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The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new.
From high school to college Some students make very smooth transitions from writing in high school to writing in college, and we heartily wish all of you an easy passage. But other students are puzzled and frustrated by their experiences in writing for college classes. Only months earlier your writing was winning praise; now your instructors are dissatisfied, saying that the writing isn't quite "there" yet, saying that the writing is "lacking something." You haven't changed--your writing is still mechanically sound, your descriptions are accurate, you're saying smart things.
Chris Fralic reminded me of this piece I wrote for Ode . Great stories succeed because they are able to capture the imagination of large or important audiences. A great story is true. Not necessarily because it’s factual, but because it’s consistent and authentic.
Edit Edited by Anthony J. Colleluori, Jack Herrick, DrLynx, Ben Rubenstein and 134 others Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. To start a conversation when you have nothing to talk about, use these guidelines. Edit Steps
adorama.com Adorama Photography TV presents the Canon EOS-6D. Rich is back from Vegas and eager to share his experience with this great new Digital SLR from Canon. Join Rich as he takes you through a more in-depth review of all the functions of this reliable and cost efficient camera. The Canon EOS-6D falls between the Canon EOS-5D Mark III and the Canon EOS-7D in price and features.
Knowing how your digital camera meters light is critical for achieving consistent and accurate exposures. Metering is the brains behind how your camera determines the shutter speed and aperture, based on lighting conditions and ISO speed. Metering options often include partial, evaluative zone or matrix, center-weighted and spot metering. Each of these have subject lighting conditions for which they excel — and for which they fail. Understanding these can improve one's photographic intuition for how a camera measures light. Recommended background reading: camera exposure: aperture, ISO & shutter speed
Ok, well, with the response from yesterday's post , I felt compelled to go ahead and do this. Without further ado: You know it has to be said, first sentence, first paragraph: the best way to win a fist fight is not to get into one in the first place. No shit, sherlock. Every single mens magazine who has ever attempted to publish an article like this has started (and ended) exactly that way and is usually devoid of any real information - sometimes because someone on the editorial staff wanted to avoid putting the periodical at risk for a lawsuit; other times because the author has absolutely no clue what they’re talking about, so they cop out with this “Verbal Judo Wins The Day!”
Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals.
Staying motivated is a struggle — our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Everyone faces doubt and depression. What separates the highly successful is the ability to keep moving forward. There is no simple solution for a lack of motivation. Even after beating it, the problem reappears at the first sign of failure.
You’re interviewing for a job. After 20 or 30 minutes, you’re asked: “Do you have any questions?” The worst thing you can do is ask, “What is it your company does?” (Hey, it has happened.)
When you open a file, Windows will check the file extension and would invoke the application which is set as default for that extension, but sometimes it happens when you download email attachments or download something through torrents file extensions are messed up. Like many video files are in extension .DAT which no video player recognizes, for that you have to change the file extension. First make sure you can see the extension of the files (e.g. fileName.jpg ), if not then open up Windows Explorer and press the Alt key, and click on Folder Options via Tools menu button. Now click on View tab and remove the check from Hide extensions for known file types , and then press OK. (This way you’d be able to see the extensions of the files).