Shirley Yeo

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The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to cookies, there's no question that chocolate chip is the only way to go. Even if peanut butter cookies have a claim to your heart or if you're more into the crumbly nature of shortbread, you can't refute the fact that chocolate chip cookies are basically America's favorite …

Confessions of a Culinary Student: How to Get the Crispiest Skin

<b>Curious about cooking? High-pressure culinary school requires a lot of time and money. We asked present and former culinary students for their No. 1</b> …

35 Essential Life Lessons We Can Learn From Animals

These are all pretty important, so feel free to take notes.

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11 Things Photographers Wish They Knew Before Going Freelance

In theory, freelancing is a great option – be your own boss, choose your own projects, make your own money. But the reality is that creating a …

Giant Paper Peonies

I just discovered a sweet new spot, Corner Blog. Poppytalk posted their gorgeously over-sized Giant Paper Peonies in a DIY project round-up and now am dying to have HUGE flowers hanging from my ceiling. Aren’t you?

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How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Northern Spy's Kale Salad Recipe on Food52

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The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

40 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and zucchini with recipes that let the vegetables sing.<p>Summer is the time of year when there is so. much. produce. Almost too much... And you barely have to do anything to it at all to make it delicious. Sure, you're grilling up meat and making sandwiches …

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

13 Cocktail Dresses That Are Ideal for a Semi-Formal Spring Wedding

The kind you'll want to wear long after the reception's over.<p>Wedding dress codes can be a headache to adhere to—unless it's beach casual—but at least the cocktail wedding falls into that golden realm of style and price where you're not guzzling money and also not teetering around in a silky maxi …

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …

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