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Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

Using Sight to Determine Degree of Roast | Sweet Maria's Coffee Library

Color is <i>just one</i> of the ways to determine degree of roast. By itself, it is of limited use. When complemented by the audible cues (first and second …

Coffee

How to Get The Most Out of a Roasting Competition

Roasting competitions and events can enable you to improve your roasting skills, build valuable relationships, promote your brand, and gain insight …

Forge Your Own Path: Five Keys to a Successful Career in Coffee

(Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the March/April issue of Roast magazine. Click here for more information on Roast.) What does a …

Coffee

Walking Hadrian's Wall: a coast-to-coast hike across England

The rain has finally let up, though storm clouds still straddle the rolling green nothingness to the north. In front, sheer stone brickwork drops to a lone sycamore tree, then rises again up another slope.<p>Slowly, you pick your way down, and back up, down and back up again. Miles pass, a bird swoops …

Hiking

Why Every Coffee Roaster Should Break The Rules – Sometimes

Do you want to understand coffee roasting in greater detail? Become a more creative roaster? Develop your own personal style? Then it’s time you …

Coffee

Specialty vs Commercial Coffee: 3 Key Processing Differences

What is it that makes specialty coffee so special? We know it’s much better quality than commercial-grade beans, but why? Is it picked off the tree, …

3 Tricks You Never Thought of Doing With Your AeroPress

As AeroPress lovers, we’re always looking for tricks to ‘pimp out the press’ and take our AeroPress brewing recipes to the next level. The three …

10 Investing Tricks That Will Help You Outperform Most Investors – Page 5

<b>9. Automate good behaviors.</b><p>Don’t rely on yourself to take the time and energy to invest regularly. We all have busy lives. Instead, invest …

Anthony Bourdain Cringes When Travelers Make These 3 Mistakes

There are two types of people in this world, according to Anthony Bourdain: travelers and tourists. You don't have to be an avid fan of his …

How Amazon Prime Can Help You Make a Cold Brew That’s Better than Starbucks - Chowhound

As far back as I can remember, my grandma was always pushing coffee. She loves the stuff and, for reasons unknown, wanted her people to love it too. …

5 AeroPress Lessons I Learned From 4 Champions (& Their Recipes)

The AeroPress is one of the best introductions into the exciting and wonderfully complex world of specialty coffee. It’s affordable, fast and easy to …

Coffee

9 Experts Predict The Next Big Trend In Coffee

When it comes to our favorite morning (and sometimes afternoon) beverage, we often find ourselves wondering: <i>What's next?</i> Each season, we wait with …

7 Tips and Tricks for Nikon Cameras

Photographer Steve Perry‘s most popular video ever was his “7 Useful Camera Tricks for Nikon Shooters.” Now he’s back again with 7 more camera tricks …

Cameras

Here's Why the "Social Security at 62 or 70" Debate Is a Total Crapshoot

There's simply no concrete guideline on which claiming age is best.<p>Nearly 62 million people rely on Social Security benefits each month, making it …

Retired? Here Are 17 No-Cost Ways to Make Money on the Side.

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your work life is over.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you want to abandon work completely. Your reasons for wanting to work may be to supplement your retirement income or because working …

Employment

How Coffee Processing Affects the Flavor in Your Cup

As much as the best baristas in America can control a cup of coffee when the kettles are steaming and the scales are beeping, the fate of a bean is sealed far earlier, while still in its green state some thousands of miles aways.<p>A number of factors result in a bean's suggested notes of caramel, …

Do I Have Prediabetes or Diabetes? Guide to the A1C, FPG, and OGTT Tests, Plus Tips for Prevention

Prediabetes vs. diabetes<p>If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you may wonder what that means. It’s a condition where your blood glucose levels …

A Cheap Lens Hood May Be the Most Important Photo Accessory You Can Use: Here’s Why (VIDEO)

We’re always amazed to see photographers shooting with high-end cameras and premium glass, without a hood on their lens. Often that’s because hoods …

My Favorite Neutral Density Filter

Ever since purchasing a circular polarizer filter several years ago, filters have played an important role in my photography. However, it wasn’t …

Where's that bean been? Coffee's journey from crop to cafe

<i>Welcome to the third instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks</i> …

Coffee

Fujifilm announces X-A5 mirrorless camera and first X-series power zoom

Fujifilm has announced the X-A5, a new entry-level X-series mirrorless camera. It has a 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor (with a Bayer color filter, not Fujifilm’s own X-Trans array), phase-detection autofocus, automatic Bluetooth image transfer, and 4K video recording. It still has a 180-degree …

Cameras

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 …

U.S. News is wrong about what constitutes the best diet

Dieter beware: U.S. News & World Report, in its high-profile January cover story on "best diets," calls the DASH and Mediterranean diets tops for health, though these regimens represent the failed nutritional status quo of the last 50 years.<p>DASH is listed first in the U.S. News rankings, but …

Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park<p>Olympic National Park encompasses nearly one million acres of Washington wilderness, making it a perfect choice for many …

If you don’t want to run out of money in retirement, follow this rule of thumb

I’ve been hearing from a lot of retirees who’ve done what they were supposed to do, what they could afford to do. They saved for their retirement years.<p>But now that they are retired, they aren’t sure how to spend down their savings without going broke before they die.<p>While no one rule of thumb fits …

Retirement

Five Books You Should Read Before Opening a Coffee Shop

Five Books You Should Read Before Opening a Coffee Shop by MichaelIt’s a common dream: walk away from that monotonous, soul-crushing nine-to-five and …

Coffee

Brewing with AeroPress: Pro-Tips from Kelly Sanchez | Blue Bottle

With its amber cylinders and clinical sheen, it’s not surprising that some see AeroPress as a mysterious brewing method. “It’s so different from …

Coffee