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This whole thread of NBA players’ nicknames in China is incredible

From ‘Sprout God’ to ‘Letters Bro.’<p>King James, KD, The Greek Freak — we’ve become accustomed to using NBA nicknames off hand and immediately know who is being discussed. In China nicknames are different and they’re much, much better.<p>Nick Kapur, an East Asian historian, explained on Twitter how NBA …

Russell Westbrook

What I Tell My Friends Who Ask Me What Digital Camera to Buy

I grew up taking pictures and making videos, I went to film school, and I’ve kept on snapping away in the years after graduation, taking pictures for …

Cameras

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

There are many ways to change the color of an object in Photoshop, but in certain instances, these methods fall short of accomplishing your goal. …

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

The soda was made from apple fibers and a cheese by-product.<p>It’s February 1944, and Berlin is attempting to recover from American aerial bombing. But …

Coca-Cola

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

Alcohol

How to Brighten Portraits in Only 2 Minutes in Photoshop

Today Phlearn teach you a quick, effective way to brighten your portraits. Never again worry about the desaturated, unnatural skin tone that can come …

Here’s How to Shoot Razor-Sharp Photos in Low Light by Using the AF Assist Beam on Your Flash (VIDEO)

How often have you captured what you thought was a great photograph, only to learn later that your “money shot” was soft and destined for the trash? …

The Best Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Making sure your images are sharp is a necessity for every photographer. Getting your focus right in camera is of course key but there is always room …

This Auto Bracketing Technique Delivers Perfectly Exposed Photos Every Time (VIDEO)

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a …

Scientists say they can measure your charisma with only 6 questions

I have a select few friends I would call genuinely charismatic — the rest are kind, and/or funny, and/or outgoing, but aren't <i>quite</i> there yet.<p>The thing is, I can't tell you exactly how I made that distinction. It's more of an intuitive judgment.<p>But a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, …

7 Onsen in Kanto Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

With Japan being a highly volcanic island, the Japanese have harnessed and perfected the art of <i>onsen</i>, or <i>hot springs</i>, for centuries. Traditionally, …

Japan

PSA: Bigger smartphone apertures don't count if the sensors get smaller

In the past few years, smartphone manufacturers have started paying more attention to the optics they use on their smartphone, using wider apertures for better low light performance. That’s awesome, but as a photographer, I have an ongoing gripe about the marketing buzz around apertures: An …

Don’t Call Yourself a Photographer If You Still Make These 5 Beginner Mistakes (VIDEO)

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean …

Photography

I built my own PC and it was super easy — here's how to do it

I could've just bought a ready-made PC from Asus or Alienware, two of the most well-known gaming PC brands. But I like the idea of choosing the parts that go into my computer so I know exactly how much they cost and I can pick them based on my personal preferences and needs.<p>Plus, building your own …

​This Portable Pullup Bar Is a Game-Changer for Your Workouts | Men’s Health

While traditional pullup bars get the job done, they’re bulky and difficult to store when you’re not using them. Traveling is also a problem, since you can’t exactly throw one in your suitcase. You can hope that your hotel has a well-equipped gym, but more often than not your workout routine will …

Second thoughts on iOS 11? Here’s how to downgrade

If you jumped into the future and upgraded to a beta version of iOS 11, but now found the cutting-edge software a bit too rough around the edges, don’t panic. Downgrading from iOS 11 back to the more familiar (and totally stable) iOS 10.3.2 isn’t difficult. All you need is a Mac or PC running …

How to install iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone or iPad

Just three weeks after presenting iOS 11, and making the first iOS 11 betas available to developers, Apple has released a public beta of the next iPad and iPhone operating system. That means that anyone, including you, can sign up, download and run iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone or iPad. Doing …

Dad Bod: Redefined Day 4​ Is a Full-Body, 10-Move Circuit | Men’s Health

We’ve partnered with trainer Cory Gregory to bring you a cutting-edge, four-week program with five workouts that will help you completely reshape your body. By using a time-based circuit format—allowing you to focus more on quality reps rather than sloppily pumping out a set number—you’ll build …

Are markets about to topple and crash: five key measures

World stock markets are expensive by almost any metric – and the biggest of all the major markets is registering the highest readings.<p>American shares make up more than half the global stock market. Since the beginning of 2016 their value has risen by almost 30pc, with around half of that rally …

Stock Markets

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

Fitness

A Really Neat Trick To Remove Annoying Dust Spots In Photographs Using Lightroom

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>Most modern interchangeable cameras (both DSLR and Compact System Cameras) have effective dust reduction mechanism built …

12 Reasons Why You Should Drink Black Coffee Every Day

Coffee is the single greatest consumable product. It’s responsible for the success of countless professionals. In fact, there’re at least a dozen …

Scientists Confirm That It's OK for You to Eat Carbs (Hooray!)

Yes, ladies. You can eat carbs—just as long as they are the right kind of carbs.<p>According to Frank B Hu, M.D., Ph.D. of the Harvard T.H. Chan School …

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Why I Choose the Leica M9 Over the Nikon D4S – My Leica Experience

When it comes to choosing the gear I shoot, the name or logo that’s on it usually doesn’t factor in all that much. The gear that I choose to actually …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Living Rooms