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17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Motivation

All You Need Is a Towel for This Killer Ab Workout

Those towels in your gym are useful for more than just wiping away your sweat.<p>Ab work shouldn't just be an afterthought to your fitness routine — your core should be central to your full body plan.<p>A strong midsection is the key to a strong body, and the flashy set of abs you can develop through …

Workouts

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

Happiness

The foolproof guide to making friends as an adult.

Making friends as an adult is definitely not like making friends as a kid.<p>Remember how easy it was to make a new friend when you were young? Five …

'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With

When someone in your life is asking the important “What should I do with my life?” question – have you ever told them “<i>Just follow your passion”</i>?<p>If so, please stop doing that. Yes, completely, and forever. Because it’s garbage advice. Among the worst out there, right next to the original food …

Self-improvement

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

You’ve Got to See These 6 Mouth-Watering Food Photography Tricks in Just 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both). Created by food and travel photographer …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Get Conscious of Your Negative Spending

Our spending is often driven by emotions and deeply ingrained thinking.<p>You go to your job. You earn a paycheck. You spend that money. Pretty simple, …

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop Like a Pro. One Photographer Reveals Her Workflow Secrets

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her …

Why Do You Suck at the Business of Photography?

As creatives, we tend to live our passions with every fiber of our being and eventually, some of us try to make money at this thing we once saw as an …

Business Strategy

Top Mexico Destinations

Where to go for your Mexican vacation<p>Choosing a Mexican destination may be one of the most difficult aspects of your vacation travel planning. From …

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

<b>“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us …

If You Only Watch One Video Today, Make It This One: How Photojournalists Capture the “Decisive Moment”

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term <i>The Decisive Moment</i> as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this …

How to Become a Self-Confident Photographer

ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAP by HAPTICI’m the most self-centered, vain, egotistical, and confident photographer I know— how, and why?1. How I built up …

Researchers Discover The Best Exercise To Get A Flat, Toned Stomach

The most effective exercise for a toned, flat stomach?<p>If your belly is your area of concern when it comes to weight loss, you're certainly not alone. …

Tip: Reassess Your Squat

Here's what you need to know about knee position, butt wink, and more.<p>People who say squats are bad for the knees don't know how to squat properly. …

A Weekend of Protest in St. Louis

On Friday, a judge in St. Louis found Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man named Anthony Lamar Smith. Smith was shot and killed by Stockley after a high-speed chase in 2011. Throughout the weekend, groups of …

Best triceps exercises: The only 7 tricep workouts you need to know

Best triceps exercises: The only 7 tricep workouts you need to know<p>While the biceps constitute a sizeable portion of your arms, the triceps comprise …

Workouts

Here's How to Work Your Way to a Pullup From the Ground Up

Good muscle control will make all the difference<p>Pullups are the ultimate upper body exercise. Your shoulders, arms, back, and abs all have to work together to raise your body to the bar. They help build the back of Adonis and lock in perfect posture.<p>But pullups don't come easy to many, and even …

This 1 Phrase Will Help You Develop Self-Control, According to Science

Research shows it's not just what you say, but how you say it.<p>Our bad habits have an uncanny ability to get in the way of doing our best at work and in life.<p>But a new study has found a simple, yet effective weapon in the fight against our very worst vices.<p>Researchers writing in The Journal of …

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

​The Rock Never Skips This Exercise On Leg Day

​This move is critical before you start transforming your legs<p>We’ve already given you plenty of Rock-related inspiration in the past, in addition to trying to help you build muscle on your chest, arms, legs, and back like the A-lister. Results<p>maywill certainly vary on all those fronts.<p>Now, we bring …

10 practically useless exercises

Face it: You’ve got a lot on your plate and you really have to cut the fat these days. Productivity and efficiency are key.<p>“You’re wasting a lot of …

4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

Remember when women used to lift those tiny pink dumbbells out of fear of “bulking up”? <i>Groan.</i> Thankfully, times have changed (mostly). These days, …

Should You Lift Weights to Lose Weight?

“Muscle weighs more than fat.” You’ve probably heard that phrase a million times before. And although it's false (a pound is a pound), you may have …

Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging

It's time to step up your workout.<p>The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).<p>In an increasingly packed daily schedule, …

Exercise

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

10 Pros Give You Their Best Advice<p>The Question<p>What's your best tip for training the hamstrings for size or strength?<p>Eric Bach – Strength Coach and …

Tip: Drive the Bus for Bigger Delts

This odd-looking exercise puts the whole deltoid group under constant tension and works angles that aren't normally trained.<p>The "bus driver" exercise …

Transportation