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What Is the Best Portrait Lens?

When it comes to portraits, two major factors determine how good a lens is for many photographers and they are focal length and aperture. Generally …

Framing

Find the Right Replacement Nut or Bolt via Photo Using Amazon's Part Finder

I moved late last year, which involved taking apart and later putting back together a decent amount of furniture. Consequently, that also led to a …

iOS Apps

The Diet That Completely Changed My Gut Health (When Nothing Else Worked)

I've suffered from irritable bowel syndrome for my whole life. As a child, the toilet got far more attention from me than from any family member. My …

Holistic Medicine

3 Advanced Photographic Composition Techniques That You Probably Don't Know

Photographic composition is a topic that usually begins with discussions about the rule of thirds and golden section and ends with people's eyes …

Landscape Photography

How to track social media traffic using Google Analytics | Beacon Analytics

<b>Anyone working with a content strategy or marketing plan has had to learn how to track social media traffic using Google Analytics.</b><p>As Dallas …

Analytics

Trump just offered one of the boldest lies of his presidency

Trump on Russia and the 2016 US election: You gonna believe me or your lying ears?<p>President Donald Trump just issued what was arguably the most bald-faced lie of his entire presidency — and that’s saying something.<p>Following massive bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s disastrous Monday press …

Donald Trump

A Punishable Disgrace

THE WEEKLY STANDARD’s editors do not hold identical opinions on the frequently baffling and always changing phenomenon known as President Donald …

Donald Trump

The 21 most disturbing lines from Donald Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> After meeting one-on-one for the better part of two hours in Helsinki, Finland, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin made statements and then took a handful of questions from reporters. It was some kind of, um, performance, from Trump as he sought to cast Russia's meddling in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

‘The President Is Acting as If the Russians Have Something on Him. There’s Just No Other Way to Describe It’

The question has hung over the Republican Party for nearly two years: What will it take for GOP leaders to call bullshit on President Trump’s refusal …

Donald Trump

Going Through This Exercise Will Land You Amazing Images of the Night Sky

For an outdoor photographer, images of the night sky or milky way are a bit of a panacea. It's easy to get average images, but those exceptional …

Landscape Photography

The official most incredible reason Trump wanted alone time with Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump likes to be alone with his fellow world leaders (including the occasional despot) -- and he wanted some alone time with Russian President Vladimir Putin, too, when the two met for a summit in Helsinki on Monday.<p>That decision will be much-debated and questioned after …

Donald Trump

'Disgraceful': Republicans sharply criticize Trump's behavior at news conference with Putin

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called it “disgraceful”; Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he was “saddened” and “disappointed.” Mostly, however, Republican members of Congress reacted to President Trump’s performance beside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki with silence.<p>Democrats rushed to condemn Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Generally Underexpose Your Images

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>One of the biggest and best tips that I could possibly give any photographer about modern digital …

Photography

I Tried 4 of Walmart's Fancy New $11 Wines and a $16 One (Yes, I said Walmart)

Walmart makes large claims for these wines. Do they live up to the hype?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I traveled 50 miles just to find them.<p>Well, to be entirely honest, I was also up in Napa for the opening of the new Gamling …

Britney Spears

John McCain Calls on President Trump to 'Hold Putin Accountable' or Cancel Helsinki Summit

Arizona Sen. John McCain on Friday praised the Justice Department’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers and called on President Donald …

Donald Trump

Playbook For Winning Investing: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 7/13/18)

America's education system teaches a lot of important things, Jim Cramer told his <i>Mad Money</i> viewers Friday, but one thing it doesn't teach is …

Investing

12 Steps to a Million-Dollar 401(k)

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 14<p>Where there's a will there's a way<p>Just about anyone who's ever had a less-than-perfect job has dreamed …

Retirement

Ex-CIA director: Mueller investigation will have 'a widening circle' of indictments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA Director Michael Hayden anticipates many more indictments -- including those of Americans -- to come in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.<p>Appearing on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on Friday, Hayden …

Donald Trump

Indictment of 12 Russians has stunning implications

<b>(CNN) —</b> As scandal-weary as we are, we all need to take a deep breath to confront the gravity of the allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller brought on Friday against 12 members of the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence organization.<p>The stunning accusation, in a meticulously detailed …

Donald Trump

Best Free Movie Apps for Mac and iPhone

- Jul 12, 2018<p>From Netflix to iTunes, there are no shortage of ways to watch video content on your macOS or iOS devices. But many of these services …

iOS Apps

NATO goes to emergency session after Trump reportedly gets undiplomatic with Merkel

NATO leaders entered a special emergency session on Thursday after President Donald Trump was said to have spoken very bluntly about his demands that the countries spend more on defense.<p>During the summit, Trump broke diplomatic protocol by calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, …

Donald Trump

Rip Up the Fretboard with Three-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

As guitar players' tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically …

Electric Guitar

Donald Trump is the president I didn’t want, but now I know we need

I admit that I was wrong about Trump. He's not a clown, and he is delivering on his promises.<p>Over the years, my caricatures of Donald Trump have evolved but not as much as my opinion of him.<p>When Trump announced he was running for president, I admit that I didn't take this millionaire, hotel …

Donald Trump

The 7 Best Apps for Managing Social Media in 2018

Are you looking for the best apps for managing social media that won’t cost you an arm and a leg?<p>Choosing the right platform might be harder than you …

Social Media

How to Inventory Your Home for an Insurance Adjuster

Q. Do I need to inventory every item I own in the event of a house fire?<p>A. The more detail about your belongings that you can relay to an insurance …

iOS Apps

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

Plants

Cord cutting is getting pricier, but there's one sure way to keep it cheap

The days of saving money by cutting the cord from cable TV services may be ending.<p>Consider two events from this week. AT&T, which just got approval from the Justice Department to swallow up Time Warner, quietly jacked up the starting rate of its DirecTV Now cable alternative TV service to $40 …

Cord-Cutting

How to Win Photo Contests

<b>Ruin, San Diego, California, 28 July 1996.</b> This image has won first prize in every contest in which it's been entered. I shot it with my Linhof …

Photography

So Trump's massive North Korea fail was even worse than you thought

You may have heard that Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea this week to try to salvage something from the June 12 Bad Hair Day Summit.<p>It did not go …

North Korea

Bruce Springsteen Officially Releases Legendary 1978 Roxy Concert

Bruce Springsteen has officially released his 1978 performance at Los Angeles’ Roxy, one day shy of the 40th anniversary of the legendary gig.<p>While …

Los Angeles