>With great power comes great responsibility. Fortunately,
you're not Spider-Man, so this doesn't really apply to you. But you
do wield a certain form of power with that smartphone you're
carrying--the power to freeze people in time forever!
In other words, you can take pictures. But if you're like most
amateur photographers, you're making mistakes that can result in
less-than-stellar snaptshots. Fortunately, the big ones are easily
corrected. Here are three free and easy ways to improve the way you
shoot people. (Wait, that came out wrong...)
1. Zoom with your feet
Most smartphones offer a zoom feature, which can help if you're far
away from your subject. However, in most cases it's a digital zoom,
meaning the image sensor is merely cropping away the outside of the
shot and enlarging the center.
Saving for a child's college expenses can seem like a daunting task. However, it is a lot simpler than many people think. When it comes to paying for a child's education, parents tend to have a million and one questions. All of which are completely understandable. Some of the more frequently asked questions are:
How do you get started saving?
How much do you save for college?
Where do you invest the money?
The answer to the first question, "How do you get started saving?" can be answered by referencing the article, "Three Steps to Start Saving for Your Child's College." As for how much to save for college, there is a bounty of online calculators available to determine just how much of a contribution is required to meet savings goals. These calculators work by looking at a variety of factors including a child's specific circumstance, public or private education, and the level of funding.
Whether you're looking to unload an old TV, scoop up free
goodies, or score a MacBook on the cheap, it's hard to beat
Craigslist. The service lets you browse and create local classified
ads, all free of charge.
That said, Craigslist can be dangerous. If you're not careful,
you could encounter fraud, robbery, identity theft, or worse. While
the vast majority of transactions proceed safely, legally, and
beneficially, there's always the chance you're dealing with a scam
With that in mind, the folks at Scambook--a complaint-resolution service--have put
together some tips for staying safe on Craigslist, which I've
tweaked and listed below:
1. Trust your instincts
The number-one rule is to trust your gut going into any