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7 New Thrilling Reads to Give You the Chills

After devouring thrilling hits like <i>The Girl on the Train</i> and <i>Gone Girl</i>, it’s hard to stop reaching for more heart-pounding novels. For those looking to fulfill their love affair for harrowing reads, we’ve compiled a list of the new unputdownable thrillers. Dim the lights and brew a pot of your …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

TED Talks

Anthony Bourdain reveals his 10 favorite books

He's also an adventurer who's done everything from mastering martial arts in Hong Kong to eating fermented shark in Iceland.<p>But where does he find inspiration?<p>We asked Bourdain, who currently hosts travel show "Parts Unknown" on CNN, to share some of his favorite books with us.<p>He kindly obliged, …

Literature

Dysfunctional Products Come from Dysfunctional Organizations

Producing great products isn’t just about creativity and execution. It’s also about organizational alignment. Let me tell you a quick story. One of my alumni, Eli, recently finished a contract with a government transportation agency. She had been tasked with spending time with the agency’s …

Global unemployment forecast to hit 212m – country by country breakdown

Global unemployment is forecast to reach 212m people by 2019, according to the ILO. But the report from the organisation highlights regional differences

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

5 companies using hackathons to drive innovation

Every week, we bring you the FreshMinds Friday picks – ideas to help you make the most of digital technologies and understand how they are helping …

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article,”Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major corporate change programs remains essentially unchanged — it still hovers at …

15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers

Everyone loves cheat sheets, and photographers are no exception. Squeezed into a set of short tips, schemes, and definitions, a cheat sheet is a …

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Landscape Photography

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Photography

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Prime Lenses vs. Zoom Lenses: Which is Better?

The Two Types of Lenses: Prime and Zoom<p>All lenses can be put into one of two categories, prime and zoom. Prime lenses (35mm, 50mm) have a fixed focal …

Cameras

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Bird Photography: How to Take Great Bird Photos

One of the most popular aspects of animal photography is bird photography. Taking perfect pictures of birds in the wild can be very challenging, but …

The Power of Post-processing for Landscape Photography

Embracing the power of creative post-processing can transform your landscape photography from dull and lifeless, to lustrous and vibrant overnight! …

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

How to Control Depth of Field

Have you ever snapped a portrait then realized the background is too busy? What if you really like the colors, but just need it to be a bit blurrier …

Shutter Speed

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Night Photography Tips

Over the last year I’ve become more and more enamored with night photography and the depth of colours offered by it. Today I’d like to share a few …

Liverpool Blog - ESPN FC

8 hours ago<p>LIVERPOOL, England -- Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop can remember nearly all of his goalkeeping blunders in as much detail …

Liverpool close to Kolo Toure signing

Liverpool are set to make Kolo Toure their first signing of the summer as they bid to fill the gap in central defence left by Jamie Carragher’s …