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The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power

The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialism<p>When I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time. I’ll never forget flying into Jo’burg, looking down over the houses in the city …

Feminism

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Shutter Speed

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Create Dramatic B&W Photos with a “Classic” Film Look (VIDEO)

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, …

The Best Way to Crop Images Is by Using Photoshop’s “Content-Aware” Option: Watch This Video

Even so-called “purists” who avoid image editing like the plague have to occasionally crop a photo to fine-tune composition. And many photographers, …

Tutorials

30 favorite Christmas cookie recipes, including our popular Cranberry Ecstasy Bars

Baking Christmas cookies is a holiday season tradition. Over the years, we've shared many recipes, including our famous Cranberry Ecstasy Bars, which …

Christmas Cookies

Loaded Christmas Bark

Christmas bark is something I remember fondly from childhood. Except the kind my mom and the neighbor lady’s made wasn’t quite as doctored up as this …

Dessert

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Some Handy Hidden Tricks in Lightroom

Lightroom is likely where you spend a lot of, if not the majority of your post-processing time. And so, any little shortcuts or tricks you can pick …

How to Fix Harsh Shadows Using Photoshop

One of the most distracting things you can have on a subject is unintentional harsh shadows. Once they're there, they can be very tricky to deal with …

Learn How to Use Photoshop’s Healing Brush with This Simple 5-Minute Video Tutorial

Photoshop’s Healing Brush is a powerful and easy-to-use tool. And while most people think of it as a means of refining portraits, the Healing Brush …

Best Ever Homemade Chewy Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper or foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.<p>2<p>…

Photoshop Basics: Using the Clone Stamp Tool to Eliminate, Duplicate & Replace Objects (VIDEO)

This quick tutorial demonstrates a simple step-by-step process for using Photoshop’s Clone Stamp tool to eliminate, duplicate and replace objects in …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Dessert

14 Veggie Burgers That Won’t Crumble on the Grill

Meatless burgers have come a <i>loooonnng</i> way in the last few years. Vegetarians and vegans, y’all ought to be proud. There was a time, not so long ago, when store-bought soy patties were flimsy AF and homemade recipes left you with a crumbled mess after the first hungry bite. Thanks to the smart use …

How We Travel Carry On Only As A Family Of Four

This is a real life, in the trenches, honest look at how we <b>travel carry on only as a family of four</b>.We traveled carry on only for our family of four …

Luggage

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

There are good no-bake bars, and then there are really amazing no-bake bars that people gush over and remember for months to come. These are most …

Dessert

How to Edit Landscape Skies in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to bring out the detail in your overexposed sky without ruining the whole image? A problem you may run into taking …

Tutorials

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies

<i>These Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies are raw, vegan and made in the food processor, meaning they couldn’t be simpler to whip up and …

Dessert

Turn a “Bad” Raw File into an Awesome Image with These Simple Lightroom Tips (VIDEO)

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all …

Tutorials

Taking Landscape Photos Even Without Majestic Subjects

This video from Thomas Heaton really resonated with me. Living in Ohio, there are no looming mountains or grand vistas, but I still find plenty to …

Landscape Photography

South Carolina showed total class after blowing out Baylor in the Sweet 16

South Carolina is in the midst of a stunning, awesome postseason run. But the Gamecocks had time to recognize their latest vanquished foe.<p>After a 70-50 victory Friday against No. 3 seed Baylor in the Sweet 16, No. 7 seed South Carolina’s coaching staff told the players to stop celebrating for a …

College Sports

Vegan 7-Layer Salad

Raise your hand if you A) are from the Midwest, B) have ever been to a church or community potluck, or C) have eaten at your grandmother’s table.Hand …

Eggplant

10 punctuation tips for every writer

These tips will help you avoid run-on sentences, the overuse of exclamation points, and missing or misplaced commas.

Creative Writing

These 14 Boozy Poke Cake Recipes Will MAKE Your Day

Sheet cake is always a tasty treat — especially when you need to feed a crowd. But nothing WOWs like a poke cake, and they’re easy-peasy to make. Just bake as usual, poke holes in it, then pour syrup over the top. Dessert doesn’t get any better than this unless, wait for it, that syrup has a bit of …

Fudgy Vegan Brownies

The day before our son was born, we made these brownies. We had no idea that the next day, our lives would change forever. I had just interviewed my …

Dessert

Very excited Jack Russell completes the worst dog show run in the most adorable way

This dog.<p>THIS DOG.<p>Is so cute. Just look at it. It’s so excited to be here. Just a dog, running around for all the nice humans. Doing all the obstacles in all the wrong order because deep down no one will really mind when you’re this cute. So earnest. That face. Just look at that little face.<p>It …

Cute

This In-Depth Video Tutorial Reveals 10 Photoshop Tricks That You’ll Wish You Had Known Before

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a …

How to improve your Instagram posts creating an Infinite Looping Video

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, Russell Brown will discuss how to create an infinitely looping video for posting on Instagram. This is a simple …

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

This recipe uses a number of my favorite techniques: mashing, slathering, <i>and</i> drizzling. Imagine a Shepherd's pie meeting the flavors of an Indian …

The Food Lab: Detroit-Style Pizza Is the Best Thing You're Gonna Make This Year

For the past year, I've been up to my neck in crispy cheese crusts. That's not a bad place to be, mind you.<p>When did Detroit pizza become a thing? I mean, I know that rectangular pan pizzas have been served in the Motor City since at least 1946, when, according to Pure Michigan, bar owner Gus Guerra …

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