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Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Meditation

“This Is the BEST Way to Sharpen Photos,” Says Photoshop Expert Nathaniel Dodson (VIDEO)

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the …

Tutorials

Benefits of Walking Meditation - 6 Easy Outdoor Meditative Practices to Try

<b>When Winfields Outdoors told me about their new “Walk & Talk” campaign that aims to spread awareness of the mental health benefits of spending time</b> …

Meditation

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

Shooting wide while traveling light photo tips

<b>Shooting wide while traveling light</b><p>Very often we carry only a camera or two with just a couple of lenses in our pack while we are shooting. It is …

Cameras

The Grand Tetons might be the most beautiful place in America

Between the jagged mountains, the beautiful landscape, and the incredible wildlife, the Grand Teton National Park might be the most beautiful place …

National Parks

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

How to make big money by saving receipts in 2018

My New Year’s resolution? Save every receipt in 2018.<p>That means receipts from every gas-station fill-up, grocery run and restaurant meal. And every other transaction that produces an itemized summary of what I bought.<p>No, I’m not trying to accumulate more clutter around my house. I already have …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Are you tired of being controlled by negative, destructive thoughts? Take charge with these three strategies.

Self-help

If You Have This One Crazy Sleep Habit, You Could Be a Genius

Rumor has it that Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla both maintained an intense sleep cycle called 'Uberman,' which consists of taking six 20-minute …

How to Drink Mindfully

A few years ago, I noticed a trend among the people I socialize with. Instead of suggesting we meet for coffee, it was, “Let’s get drinks!” Maybe …

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I'd read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything.<p>In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This past year, I read another …

John F. Nash

This Is The One Most Important Thing To Know To Truly Succeed In Life

What gets you out of bed to go to the gym instead of hitting the snooze button? What inspires you to say no to the donuts and sweet treats at the office Christmas party? What is the driving force behind your decision to work weekends to get your company up and running when you could be going out …

Motivation

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Try Any of These 6 Habits of the Happiest People

End the year strong with these rare (and counter-intuitive) habits for a better life.<p>Now that 2018 is just around the corner, perhaps you're a person who prescribes to a growth-mindset. You're looking for innovative ways to improve your well-being, get that productivity edge, and maybe achieve more …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Tutorials

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets

Live so that you feel you've left nothing on the table.<p>What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the …

Positive Thinking

This is the scariest job interview question — and how to answer it

There’s nothing quite like the spine-tingling jolt of getting called in for a job interview after weeks of sending out your resume, crossing your …

Employment

The 5 Dangers Of Meditation

The Buddha talked about five potential dangers, or hindrances, you can face during meditation, even if you’re normally quite disciplined.<p>Here I’ll present them and give you some pathways out — so your meditations can be smooth and not necessarily easy, but easier:<p>Sluggishness. Buddhists call this …

Meditation

5 Beginner Photography Mistakes (and How to Solve Them)

Being a beginning photographer can be tough sledding sometimes.After all, there's a lot that can go wrong and a lot of things that can frustrate you …

Landscape Photography

Want to Be More Productive at Work? Stop Doing this During Your Commute

A little peace and quiet in the morning goes a long way<p>What did you listen to on your way into work this morning?<p>If you're like most, you weren't in conversation with someone else. We seem to universally despise the notion of chatting with strangers on the train, bus, or in the carpool.<p>If you're …

Meditation

Is it normal to not feel any emotion at all?

Even though they can feel draining at times, emotions help us connect. Photo: Stocksy<p>When we think of depression, it's easy to mistakenly associate …

Fast, Redundant, Fail-Safe Photo Storage Solution

Antelope Canyon, Arizona (AZ), USA<p>Camera sensor resolution and raw file size are ferociously increasing as is the need to store years-worth of …

Nature Photography

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Motivation

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

Behind the Scenes: Shooting Backlit and Natural Light Portraits With Irene Rudnyk

I found Irene Rudnyk a few months back when I was looking more into portrait photography. I found that her work stood out amongst a lot of other work …

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

Landscape Photography

How to Meditate Anywhere

We spoke to ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris about how regular old humans (read: us) can use meditation to become a little less crazed.<p>Few people know stress management quite as well as ABC anchor and journalist Dan Harris (ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America), who, after an anxious, …

Meditation