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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

China’s “new normal” is shifting the country’s economic center of gravity

Setting up shop in China used to be easy; open a flagship store in Beijing or Shanghai, or a factory in Guangdong, see what works, and then roll out to another of the hundreds of cities connecting over a billion people beyond.<p>But fundamental changes in China’s economy—both planned and …

China

How To Photograph Spiky Fireworks With Long Exposure

David Johnson’s photo series of long exposure fireworks with a focus pull technique have gone viral around the web. Many people have been asking …

China's new silk road could change global economics forever

Beginning with the marvelous tales of Marco Polo's travels across Eurasia to China, the Silk Road has never ceased to entrance the world. Now, the ancient cities of Samarkand, Baku, Tashkent, and Bukhara are once again firing the world's imagination.<p>China is building the world's greatest economic …

China

Arsenal transfer news: Southampton planning for life after Morgan Schneiderlin

Saints want £25m for the midfielder, with Arsenal frontrunners to sign him<p>Survival rather than Europe was expected to be Southampton’s priority when the season began and, with the same advanced planning that has underpinned their progress, they are already preparing for the probable departure of …

China Is One of the Most Unequal Countries in the World, IMF Paper Says

A widening gap between China’s rich and poor makes it “one of the most unequal countries in the world,” according to a new working paper published by the International Monetary Fund.

Dow Jones

#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

This Video Of Rory McIlroy Training Will Show You Golf Isn't Just A Leisurely Sport For Retirees

The impression many people have of golf is that of a casual 18 holes on a Sunday morning, requiring little to no physical exertion. Or a sport mostly enjoyed by retirees or power executives with too much time on their hands.<p>So why then is Rory McIlroy working out so hard in this video?:<p>The video, …

Golf

Understanding the Human Eye and How To Retouch it Naturally

I can assure you that this isn't another boring tutorial on how not to overdo eyes with Photoshop. Searching for the perfect method has come to an …

24 things you should do when visiting Hong Kong

Though it's technically part of China, Hong Kong has its own culture and personality. The cosmopolitan city is spread out over several small islands, many of which are very densely populated and full of incredible attractions, restaurants, and shops.<p>We asked locals to send us their suggestions for …

Hong Kong

Economics of love

Illustration by Hotaru Niitsu; colors by Mark Diamat<p>“What is risk?” my financial management professor asked our class one night. I came prepared with …

JPMorgan's Ultimate Guide To The Markets And The Economy

But international markets are in rougher shape as Europe battles sluggish growth, Japan struggles with low inflation, and emerging markets face major deceleration.<p>JPMorgan Asset Management's David Kelly and team have published their Q1 presentation on the state of the markets and the …

JPMorgan Chase

Know the Right Suit and Shoes For Any Occasion With This Chart

For those of us who wear jeans and t-shirts, the basics of suit fashion might pass us by. This chart helps men figure out which shoes and suit go …

How To Enhance Eyes Using Lightroom

Everyone has heard the saying, "The eyes are the window to the soul." There is a lot of truth to this when it comes to photographs. The first thing …

Tutorials

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Emotional Intelligence

A Basic Guide to the Different Types of Bank Accounts

Most of us having a checking and savings account—that's pretty standard. But there are a handful of other kinds of accounts offered by banks and …

Lens Between Us: Couple Documents Their Travels with Simultaneous Portraits of Each Other

Globe-trotting photographer couple Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova have found a fun way to document their travels around the world. Wherever they are, …

The Nun Competing On Italy's Version Of "The Voice" Is Officially Knocking It Out The Park

Her audition video has now been viewed nearly 25 million times. Sister Cristina Scuccia is your new idol.

30 Amazing Photography Links to Inspire You

As another wonderful week in the world of photography passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the best …

27 Outfits For When You're Totally Over Being A Human

Be the cat/dog/pillow face you always wanted to be.

Use Google Docs' Resume Templates for a Free, Good-Looking Resume

It's no secret that your resume shouldn't just be a list of old jobs—it needs to be visually appealing as well, within reason. Many use Microsoft …

Software

Review: Can Storehouse for iPad Help Everyone Tell Beautiful Stories?

There’s no doubt about it — Storehouse, an iPad app that lets you quickly lay out and publish photos, videos and text as shareable stories, is simply gorgeous.<p>After all, the app was launched just yesterday by Apple’s former user experience evangelist and UI designer Mark Kawano — and his design and …

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

Photomatix 5 is Released

If you’re into HDR, you’ll be happy to hear that HDRsoft is now shipping Photomatix Pro 5.0. This release is exciting and adds several great new …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …