Darren Thompson

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Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

Self-improvement

One Pan Steak Dinners That Will Change Your Cooking Game

You don't have to use every pan in your kitchen to put together a gourmet meal - in fact, all you need is one. And you can have a complete dinner to share with family, friends, and guests. If you're a carnivore, start with a few pounds of flank steak and a sturdy cast iron. And we'll meet you at …

Ozzy Osbourne: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums

AC/DC, ‘Highway to Hell’ (1979)<p>I love Brian Johnson but to me my good friend, the<br>late Bon Scott, was the best singer AC/DC ever had. This album was …

Rock Music

16 One-Pot Chicken Recipes for Easy, Breezy Weeknight Dinners

When you're trying to eat well during the week, it's always important to think about minimizing the amount of cleanup you'll have to do after making dinner: The last thing you want to have to do is wash half the dishes in your kitchen after working a full day (<i>and</i> cooking dinner). One-pot meals, …

How to Pose Friends Who Aren't Models (Portrait Photography)

In this video, Daniel Inskeep and Rachel Gulotta will show you how they pose single subjects so you can get the most out of your friends and clients …

5 Tips to Stage a Room for the Perfect Portrait Session

Finding the perfect location for a photo shoot can be tricky. Budget constraints, lighting issues, and space can complicate the selection process and …

Home Decorating

A Step-By-Step Guide to Choosing a Portrait Lens

Ask 10 photographers what the best portrait lens is, and I'm guessing you'll get something like five or six different answers.There's the brand …

Cameras

Working with Models: A Beginner’s Guide

Running a shoot from start to finish can be pretty demanding—working with creative staff, managing your camera, adjusting settings, directing, and …

How to Plan a Video Project: The Objectives

<i>This post also appears on DPBestflow.org</i><p><b>This is Part 01 in our series on planning a project.</b><p>If you do not make informed decisions early on in a video …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Tracking your …

The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace

Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and …

How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down

As months and years pass by, even the most powerful computer can start to slow down and show signs of age, much like a car. But as with your …

How to Compose Portrait Photographs for Best Results

Composing the right frame when it comes to portraits may sound like an easy task, but when you take into consideration that you’ll need to have the …

Portrait Photography Lighting: The 5 Classical Types

The options that a photographer has to light a person’s face and body are many. You may use different types of lights such as parabolic or diffused …

Rembrandt

Top 10 Tools to Jumpstart Your NaNoWriMo Novel

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and that means that if you haven’t started your story yet, now is the perfect time. Writing …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Last year, Adobe …

Set Small Goals to Turn Them Into Habits Before Moving On To Big Goals

When you set a goal for yourself, you might be tempted to picture an end result that you want to achieve. While ambitious, that also leaves quite a …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Pigskin Literature: The Best Books Ever Written About Football

The sport has inspired some of our best writers, who’ve tackled everything from fandom to concussions. This reading list should hold you all the way …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

The allure and attractions of St Helena

It’s hard to think of an isolated speck of land more synonymous with inaccessibility than St Helena. After all, this seemingly lost island in the middle of the South Atlantic was chosen as the place of Napoleon’s final exile. But there is so much more here for the traveller – hike past soaring …

Plantations

The road less pedalled: cycling in the USA

The USA is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from sun-kissed coastlines and deserts to vast wetlands and mountain ranges. One of the best ways to see the great American outdoors is by bike. Why? Travelling on two wheels is not only immersive – it can take you totally off …

Cycling

A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from. To help, here's a handy overview of when to go, what you'll …

Wildlife

10 Reasons to Spend August in Phoenix

Ever wonder what 114 degrees feels like? Phoenicians can tell you -- in fact, they just felt it the other day. Yep, August in the Valley of the Sun is, well, sunny. At a certain point, all the dryness in the world can't distract from this kind of heat.<p>Here's the thing, though. Summer in Arizona can …

Frank Lloyd Wright