Shrikanth Balla

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How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Happiness

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

20 Stunningly Intimate Birth, Postpartum And Maternity Photos

“We believe that these images are worth seeing and celebrating.”<p>Birth photographers capture deeply emotional and personal moments for parents.<p>To celebrate this work, Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography blog and community, held a contest featuring real images focusing on aspects of early …

10 Fragrances for Men That Women Can’t Get Enough Of

In the market for a new signature scent? We asked women to help us sniff through some of the latest and greatest fragrances and pick their 10 …

10 Photographers You Need To Watch If You Love Simple Landscapes

Landscapes are a major genre in photography, and many photographers capture them using a pristine approach that bridges abstraction and minimalism.<p>It …

Landscape Photography

20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

<b>Torel Avantgarde,</b> <b>Porto</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> €90 room-only<b><br>Opened</b> September 2017<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 47<br>As the name suggests, this new boutique hotel (<i>pictured above</i>) celebrates avant-garde artists and pioneers in the fields of music, literature, design, fashion and architecture. Each room takes its inspiration from a …

European Travel

The 10 Most Amazing Island Cities Throughout the Globe

Cities have existed for thousands of years. They’ve evolved so much from the ancient times, keeping pace with the technological growth and today we …

16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Accessories Every Mobile Photographer Needs

DJI Osmo Mobile Self-Stabilization Smartphone Gimbal<p>As phones are often used while on-the-go, so are the photos that are taken which can result in …

Mobile Photography

18 products people waste too much money on that you should stop buying immediately

Waste not, want not.<p>We make so many purchases that we don't always realize what we are buying. If we take a step back and think about all of our additional costs, we could cut a few out of our lives.<p>These 18 products can often be a huge waste of money.

Too many Republicans in Washington support Trump and make excuses for him no matter how low he stoops<p>The president’s latest racist rant, offensive even in the context of his intentionally offensive tenure, has set a new low bar and made it impossible to take his apologists seriously. Those …

Republicans

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Here’s How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits at Home with Just One Flash (VIDEO)

If you’re a bit envious of the beautiful portraits made by pros with well-equipped studios, this tutorial is a must-see. That’s because in just six …

How to Make Money From Street Photography

I remember when I was 18 years old; I had no interest in making money from my photography, and I didn’t really have any ideas on making a living from …

Quit Your Job And Move Abroad: The Cheapest Places To Live In 2018

It’s the ultimate fantasy: Escape the 9-5 by moving to a place where it’s so cheap you barely need to work — and could even retire early. The Panama-based Live and Invest Overseas advises people on how to do just that, and the company has just announced its list of the 10 best places in the world …

Dominican Republic

President Trump Called For Roy Cohn, But Roy Cohn Was Gone

This past week brought a series of stunning reports about President Trump and his White House, reports some Americans found hard to believe. But one quote attributed to the president should have surprised no one: the one in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> where the president asked, "Where's my Roy Cohn?"<p>In a …

Donald Trump

My decades-long porn addiction nearly destroyed my love life

A few minutes after her late-night booty call had left, Erica Garza turned on her laptop to watch a raunchy video.<p>She finally brought herself to …

Middle School

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a thing (it’s also known as bujo-ing or productivity journaling). The idea: Combine all your to-dos, …

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

Malaga: Where to Drink, Eat, and Party in Spain's Unsung Capital

Skip Barcelona and head south for the ultimate Spanish beach experience.<p>Malaga has typically been used by tourists as a jumping off point for more glamorous vacations on Spain’s Costa del Sol, or an entry point for the rest of Andalusia. But Andalusians know the city is much more than a layover …

How to Shoot Without Fear

Teeth. Saigon, 2017Fear fucks us up in our photography. It paralyzes us.Fear paralyzes us from making a photo of our subjects.Fear paralyzes us from …

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Woodworking

$60 Custom corner office desk (USB & prototyping space)

OK the title is a bit of a mouthful - I'm happy to accept a code name in the comment!I got to the point where my desk started to be creaky, and take …

Make A DIY Grout Cleaner Out Of Hydrogen Peroxide And Bicarbonate Of Soda

If the grout lines between your kitchen or bathroom tile have seen better days, this DIY cleaner should do the trick. And you probably already have …

Second passports: How to invest in the ultimate 21st century insurance policy - expert

<i>From the UK to the US, the world looks like it is closing its doors on immigrants. But, if you’ve got enough money, you can acquire a second passport</i> …

These 25 Photos Are Not Your Average Wedding Pics

Every picture tells a story. 📸<p>The wedding day passes by in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s essential to have a talented, experienced photographer there to capture moments big and small.<p>This week, Fearless Photographers ― a website dedicated to showcasing the very best in wedding photography ― …

A Meteor Shower and 8 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in October

Get ready to see the Green Giant, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings shooting stars, pretty planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the eerie pyramid-shaped zodiacal light.<p>So dust off those binoculars and mark your …

Astronomy