At the Flower Tree Café...

... you can talk about anything.And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Royal wedding bridesmaids and pageboys: From Prince George to the Mulroneys, meet the real stars of the big day

Follow Sunday's live updates on the day after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding ceremony and evening reception here When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got married, one overwhelmed little bridesmaid stole the show as she was photographed crossly covering her ears from the noise of the crowd. As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot today they had no such fears, after choosing a brood of children already well used to the limelight. Royal wedding day pictures: Best photos from P...
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Facebook is killing Snapchat with the format it created

After introducing Stories in 2013, Snapchat’s most prominent feature has really come into its own in the past two years. In 2016, Facebook poked the proverbial bear by making off with Snapchat’s signature feature. Drawing the ire of the internet in the process, it didn’t take long to expand into other Facebook-owned properties, like Instagram and Whatsapp. Now, some 14 months later, Stories has really become a force in the ever-shifting social media landscape. Unfortunately for Snapchat, this di...
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Off The Market: Insecure’s Yvonne Orji & Emanuel Acho Make It ‘Instagram Official’… (PHOTOS)

It’s official! Actress Yvonne Orji has snagged her a baller. Orji, who portrays Issa Rae’s lawyer best friend, Molly, on the popular HBO series ‘Insecure’ has been quite vocal about saving herself until Mr. Right comes along. [FLASHBACK: New ‘Old’ News: Yvonne Orji (Molly From HBO’s ‘Insecure’) is a 33 y/o Virgin… ] Well, it seems the 34-year-old actress may be closer to closing the deal now that she’s made it ‘Instagram Official’ with her new boo! Details below… (more…) Related Posts ...
Tags: Hbo, Featured, Celebrities, News, Instagram, Molly, Atlanta, Insecure, Keri Hilson, Jill Marie Jones, Issa Rae, Cynthia Bailey, Love and Relationships, Yvonne Orji, Orji, Emanuel Acho

US Comedian Conan O’Brien Roasts Award-Winning Stuffed Anteater Photo

There seems to be a lot of scrutiny surrounding photography contests these days. And much of that is increasingly justified by revelations of shady contests and phantom organizations behind them. We’ve covered some of the more recent stories, including seemingly fake contests judged by famous photographers who had no idea they were participating in the said evaluation. A more recent scandal is either more lighthearted in nature, or sad, depending on your outlook on life, and that scandal is the ...
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Twelve Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age

Who is iGen? Kids between the ages of 6 and 23 fall into a generation now getting labeled Post-Millennial or Gen Z or iGen. I want to introduce you to the research on this generation, then process the implications for pastors, leaders, and parents: How do we steward teens in the digital age? To be honest, I don’t know which sin is worse: the arrogance of speaking in generalities about an entire generation, or the sin of ignoring data-trends. With God’s help, we can avoid both. iG...
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Facebook Pixel Basics For Artists, Labels

Not often discussed in the world of music marketing, Facebook pixels provide an excellent way for artists to reach fans directly and keep better track of who is visiting their website, as well as advertise to them directly. _______________________ Guest post by Dan Servantes of GHStrategic Do you know which of your fans are most likely to see you on tour? Or which fans are considering purchasing merch from your online store? How about just knowing which fans care about you enough to g...
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Why Does Lightroom’s Basic Panel Look Different Sometimes?

I recently got that question, and in particular, they asked why they sometimes see a Fill Light or Recovery slider (see below left highlighted in red —  the normal Basic panel is shown below right). What’s happened is they’ve opened a photo they edited years ago in Lightroom — before the enhancements that were added to Lightroom editing mathematics a number of versions ago. Back in ‘the old days” the Highlights slider was named the ‘Recovery’ slider (it recovered clipping highlights) but it cou...
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Meghan Markle's Reception Look Was Full Of Hidden Meanings

Before the world even had a chance to recover from the gorgeousness of Meghan Markle ’s first elegant wedding dress, the new Duchess of Sussex stunned in a second reception look that had plenty of meaning and charm.The second gown, a silky, sleek halter with an open back was designed by British designer Stella McCartney, daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Sir Paul McCartney, who, funny enough, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. Stella McCartney recently shared the original sketch of the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Wales, Paul Mccartney, Diana, Jaguar, Prince Harry, Harry, Stella Mccartney, Mccartney, Sussex, Elizabeth Ii, Kensington Palace, Windsor, Elizabeth

Jenna Bush Hager Just Made A Major Statement About Gun Safety

Jenna Bush Hager — the daughter of former President George W. Bush — doesn't typically wade into politics. But after the Santa Fe High School shooting, in which a 17-year-old killed 10 people and injured 10 others, the mother of two young kids was moved to speak up.Along with a picture of her home state of Texas and a heart, Bush Hager posted a powerful statement on Instagram."I know the world is focused on a wedding, but my heart is in my home state and it is broken," started Bush Hager, who i...
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This Woman Turned Herself Into the Mona Lisa Using Contouring, and We Can't Even Give Ourselves Cheekbones

A post shared by YUYAMIKA (@heyuhong7) on May 8, 2018 at 2:40pm PDT While we're over here struggling to fake our way to slightly more defined cheekbones, one woman is chiseling her way to an entirely new face. But not any old face; she's turned herself into the Mona Lisa, and the likeness is uncanny. The makeup enthusiast in question, who lists her name as Yuya Mika, is fairly new to Instagram but has wracked up views and followers through some incredible Leonardo da Vinci re-creati...
Tags: Makeup, Instagram, Beauty, Marilyn Monroe, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, Contouring, Beauty Trends, Makeup Tutorials, Instagram Beauty Trends, Yuya Mika

The Royal Wedding Makeup No One Is Talking About

Even if you didn't set your alarm for 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, that doesn't mean you can't — or don't already — know every little detail from the Royal Wedding. If someone asked you about the original owner of Meghan Markle's diamond-encrusted tiara, Queen Elizabeth's color-coordinated political shade, or the subtle significance behind Prince Harry and Markle's elderflower sponge cake, you'd probably have the scoop. But there's still one elusive detail most people have yet to figure out: the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Rihanna, Williams, Harry, Chanel, Prince, Oprah, Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Beckham, Sussex, Elizabeth, Chopra, Koh

Content Inspiration Provided By Each Social Channel

In marketing, image is everything—especially when it comes to communication. Though content calendars and audience insights go a long way in informing content strategies, one of the best ways to generate high performing content is by following each platform’s best practices. Read on to get content inspiration that is authentic and relatable across all your social platforms by playing to each channel’s strength. Facebook Content Inspiration Facebook has become nearly synonymous with social medi...
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2018 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Photos: Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Quavo, Ciara, T.I., Normani Kordei and More

The stars were out and shining bright Sunday night (May 20) in Las Vegas at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.Ahead of the festivities at the T-Mobile arena, a number of musicians, entertainers and celebs walked down the red carpet to pose for photos and show off their outfits.Check out over 40+ photos below of host Kelly Clarkson, Billboard Icon Award recipient Janet Jackson, Ciara, T.I., Normani Kordei, French Montana, Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Quavo, J.Lo, John Legen...
Tags: Photos, Music, Celebs, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Christina Aguilera, Evan Ross, Hip Hop, Dj Mustard, Pop Culture, Jennifer Lopez, Jazz, Diplo, Salt N Pepa, Las Vegas, Demi Lovato

The Benefits of Bundling: How This Business Does 7-Figures a Month Selling Product Kits

There are many reasons to focus on increasing your average order value—you can spend less on shipping, move inventory faster, and, of course, make more with every transaction. Offering your products as bundles is a clever way for ecommerce businesses to start seeing these larger checkouts, especially if you have a sizeable catalogue of relatively inexpensive products. In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn from entrepreneurs who created "kits" from their existing products to build a b...
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Celebrity Street Style of the Week: Lorena Rae, Emilia Clarke, & Winnie Harlow

The stars' Cannes street style is gorgeous inspiration! Here's how to get their looks for less. Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Lorena Rae, Emilia Clarke, and Winnie Harlow. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Lorena Rae's Casual Cute Model and Instagram sensation Lorena Rae took a stroll in Cannes wearing a cute yet comfy ensemble.Lorena wore a...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, College, Inspiration, Gucci, Cannes, Emilia Clarke, Winnie, Celebrity Fashion, Emilia, Lorena, Winnie Harlow, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Outfit Ideas, Winnie Products, Lorena Rae

This striking league table reveals that Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to sex, violence, and suicide

Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to suicide, violence, bullying, and sex, according to Britain's highest-profile children's charity. The NSPCC gathered reviews from more than 4,000 parents and young people and slapped Facebook and YouTube with a red warning in a league table of tech companies. The findings were published a day after the British government announced it would introduce laws to rein in social media companies, including fining them fo...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Trends, Bbc, Britain, Andrew Marr, San Andreas, Hancock, NSPCC, Facebook Google, John Carr, Cambridge Analytica, Matt Hancock

Huge List of Free/Cheap ShopRite Unadvertised Deals for The Week

ShopRite Coupons This is not the full list of ShopRite unadvertised deals but here are some of the super cheap and FREE items you can get this week in addition to the regular ShopRite Coupon Match Ups.  We’ll post the full list of Unadvertised ShopRite Deals tomorrow.   More ShopRite Deals You’ll Love: Read more about Huge List of Free/Cheap ShopRite Unadvertised Deals for The Week
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A Step by Step Guide To Faking Bokeh In Photoshop

Bokeh, if you can’t take it, fake it. There are many reasons why we might not be able to get the Bokeh we are looking for. Bright light might prevent us using a wide aperture, distance to the subject might render negate the effect. Maybe you just don’t have the budget for a wide aperture lens. Fortunately, like many things in photography, we can fake Bokeh to pretty good effect. Today we are going to have a look at one such technique in Photoshop. Using The Right Image. For any fake to look re...
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Imaginary insects based on Star Wars characters

Illustrator Richard Wilkinson is drawing a series of insects inspired by Star Wars and other pop cultural items. This project was born out of a fascination with collecting, cataloguing and classifying. It draws inspiration from classic Natural History illustration but explores the subjects that we love to collect and classify from the modern world: Films, TV, Video Games, Comics, Vehicles, Sneakers, Brands etc. The first book of the series, working title: “Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: ...
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38th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K

Results Photos & Video Video of the Start of the Marathon Bill Aube fb Set 1 uploading please standby
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On the Street…Leopard, Milan

I think leopard is such an underrated pattern in menswear.   For me, it’s like camo and seems to work with everything if you know how to work it at all
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on becoming an overnight success

Yesterday, my daughter Alex and I went to see the Houston production of Hamilton at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  It was, unsurprisingly, excellent, and if you're a person who loves musicals, you should definitely try to snag an opportunity to see it.  Its many awards are well-earned.I had kept myself very insulated from all the Hamilton hype, so when I went into the theatre, I actually had no idea what I was go...
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After Effects Tips: Standing on a Moving Car

If you haven’t been following Jordy and his team, then you’re missing out! We have shared several of Jordy’s posts in the past, and it is amazing how far he’s come! I’m sure Jordy would tell you that all of his fame and fortune are because we gave him his start (LOL). planet5D posts featuring Jordin: These Five Creative Slider and Steadicam Tricks Will Get You Out Of Your Comfort Zone 5 Gimbal Tricks To Get You Out Of That Creative Rut! 75% Discount on Premier Pro Training, Till ...
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Is The Mainstream Media Determined To Push Sensational Stories About Drone Users?

The TODAY Show in the United States is one of the most viewed morning programs on network television. Their segments often range from mundane celebrity news to sceptical looks at “what’s trending now” in society. As you can probably already guess, it was only a matter of time before this program decided that drones and all that comes along with unmanned aerial vehicles were ripe for a scandal. And did they ever pick something sordid! Image via Peter Fazekas from While most of our a...
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From Messenger Bots to the Growth of ‘Gram, Social Media Examiner’s Annual Report Reveals Trends to Watch

Engagement is down . Trust is dwindling . And the most popular social media marketing platform is now riddled with uncertainty. For marketers, the social space has never felt more daunting or perplexing. Luckily, Social Media Examiner recently released its 2018 Social Media Marketing Industry Report , the latest annual snapshot of where things currently stand in this critical frontier. While the report doesn’t answer all our questions, it does offer some helpful clarity ...
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Instagram says ‘you’re all caught up’ in first time-well-spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty. But with Instagram’s newest feature, at least users know when they’ve seen everything and can stop scrolling without FOMO. Instagram is showing some users a mid-feed alert after a bunch of bro...
Tags: Apple, Health, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Canada, Kevin Systrom, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram Usage Insights, FOMO Instagram

I Tried This New Rose Gold Palette From Ulta, and Yes, It's Better Than All Your Cult Favorites

There are two shopping mantras I live by: you can never buy too many shoes and you can never have enough palettes. You should see my bedroom. But my latter motto might have to change, because I found the one palette that beats them all (no joke!). When POPSUGAR released a beauty line, I was so excited to try everything. I especially needed to get my hands on the Beauty by POPSUGAR Twilight Eye Shadow Palette ($25, originally $42) because I love the rose gold hues it offers. I recently got ahold...
Tags: Makeup, Instagram, Beauty, Rose Gold, Ulta, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Eye Shadow, Palettes, Popsugar, Ulta Beauty, Beauty Review, Summer Beauty, Eye Shadow Palettes, Beauty by POPSUGAR

Old Camera Mystery

A reader named "Not THAT Ross Cameron"* writes from Australia: "I saw a window-sized poster for Kylie Minogue (onetime Australian soap actress who then made her fame and fortune as a pop/dance singer) selling her latest range of fashion glasses. I had to chuckle at myself, as I didn't look at her or her glasses, but instead wondered to myself "what is the camera she’s posing with?" Can anyone on TOP slake my curiosity?" 1968...And speaking of old, it occurred to me this morning that it's been 5...
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Bite Size Tips: Long Exposure Light Trails

Long exposure light trails are a starting point for any photographer interested in night photography. It can become an obsession and also a step towards understanding the exposure triangle and how the camera settings work. Light trails can be captured from any moving object that produces light, but the easiest one to start with is photographing light trails from traffic – all you need is a good knowledge of the exposure triangle. Playing with light when it comes to long exposure photograph...
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