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Here Are Some Great Lightroom Tips and Tricks for Beginners (VIDEO)

We love it when photographers give us a look at their post-processing workflow because it not only presents some great software tips and tricks, it …

Tutorials

Improve Your Street Photography With These 10 Tips

When done well, street photography provides compelling images that tell a story of a time and place. This video provides some great tips to help …

Street Photography

How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’

It’s often called the optic that best approximates human vision, but approximation is relative. An Object Lesson.<p>It was the curved shape of the lens that led to its name being borrowed, in the late 17th century, from the Latin name of the lentil plant, <i>lens culinaris</i>. In French, another word for …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

Must-Reads of 2017 Come With Some Behavior Lessons

Two of the year's best books help us understand how people act. A third one helps us understand a genius.<p>In 2017, hundreds of thousands of books were published in the United States alone. Many of them were terrific, and some were sensational (OK, I haven’t read all of them, not by a long shot, but …

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

11 eye-popping web design trends you can expect to see in 2018

We’re approaching the end of 2017, which means I get to write my favorite article of the year: web design trends you can expect to see in the coming year.<p>Below are the top 11 web design trends that I anticipate we will be seeing much more of in 2018.

Concept Mapping for Designers of the Future

Photo by André M. PennycookRecently, Cooper and the Speculative Futures group teamed up to conduct a joint workshop introducing designers to <i>Concept</i> …

UX Design

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

5-Day Bodybuilding Schedule for Men

One of the most popular bodybuilding workout schedules is a five-day split, in which you train one of five parts of your body on a each day of the …

How Can You Tell if Something is "Overdesigned"?

Design is "a continual act of building up and breaking down"<p>As discussed last week, something designed minimally doesn't necessarily mean it is …

Product Design

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

The misunderstood psychology of weight loss — how to lose 30 pounds in 2016

<i>An extremely effective fat loss and muscle-building blueprint anyone can use.</i><p>There’s a huge connection between physical wellness and mental clarity. …

Jenna Wolfe's Easy-To-Follow Tips for Major Weight Loss - Great Ideas : People.com

Personal trainer and <i>Today</i> show lifestyle and fitness correspondent <b>Jenna Wolfe</b> believes the best way to achieve weight loss is through making …

Fitness

50 Important Customer Experience Stats for Business Leaders

Customer experience is the last source of sustainable differentiation and the new competitive battleground. -- Tiffani Bova, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst<p>I completely agree with Bova's thesis, but do all business leaders fully recognize and understand the importance of customer …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

La La Land

We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

The memo below was sent to the team at Tiny Speck, the makers of <b>Slack</b>, on <i>July 31st, 2013</i>. It had been a little under seven months since development …

Product Management

The 75 Most Influential Design Books

A Reading List for and by Designers<p>We’re big bibliophiles over at InVision, so we asked some of our favorite designers to recommend books that have …

Vital Elements of the Product Design Process

<i>by Ryan Singer (@rjs)</i><p><i>This article was originally posted to</i> <i>Feltpresence.com</i> <i>in August 2013.</i><p>Product design can look like magic. When I started doing it …

Critique: An effective way of sharing feedback

Design Process at Asana Vol. 1<p><b>I joined</b> <b>Asana</b> <b>a year ago.</b> I came from a different company, with only two designers. There, my relationship with the …

The Easy Eating Formula For Getting Rid of Body Fat

If you feel soft in the middle, you can either thank your mother for inheriting her blessed genetic predisposition for belly flab or your sweet kiddos who were created there. Whatever the reason, if you'd much rather have a sleeker midsection, as a mom of two, I can totally relate.<p>Although it's …

It's baffling that Nintendo let its treasured characters appear in Adam Sandler's new movie

So it's a bit baffling when you consider Nintendo, one of the most beloved gaming companies that's notoriously protective of its games and characters, allowed its most cherished creations be vandalized by Adam Sandler and company.<p>Chris Columbus, the director of "Pixels," reportedly spent months …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

8 Workout Tips From Trey, America's Favorite Trainer From Comedy Central's 'Broad City

<b>1)</b> Every workout begins in the bedroom. I call it the "sexout." That's like a workout, but you've added "sex" to it, which makes it a sexout, or a sex workout. You see what I'm saying? It's sex, but it's also a workout. It's a sexout.<p><b>2)</b> Always add music to your workout. Music is really, really …

China's Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar

In the remote jungle city of Mong La, endangered animals are sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies.<p>MONG LA, Myanmar—In this gaudy mecca of eroticism and greed on the eastern border with China, the cuisine isn't for the squeamish: Many items on the menu, including …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Nutrition

What Google’s Material Design Is Really About

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Nathan Sinsabaugh, KA+A. Nathan Sinsabaugh, KA+A<p>With the November release of Android Lollipop, Google’s Material Design …