Stephen Holden

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Forager Sandwich

Makes 4 Servings<p>“Acid and texture are the most important things,” says chef Eli Kulp, High Street on Market, Philadelphia. His hearty vegetarian breakfast sandwich—with its mix of marinated mushrooms, soft eggs, melted cheese, and a buttery toasted roll—proves his point.<p>September …

Grilled Harissa Shrimp Skewers with Basil Oil and Cilantro

jump to recipe August 22, 2014<p>Majorly excited today for two reasons:<p>1) It is Friday. Enough said.<p>2) I’ve teamed up with the wonderful people over at …

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …

Designing a Small and Glamorous Guest Bathroom

Amy Meier explains how she decorated a compact guest bathroom in Coronado, California, with rich materials and textures.<p><b>Christine Pittel: What is that gorgeous striated stone on the walls?</b><p><b>Amy Meier:</b> It's not stone. It's wallpaper. This house is on Coronado Island, opposite San Diego, and the beach …

Please, No More Advice On Building My Personal Brand

If I see another blog on how to build my personal brand, or list of the seven must-do’s for assembling a killer LinkedIn profile, I may very well hemorrhage. But sure as the day is long, more of these posts will come. And they will invariably come from people whose own brand is shrouded in …

Our Chicken Coop

Well, here’s the chicken coop we’ve been working on. Please take note this is a very long post. I tried to share as many photos (click to enlarge) as …

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You

I have written several articles about LinkedIn, and they often generate the most comments. Here are the highlights of my LinkedIn advice from previous articles, along with additional tips and tricks, many of which remain unspoken by the people at LinkedIn. With this checklist in hand, you can make …

The New Secret To Interview Success: Leave Something Behind

One of the most common (and most important) pieces of job-searching advice out there is to be memorable.<p>And there are lots of ways to do it—give a firm handshake, look the hiring manager in the eye, ask smart questions about the position or company, and show just how well you’d fit in with the …

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

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The Only Interview Question That Matters

This single question provides the depth and breadth of insight needed to reach a fast, unanimous Hire/Don't Hire decision.<p>Last week, LinkedIn announced to the world that I've been in the recruiting industry for 36 years. During that time, I've written a number of books about talent challenges and …

Base Your Budget on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

There may be as many ways to set up and stick to a budget as there are types of spenders and savers. Here's one more. By aligning your budget with …

The Introvert's Survival Guide to Networking

Despair that you'll never be gregarious or outgoing enough to succeed at networking? Never fear, introverts. Here are 3 strategies for making connections using your own unique gifts.<p>I am an introvert. My consulting business blooms or withers largely on the basis of my networking prowess. Fifteen …

Networking

Easiest Way to Actually Like Being Productive

Manage your desires instead of your time, suggests hedge fund manager Brooke Allen.<p>If you’re looking to get through more tasks per day, there is no shortage of schemes, systems, and tools out there to help you. From to-do list apps to productivity hacks, there are a million gurus selling a million …

Hedge Funds

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

If they want to make a real impact on the audience, that is.<p>Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what <i>to do</i> instead of what not to do.<p>Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what</i> …

Microsoft's Project Siena lets you create Windows apps with ease

If you think creating an app is something only whizkid developers and those with programming skills can do, think again. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Siena, a Metro-style app that lets anyone create their own Windows 8.1 program with regular PowerPoint and Excel knowhow. As it's a Metro …

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self …

Modern Corporate Headshot Photography Methods

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? If you’re like photographer Aaron Nace, you think of words like boring, …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

It’s been a long time since I have addressed the subject of homemade dishwasher detergent. I have written posts about a homemade dishwasher detergent …

30 Amazing Street Posters To Brighten Your Day

Our streets would be a duller place without these fabulously pointless pavement posters which randomly pop-up on our railings and lamp posts.<p>1. …

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a confession.<p>I am not only …

Skillet Salmon With Quinoa, Feta, and Arugula Recipe

I learned this nine-minute, quinoa-cooking method from chef Katie Carey while she worked at Haven's Kitchen, a cooking school in lower Manhattan. She, in turn, read about it in <i>Plenty</i>, one of Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks, and it has "totally changed the way I think about cooking quinoa." I'd …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …

Digital Photography

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …

Landscape Photography

Hyperlapse Tutorial: How to do it from Start to Finish

Creating timelapse videos can be expensive. To make a moving timelapse, many photographers use a motorized dolly system, which can set you back …