5 Secrets of Tasteful Boudoir Photography

September 13, 2018

Boudoir photography has become extremely popular in the last ten years, along with maternity photo sessions. The reason behind this is possibly the fact that modern women are getting more and more confident about their bodies, no matter their shape and size. There are so many women of all ages and backgrounds who are not professionally modeling but are still looking for classy yet sensual portraits. The primary goal of…


How to prep for severe weather with your Android phone

Whether the weather you need to weather is coming by land or by sea, we’re here to help you prepare for it. Hurricane season is in full swing, and while we don’t yet have the technology to stop hurricanes from wreaking havoc, we do have the technology to help prepare us for the storms to come. Your Android phone is a tool that helps you through most major events in…

September 12, 2018

A Portable Fire Pit Is a Backyard Essential

Mankind has been trying to perfect (and contain) the campfire since the caveman first discovered how tasty barbecue can be. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the ring of rocks we all grew up with, consider the new breed of portable fire pit the next evolutionary step in campfire management. As wildfires rage and Leave No Trace principles become even more important, these portable fire pits offer a safer, more forest-friendly…

September 10, 2018

6 More Creative Ways to Strengthen Your Story Idea

September 7, 2018

Has this ever happened to you? You come across a new word — let’s say, omphaloskepsis — and suddenly you’re hearing it every time you turn around. Okay, so that was a bad example, but you get my point. This occurs because you become hyper aware of the new word, now that it has relevance for you. The same thing happens to me all the time with my writing and…


How Robots Are Changing Travel

August 20, 2018

It’s not like robots are going to completely replace humans—we still need people to offer face-to-face customer service. But at select hotels, airports, and gear shops around the world, machines of various types are being put to use. Here are a few handy things they’re doing to make your next vacation easier. Distribute Weather Forecasts and Trail Beta (Creative Commons) In the lobby of the Übergossene Alm Resort, at the…


9 Android apps that power my work, my wonder, and my will to live

August 16, 2018

I can’t live without my phone, but I especially can’t live without these apps. Few items have become as essentially to our everyday lives as our smartphones, but what makes our smartphones so vital isn’t the hardware itself, it’s the software it runs. The apps and the services our smartphones serve up to use turn these slabs of glass and metal into tools of productivity, procrastination, and mass communication. Everyone…


11 Disney souvenirs that are actually worth it, according to former park workers

August 15, 2018

Matt Stroshane/Getty When you’re at the Disney parks, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of the fun and colorful merchandise lining the shops. From endless unique Mickey ears to T-shirts with your favorite character on them, the Disney parks are a treasure trove of souvenirs to bring home and remember your trip by. But instead of bringing home useless goodies that you’ll stash away and never use…


The Best End-of-Summer Deals on Winter Sports Gear

August 14, 2018

Yeah, we know it’s only August, but there’s no need to wait till fall to upgrade your ski kit—especially when REI has deals this good. Here are ten highlights.  Patagonia SnowDrifter Soft-Shell Snow Pants ($114; 50 percent off) (REI Co-op) Although not completely waterproof, these snow pants have a soft-shell fabric that dumps heat and moisture buildup, so they’re perfect for dry days on the skin track. The stretchy, articulated design allows for a full…


Buy an Xbox One and Get a Bonus Game Just in Time for Madden Season

August 12, 2018

Starting today, when you purchase any new Xbox One console, you’ll get a digital copy of Madden NFL  19 as a bonus with your purchase. Madden NFL 19 gives you game-changing control on and off the field. Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent. Create and share custom draft classes, design your game strategy, progress your players, and execute your…


Best PlayStation 4 games under $30

August 11, 2018

Want to save some money while you buy great games? Check these titles out. There are certain painful occasions where money management has to take priority over buying every hot new game that comes out for your PlayStation 4. However, just because you are being a responsible adult doesn’t mean that you have to forgo great games altogether. With a little patience and some smart shopping, you can find killer…