Sara Gideon

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This Simple Posing Trick Makes People Instantly Look Thinner

Photographer Niels Kemp recently asked wedding photographer and Nikon ambassador Brett Florens for his best piece of advice for beginning …

Photography

13 Incredible Facts About Frederick Douglass

The list of Frederick Douglass's accomplishments is astonishing—respected orator, famous writer, abolitionist, civil rights leader, presidential …

Frederick Douglass

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

The Genius Deck Helps Reset Your Brain When You’re Stuck on a Problem

When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you’re stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a …

5 Simple Camera Hacks for Improving Your Photos with a Cheap Plastic Bag (VIDEO)

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are …

Hacking

The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor

The zombie brand rides again<p>The Polaroid brand has been licensed to CES gadgets for years now, and so of course it’s back again this year on another new camera that mashes up digital and physical photography. It’s called the Polaroid Pop, and it shoots (and prints!) 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

20 Powerful Affirmations We Should Say to Ourselves This Year

Cheers to a new beginning and another chance for us to make the very best of it!Undoubtedly, the days, weeks and months ahead will be filled with …

2017 Logo Design Trends Forecast

Enjoy this forecast of the top logo design & branding trends of 2017.It’s also important to remember, that despite the fact that design trends vary …

The Apple Trees to Pick for a Home Garden

While a gastronome looks forward to picking apples in the fall, a gardener dreams of planting the entire tree. Here’s advice to get started<p>TWO DESIRES—to collect apples and plant a fruit tree—coincide in fall. You sample apple varieties at the same time that catalogs and nurseries take orders for …

Condominiums

Photographer captures dogs looking very skeptical of the camera

Yes, your dog notices that you take a lot of pictures of it. No, it's not cool.<p>If you've never gotten the feeling that your pup has grown tired of …

Three Ways for Schools to Help Kids Cultivate Kindness

Schools try many approaches to encourage students to be kind and helpful, from rewarding them for good behavior, to implementing service-learning …

UC Berkeley

Technology is eroding our ability to understand what's real and what's just an illusion

If we were to take a television back in time — to the Middle Ages, say — and show off a Blu-Ray film (our time machine has a power supply), we might imagine that those medieval people would have no idea how we created such a stunning illusion.<p>Our audience would presumably want to try to look inside …

The strange side of Degas

A new exhibition of rare Edgar Degas monotypes reveals a more daring and experimental side to the artist.

15 Beautiful Photos That Show What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

How do their bodies bend that way?<p>Darian Volkova is a professional ballerina and photographer who captures what goes into practicing ballet. Volkova says her perspective is unique because she can "feel, see and shoot the dance like only [a] dancer can." While traveling with her company, Volkova …

Dance

Craft the perfect portfolio this weekend

A fresh online presence is essential if you want to progress as a designer or illustrator – and for students graduating this summer, it's equally …

17 Floral Cocktails That Are *Almost* Too Pretty to Drink

There are few moments more uplifting than when it <i>finally</i> comes time for all of the gorgeous buds of spring to start blooming. Since you’re already familiar with edible flower recipes, you *need* to become acquainted with floral cocktails as well. All of these stunning libations would be perfect for …

Makeup Artist Uses Her Lips as a Canvas for Elaborate Works of Art

Artist Andrea Reed looks to her lips to start a highly unique project. The artist applies makeup to her facial canvas, transforming her own lips into stunningly elaborate works of art. Recently, Reed has even drawn inspiration from and sought to replicate an actual work: Katsushika Hokusai's <i>Great</i> …

'Animals' Shows Us NYC from the Perspective of a Bunch of Filthy Cartoon Rodents

The show explores New York City through the perspectives of animals with voice acting from stars like Aziz Ansari, A$AP Rocky, and Nick Kroll.<p>Two guys walk into a party in a grungy underground space in New York. As a painfully awkward DJ spins trendy cuts by Porches and Mr. Twin Sister, they begin …

Comedy

The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

Scotch Whisky

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

Coca Cola Cocktail: Kalimotxo Recipe

0<p>SHARES<p>Last week I waxed poetic about my affinity for 2-ingredient cocktails. Well, this week I'm continuing on with the trend and sharing yet …

The Bourbon Family Tree

Kentuckians like to tell you that 95 percent of the world's bourbon comes from their state. What they won't tell you is that pretty much every last drop of that bourbon comes from a handful of conglomerate distilleries. In this chart—excerpted from _The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban …

Overwhelmed? Here’s How to Downsize Your Life in 9 Easy Steps

When you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and can’t seem to strike the right balance, it might be time to downsize. But that doesn’t just mean …

Trick-or-beer: What to drink while you pass out Halloween candy

A few weeks ago, 10 Chicago bartenders took over the Tribune’s test kitchen to shake up spooky cocktails — think midnight-black vodka in a martini, blood-red cherry beer swirling through Scotch and more. We urged you to use their recipes at your Halloween party, and diligently infused a bottle of …

Decorations

Here Are 50 Bob Ross Quotes That Will Make Today Better

Because we all need this.<p>October 29 is Bob Ross' birthday. The late painting instructor, famous for his storied, 11-year run as the host of "The Joy of Painting," would have turned 73 years old in 2015, were he the immortal personification of happiness born from a pristine canvas in 1942 with the …

Artist Transforms Driftwood into Stunning Sculptures of Animals in Motion

Sculptor James Doran-Webb uses pieces of driftwood to form stunning creatures that look as though they're in motion. In a scale that's larger than life, rabbits, horses, and birds appear to be in mid hop, gallop, and flap. Webb's work with the highly-textured wood is methodical, and he fuses many …

Sculpture