is Nuzzle The iPod Of Pet Insurance? Ammunition Thinks So.

This smart collar insures a pet’s health in more ways than one.<p>In America, as much as 47% of all households have a dog, and up to 37% have a cat. Despite this, only 2% of all Americans have any form of pet insurance. Not because they don’t love their pet. Not because their pet doesn’t get sick. Not …

Pets

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

10 black directors reinventing film

The shocking under-representation of black directors has long plagued the film industry, and the presence of people of colour on and offscreen is an issue that is increasingly hard to ignore. To this day, in the Academy Awards’ 87-year history, not a single black filmmaker has won the Oscar for …

Microsoft Introduces 'Send' iOS App for Quick, 'In-and-Out Email'

Microsoft today announced "Send," a new app premiering exclusively on iOS that aims to give customers the simplicity of a text-message conversation in the guise of a professional e-mail experience. Specifically, the app will let users send quick, snappy responses to co-workers "without a subject …

The List Are You On It? Washington, DC

Events<p>Home Run Derby Watch Party<p>Watch parties will return to The Yards Park boardwalk big screen for baseball fans to root for their favorite teams …

Fast Casual

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …

4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to …

Samsung Ads Show Famous Artists Taking Selfies To Create Iconic Self-Portraits

<b>To promote</b> its compact mirrorless camera NX Mini, Samsung has launched a creative ad campaign that features some of history’s most famous …

Art

Photographer Romina Ressia

Romina Ressia Photography.<p>Photographer Romina Ressia was born in 1981 in Argentina in a small town not far from Buenos Aires. Her creative passion …

Photobook review: i - Photographs by Eamonn Doyle | LensCulture

Irish photographer Eamonn Doyle's first photobook, <i>i</i>, is one of my personal favorite photobooks from 2014. Composed of images of anonymous solitary people walking the streets of Dublin, this book brings you in close, looking down from slightly above, and mostly from behind. It is as if we are …

Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks …

Judge Rules Steve Jobs Deposition Video Will Not See Public Release

The Steve Jobs deposition video that played a key role in the iPod antitrust trial Apple faced in court last week will not see a public release, ruled by District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.<p>In a filing released today (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), the judge denied a request issued by several major news …

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

Apps

CEO

The following CEOs helm companies from FORBES America's Best Small Companies list, 2013. Here's what they have to say about leadership. (image credit Victor 1558 on Flickr)

Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

The Amazingly Easy Way to Pit Cherries that Will Save You Hours

Hint: You'll want to raid your desk drawers before leaving work!<p>If you can't bypass cherries at the farmer's market without buying a pound or two, we don't blame you—nothing says <i>summer</i> like the perfect cherry pie or jam. But how can you make such a killer desert (or just enjoy cherries raw, for …