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How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

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Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up. Photo from dzika_mrowka via Shutterstock. I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of fact, I love food so much that until a few years ago, I was extremely […]

Six Audition Tips for Voice Over Actors

Photo by@neilgodding via unsplash.com John Kovacevich Several years back, I wrote some audition tips for my on-camera actor friends. (Here and here.) As a creative director in the advertising business, I’ve watched and listened to a LOT of commercial auditions, including thousands of VO recordings. Here are a few tips. Everything that follows is, of course, just one […]

20 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Your Next Film

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Amanda Directing a film is hard! Lighting, costumes, locations, permits, budgets, audio, actors, editing… how can you do everything well? We’re here to help you figure out how to make the best film possible. Follow these 20 filmmaking tricks and tips to make your short film or feature film a success.   1. Don’t rush […]

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free – DIY Photography

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  No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. V You can […]

Abandoned by his mother in a Chinese forest, Qizai is the only known Brown Panda in the world.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons Poor Qizai! He was bullied by other pandas because of his unusual coloring and was abandoned by his mother when he was just a few months old. Some sort of genetic mutation gave Qizai brown and white fur instead of the black and white fur that other pandas have. In fact, Qizai […]

Blue Macaw Parrot From The Movie ‘Rio’ Is Now Officially Extinct – Stay Wild Moon Child

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Remember Blu? The blue macaw from the movie Rio who thought that he was the last of his species? Well, his nightmare has come to life and the blue macaw parrots, who were declared endangered about seven years ago, are now officially extinct in the wild. This bird from Brazil, also known as the Spix’s […]

How to Find Bed Bugs | Bed Bugs: Get Them Out and Keep Them Out | US EPA

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If you have a bed bug infestation, it is best to find it early, before the infestation becomes established or spreads. Treating a minor infestation, while an inconvenience, is far less costly and easier than treating the same infestation after it becomes more widespread. However, low-level infestations are also much more challenging to find and […]

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

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A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy. The Atlantic| – Ian Bogost Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic. For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one kitchen? Well, people […]

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Stan Lee’s Daughter Blasts Disney And Marvel: ‘No One Could Have Treated My Father Worse’

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By COREY ATAD Stan Lee and Joan Celia Lee. Photo: Jim Smeal/ShutterstockStan Lee’s daughter has no love for Marvel or Disney.TMZ caught up with the late comic creator’s daughter Joan Celia “JC” Lee for her opinion in the wake of the studio’s negotiation dispute with Sony over control of the Spider-Man character.“Marvel and Disney seeking total control […]

Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family In 23 Pics 

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Japanese photographer mamekoro51 has probably the most pleasant hobby one could imagine – taking photos of baby animals of various types. On a recent visit to Inokashira Natural Cultural Park in Musashino City, Tokyo, the animal lover came across an adorable meerkat family with newborn pups, one of whom was a little shy for the camera. Image credits: mamekoro51 Image credits: mamekoro51 […]