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This rugged, waterproof Wi-Fi smart plug lets you control the great outdoors with Alexa

Wi-Fi smart plugs are great for controlling all of your “dumb” gadgets like lamps and fans, but there’s a whole different class of devices that you …

Smart Homes

These are first 7 Alexa skills you should enable

After you take the time to set up your new Alexa speaker, explore some of its topical features, and find other ways it can help you through the day, digging into third-party skills is the next logical step.<p>But the world of Alexa skills can be daunting. There are so many to choose from, it can be …

Smart Homes

Why Kerala, India, has the world’s wildest church architecture

The Southern Indian state is home to amazingly experimental design–a reaction to the staid architecture of the colonial era.<p>Christian churches are usually instantly recognizable, thanks to their repetitive design: There’s usually a tower topped by a cross, with stained-glass windows and sometimes …

Modernism

Step-by-step guide to creating background blur using Photoshop

Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect has a new start-to-finish tutorial outlining how to blur the background of your image in Photoshop and add bokeh. It's …

Learn How to Enhance Hair in Photoshop in Just One Minute

Got a minute to spare? Learn how to quickly and easily enhance your subject's hair using Photoshop from this helpful tutorial.<p>Coming to you from …

21 Essential Photography YouTube Channels to Follow

Tony & Chelsea Northup<p>Excellent teachers of the art and science of photography, Tony and Chelsea Northup upload everything from Photoshop and …

The Best Wired Headphones Still Sound Better

These days, wireless headphones get a lot of attention. You can’t beat Bluetooth for convenience, and a number of cell-phone manufacturers are …

Tips for Shooting Landscapes With a Telephoto Lens

Landscape photography is the realm of the wide-angle lens. Right? Isn’t it? I’m sure I read that somewhere. “When photographing the landscape, use a …

4 Life-Changing Food Experiences in India

Don't miss these unique opportunities to learn more about the subcontinent's history and culture over a meal.<p>Understanding food in India can be complex. Even after a dozen trips, travelers will still be scratching at the surface of the subcontinent’s cuisines. Lucky ones might also dodge the …

7 Tips for Shooting and Processing Star Trails

Have you ever looked at an image of the night sky where the stars leave long, arching trails? These images, called “star trails”, record the movement …

3 Helpful Tips on How to Turn Your Good Wildlife Photos into Great Ones

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. …

21 essential landscape photography tips you need to know

The wind in your hair, a camera slung over your shoulder and a great location in mind: nothing beats getting out into the great outdoors to shoot …

The tragic lives of India's mistreated captive elephants

<b>For more than a month, Rajeshwari, a 42-year-old temple elephant in India, lay desultorily on a patch of sand, her forelimb and femur broken and her body ravaged by sores.</b><p>An animal lover went to the court, seeking to put her down. The court said the pachyderm could be "euthanised" after the vets …

India

Opioids Aren't As Effective As Ibuprofen: Study

At least when it comes to dental pain, new research shows that Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) may be more effective for managing pain.<p>CLEVELAND, OH — …

How to increase hemoglobin: Home remedies

Hemoglobin is a protein found in the red blood cells. These cells are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body.<p>In addition to transporting …

An Inside Look at Cecil the Lion’s Final Hours

Wildlife Watch<p>A new book by lion researcher Andrew Loveridge reveals previously unreported details about Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil.<p>When Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and avid trophy hunter, killed Cecil the Lion in July 2015, the incident ignited a furor. For Oxford University …

The Most Important Thing to Do Before Sharpening Your Images

The Internet is full of articles and videos telling you what technique will revolutionize the way you add sharpness to your images, but almost none …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Everyone is taking way too much ibuprofen

Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side …

Super Simple Introduction to Manual Mode and How it Will Transform Your Photos

<i></i><i>“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”</i> <b>Ernst Haas</b>Do you ever ask …

Explore Abu Dhabi's Wilderness Reserves and National Parks

Explore the wilds of Abu Dhabi through these nature reserves and national parks.<p>From the top floor of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Towers, partakers of a glitzy afternoon tea can look over the sprawl of modern skyscrapers on the edge of the Persian Gulf then back—past the city’s outskirts—toward an expansive …

Grammys awards 2018: full list of winners

Live updates on the biggest winners from the most important night in music, including best song of the year and best album of the year<p>Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars wins big while Kesha’s #MeToo performance soars<br>• Sign up for Sleeve Notes, our weekly music email<p>Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino<br>4:44 – …

Kendrick Lamar

How to Use a Light Meter | Fundamentals To Improve Your Photography

One of the last pieces of equipment newer photographers tend to think about getting is a dedicated light meter. In this digital age, dedicated light …

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom to Accentuate Your Colors

The process of split toning dates back to the days when photography involved chemical baths.<p>In the digital darkroom, aka Lightroom, split toning is …

Tutorials

10 shocking things that happen to your body when you're vitamin D deficient

When it comes to our health, we all try our best to manage the essentials, but it happens to all of us — you walk out of your house or apartment on …

What those new blood pressure guidelines mean for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension.<p>The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the blood …

Scarlet fever cases hit 50-year high in England

<b>Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.</b><p>The disease has been on the rise since 2014, but experts have so far failed to find a reason for the recent increase.<p>Doctors are urging the public to be aware of …

Public Health

Migraine therapy that cut attacks hailed as 'huge deal'

<b>A new approach to preventing migraines can cut the number and severity of attacks, two clinical trials show.</b><p>About 50% of people on one study halved the number of migraines they had each month, which researchers at King's College Hospital called a "huge deal".<p>The treatment is the first specifically …

Clinical Trials

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

Shooting photos of birds in flight can be a difficult challenge in wildlife photography. Here’s a 6-minute tutorial by Nature TTL that offers tips on …

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an …