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24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Want to Be Successful on Instagram? Here Are 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front …

Creative Commons

Pitfalls in Web Design for Marketers

kreatikar / Pixabay<p>Although many web designers understand the basics of CSS and HTML, there are issues that can easily be overlooked, especially when …

UI Design

I Spent 50 Dollars on Instagram and This Is What Happened

For those of us trying to expand our social media presence, Instagram has been the king for quite some time. So what happens when you put a little …

Landscape Photography

Are We Ready For The Next Big Shift In Content Marketing?

Marketing is a field with constant disruption. There are new competitors, new technologies, new strategies, and new consumer preferences to contend with, and every few years or so, some big change comes along that interferes with campaigns and forces us to adapt.<p>Content marketing is no different. …

Marketing

What Do the New Twitter Rules Mean for Social Media Managers (and Buffer Customers)

Keeping Twitter safe and free from spam is a top priority for us. — Yoel Roth, API Policy and Product Trust at Twitter<p>This year, the team at Twitter …

Social Media

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven friends or strangers. Originally a video messaging app, Tribe failed to gain traction in the face of Snapchat and …

Apps

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

These 10 Invasive Plant Species Are Surprisingly Delicious

If any of these weeds are proving a nuisance in your farm or garden, the solution might just be simpler than you think<p>Time was, the only place you …

The latest updates to Lightroom and Photoshop pack a punch

The recent updates from Adobe aren't about AI enhancements--instead, they focus on performance and workflow improvements. Here's a look at the …

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Google is shutting down its goo.gl URL shortening service

URL shorteners can be both useful and fun. Google's take on the tech launched in 2009, and added a third-party API, the ability to create QR codes and the power to link right to iOS and Android apps. Even Keanu Reeves has a URL shortener named in his honor. Unfortunately, Google is replacing its …

How to Create a GIF Using After Effects

The Most Powerful Mac Is 6 Years Old and Not Sold By Apple

The Mac Pro Upgrade community is taking old "cheese grater" Mac Pros and putting cutting-edge graphics cards in them. The specs often outperform even top-of-the-line new Apple computers.<p>For many pro applications, the most powerful Mac computer you can buy today is not the $5,000 iMac Pro. The best …

The 5 Biggest Issues Modern Web Designers Have to Face

As the importance of the web has grown over the past couple of decades, so have the responsibilities of web designers. It used to be that we had …

Web Design

Forget Paid Ads--This Marketing Tactic Brings Your Audience to You

Content marketing is a great way to attract an already interested audience.<p>When advertising as a small business, it's easy (and important) to keep in mind the mantra of "go where the audience lives." This often means targeting social media circles and promoting paid ads in places where your …

The Important WordPress Update Every User Should Know About

Since late 2017 there have been rumblings about the upcoming WordPress 5.0 “Gutenberg” editor—part of a WordPress core update that promises to make …

Web Design

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

Small LED Shootout: Can You Replace Your Big Studio Lights with Tiny LEDs?

These tiny LEDs really pack a punch.One of the trickiest and most frustrating tasks on a film set is choosing, setting up, and adjusting all of those …

DSLR Cameras

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

8 Essential Productivity Apps for Design Teams & Designers

Sometimes, you might find yourself juggling tasks, meetings, and deadlines. At the same time, you also need to squeeze in some time for some extra …

Project Management

Health News | Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News - ABC News - ABC News

Alyssa Milano on struggling with anxiety<p>FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines<p>Young American smokers get half of their smoke through …

Riverside County

Use these eight warm-up poses to kick off your next portrait session

Everybody handles their portrait sessions differently. Some just jump right into it while others take a little time to warm up. Typically, I’m of the …

5 Brands That Have Mastered the Art of Short-Form Content on Social Media

My professional writing career began in 2005, with an unpaid internship at a startup magazine. I had graduated from college the week before with a …

3 Essential Reasons to Use Photoshop's Smart Objects

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DAM and the Tao of Taxonomy (Digital Asset Management)

Clean Your DAM Mess

A digital asset management (DAM) system might be the base of your marketing operations, but it can devolve into a glorified attic. Renegade raw …

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You Can Now Buy a Robotic Camera Arm That Plugs into an Outlet

You can own the same style of robotic camera arm used to capture epic commercials and Thor: Ragnarok.

Robotics