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Tired of clumsily plucking with tweezers or damaging the fragile skin around your eye with wax? The alternative is threading, an extremely old skill that involves using a piece of thread to remove the hair from your eyebrows or elsewhere.
You might know that there are special cameras for shooting panoramic pictures.
This was a great year for all things photography, with posts to help you behind the camera, in front of it, when you're shooting, and when you're editing. Here's a look back at our most popular photography tips, tricks, and hacks of 2011. Learn the Basics of Photoshop: The Complete Guide
The New York Times featured the packing strategies of flight-attendant Heather Poole, who frequently lives out of a carry-on for 10 days at a time.
If your friends or family just can't get it through their heads to use coasters when putting hot cups of coffee or containers of food on your wooden coffee table, grab a towel, some olive oil, and a standard clothes iron to get rid of those ugly white heat stains. According to TipNut, all you have to do is lay a towel over the heat stains, turn on your iron, set it to steam, and press it over the stain for a minute or so.
When it comes to the Google search box, you already know the tricks: finding exact phrases matches using quotes like "so say we all" or searching a single site using site:lifehacker.com gmail . But there are many more oblique, clever, and lesser-known search recipes and operators that work from that unassuming little input box. Dozens of Google search guides detail the tips you already know, but today we're skipping the obvious and highlighting our favorite obscure Google web search tricks.
Here is a list of things you might consider doing. Find short cuts to what you are already doing. •Pick one fifteen minute or half hour thing you can do two or three days a week during the week.
Your digital camera, whether it's built in to your cellphone or it's a hefty DSLR, is an incredible creative tool. If you've only used it as it comes straight out of the box, however, you're only scratching the surface.
by Adam Pash Click to view Putting any old video file - like the DivX/Xvid-encoded videos you've downloaded with BitTorrent - onto a DVD to play on your TV can be a daunting task. There's plenty of software that tackles this sort of thing for a price, but as a lover of open source software, free's always my first choice.
Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one. Walk into most professional photographer’s studios and you’ll be confronted with truckloads of lighting equipment. To the average hobby photographer it’s enough to make your mind boggle – and for your stomach to turn as you think about the cost of it all.
Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire , the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history , but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your router.
Shaving cream, cooking spray, and other products in metal cans can often rust and leave marks on your counters.
In this particular case some small twigs were also added to the kindling which turned out to be a mistake as they blocked the vertical air flow needed to ensure good ignition.