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At the Blue Stripe Café...

... you can talk all night (and shop through the Althouse Portal to Amazon).The photo was taken at 5:49 this morning. The actual sunrise time was 5:45. I almost did not make it out to my vantage point. As I stepped onto the trail in the twilight, I heard the loudest, craziest crane noise I have ever heard. I kept going, the noise stopped, but then I saw — up ahead, on the hill about 20 feet away from the trail — 2 very large cranes standing side by side. They were not moving away. They had the...
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Arkansas, Sunrise, Glenn, Labrador, Wilkerson, Hitchcock, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon


10 Free Online Photo Editors for Small Business in 2020

As a business owner, you know how valuable great marketing can be for reaching and attracting customers. Fortunately, you don’t need a large marketing department or big budget to pull it off: you can make a great impression with tools like free online photo editors. Today, the most compelling campaigns entice attention with beautiful images and product photos that dominate websites, online ads, and social feeds like Instagram and Facebook. Luckily, free photo editing software and free photo edi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Sales, Canva, Canva Canva, Pixlr, Tip of the Week, Products and Innovation, PicMonkey, Darktable, Facebook Luckily, Small Business Shortcuts, Pixlr Pixlr, Fotor, BeFunky BeFunky


Mucinex: Being Boring Is an Act of Heroism During the Covid-19 Crisis

Mucinex teamed up with creative agency McCann New York, McCann Health New York and award-winning illustrator Noma Bar on a content series on Instagram that emphasizes the importance of social distancing. Bar is creating a series of social superhero illustrations and Instagram stickers to reinforce the idea that while staying home may be boring, doing...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Mucinex, Social Pro Daily, Life in Quarantine, McCann New York McCann Health New York


Disappearing Tokyo places, and people

Last month, I posted a series of photos documenting the demise and pre-demolition abandonment of an old Tokyo danchi, or social housing complex. A sight that signalled the ageing nature of the buildings, as well as the generation that first moved into them. Photos that fortunately were taken at just the right time, as the fences are now up, meaning the end of a certain era really is nigh.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


Travel 4

We have been doing a lot of shopping online as it just feels safer. There are, however, surprises when you do it that way. Maurice thought he was getting a single serving TV Dinner but it turned out to serve two, and once, even four. I thought I was going to get a wedge from a giant orange squash but got the whole enormous one. I had to use an big knife to get it into pieces and almost needed a saw. Then I baked the pieces, made a huge pot of soup and froze the rest. I’m glad we have a large re...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Texas, Austin, Venice, Maurice, Nantes France, Carnaval, Trinity College Library, Nantes mechanical spider, Trinity Library Dublin, Dublin Ireland Town Lake renamed Lady Bird Lake, Austin Texas Reflection


Your Fly Box Needs... The Fish Taco

Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo falling on the same day means that today's post couldn't be any better timed.  The Fish Taco is here and if you like tacos, then your local bluegills and bass want to much on them too. I'm trying to squeeze The Fish Taco into a step by step fly tutorial which I hope to post soon.In the meantime, check The Fish Taco out on Instagram and order a few tacos for yourself. Subscribe in a reader [Author: Cameron Mortenson]
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Cinco de Mayo, Cameron Mortenson


IDPA cancels 2020 National Championship

In a news update post on their Instagram and website, the International Defensive Pistol Association has announced the cancellation of the 2020 National Championship Match, which was scheduled for September 23-26th, 2020. The match was planned to take place in Colorado, however due to ongoing concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, IDPA has decided to... The post IDPA cancels 2020 National Championship appeared first on Gun Nuts Media.
Tags: Instagram, Guns, Colorado, IDPA, International Defensive Pistol Association


The top social-media platforms marketers want to lean into in 2020, according to a survey of over 1,000 industry professionals

Both marketers and consumers plan to lean into Facebook in 2020, according to a new report from the social-media analytics platform Sprout Social.  About three out of four (74%) of the 1,003 US-based marketers who responded to Sprout Social's survey said they wanted to use Facebook more this year. 68% of marketers said they wanted to invest more time in Instagram. Roughly half of respondents said they wanted to be on Twitter (53%) and YouTube (52%) more in 2020.  Marketers were also interested...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, US, Trends, Linkedin, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Coca Cola, Lucid, Sprout Social, Tubular Labs, YouTube Twitch


How to get to your archive on Instagram and access old posts and stories for new use

You can easily get to your Instagram archive by opening the menu on your profile page. In your archive, you'll find any posts that you've hidden along with all of your previously uploaded stories. You can also view your archive settings, which includes the option to automatically save photos and videos. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether you want to view old stories or unarchive a post, it's easy to access your Instagram archive at any time. Instagram allows you to a...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Walmart, Apple Samsung


How to see who has viewed your Instagram video in 2 ways

You can easily tap to see who viewed your Instagram video if the video is on your story. For Instagram stories, you can also see exactly who has viewed the a video story while it's still live. However, for video posts, you can't identify all the users who've watched your video, but you can still see the total number of views and users who've liked the posts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are two ways you can track the viewers of video content you post on Instagram...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Walmart, Apple Samsung, Open Instagram


Photography 101: Exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

Learn to master your camera by understanding how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO impact your photography.
Tags: Photography, Trends, ISO, How-to, Digital Photography, Other, Aperture, Digital Cameras, Shutter Speed, Exposure Settings, Tier 4


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Lehtonen, Clarke & Campbell

Some things are stewing in the NHL pot. On Monday, the NHL’s Board of Governors held a conference call to discuss a range of issues, including the possibility of staging the NHL Entry Draft in June before the completion of the 2019-20 regular season. However, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, no decision was made about the 2020 draft. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Andersen, Cujo & Resuming the Season LeBrun tweeted that an announcement might not be made until next week. ...
Tags: Instagram, California, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Fox, Arizona, Finland, Denmark, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Los Angeles Kings, Saskatchewan, Phoenix, Burns


Writer, TV producer and former rapper Jensen Karp finds new gig after KROQ 106.7 FM firing

Within 24 hours of finding out that he and the rest of the crew on KROQ 106.7 FM’s “Kevin in the Mornings with Allie & Jensen” show had unexpectedly gotten the axe back in mid-March, radio personality Jensen Karp quickly found new opportunities. At that time, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival, both of which were both scheduled for April in Indio, officially postponed until October. All major sports, including the MLB, NHL and NBA, announced they were suspen...
Tags: Instagram, La, Ryan Seacrest, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Tbs, Cleveland Cavaliers, James Corden, Usc, John Mayer, Jimmy Iovine


Madagascar: A Cornucopia of Beauty

Join us for a visual tour of the island nation of Madagascar, about 90 percent of whose flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth.
Tags: Photography, News, Africa, Biodiversity, Madagascar, Islands, Travel Warnings, Lemurs


Coronavirus Update: New Programs, Tools and Advice

Here’s this week’s coronavirus resources for your small business. Programs & Tools Relief Plan for Nonprofits, Retailers and other Verticals Zoho Corporation just launched a comprehensive program—its Vertical Relief Plan (VRP), consisting of a suite of business software applications to help businesses and organizations across three verticals severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis: Education, Nonprofit and  Government, and Retail. Since Zoho introduced the Small Business Emergency Subs...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Microsoft, Godaddy, Management, Unesco, United States, Netherlands, Alibaba, World Health Organization, Federal Reserve, PPP, Alice, Squarespace, Mastercard, Fed


How to take a long-exposure photograph

Blur doesn't have to be bad. Long exposure photography turns blur into a creative tool to illustrate movement.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Shutter Speed, Photography Tutorial, Long Exposure Photography


Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes have had their first child together. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since. (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes have been dating since 2018, when they made their debut as a couple at the annual Met Gala.  The couple has weathered ups and downs, like Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet.  Now, Grimes and Musk have had their first child together, a baby boy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk and the musician Grimes took both the business and music worlds by surprise in May 2018 when they revealed they were dating. Since then, the cou...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Shanghai, TSLA, SEC, Grimes, Mars, Rolling Stone


Ayda Field shares a VERY cheeky photo of Robbie Williams! 'Rear of the year 1997'

Ayda Field had a surprise in store for Instagram followers this week. The 40-year-old took...
Tags: Instagram, Robbie Williams, Ayda Field


An all-over-the-place Q&A from Instagram

I asked my Instagram followers to send me some questions for a Q&A post, and so today, we’ve got a pretty random collection of questions! Who paid for driving expenses (gas, insurance, etc.) when your kids were licensed? We split gas with them for the first six months after they got their licenses (Random, I know!).Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Instagram, Frugality


DCW asks Instagram for details of admin and members of ‘Bois Locker Room’

The Delhi Commission for Women yesterday sent a notice to Instagram, asking for details of the admins and members of “Bois Locker Room”, a private Instagram group where teenage boys from South Delhi schools discussed girls’ body parts, shared their photos, and objectified them. The group also included cavalier mentions of planning gangrapes of minor […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Children, Delhi Commission for Women, South Delhi, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW, Bois Locker Room


Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Film, Germany, World news, Culture, Coronavirus outbreak




TikTok is winning over millennials and Instagram stars as its popularity explodes

For TikTok-owner ByteDance, the coronavirus outbreak has been a boon to business.
Tags: Instagram, Cnn, Bytedance


Editing selfies is counter productive: Study

Girls and young women shouldn't spend a lot of time editing selfies for social media because it negatively influences their thoughts about their looks, according to a new Flinders University publication.In a study published in Body Image, Flinders University psychology researchers asked 130 women aged 18 to 30 to view Instagram snaps of thin and average sized women, before analysing their selfie habits.
Tags: Science, Instagram, Flinders University



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