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In the ‘Heat’ of "The Dark Knight’

The influence of Mann’s masterful crime film on the best Batman movie ever.<p>Directors often have their cast and crew watch specific films before …

7 Beginner Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photos

When I was growing up, I spent several summers living with my father on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. As a teenager, I didn’t have an …

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Mindfulness

Five Easy Photo Improving Tricks Anyone Can Do

Taking great photos doesn’t necessarily require tons of training and nice equipment. You can improve all of your photos with just a few tweaks to the …

Mobile Photography

Searchable Database Lets You Browse Great Compositions from Films and TV

Raymond Thi—the creator of the Composition Cam app and ultra-popular Twitter account—is back with another great database for composition-obsessed …

The Right Way to Use an Ab Roller

The first time you use an ab roller is a humbling experience. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a simple wheel with handles that’s probably lying in the …

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common …

Seven Body Language Mistakes You Won't Want to Make In Your Next Interview

A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it’s also a time for them to impress you, you want …

Body Language

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

Landscape Photography

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Learn the basics of writing iOS, Mac apps with Swifty

This app is built for those who just aren't sure where to start when it comes to developing an app for Apple products.<p>Swift is a programming language built by Apple. It was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in 2014. Up until that point, apps developed for iOS and OS X were written …

Listen to your heart to learn how to detect and control natural stress levels

If you don’t have the time and money to travel to the Himalayas so you can train with monks to control your breathing and heart rate, here’s a …

Wearable Tech

The best lifehacks to help you read more, eat more vegetables, and keep your sneakers like new

I was standing in the shower recently when I realized that baked oatmeal has changed my life. Historically, my weekday morning breakfast routine has vacillated between eating and spending too much ($5 egg-and-cheese bagels) and eating too little (leftover bits of cornflake dust). Then, this year, I …

Productivity

Massive Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New iPhone

Is Apple set to <i>Wow the world</i> with a radical new iPhone? A rash of leaks from a variety of credible sources strongly suggest so, and they promise a level of reinvention we haven’t seen from Apple in several years.<p>Here’s the breakdown.<p>The biggest news comes from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (widely …

Mobile Technology

This Video Tutorial Teaches You to Balance on Your Hands

The basic crow pose is an advanced-beginner yoga pose that’s a great stepping stone for teaching you to balance on your hands. And it’s like the …

Yoga

This Is Where You Should Keep Your Stuff When You're Wearing a Suit

When you’re wearing a suit, you don’t want all the junk in your pockets to create unsightly bulges. This diagram shows you the perfect spots to keep …

Clothing

Seven Tips to Strike Up Conversation with Anyone

Small talk should be about making connections and having conversations that go beyond “Hi, how’re you?” Getting beyond those default starters can be …

Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

A study led by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weightlifting …

Exercise

How to Stop Your Phone from Dying Suddenly

Your phone is lying to you. If you’ve ever experienced that weird moment when your iPhone dies around 20 percent or watched your battery linger at 100 percent for hours just to suddenly plummet, you know all too well the wily ways of the iPhone battery. Here’s what your phone is actually up to:<p>So …

Gear & Gadgets