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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 …

Self-help

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 …

Street Photography

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 …

Justice

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 …

Kettlebell Exercises

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 …

Psychology

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 …

Self-help

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, …

Video Tutorials

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 …

Cardiovascular System

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 …

How to Anchor Your Feet for a Monumental Squat

<b>How are you ensuring a solid connection to the floor so you can move big weight in the squat?</b> A large array of problems with the squat, such as heels …

Bodyweight Exercise

No Lie: These 2 Workouts Burn More Calories Than a 3-Mile Run

Let’s be honest, running is a great workout. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but research shows that you can burn around 113 calories for each mile …

The best way to build muscle may not be lifting the heaviest weights

Most people think the quickest way to build muscle is to use the heaviest weights you can manage. This approach usually means you won't do very many repetitions, or "reps," since you'll get exhausted pretty quickly.<p>Aside from making you vulnerable to injury, that method may not be the best way to …

Exercise

​This Workout Will Serve Up A Major Dose of Muscle From Head to Toe

Turn your body into a powerhouse with this barbell and plate workout<p>This workout, by Ashley Horner, owner of American Sled Dogs, combines three strength moves that will turn your body into a powerhouse and build a lower body of steel.<p>The barbell heavy squat not only builds massive legs and glutes, …

Blast Through This Do-Anywhere Workout In 10 Minutes

It doesn't take hours at the gym to see fitness results, so it's about time we stop believing that lie. And some days it really does feel like there …

Exercise

Start A Photography Business With These Simple and Effective Tips

Starting a photography business can be a stressful, time-consuming task.But do it right, and you can build a business that is successful for years to …

Small Business

Aperture Myths Debunked in Under 5 Minutes

Aperture is one of the trickiest camera settings to figure out. For many beginners, simply understanding what the aperture setting controls (the …

Landscape Photography

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

Many of us use the excuses: "I don’t have time,” or “I don’t belong to a gym,” when we feel guilty for not working out as much as we “should.” Now …

If You Want to Quit Complaining, Practice These 2 Powerful Daily Habits

Change your mindset with the same hacks used by Will Smith, Muhammed Ali and Oprah.<p>There was a time not too long ago when I complained so much my younger brother called me out. I had started to believe all the untrue stories my mind had created over the years. I was 26, and living a life that did …

5 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Your Passion for Photography

Downtown LA, 2015One of my friends asked me: “Eric, what should I do if I’ve totally lost my passion or inspiration for photography” This is what I …

Street Photography

Disk Cleanup Tip To Recover Gigabytes That Lightroom May Be Hoarding

If you’ve used Lightroom in the past, well, ever, you know it can be a resource hog. It’s almost a cliche at this point to even say it but that …

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.” ― Aaron Swartz</i><p>The 2016 Campaign Through a …