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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Sibling rivalry is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

<i>Q: My older child, 7, has recently fallen head over heels for a sport, and her world has started revolving around it. My preschool-aged younger child (who wants nothing more than to be like her big sister) has started picking up on that enthusiasm and trying to copy her . She is too young to join</i> …

Parenting

1 Million People Follow This Photographer On Instagram, And After Seeing His Pics It’s No Wonder Why

They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

Parents Feeling in Control of Their Lives Linked to Fewer Behavioral Problems in Kids

A new study has linked specific internal traits in parents with sleeping, eating, and behavior problems in their children.<p>I am completely on board with the idea that a parent's outlook on life affects his or her parenting style. This is the underlying theory behind a new study that says toddlers' …

How I Discovered Fujifilm For Travel Photography

Since childhood, I have been fascinated by natural and urban landscapes and dreamed of travelling around the world like the characters from the books …

FUJIFILM

Is How I See Color How You See Color? Four Games That Test Your Color Vision

Photographers typically spend a lot of time thinking about color, everything from editing in Photoshop, calibrating a screen, or lighting with gels …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Online Education

Good manners: not just for Christmas

It’s surely the Christmas present every parent longs for: to hear a friend or relative remark on what beautiful manners their child has.<p>But if you want to bask in reflected glory, you need to start early. We must get it right as soon as children start school. It’s so much harder and more …

Light is KING! 10 Tips on Handling Light in Street and Urban Photography

If it wasn’t for light, there wouldn’t be such thing as photography, right? Yes! For some – light is one of the most important ingredients of the …

An inspiring look inside the life of a Tokyo street photographer

“I don’t know exactly what I’m searching for. But I seem to know what it is when I find it.” These are the introspective words of Dave Powell, a …

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

Meditation

Why Natural Light Glamour Photography Is About Seeing the Shot, Not Setting It Up

If there is one comment I hear the absolute most at my studio lighting workshops, it's "Nino, I need to learn studio lighting. That stuff is hard. …

Get perfect photos at night with this simple technique

Night photography is incredibly popular today given the low-light capabilities of just about any modern interchangeable lens camera. By using long …

Natural Light vs Off-Camera Flash: An Eye-Opening Demonstration

Even a single off-camera flash can make a massive difference in an outdoor portrait shoot, giving you a look that is simply impossible to capture …

This is What Different Light Modifiers Do for Studio Portraits

Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we’ll take a look at the …

Do Protein Supplements Actually Work, or Are They Overkill?

Athletes and workout fiends love their protein shakes. Supplemental protein has become such a mainstream part of the fitness world that many don't …

How Fast Do You Need to Lift Weights? | Men's Health

So someone struggling to lose weight might be advised to eat slower and walk faster, and to beware of fast-talking salesmen trying to push the latest supplement miracle.<p>It’s no surprise that in the gym, we also lift at different speeds. The open question is how much difference it makes.<p>Brad …

ND filters for flash with mirrorless cameras

As a result of many questions coming my way via social media I decided to create this back to basics primer article on ND filters for mirrorless …

Cameras

How to Shoot and Process a Time Lapse Movie - Quick Method

The other day I was in the city and I was watching the clouds because they were moving so fast. It was a sign that bad weather was on the way, but I …

Time-lapse Photography

How to Prepare and Sell Your Camera Gear

Some photographers sadly suffer from a mild hoarding syndrome. In other words, they get overly sentimental about their gear. At the other end of the …

Selling

Fujifilm XF lenses for portraiture

Ever since my days as a BBC cameraman I’ve captured collections of shots that make a narrative. When shooting dramas or documentaries with video I …

FUJIFILM

How the Fuji X100 Series Changed My Photography | Wex Photo Video

<i>With their fixed prime lenses, Fujifilm’s X100 compacts might be overlooked by those shooting a wide range of subjects. David Cleland embraced the</i> …

Hyperfocal distance - achieving maximum focus in landscape photography

From time to time I receive emails from readers asking pertinent questions about aspects of photography and/or equipment. When I receive one, like …

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How to have mind-boggling fun with infinity

The human brain is happy working with nice finite numbers. As soon as you start working with infinity, things start happening that are completely …

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

<b>Warning</b>: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

Black & White Photography

Fujifilm X-E2 Review and Real-World Write Up

This is my write-up of the Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless camera. I write this as a long-term Fujifilm X-Series user now. It’s not all been amazing and …