Octavia Stead

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9 Butt Moves That Beat Squats

Because they're not the only way to get a better butt.<p>Everyone knows that basic squats can make your booty B-U-R-N. The problem: No matter how many reps you crank out, this move will only work your glutes from one angle. To achieve the best possible results in the least amount of time, you're …

7 Exercises for the Sexiest Legs Ever

Sculpt away!<p>Wondering what to do with those massive rubber bands you regularly neglect at the gym? The simple fitness prop could be your ticket to stronger legs and a high, tight butt. Try these moves from Andia Winslow, certified fitness instructor and sports performance coach. Perform each …

8 Yoga-Inspired Exercises to Transform Your Core

Hilaria Baldwin shows you how to get abs of steel — and get better at yoga.<p><i>Find more workouts you can do at home at CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle channel.</i><p>Most yoga poses require superior core strength. But if you want to build that strength (and sculpt a sick core while you're at it), …

10 Moves to Get a Butt Like Anastasia Ashley

Learn the pro surfer's secrets.<p><i>Want more ways to work your butt and every other part? Check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>If you don't recognize 26-year-old surfer Anastasia Ashley from the 2014 <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Edition or her recent <i>Esquire</i> sweater shoot, you …

8 Exercises That Work Your Arms and Legs at the Same Time

To get you out of the gym faster.<p>Some people separate upper- and lower-body workouts to perform on different days of the week. This way, you can rest one set of muscles while you exercise another and without skipping a single day at the gym.<p>If you don't work out quite so regularly or want to feel …

10 Hot Healthy Ways To.. Burn Fat Fast

Life<p>by Contributor | 03 03 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Burn Fat Fast<p>Lovisa from Lifesum<p>Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to know how to …

Nutrition

Where To Do High Intensity Interval Training In London

Londoners are often short on time to go to the gym, but demand results fast — so make perfect candidates for high intensity interval training …

Exercise

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

The Move That Will Give You a Total-Body Burn This Weekend

Strengthen all over—and fast.<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Cross-Body Mountain Climber:</b> This core-strengthening …

6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

If you can't sign up for a professional analysis, hop on a treadmill and have a friend video you from the front, side, and behind. Then, roll the footage and note whether your form is in check with these form pointers from Diano:<p><b>Check #1: Stride Length</b><br>See how my foot is landing on the ground right …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Mobile Photography Tips Part 2

Today, more than ever, mobile photography is redefining the way we see and share our worlds, whether online or in print. Back by popular demand, we …

Mobile Photography

10 Mobile Photography Tips to Better Mobile Photos

Tip 01<p>Look for Leading Lines<p>With Pei Ketron<p>Pei's Advice:<p>When composing, look for lines (literal or figurative) that will provide a sense of movement …

Mobile Photography

Moscow Intervention

Project info<p>I create photographic works that evolve out of a sculptural process. I conceive of and construct the object to be photographed.<br>The starting point of an idea for a photograph is often a found image, sometimes from historical sources, which shows a prototypical architectural situation.<br>To …

Temporal

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

31 Fascinating Photography Links for Quick Inspiration

As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with …

Landscape Photography

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Landscape Photography

How to do Noise Reduction in Lightroom

Lightroom

How to Approach Color Correction in Photoshop

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Mimesis

Project info<p>In this series, I explore my own understanding and interpretation of identity and the influences that fluctuate, accumulate and compound identity as the work evolves away from photography’s signifying functions. The urge to ask, “what is it?” of this work echoes the question, “what are …

Consciousness

Artist Fred Tomaselli Gives the Front Page of The New York Times a Makeover

NYC-based artist Fred Tomaselli applies his colorful, playful approach to collage and has a go at the front page of <i>The</i> <i></i><i>New York Times</i>, in the process …

Meet the next generation of cool fashion photography – in pictures

From conceptual wizardry to contentious and controversial imagery, fashion photography has evolved from a platform for showcasing clothes to a playground for something far more experimental. Just over a century after fashion photography first appeared in magazines, a new book, Fashion Photography …

Video: Inspirational Advice on How to Attain Creativity Through Diligence

It may seem as though creativity is an innate trait, passed down in the genetic code from generation to generation, but that’s just not the case.<p>It’s …

Photo Series Uses Laundry Machines to Frame Colorful and Abstract Shots

“Inspirational” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think about laundry, but for photographer Yvette Meltzer, that’s exactly …

Renaissance brushstrokes

Almost human: why is art so obsessed with lifesize dolls?

From Coppélia and Pygmalion to Mannequin and Buffybot, artists love playing games with lifesize dolls. It's a trail of lust, obsession and beheadings<p>Coppélia is one of the sillier corners of the ballet repertoire. Franz, a handsome young villager, spies his perfect woman and instantly falls in …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

SeaLife

Statement:<p>Growing up on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, the ocean has always been an important part of my life, but since the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 it’s great decline seems to haunt my mind. In the media barely a day now passes without a reminder. The …

North Sea

Experimental Underwater Scanner Makes for Beautiful Happy Accidents

If you enjoy strange and experimental photography, Nathaniel Stern‘s work should delight you.<p>For the past ten years, Stern has been creating …