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7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

What Sara Blakely Wished She Knew in Her 20s

Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, shares with us the life lessons she learned on her road to success.<p>It's not every day you meet a self-made billionaire, let alone the world's <i>first female</i> billionaire, and get her to share her secrets to success. Sara Blakely, the owner and creator of a product …

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

Rare photos of untouched Australia

Meet the photographer who travels in a helicopter turned campervan, capturing parts of Australia that most people have never seen.<p>The landscape below us was afire with glittering light.<p>“Pretty, isn’t it?” asked my companion, Richard Green, an eccentric Englishman who has flown all over Australia …

17 Ways You're Eating Breakfast Wrong

The morning meal is more complicated than you think.<p><b>1. You fry eggs in a pan.</b> Scramble eggs in a microwave-safe mug and cook until firm (usually about one minute). You'll get super-fluffy eggs without greasy cooking oil and extra dishes.<p><i>Kathleen Kamphausen</i><p><b>2. You open new cereal from the top of the</b> …

12 Weird Things Women Do When They're Alone

Sex and the City coined it our "secret single behavior," but women have been doing strange things since take-out and sweatpants were invented.<p><b>1. Somersault off the couch to go the bathroom.</b> Weird, I know, but it's fun and it gets me there faster. No other human has ever seen me do this but hey, I …

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How To Get Glow

Craving for that model glow? There are many products out there that can help you achieve it almost effortlessly but the problem is to keep …

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The best travel photography at Cortona on the Move 2014 – in pictures

Cortona on the Move is an annual event dedicated to travel photography. The small town in Tuscany is transformed with visitors attending exhibitions, workshops and portfolio reviews from professional photographers. Here is a selection of the best pictures on show – from Mongolia to Minnesota. The …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Owning a Dog

No more all-night outings, last-minute travel, or sleeping in.<p><b>1. There's no cute way to pick up poop.</b><p><b>2. "The dog ate my Louis Vuitton" is not a valid excuse for a refund.</b><p><b>3. You might have to cut a great date short to go feed the dog.</b> Then again, "I've got to get home to the dog" is a good excuse to …

Eat This and Lose Belly Fat!

Eat to lose your spare tire, with these superfoods from The Abs Diet for Women.<p>Eat to lose your spare tire, with these superfoods from <i>The Abs Diet for Women.</i> Via Good Housekeeping

8 Things He's Thinking But Won't Say Out Loud

Our guy expert Lodro Rinzler tells us what's really going in a man's mind.<p><b>1. "Your family really scares me."</b> Either the constant contact, or the gruff father, or the crazy sister... there's some aspect here that he will never name (you don't mess with a girl's family) but it scares the sh*t out of …

Michael Slovis To Direct Game of Thrones Season 5

Michael Slovis has joined the <i>Game of Thrones</i> directing team.<p>The <i>Breaking Bad</i> director will direct the first two episodes of the show's fifth season, reports .<p>Slovis, who has directing credits on four episodes of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, as well as director of photography credits on over twenty episodes, joins a …

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To Hell and Back: A Photographer Captures Her Struggle With Mental Illness

The emotions were too searing. The voice in her head wouldn’t relent. Whatever she was feeling, words wouldn’t do it justice. That’s when Christina …

Snarky new Samsung ad hits Apple where it hurts

There are a lot of things Samsung could say to tout the battery life of the Galaxy S5, its top-of-the-line smartphone.<p>It outperforms Apple’s iPhone …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

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Glastonbury 2014: camping the Lily Allen way

Lily Allen, Radiohead and Damien Hirst avoid the masses by camping in upmarket tipis at Glastonbury. Rupert Hawksley checks out the superior facilities<p>The evolution of <b>Glastonbury</b> from rough-and-ready hippie gathering to mass middle-class event has been well documented. Every year, the gruelling …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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11 Essential Tips for Freelance Photographers – Hosted by Robert Seale

Last week Allen Murabayashi chatted with Houston-based photographer Robert Seale about the 11 essential tips all photographers must know before going …

Time-Lapse Captured with Solar Telescope Shows a Sunset in Magnificent Detail

Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand uploaded a time-lapse to YouTube today that is anything but your run-of-the-mill sunset lapse. For one, he’s …

Fake It 'til You Make It With These Makeup & Beauty Secrets

From getting rid of facial fuzz to hiding cellulite, here are a few makeup and beauty secrets to enhance your look and work with what youve got.<p>Let's face it—none of us have the time to sit around wishing and hoping and thinking and praying for perfect hair and spotless skin. Instead of focusing on …

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Green beans are a nutritious vegetable that are rich in…

Green beans are a nutritious vegetable that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients such as vitamins A & C, calcium, iron, manganese, beta-carotene, and protein. Green beans provide signifiant cardiovascular benefits due to their omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) content. They also contain ant-inflammatory compounds which make them highly beneficial for individuals who suffer with auto-immune disorders such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, COPD, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowl …

First Look at the Nikon D7100, Shooting in Tricky Lighting

A few months ago, Nikon released the D7100 DSLR, which was a hot-rodded upgrade from the very popular D7000. Looking at it from the standpoint of its …

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Shooting Larger Than Full-Frame Without Breaking the Bank or Carrying a Tank

When you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, sometimes the best bet is to wander off the beaten path and take an alternate route. The …

Master Mani: Graphic Op-Art in Black, White, and Red

If you’re looking for fresh mani inspiration, we have great news! We’ve invited our friend and collaborator Chelsea King (also known as Chelsea …

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The Unexpected Entrepreneur: One-on-One With Joe Satriani

An in-depth, exclusive interview with guitarist Joe Satriani about his musical and entrepreneurial journey.<p>Put aside selling millions of critically acclaimed solo albums. Put aside touring with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, and Chickenfoot. Put aside teaching legendary guitarists like Steve Vai, Kirk …