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How to Get Tack Sharp Portraits in Photoshop

This great tutorial video will show you how to better sharpen your portrait images in Photoshop.<p>Getting it right in camera is only half the battle. …

Tutorials

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

Facebook update shows which of your friends are suckers for fake news

Facebook today announced it was rolling out an update to its News Feed to combat fake news. While the initial purpose of the update appears to be giving users context for the news stories they read. But the update also has a hidden second purpose: Showing you which of your friends are sharing bogus …

Fake News

A Landscape Shooter’s Guide to Back Button Focus and Hyperfocal Distance

Want to learn how to shoot tack-sharp landscape photos? Photographer Dave Morrow made this solid 27-minute guide that teaches his personal focusing …

Cameras

Moment Unveils Products for Shooting Cinematic Video with Phones

The mobile photography gear company Moment has just announced its first collection of products designed for shooting cinematic video on your phone. …

Videography

Steven Soderbergh’s Inspired iPhone Experiment in “Unsane”

In his new film, “Unsane,” Steven Soderbergh has come close to the cinematic equivalent of Flaubert’s dream of “a book about nothing.” The subject of the film—a hectically intense thriller about a young woman named Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) who has been the victim of a stalker—is simply a …

Framing

Google Officially Announces Rollout of Mobile-First Indexing by @MattGSouthern

Google has made its first official announcement regarding the rollout of mobile-first indexing.The post Google Officially Announces Rollout of …

SEO
Gardening

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography

A Flavorbomb List of Essential Curry Pastes

One of the questions I'm asked often is, "what brand of curry paste do you use?" It's easy to buy a range of red, yellow, or green Thai curry pastes. …

Food With Benefits: This Protein-Packed Vegan Dinner Is Ready In 5 Minutes Flat

In less than the amount of time it takes to even scan a takeout menu, you could have an anti-inflammatory feast on your plate. The first of our new …

Thai Curry Soup Recipe

"This delicious Thai-style soup has coconut milk, shrimp, mushrooms, and spinach. Chicken may be substituted for the shrimp; either way, I love this …

Curries

Deeply moving cello cover of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry"

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 18, was the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year award. A rising star in classical music, Kanneh-Mason …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Jennifer Garner Shares Her Healthy Substitution for Tortilla Chips: 'I Bet Your Kids Like Them'

We all have a weakness when it comes to food, and Jennifer Garner‘s is tortilla chips.<p>The star of the upcoming film <i>Peppermint</i> revealed on Instagram …

Country Lifestyle

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

27 Lentil Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

We love lentils here at Kitchn. They are magically easy to cook on the stove, and versatile enough to go into a wide range of cuisines. Plus, they …

Healthy Eating

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

Italian Food

Black Bean Burgers with Comeback Sauce Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Rinse and sort beans according to package directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper, and, …

Cooking

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world

A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>We’re in a …

Internet

Stop Buying Garlic. Here’s How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Right At Home

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

Gorgeous 50-megapixel panoramas shot on an iPhone at 20,000 feet

Over on his Instagram account, photographer Vincent Laforet is sharing some 50-megapixel panoramic photos he shot for Apple. He strapped an iPhone 7 …

Photography

Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very …

Digital Advertising

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

Cooking

How to Make Creamy Soup With No Cream At All

And it tastes better, too.<p>At the start of the new year, the cookie jar gets locked away and the juicer is dusted off. Cozy casseroles are replaced …

Food Preservation

Bad Weather Ruining Your Shot? Here's How to Fix It in Post

You can't control the weather, but you <i>can</i> control the way it looks in your image if you know a few tricks in post.As filmmakers, we try to prepare …

Weather