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14 reasons to hit Las Vegas in winter (that have nothing to do with the Strip)

1. Wandering amid sculpted stone in the Valley of Fire<p>As the name suggests, this scenic state park — Nevada’s oldest and largest — can get rather …

Urban Without Limits: Finding Adventure in America's Big Cities

Urban life is a thrill, but it can lose its luster when you're stuck in the same old routine. This month, we remake the metropolis in our own active image, celebrating the new, the cool, and the classic, with an emphasis on nonstop adventure, sports, and style. Join the revolution: <i>Outside</i> is going …

How to Properly Resize Images for Facebook

Love it or hate it, Facebook has become an important social media platform for not only promoting your work, but also for finding new clients. …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

Try This Recipe for Crispy Quinoa Vegetable Burgers From the Pollan Family’s New Cookbook

Growing up, there was nothing more important to <b>Michael Pollan</b> and his three sisters than their family dinners. The daily ritual sparked the author’s interest in food, eventually leading to his hit books, <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i> and <i>In Defense of Food.</i> Now it’s his siblings’ turn, but in their case, …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

Video: How to Effectively Capture Realistic-Looking HDR Images

There are many of us who sigh at hearing the dreaded acronym, HDR. Oftentimes we associate it with oversaturated, cartoon-like compositions put …

How to Make Moving Water Look Silky Smooth in Your Photos

While on a South American sojourn, Mark Wallace landed in Mindo, Ecuador. Standing right on the edge of a roaring river, Wallace gives us a perfect …

Landscape Photography

Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good …

How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

Shutter Speed

Oh, You Sweet Thing! 30 Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so now’s the time to start auditioning recipes — everything from breakfast in bed to, uh, mood-boosting creations. Well, here are some decadent dessert recipes that would be oh-so-perfect served atop DIY mini cake stands. (If you and your oven are on the …

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

Love Me ‘Do: 15 Hopelessly Romantic Hairdos for Valentine’s Day

It’s a cruel fact that Valentine’s Day—the holiday that calls most for bouncy, beachy, wind-blown locks—takes place in the dead of winter when the seashore is snowy and the beanies that so heroically warm our domes simultaneously crush our follicles flat. Thankfully when the beach doesn’t have your …

30 Recipes for the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Nothing says “I love you” more than heartwarming fare… especially when it’s served in bed. Valentine’s morning is the perfect excuse to indulge in berry-infused pastries and heart-shaped treats so delicious, you’ll wish every day was a special breakfast-in-bed affair. So dish up a little love for …

11 Ways to Tie a Scarf -- in One Chart

<b>How does a man tie a scarf?</b><p>A simple question -- but one that has become more complex as the scarf itself has become more associated with women than men over the last 50 years.<p>This has led to a shift in how this classic men's accessory is viewed.<p>That's unfortunate.<p><b>The scarf is a classic, masculine</b> …

Clothing

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Food & Dining

4 Easy, Make-Ahead Appetizers That'll Wow Your Guests

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

You Won’t Believe These Shots Of Snowflakes Were Taken With An Ordinary Cam

The macro-photography of Alexey Kijatov will make you feel like it’s your first time seeing a snowflake.<p>Snowflakes teach us many lessons when we’re children. It teaches us about the fractal beauty that lies beneath all things; it teaches us about uniqueness, patterns, and infinity. But for some …

The Secret To Liv Tyler's Amazing Skin Is Just A Bath Away

Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.<p>Ever since we read that fab Into The Gloss interview with Liv Tyler, we've been diligently following the skin-care tips …

Handmade Skin Care — It Can Be Done!

Photographed by Janelle Jones.<p>We know, we know: <b>Making your own skin care products</b> is one of those "good in theory, pain-in-the-ass in practice" …

Mad Scientist 101: A New MIT Class Aims To Turn Science Fiction Tech Into The Real Thing

Scientists and engineers, as a whole, love science fiction. At a recent technology conference I went to, a sedate collection of engineers suddenly jumped into animated discussion when one said <i>Star Trek</i>‘s teleporter would be impossible. Now a new college class is devoted to turning science fiction …

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Interior Design