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5 things you need for oil painting

There's an unwarranted mystique around oil painting that has put some artists off from exploring them. If you know the right oil painting techniques, …

Helpful Advice on Getting Your Photos Printed Professionally

Have you ever had your photos professionally printed? It’s one thing to have your images stored away on a computer or SD card somewhere, but taking …

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers

A good idea is just one piece of the book-writing pie. Here's a toolkit to start and finish your book.<p>It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published …

Writing

Your Ice Cube Tray is Good For a Lot More Than, Well, Ice Cubes

Coconut milk is my kitchen's biggest loiterer. Recipes will often call for just a portion of a can, which leaves me with a leftover volume that's too much to throw away yet not enough to fulfill its next destiny. So I'll unscrew another can, and the cycle will start all over again.<p>In her cookbook …

How to Grill Eggs Like It's No Big Deal

How to grill eggs? Just stand there, really.<p>Have a grill? Put an egg on it. Really. An outdoor alternative to hard-boiled eggs, grilled eggs are a great side dish to serve at a cookout, and they’re a perfect topper for a fresh summer salad. They’re also ridiculously easy to make: you just put a raw …

Learn Game Animation With These Pixel Art GIFs

Game maker (and co-founder of game studio MiniBoss) Pedro Medeiros knows pixel art, and he wants to teach you. Every Tuesday since September, he’s …

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>”This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …

Happiness

Apple iOS 11 Photo and Video Formats Will Cut Your Storage Use in Half

Good news for iPhone and iPad users who are running low on storage space: Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 update will bring more efficient compression …

iOS

Japanese Artist Layers 100s Of Photos Taken Over Time To Produce Stunning Multidimensional Landscapes

Japanese visual artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi doesn’t believe that time can be grasped, but with his latest exhibition, he does a spectacular job of …

Art

Go Viral Or Die Trying

Even with the Republicans' failure to repeal Obamacare, the rise in Americans' use of crowdfunding sites to defray medical costs won't be slowing down anytime soon. It's not enough to be sick—are you also interesting?<p>In late February, Senator Tom Cotton stood before his constituents at a town hall …

Health Care

Decadent Mac and Cheese

Step 3<p>Spread ⅓ of the pasta in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the cheese mixture. Repeat with the remaining pasta and …

Recipes

This Abstract Short Film Imagines a Rock with Consciousness

Ryan Harding and Winston Duke’s short film ‘Moss’ follows the migration of living rock.<p>By preserving the fossils of things that previously existed, rocks have played a huge role in shaping humanity’s understanding of life on earth. In an abstract science fiction short, filmmaker Ryan Harding and …

Adobe Photoshop CC Beginner Tutorial: Intro Guide to the Basics (Learn How to use CC 2017)

December 31, 2016, Adobe Photoshop Tutorials, 613 views<p>Learn How to use Photoshop with this basic intro tutorial for beginners using CC versions. …

Don’t Let Blown Out Clouds Ruin Your Landscape Photos: Here’s an Easy Photoshop Fix (VIDEO)

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You …

How to Create a GIF Using After Effects and Photoshop

This easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial will show you how to quickly create an animated GIF using After Effects and Photoshop.

How to Overlay Text (or Anything Else) Over Animated GIFs in Photoshop

Sometimes a GIF alone isn’t enough; sometimes you want to add a little bit of text. Photoshop can do the job, but the process isn’t as intuitive as …

Owlboy review - Gorgeous adventure ten years in the making sets the bar sky-high

It’s been almost ten years since we first heard about Owlboy. Developers D-Pad Studio have popped up with info, updates and even a demo over the years, so there’s never been any suggestion that the game wouldn’t come out, but… almost ten years, for an indie platformer. It’s a <i>long</i> time to be excited …

Pixel Art

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Panini with Chocolate and Brie | Recipes

Preheat a panini press or sandwich toaster.<p>Brush both sides of the panini or bread with olive oil. Toast the bread in the panini press or sandwich …

Chinese Couple Have Been Living in a Cave for the Past 54 Years

Unable to afford a proper home after getting married, a Chinese couple moved into a mountain cave near the city Nanchong, and have been living there …

Taxidermist Turns Dead Cat into a Handbag, Sparks Controversy

A one-one-of-a-kind handbag fashioned out of the pelt of a dead cat and featuring the feline’s intact head as part of the decor has sparked quite the …

FACT CHECK: Are Gummi Bears Made with Car Wax?

CLAIM<p>The popular Gummi Bears (and similar fruit-flavored candies) are made with carnauba wax, the same ingredient that is found in car polish. See …

Fact Checking

The Obscure Accordionist Who Played Mood Music on Silent Film Sets

Actors needing to cry on cue turned to Danny Borzage.<p>Danny Borzage (right) with John Wayne in <i>McLintock</i>. (Photo: classicmoviemobile/YouTube)<p>Danny …

FACT CHECK: 'Rivers of Blood' Flow in Bangladesh After Muslim Festival of Sacrifice

CLAIM<p>The streets in some parts of Dhaka, Bangladesh were awash in bloody water after mass animal sacrifices took place on the Islamic holiday Eid …

Meet the illustrator drawing London's grime scene

“My work is quite bold and dark, maybe even punk in a way,” illustrator and animator Elena Gumeniuk tells us of her illustrations. She’s got a point …

How Dark Souls 3 builds up its most villainous slime lord

<i>“But what do you really know about these Lords of Cinder, these supposed legends? Let's take Aldrich, for one: a right and proper cleric, only he</i> …

Secondhand Steals: San Francisco’s Best Thrift Shops

How to thrift throughout the city like a boss<p><i>By Katie Lewin</i><p>No question about it — we’re a #blessed bunch. Life in the City by the Bay is undeniably …

What It's Like to Be a Professional Chocolate Taster

What's it like to be a professional chocolate tester? Pretty darn sweet.<p>Hand <b>Georg Bernardini</b>, a professional chocolate taster and tester, a bar of Hershey's milk chocolate and he'll unwrap it, smell it, examine the surface and texture, and then bring it to his ears to listen to it break. Finally, …

The Zen of Bloodborne: What gaming can teach us about repetition

We tend to think about repetition incorrectly.<p>In gaming, as in life, we crave novelty. New experiences excite us, and we often plow through actions that must be repeated over and over in order to get to the interesting and novel things that are waiting on the other side.<p>I often do a poor job when …