Sara Victoria

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Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

Tutorials

Protein Goes Green: Can Algae Become The Next Soy?

Could the next big thing in alternative proteins be a something tiny and green?<p>Several companies see a bright future for plant protein, and for microalgae in particular. But whether this attractive protein source can muscle out a place for itself against heavyweights like soy and pea is an open …

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

[Image]In January I was in a psych unit for swallowing 40 ambien with vodka. Before I got out I was told by my therapist to change something in my life; which inspired me to create a YouTube series about mental illness and other social issues. I recently received this letter from a viewer... : GetMotivated

This makes the 15 hour work days absolutely worth every second. It also made me cry...<p>http://imgur.com/i4w2Ht0 (the censoring was for my mom's …

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that some clues to those genetic …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

5 Tips for Shooting Better Photos of Your Kids

<i>Editor’s note: Elena Shumilova is a mother and photographer based in Russia who became a viral sensation online after sharing her remarkable photos</i> …

Lessons On How To Use The Internet To Become A Full-Time World Traveler

Dalene and Peter Heck sold their home in 2009. Today, they are homeless by choice, spending their time and money traveling. To make it happen, they use websites and resources like Couchsurfing, Craiglist and the TrustedHousesitters.com to find places to stay in exotic locales.<p>While there have …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

San Francisco

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

This Mandala Coloring Book For Grown Ups Is The Creative's Way To Mindful Relaxation

For the unfamiliar, a mandala is a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, made from a nest of squares and circles, that represents the cosmos. As the Asian Art Museum put it: "mandalas are not just images to view, but worlds to enter -- after recreating the image in their mind’s eye, meditators …

Meditation

Self-Exposures

Photography

Chromatic Aberration - What is it and How to Avoid it

Understanding chromatic aberration, how to avoid it, and what you can do about it will help you improve the final quality of your images.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: Almost Perfect

Elbows in the ribs, jostling crowds, too few handsets. My first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress weren’t great. And even without the seething throng of the launch event, I’ve never really been bowled over by Samsung’s flagship smartphones.<p>On the day, we weren’t really …

Phones

10 Mantras From Inspirational Movies That Could Change Your Life

Inspiration can come from anywhere and anyone. Mine often comes from books and movies -- books and movies that combine life stories with a spiritual journey.<p>Here are my 10 inspirational mantras and movie quotes that may impact you the same way it does to me.<p>1. To live is to explore.<p>"To see the …

And now my first diptych is complete! There are some really nice bits in these. #zentangle

Post-Processing Tips: Overcoming Beginners Acts of Omission

In an old dressmaking shop in Paris, a master-tailor has finished stitching a bridal gown. He is eager to show it to the world, but he knows that the …

Tutorials

Yoga for Body and Mind Health

<i>By: Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., Kira Taniguchi, and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Integrative Medicine Program</i><p>Yoga can strengthen your body and mind, but what role does it play in a cancer setting? Research shows yoga can lessen the severity of symptoms, improve quality of life at a physical, psychological, …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

How to Build Self-Discipline in 4 Easy Steps

Harry S. Truman once said, “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all …

Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Engineering

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art