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How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

Cameras

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

8 Camera-Less Photographers You Need To Know

These shutterbugs have eschewed traditional photography in favor of their own techniques, sans-camera.<p><b>This article was originally published on June 30, 2014, but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Many photographers whole-heartedly align themselves with either analog or digital photography; some even consider …

What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into …

Shutter Speed

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

How to Take a Non-Crappy Picture of the Moon

On November 14th, we’ll get the closest full moon since 1948, and it won’t happen again for 18 years. If you want to snap a photo of the moon in all …

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Argentinian women strike after rape and murder of teenager

Thousands of women dressed in black gathered to protest in Argentina and across South America on Wednesday (19 October), following the horrific death of a 16-year-old girl who was drugged, raped and tortured.<p>Lucia Perez was abducted and assaulted in Mar del Plata earlier in the month. Her attack …

Domestic Violence

How to create a mood board and why

A mood board, or as it is often called inspiration board, can be applied in many disciplines. Many times, you will see one in Interior design, where …

Heres How You Can Create DIY Bath Bombs to Clean Your Toilet Bowls At Home

Generally, we should all strive to keep our homes as neat and clean as possible for at the end of the day it is the place that we will rest and relax …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

DIY Furniture For a Beautiful Foyer

Foyers are one space in a home that are easily overlooked, even though they are the first thing you see as you come home. Once you’ve decorated the …

Your definitive guide to Yayoi Kusama

Born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929, Yayoi Kusama scandalised Japan with her early work, before moving to New York in the late 1950s at the age of 27 where she gained popularity in the mid-1960s for her provocative, avant-garde work. A creative polymath whose skill-set spans the mediums of …

Art

Easy & Reversible Ways to Add Style to Your Bathroom

Rental bathrooms are notoriously plagued by ugly (or just plain dated) design decisions. The good news is, there are some simple, reversible ways to …

Tesla driver killed while using autopilot was watching Harry Potter, witness says

The Tesla driver killed in the first known fatal crash involving a self-driving car may have been watching a Harry Potter movie at the time of the collision in Florida, according to a truck driver involved in the crash.<p>The truck driver, Frank Baressi, 62, told the Associated Press that the Tesla …

Tesla

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Fitness

10 Sandwich-Free Lunch Ideas for Kids and Grownups

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>The lunchtime sandwich may be as American as the flag itself, but let's face it: Slapping the same smears onto bread — …

Britain sees spike in hate crimes after Brexit vote

In the wake of last week's Brexit vote, there's been a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting European nationals in the UK. Experts warn of deep …

How to Turn a Thrift Store Maxi Skirt into a Summer Jumper

A couple weeks ago I visited my best friend Annie down in LA, and she brought me to this magical land called the Melrose Flea Market in West Hollywood. There were tents and tents filled with amazing thrift store finds, cute tiny gold jewelry and even plush flair pins. (I picked up one of Drake’s …

Marc Jacobs casts Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love in new ad

Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love have become the latest cultural icons to be unveiled as part of Marc Jacobs’s AW16 campaign. Shot by David Sims, the pair join the designer’s already star-studded line-up that includes musicians Missy Elliot and St. Vincent, model Cara Delevigne, actor Sissy Spacek, …

Marilyn Manson

Classic Dome Chairs in 9 Modern Rooms

(Image credit: Brad + Jen Butcher)<p>The word "palace" in title doesn't refer to size, but to stature. Because let's face it: Lots of the homes in these …

Interior Design

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing it have evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has enabled massive …

How to Turn a Piece of Paper Into a DIY $0.01 Flash Diffuser

If you ever need to soften your flash in a pinch, you can go the MacGyver route and fashion a diffuser for yourself using an ordinary piece of paper. …

Chemicals

Body Drawings Capture the Worst of "The Mondays" | Monday Insta Illustrator

The worst parts of you will relate to Benedikt Notter's eerie illustrations.<p>Jealousy, laziness, yearning—the feelings we struggle against every day are rendered with eerie accuracy in Swiss illustrator Benedikt Notter's Instagram feed. The worst emotions you can have on this hamster wheel we call …

How To Make Good Habits Easy And Bad Habits Hard

My friend is an elementary school teacher specializing in emotionally disturbed kids and working on a campus dedicated to that population. She spends the first month of school teaching her students how to behave in the classroom: how to line up, how to greet her every morning (she asks them to look …

Employee Engagement

Are You An Introvert? Here's How To Stay Balanced In An Extroverted World

I've only recently admitted that I'm an introvert. I spent the past 40 years pushing myself to be outgoing, chatty, and social in an attempt to fit …

Behavioral Sciences

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …