What Exactly Are Antioxidants and Why Should We Care?

Antioxidants: A term we’ve heard before, but probably can’t properly define. Until now. Antioxidants are compounds that prevent cell damage. Simple enough. Here’s why we should care. Oxidants are free radicals; these molecules occur naturally in the body and in the environment, and too many of them are bad for our cells…and our skin. Our body produces oxidants to fight off viruses, but we’re also exposed to them by environmental factors like pollution and cigarette smoke. You know how fruit begins to brown after awhile? That’s oxidation. Basically it’s a break down of cells, which can lead to disease, illness, and premature aging of the skin, hence the power (and name) of anti-o...

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17 Dog Photography Tips That Will Give You Adorable Results

Do you love dogs but struggle to capture your canine on camera? Never fear, we have 10 dog photography tips that will help you create fabulous images.

Who can resist a cute canine? Dogs are undoubtedly man’s best friend, but are they a photographer’s? If you have one in your family, you no doubt love taking photos of him/her. 

But are you getting the best results? Here are our top ten tips on how to get adorable results with your dog photography.

1. Use a Fast Lens

Using a faster lens can get you bokeh as well as faster shutter speeds.

Dogs don’t hang around! Blink and you’ll miss their antics so it’s important to use a fast lens and a fast shutter speed.

My go-to lens is the 70-200mm f2.8 telephoto – it...

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Two Great Locations to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Lake Tahoe

If you're short on time but want a great view that won't be super crowded for the August 21st eclipse, check out one of these two great spots.

Lake Tahoe - or the big blue pill, as they call it - is the gem of the west and an amazing sight to behold from a bird’s eye view. However, if you don’t have time for miles of hiking, or if you’re not quite in shape for summiting peaks, it can be hard to know where to go for a great view. So here are two great locations that are easy to reach and offer amazing lake views.

These two spots would be great for viewing the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Location One: The Tahoe Rim Trail 

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 112-mile trail that circles the Tahoe basin’s valleys and peaks. Fortunately, there are plenty of access points that are ideal for day hikes. A great one with an amazing view is off the Brockway Summit/highway 267 access point.

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10-Minute Morning Yoga Routine for Beginners

Did you know that a morning yoga routine can help you improve brain function, lower stress levels, and increase flexibility? And these benefits of yoga are just the beginning!

This 10-minute morning yoga routine is a great yoga workout for beginners to start your day! | Avocadu.com

Yoga can transform your body and your mind through regular practice, and that’s true for people of all skill levels. It doesn’t take an expert yogi to reap the benefits of daily exercise and relaxation.

The longer you commit to yoga, the more health benefits you’ll notice. Lowered blood pressure, improved l...

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23 Kindergarten Science Activities to Try This Month

One of the ways we describe the study of science to small children is by saying we are “learning about the world and how it works.” But with a definition that broad, it can sometimes be overwhelming to think of ideas for kindergarten science activities. Especially when you need those activities to entertain and educate a class of excited five-year-olds.

Read on to see our collection of practical, hands-on activities that are fun, messy, and manage to teach essential scientific concepts all at the same time!

1. Materials All Around Us

 

IMAGE SOURCE: Simple Play Ideas

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75 Best Love Quotes of All-Time

Love is a many splendored thing, and wordsmiths through the ages have tried to tie it down and tell us what it’s like. Many times they miss the mark or only get it partially right. Here are some of the most beautiful love quotes that do a good job of capturing the essence and the grandness of what love really means.

This is the holy grail for love quotes! Love this list. A must read for all quote lovers.

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Baby Kittens: What You Need to Know?

Baby Kittens

As a cat parent it is important for you to understand the growth process of baby kittens. You should know how to identify the age of kitten because there are various important transitions that have to be made between 0 to 8th week of a baby kitten. Here we have everything you need to know.

In this article, I’m going to talk all about the biological development of young kittens and how to determine your kitten’s age.

1. Newborn Kittens (0 Week)

At this stage you have a newborn kittens in your hands, they are very cute and vulnerable because they can easily get sick if you will not take proper care of them. It’s important to know that they can’t thermo regulate and need to be kept very warm at this age; they also don’t have a...

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing Toddler Behaviors

Ahh, toddlers. You’ve got to love them. Toddlerhood is actually my favorite age of childhood, because it’s a time of such huge growth. One of the most notable changes happening during this phase is child’s desire to be independent… the child’s desire to do things their way.

Sound familiar?

Wanting to do everything their way, along with other major cognitive and social gains creates the perfect storm for negative behaviors (like screaming, hitting, biting, saying “no”) to rear their ugly head.

All toddlers go through this phase to some extent or another… it’s how they are trying to figure out their place in this world. Two and three year olds test the limits to find out how much control they have over their environme...

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15 Photography Marketing Ideas That Will Get You More Clients

Photography marketing can be a tricky, but essential part of running a photography business. So if you can take a decent photo and want to make money out of it, read on.

The term ‘marketing’ can apply to so many different things, from paid adverts to casually exchanging business cards at a party.

There are many options for creating a clear marketing plan. Let us guide you through our top 15 photography marketing ideas that will get you more clients.

1. Build a Relevant Portfolio of Images

A group of photographers take photos of a model sat on a staircase, a great photography marketing tool

Setting up styled shoots is a fantastic way of building your portfolio to attract dream clients.
Photo by Lucas Ettore Chiereguini.

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