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Adriana Lima, Tear Sheet magazine

Adriana Lima, Tear Sheet magazine

Tags: Adriana Lima, Brazilian model, supermodel, Victoria's Secret, modeling tips, San Salvador, fashion show

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Fashion & Beauty

Lauren Santo Domingo, Greenwich magazine

Lauren Santo Domingo, Greenwich magazine

Tags: Lauren Santo Domingo, Lauren Davis, Moda Operandi, Greenwich, Ronald Davis, Perrier Group, APT with LSD, Vogue, Anna Wintour, Jack and Lazaro, Carolina Herrera, J. Mendel, Indre Rockefeller, Hayley Bloomingdale, Ashley Bryan, Andres Santo Domingo, Caroline Palmer, Derek Blasberg, Mollie Ruprecht, Nina Ricci, Carven, Margherita Missoni, Anne Nolte, Sassy magazine, Greenwich Academy, Felicity Foote, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Phillip Lim, Kent, USC, Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List, Garden Caterers, Terra, Abigail Fox Designs, Antique & Artisan Center, Tod's Point, Save Venice, Costume Institute, Guardian Scholars, Bronson Van Wyck

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Celebrities

Raise the Curtain: Staples Players, Westport magazine

Raise the Curtain: Staples Players, Westport magazine

Tags: Staples Players, Staples High School Theater Program, Craig Matheson, Christopher Lloyd, Al Pia, Judy Luster, David Roth, Kerry Long, Scott Weinstein, A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlisch, Bradley Jones, Adam Kaplan, Alisan Porter, Cynthia Gibb, Triple Threat Academy for Performing Artists, Jill Jaysen, Center Stage Theater Co, Justi Paul, Reid Thompson, Gina Rattan, Brittany Uomoleale, Clay Singer, Amanda Horowitz, Claire Smith, Michael Sixsmith, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Kinky Boots, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Linda Blair, Michael Hayden

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Relationships & Family

Education Reform: Grading the Common Core

Education Reform: Grading the Common Core

Tags: education reform, Common Core, Westport, SBAC tests, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, CCSS, SBAC results, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gail Laveille, Anne Fernandez, Schooled: Ordinary, Extraordinary Teaching in an Age of Change, Thomas Scarice, Madison CT, Valerie Strauss education blog, Jack Bestor, Long Lots psychologist, Westport Board of Education, Michael Gordon, Missy Manna, Pearson, MacGraw Hill, James D'Amico, curriculum director, Julie Droller, K literacy level, Westport student progress reports, Darcy Hicks, Staples High SchoolRead the article

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Health & Fitness

The New Normal, Greenwich magazine

The New Normal, Greenwich magazine

Tags: autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, CDC, Autism Speaks, Bob Wright, Suzanne Wright, Allison Ziering Walmark, Ethan Walmark, Dr. Jennifer Lee, St. Vincent's Autism and Developmental Services, Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, PDD-NOS, DSM-5, Dr. William  Horn, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, PANDAS, autism risk, Abilis, Association for Science in Autism Treatment, autism in Connecticut, Autism Cares, BACB, The Center for Growth & Development, CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center, CT Music Therapy, FAP, Giant Steps School, The Kennedy Center, Kidworks of Westport, Lyme Induced Autism, Medclaims Liaison, National Autism Center, Roses for Autism, The Seed Center, Quackwatch, autism diagnosis, autism treatment, The New Normal, autism and Fairfield County

 

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Travel & Locales

Big Picture: Scott Pelley's Passion for Photography and the Global Stories Behind Some of His Favorite Images, New Canaan Darien magazine

Big Picture: Scott Pelley's Passion for Photography and the Global Stories Behind Some of His Favorite Images, New Canaan Darien magazine

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Bonus Sidebar: Pelley’s Photography Tips

1.     It is all about the light. It’s well worth it to get up before dawn and set up on your subject and wait for that early morning light to hit, and the same is true for the sunset light; everything becomes explosively colorful that way. When shooting outside, the greatest part of the day is useless. You have 90 minutes in the morning and 90 minutes in evening. Everything else will be disappointing in my view.

2.     With wildlife photography, patience is key. Find a place and settle in and wait and wait. Let the animals come to you. You can’t chase them, or you’ll have lots of pictures of animal butts!

3.     Use a shutter speed that is very high so that the sharpness of the picture expresses the content. You want to capture the real crystal Christmas of it. That has to do with f-stops and shutter speeds, particularly with wildlife.

4.     Buy the fastest lenses you can afford. A fast lens is the reflection of the lens’s greatest aperture. This gives photographers a real flexibility as far as the f-stops and shutter speeds to control depth of field and the quality of the picture.

5.     Keep a camera with you all the time and shoot, shoot, shoot.

6.     Look for things that other people don’t see. Present familiar ideas in a way that makes the viewer see them for the first time, in a way they’ve never seen them before, and gives an understanding of the subject that they’ve never had before. That’s the definition of artistry.

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Tags: Scott Pelley, New Canaan Darien magazine, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, Lubbock TX, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Texas Tech University, Machu Picchu, International Rescue Committee Clinic, Kenya, Somalia, United Nations Emergency Feeding Station, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gold Mine, United Nations World Food Programme, Botswana, wildlife photography, photojournalism, mountain gorilla, Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, UNESCO World Heritage site, photography tips

 

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Philanthropy

The Write Stuff; Greenwich magazine

The Write Stuff; Greenwich magazine

The Write Stuff, behind the stories, writing tips, writing advice, On Cloud Nine, the Ultimate Wingman, Joe Howley, Greenwich, Stuart Weitzman, Airport Roulette, Lara Spencer, Good Morning America, David Tutera, Port Chester, Reed Krakoff, Barneys, Brioni CEO, Joe Barrato, Pilatus aircraft, Patient Airlift Services, Port-de-Paix, Haiti, volunteer pilot

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