Shawn Francis

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A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

These 7 Buddhist philosophies are hard to understand but they’ll benefit you forever when you do

What’s the secret to feeling calm and focused?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>So, why do Buddhist monks appear peaceful and present all the …

Meditation

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

Meditation

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Self-improvement

The Best Sex Toys For Couples Under $100

To say that sex toys have made our lives better, would be an understatement. Although once something that was associated with solo play, sex toys …

Creative Applications of Color Theory in Landscape Photography

Discussions of many photography topics have the potential to veer deep into complex technical territory that may appeal more to scientists than to …

The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say 'Yes' to Anything

It's okay to value your time and energy -- in fact, it's important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my business at 19 years old, I was so hungry to grow it that I said yes to just about any conference, any opportunity and anyone who would meet with me. Any …

Entrepreneurship

Why First-Person Narratives and Personal Storytelling Work in Content Marketing

My transition from creative writer to content marketer felt natural. Having focused on creative nonfiction in graduate school, I could weave …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

What your organization's font choices say about your brand

We know color influences a customer's decision to buy, but it turns out typography does, too.<p>Yes, the fonts you use on your website and in your logo …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

The 10 Most Perfect Movies Ever Made

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)<p>Though on the surface they were quite different, Robert Bresson and Stanley Kubrick might well have had a lot in …

This Is a Scientifically Determined Playlist for Tripping

"There’s only room for so much music in a 6-7 hour period of time."<p>Two mandolins enter dreamily. They slowly build, occasionally fluttering, …

Top 20 Inspiring TED Talks On Storytelling, Writing, Filmmaking And Creativity

In this post you’ll find our specially curated list of the very best TED talks on storytelling, writing, filmmaking and creativity. Originally …

Shonda Rhimes

Everything you've ever wanted to know about marketing buzzwords (but were afraid to ask)

The old marketing world is as dead as Steven Seagal’s acting career after he became a shill for Vladimir Putin. So much has changed that we might as …

5 cheap (or free) ways to go on a meditation retreat

If the thing preventing you from packing up your comfiest leggings and going on a meditation retreat is the price tag, before you resign yourself to …

The Magic Of My Mushrooms: A Depressive’s Journey To Microdosing

flickr / Bernard Spragg. NZWhen it comes to health care in the U.S., you are diagnosed, placed in a box, and given the ‘right pills.’ But what if the …

Depression

Carrie Fisher Delivered a Cow Tongue to a Film Producer in Friend's Defense

Just like her iconic character Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher was a force to be reckoned with.<p>In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, screenwriter Heather Robinson spoke to Tucson's "The Morning Mix" about sexual harassment in the film industry. She shared a story of her own, including how …

Five Must-See Tutorials for Editing Audio in Premiere Pro

If you shoot photos on a professional level, there’s a chance you also shoot video. If you shoot video, there’s a chance you edit. And if you edit, …

Your Social Media Strategy Isn’t Complete Without These 21 Tactics

You’re ready to take social media to the next level.But if you aren’t building the traction you hoped for, there’s usually a reason.Just like any …

Social Media

This 7 part crash course will teach you everything about post processing videos

If you’re into creating video content, then you’re definitely going to want to set aside some time to watch this one. Probably a few evenings. Adobe …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety

The just-released smartphone app could help reduce your distress.<p>One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the …

The science behind Nepal earthquakes

Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas. Their ongoing convergence also means …