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It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary, and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency are celebrating with a batch of stunning photos of the Lagoon Nebula, in all of its swirling, explosive beauty.<p>The Hubble "has offered a new view of the universe and …

Cosmology

10 Free Video Series for Learning to Design in Photoshop

If you’re new to the design world then Photoshop may feel intimidating. But it’s the most useful design software you can learn for handling all types …

Web Design

The Wrong Mental Model Can Kill Your Business

How we see problems drives what kind of solutions we come up with<p>Ideas fuel business. They drive how we respond to customer problems and leverage market opportunities. The right idea can make a business work and, over time, our successes become ingrained in our mental models. The opposite is also …

Innovation

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

Need Photoshop? Here’s how to get it without overpaying

As you might expect, getting your hands on a copy of Photoshop is going to cost you. But just how much Adobe’s industry-leading image editor costs …

Tutorials

Thread about how much data Facebook and Google have on you will freak you the hell out

Reader beware, this Twitter thread about your Facebook and Google data will give you quite the scare.<p>Dylan Curran, a technical consultant and web …

Social Media

Starbucks, a Bagel and a Bad User Experience

“Sometimes they change the price in the computer, so it actually costs a bit more” I was told. Of course this didn’t make sense to me but then the …

UX Design

22 Beautiful Invoice Designs for Creatives

If you were asked to picture an invoice, how would it look? The first image that pops into your head is probably a plain and boring, white sheet of …

Graphic Design

How to make the best photographic prints

<b>What you see isn’t always what you get in the translation between screen and print. Matthew Richards reveals how to make your prints charming</b><p>However …

3D Printing

4×5 Large Format Rooftop Photos of Paris at Night

“Over Paris” is a gorgeous ongoing photo project by photographer Alain Cornu, who brings his 4×5 large format field camera onto rooftops around the …

Photography

See the Soaring Shortlist for the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year Awards

With a focus on our feathered friends, the Bird Photographer of the Year contest fosters a “growing interest and passion for photographing one of the most interesting and engaging areas of natural history.” Much like last year's collection of awe-inspiring winning photos, this year's recently …

Nature Photography

Gallery: Wondrous waves in Nikon's surf photography awards

The annual competition celebrates both the best single surf-themed photograph and the best surf video or film from the last twelve months. As seen in …

Photography

Here's what you need to do before you break up with Facebook

So, you want to free yourself from Facebook.<p>Let's be real, we all <i>want</i> to do it. But few of us actually ever do, because whether you like to admit it …

Social Media

Top 10 UX Blogs That All Web Designers Should Read

There’s a lot to learn in the world of UX design. There’s so much terminology along with varying workflows that it can take years to master the …

UX Design

You Should Really Look At Your Facebook Third-Party App Settings Right Now

You may be unwittingly handing over lots of personal information to outside companies through Facebook. Here’s how to see what you’re giving up and how to change your settings.<p>According to reports by the New York Times and the Observer, the research firm Cambridge Analytica procured personal data …

Apps

Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide

2018-03-16T11:00:36+01:002018-03-28T14:14:57+00:00Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide<p>By now, most people working in tech know and …

Web Design

Same But Different

Dear friend,A truth I’ve discovered: a good way to find more joy and happiness in your everyday life is to enjoy the same things, but by adding …

Street Photography

These 15 Photos From Smithsonian Magazine's Photo Contest Will Take Your Breath Away, Guaranteed

<b>Smithsonian</b> magazine recently released the finalists of its 15th Annual Photo Contest, and each and every one is absolutely stunning. Among the 48,000 submissions from photographers across 155 countries and locations around the world, 60 stand-out images made it to the last round of selections. …

Popular ‘Golden Ratio Grid’ Freebie Has Been Upgraded For Responsiveness & More

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Image via Adrián Somoza<br>Designer Adrián Somoza’s free-to-download ‘Golden Ratio Grid’ has played a role …

Freebies

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Entertainment

Tips To Maximize Your SmugMug Account

My workflow has relied on SmugMug starting back in March of 2008, and after a decade of use, my organization was a disaster. In that ten-year span, …

8 Innovative Ways to Make Money From Your Art

A reality of modern life for any working artist is diversification. If you want to make a full-time living as a photographer or fine artist, sometimes it's not always enough to rely on gallery representation or freelance clients. Luckily, as the world has changed, the <b>opportunities for artists to</b> …

How to Successfully Find Gallery Representation as an Artist

For most emerging artists, seeing their work hung in a gallery for the first time is a major milestone. Even though the art market is shifting, there is something about the intangible prestige of working with a gallery. The best gallerists not only know how to make collectors fall in love with …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Philip Hammond

An Inspiring Talk By Master Photographer Joel Meyerowitz About His Photography Journey

Joel Meyerowitz was born in New York on March 6, 1938. He began his photography journey in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during …

Street Photography

Virginia just determined control of its state house by picking a name out of a bowl

The random drawing to settle a tied race delivered the house majority to Republicans.<p>Virginia settled the outcome of a tied House of Delegates race that would determine control of the chamber in a random drawing Thursday — and Republicans won.<p>In accordance with state law, once a recount determined …

Government

Five myths about bitcoin

This month, bitcoin, the digital currency launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, hit a record price of $17,428.42 per coin. It got its own futures market at a traditional brokerage firm, and it even earned a joke in a recent “Saturday Night Live” sketch. Perhaps because of its complicated technical …

Bitcoin

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality