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How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

Opioid wars

The United States is in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history. But it is not a crisis of illegal drugs, it is one of prescription painkillers.<p>With well over 100,000 deaths, this is the worst man-made epidemic in history ... made by organised medicine.<p>Dr Gary Franklin, …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …

Uncovered: the absolute best time to buy the cheapest plane ticket

If you've ever spent an entire week checking ticket sites in a sad (read: failed) attempt to outsmart the airlines, take heed; a recent study …

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Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Photography Cheat Sheet

Photography 101 – Cheat Sheet & Camera Basics Wednesday, June 5th, 2013<p>My photography cheat sheet has been called by multiple websites, <i>“One of the</i> …

Best Books of Summer 2014

With Memorial Day come the unofficial start of summer—and the yearly scramble to assemble your vacation reading list begins. We've got you covered with the best new books we've read (so far).<p>__1. <i>The Blessings</i> by Elise Juska __<p><i>Remove one branch from the family tree and its whole shape changes. This</i> …

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

How To Measure Social Impact: New Research And Insights

In an interview with Marc J. Epstein, coauthor of the new book titled <i>Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors</i>, we discussed the origins of the book, the role of data collection and analysis in measuring impact, contribution versus attribution, …

Lean In, Lead On

Female power has never looked so varied, so natural, so . . . liberated. Whether by steady example or the bold demolition of ceilings, the 17 leaders on these pages have changed the landscape in every arena, accountable for untold billions as well as countless dreams. Laura Jacobs heralds a new era …

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Egg On Your Face Is Totally A Good Thing — For Your Skin

photo: courtesy of pachd.<p>This just in: Starting today, we're officially making a case for eggs as the eighth wonder of the world. Why? Because only …

Premium prime? Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G in-depth review

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G was one of the more unexpected lens releases of 2013. It's a fast normal prime for full frame shooters, but its …