Ryan T. Gallagher

79 Flips | 11 Magazines | 29 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @Ryantg540 | Young man born and raised in Central N.J. Aspiring Artist.

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

'How to Get Out of a Funk'

<i>"Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine." -- Unknown</i><p>"Pain hurts. Sometimes important things come from sitting with [our] own pain." -- Lynne Namka<p>Have you ever found yourself in a funk for no apparent reason? You wake up one morning and the light simply appears dimmer and your …

14 Ways to Chill the Eff Out Without Using Meditation

Sitting quietly isn't the only thing that helps you calm down.<p>Sure, meditation chills you out, alleviates pain, improves your mood, plus helps you think clearer and sleep better. But it's not for everyone. If sitting quietly with your eyes closed just isn't your thing, here are 14 other ways you …

15 Mesmerizing Underwater Photos That Show What's Really Under the Sea

Slightly eerie, yet extremely cool.<p>The winners of the 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced and the beautiful yet eerie photos are basically the <i>Titanic</i> and <i>Finding Nemo</i> in real life. The awards cover eight areas — wide angle, macro, wrecks, behavior, up & coming, …

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> This was Donald Trump's moment of Zen.<p>A chastened Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got back to basics. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz focused on his pitch to become the sole Trump alternative. And Ohio Gov. John Kasich kept up his routine of staying above the fray.<p>All of which allowed Trump to drop his …

Government

A Cup of Tea: Zen Story

<i>Once upon a time, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to</i> …

Meditation

An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

Millennial males seek work-life balance too

Many younger professionals aren’t just looking for jobs. They’re looking for a better quality of life—and are tailoring their careers accordingly.<p>“My …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Dalai Lama says that any female successor would have to be 'attractive'

Tibetan spiritual leader courts sexism row by saying that an ugly woman couldn't do the job<p>TO his millions of fans in the West, he is the living, breathing embodiment of humanity and compassion.<p>But if stepping into the Dalai Lama's shoes was not a tough enough act already, he has now laid down an …

Hinduism

European leaders struggle over deep splits on migrant crisis efforts

More than 477,000 people have reached the continent this year.<p>More than 332,000 people have reached the continent this year.<p>BRUSSELS — European leaders, gripped by a refugee crisis that has laid bare bitter divisions in their continent, agreed Wednesday to bolster their borders and increase aid to …

Europe

Steve Jobs 'played no role at all' in designing the Apple I or Apple II computers, Woz says

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani did just that, scoring an interview with Woz in late August.<p>There was, if you remember, some controversy surrounding how the Ashton Kutcher "Jobs" movie portrayed Jobs' involvement in the design and development of Apple's first products.<p>So …

Apple II

See Plans For The 62-Mile Wall That Would Capture Trash In The Pacific

It's not too late to make our oceans bluer. One organization has an ambitious plan to make that happen.<p>Nature isn't doomed if we work fast enough.<p>That's the essential premise fueling The Ocean Cleanup, an organization that hopes to pull an unbelievable amount of plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean …

Pollution

Storage for Photographers (Part 2)

How 12TB of network-attached storage changed my digital life and why you need it too. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for</b> …

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

When you first get started in photography, at the bare minimum, you need three pieces of equipment: a camera, a normal zoom lens (24-70mm), and a …

7 Unique Tools You May not Own but Probably Should

Propane is Easier Than Gas<p>When it comes to portable generators and ease of use, liquid propane (LP) sure beats gasoline. Gasoline is a handy fuel, …

The Ultimate Guide to the Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga are the yogi's guide to living. From how to conduct yourself, to Asana practice, to the ultimate connection with the …

Yoga

Vincent van Gogh on How to Live

Van Gogh didn’t become popular until shortly after his death. To this day it’s unclear whether his letters drove the initial interest in his art.<p>The …

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Henry Blodget

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

A Guide to Affordable Cinema Lenses for DSLRs ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

B&H looks at some affordable cinema lenses to walk you through the basic benefits of using these high quality lenses in your next video production.

Terra Stigma- "Still Here"

Phedon Papamichael Gives Filmmakers the Practical Advice They Don’t Get in Film School by Jeremiah Karpowicz

Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC are a group of cinematographers that need no introduction. Their personal histories …

Filmmaking

Music Video Director Colin Tilley Tells The Stories Behind “Anaconda,” “Senile” And More - XXL

You know about Colin Tilley’s work. The 26-year-old video director has written and directed visuals for some of the best hip-hop artists in the game, …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Body Art

Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>Letting go of the past</b> can be quite a challenge for many of us. Pleasant memories lure us back to happier times in our lives, …

Thich Nhat Hanh What is Mindfulness