Nancy Levan

646 Added | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 6 Following | 34 Followers | @violetink23 | I am a photographer and digital artist living in Las Vegas, NV. My focus is on nature photography and abstract art, often combining the two. My work is on my website at www.NancyLevan.com and I have a blog at nancylevan.wordpress.com. My Flipboard is filled with articles that are how-to guides for photography or creative inspiration.

36 Beauty Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

Pimple patches, witch hazel toner, an incredibly inexpensive eyeshadow palette, and 33 other favorite beauty products from our posts this year.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are</i> …

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Winsor & Newton lifts the lid on the secret tricks of every artist's trade

If you’re an artist, chances are you’ll be well acquainted with art supplies manufacturer Winsor & Newton. The company was founded back in 1832 by a …

Art

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel Brings Sky-High Glamping to Beverly Hills

Camping in the 90210? Yes, it’s a thing.<p>The iconic Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel is known as much for its millionaire clientele as its …

A 4-Year-Old Boy Has Inspired a Crazy New Organ Donation System, And It's Already Saving Lives

Almost 70 people are alive because of the new system.<p>When retired judge Howard Broadman realised his four-year-old grandson would one day need a …

Our Favorite Fine Art Inkjet Papers: These Papers Will Help You Make Gallery-Ready Photo Prints

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, …

Monochrome

Why it's so much easier to get an opioid prescription in the US than in Europe or Japan

American insurers are quick to cover opioids for pain. Japanese and European insurers are far more hesitant.<p>When Dr. Eriko Onishi came to the United States from her home country of Japan, she ended up with culture shock on the number of opioids being prescribed.<p>Onishi got her medical training in …

Take This Supplement Before Every Meal for an Easy Way to Lose Weight

Can a supplement proven to fight blue moods help stimulate weight loss? “Yes, it can!” say a growing number of experts, who now prescribe a natural …

Our marriage was built on traveling together. Then it was time to go my own way.

When I was married, I followed my husband’s itinerary, and we adventured in happy agreement. He was my guide and translator and regaled me with his stories of things he’d done before we met: dancing with armed female soldiers in Tel Aviv; smoking hash in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt; sleeping on carpets …

Travel
Agriculture

This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.<p>Most artists make a living by painting what they see, but Melissa McCracken paints what she hears. The 26-year-old from Kansas …

Bon Iver

Meet the Few Tourists Who Still Go to This Egyptian Resort Despite the Shadow of Terrorism

The once popular Egyptian seaside town has been mostly abandoned since the terrorist attack on a Russian passenger plane, but the few vacationers who do go have all the beach chairs and buffets to themselves.<p><i>This article was originally published on</i> <i>VICE Netherlands.</i><p><i>Introduction by Kees van Unen</i><p>In …

Sharm el-Sheikh

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know

Use these tech tricks to outsmart the airlines and save yourself some cash.<p>We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is …

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Cooking

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

MEET THE MAKER – David Alexander Flinn<p><i>YSL talks to him about what motivates, challenges and inspires him in his pursuit of fulfilment.</i><p>Read Past Issues

We Use Words to Talk. Why Do We Need Them to Think?

Stop and think for a moment, if you would, about the way you think. Maybe before leaving home this morning, you thought to yourself, <i>Don’t forget to</i> …

Language

Travel Photography Tips That Will Immediately Improve Your Images

When you’re traveling, it’s sometimes hard not to get stuck in your schedule or itinerary and rush around trying to see and experience everything …

Landscape Photography

Hillary Clinton is no feminist: Just look at her stance on Palestine

With Hillary Clinton now running as the Democratic Party's official nominee, there has been much discussion about the glass ceiling finally …

The Whimsical Animals of Lucia Heffernan

Nous pensons souvent de nos animaux préférés « Ah, si seulement ils pouvaient parler »… Avec tendresse et quelques accessoires, Lucia Heffernan donne …

Art

This Guy’s Detailed Cost Breakdown Will Make Your Travel Dreams Feel Within Reach

How much does it cost to travel the world for 178 days? Surprisingly, not as much as you’d think. At least, not according to Imgur user avunculurguy, who recently posted a detailed breakdown of his travel costs:<p>I like keeping track of data. Turns out, over 178 days of travel:– I’ve spend 331.75 …

Travel

How to Pack for an Entire Week in *Just* One Carry-On

Crushing your goal to travel more this year? We bet you know that packing light has amazing benefits. Not only does bringing a carry on bag save you cash on baggage fees that you can use on duty-free shopping or travel splurges that are actually worth it, but it also gives you less to worry about …

Clothing

How to Be a ‘Trusted Traveler’

So, TSA Pre-Check is awesome and Nexus is a must and Global Entry is amazing. Have you heard your friends rave about these trusted traveler programs …

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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Passport Index Tells You Every Country You Can Visit Without a Visa

It just got a lot easier to navigate the labyrinth of visa regulations.<p>You've finally booked that multi-stop trip around the world, have all your travel gear ready to go, and a step-by-step itinerary sketched out—then you panic. "Can I get into Cambodia without a visa?" "Is my Australian travel …

8 things I stop giving a sh*t about when I travel solo

1. Asking for help<p>Stubbornly independent, to my own demise at times, I hate asking for help from others and will often go out of my way to avoid …

8 Free or Cheap Alternatives For Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most loved and used tools in the creative industry. In fact, it has become more of a verb now than a noun that refers …

Tutorials

An absolute beginner’s guide to setting up Google Analytics for your website

<i>This article was originally published on our sister site ClickZ, but it’s so helpful we thought we’d share it here too.</i><b>Our beginner’s guide to Google</b> …

Analytics

What is TTL flash? A jargon-free guide for photographers

<i>What is TTL flash? In this tutorial we will help you take your first steps into ‘through-the-lens’ flash photography.</i>Flash photography can be …

Cameras

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

en_US<p>article<p>6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should …

Photography

Understanding File Resolution and Why It Doesn't Matter When Showing Your Photos On-Screen

It is a common misconception, and it has been addressed before on photography groups, forums and news sites many times. However, for the new year …