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How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

This Trend Is Ruining Relationships (And You're Probably Guilty Of It)

This is a big "phub you" to your partner.<p>Date night doesn’t get any more depressing this: One of marriage therapist Christine Wilke’s clients was so caught up in her phone recently that she didn’t realize the date was over.<p>“She had a serious problem with her phone and finally realized it at dinner …

Social Media

99 Best Advanced Photoshop Tutorials

Take your expertise to the next level with these advanced Photoshop tutorials.<br>99 of the Best Advanced Photoshop TutorialsPhotoshop is the tool of …

Graphics

12 Tiny (but Significant) Things You Can Do NOW to Feel Better About Your Body

<i>Feeling good about your body can be difficult, but your body needs you now! Judy Molinaro at YourTango has come up with some ways to practice loving yourself more.</i><p><b>Yes, it's possible. Are you ready?</b><p>Without fail, day in and day out, you are bombarded with advertisements and social media displaying …

Account Suspended

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

Asking yourself these 4 questions will lead to a longer, more meaningful life

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People." Here, he shares his insights on how to live a long and meaningful life. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Dan Buettner:</b> My name is Dan Buettner. I'm a …

Happiness

'How Should I Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?' There's Really Only 1 Way

When it comes to this age-old interview question, don't hate the player or the game. Instead, do this.<p>It's the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis:<p>What is your greatest weakness?<p>If you're like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it's completely lame, and so is …

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Learn How to Create Better Subject Separation With Rim Lights

Quite possibly one of the most overlooked aspects of lighting a subject is the rim light. Not only is it a great method to make your subject pop off …

The Rape Culture Myth

<b>Introductory Note:</b> <i>In April 2015, I was one of the presenters at a symposium called “</i><i>Rape: Challenging the Orthodoxy</i><i>” at the University of Nottingham,</i> …

Ask Amy: Spouse wonders how to improve communication

By Amy Dickinson<p><i>Dear Amy: Lately, when my wife asks questions, she is really dissatisfied with the answers.</i><p><i>Can you suggest a book I could read that would help me listen better to her questions, and provide shorter, on-point answers without extra or extraneous exposition?</i><p><i>Communicating with her using</i> …

How to Improve Your Photography Through Self-Discipline

An idea that we are frequently exposed to in digital photography is that there is no cost penalty for trial and error, meaning we’re free to shoot as …

How Diffusion Panels Affect the Light in Your Strobe Photography

Most lighting modifiers come with diffusion panels that soften and even out the light emitted. Some even come with two panels. These panels can have …

5 Reasons Landscape Photographers Have a Screw Loose

My name is Scott Davenport, and I’m a landscape photographer. And I’m part of a crazy lot. I had this realization during a sleep deprived afternoon. …

Essential camera accessories to go with your brand new DSLR- Technology News, Firstpost

<i>By Abhilash Pavuluri</i><p>By now, you’ll have gone through all our <b>previous posts</b> and picked up your <b>first DSLR camera</b>. Whether it’s a Canon, Nikon or even a …

Cameras

Early Retirement: The Secret to Making It Work For You

Without these two things in your life, more money will make little difference.<p>The very fact that early retirement has become a "thing" speaks …

Retirement

This short movie shows the difference between diffused, double diffused and hard light

Most large modifiers come with two diffusers. A big one for the outer rim and a smaller one that fits between the source of light and the big …

Screw Goals: It's All About Your System

Forget goal setting for 2015. I’m deadly serious. Throw out your vision board and burn the motivational posters. <b>Goal setting for many is a nail in</b> …

Looking At The Basics of Balancing Natural Light With Flash

Almost everyone who starts out in photography does so relying upon ambient light. As you grow in the field and start to develop a body of work, you …

How To Use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop - Advance Method

Photoshop tutorial showing you how to use the Content-Aware Fill. You'll also learn an advanced method to use when Content-Aware Fill doesn't work.

Science Says Happier People Have These 9 Things in Common

Take charge of your mental health.<p>Everybody wants to be happy.<p>That’s why the science of happiness has gained more attention in recent years …

For decades, Western culture touted self-esteem. It got the most important thing wrong

What would you guess people are most stressed out about in their careers? One might assume that hating your job, or dealing with the frustration of finding a new one, would top the list. But according to the results of an annual survey that I send several thousand readers of my email newsletter, …

Self-esteem

How to Make a Composite Dreamscape in Photoshop with Two Photos

Hey, guys! I’m Jaxson Pohlman. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps using …

Lightroom Better In 1 Minute | How To Customize The ‘Before’ View

If you’re familiar with Adobe, you know that they will often include about a hundred ways to do any one thing and like to tuck away all kinds of …

Tutorials

To Get a Premium Price Exceed What Your Customer Expects

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A consumer makes you answer some difficult questions about your product and your pricing strategy. More importantly, she makes you spell out the uniqueness of your products and services. She is the one who spends more on your products and …

Branding

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not

I bet you don't do these.<p>What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, …

How Not to End Up Hating Your Partner

It is no secret that the evolution of traditional domestic roles has kicked up a lot of dust in relationships. There seems to be a pronounced power …

Living Rooms

The Hidden Source Of Relationship Conflict You Need To Address

Relationships add a new level of complexity to our already-complicated lives. And even the best relationship can prove complicated terrain to …

Relationships