Richard Garcia

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How to Instantly Cut 8 Seconds Off Your Mile Pace

The study found that runners who competed in a race with at least one rival present cut almost eight seconds per mile off their pace—which would allow them to finish a 5-K nearly 25 seconds sooner.<p>Why the surge in speed? Competing against someone you are used to comparing yourself to increases the …

Researchers Present Striking New Hypothesis On Why We Sleep (VIDEO)

We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the reasons <i>why</i> we need to are still poorly understood. What we do know is that the brain is highly active during sleep. According to a popular current theory, the resting brain is nearly as busy as the waking brain because during sleep, neural …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Links We Love: Food Hacks

Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we're looking at …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

Women's Health

Going underground – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jul/27/photography-london-underground-bob-mazzer<p>720<p>Photographer Bob Mazzer has taken pictures on …

Chicago race riots - a picture from the past

Photographer Brings Taxidermied Animals Back to Life Through Photo Series 'Trophies'

<i>Trophies</i> is an eerily beautiful series of animal portraits by Chicago-based photographer C. Owen Lavoie. Lavoie, who is better known as C. Owen, …

Craft and Vision – Exceptional Photography Education

Plain and simple, we all want to improve our photography as much as we can while not having to spend a ton of money doing it. With over 40 ebooks, …

18 Sharp Desert Plant Pictures

Plants in the desert have unique capabilities for survival in their severe environmental surroundings. They have traits that help them collect and …

Manipulated Photographs, Manipulated Memories

Photo manipulation is nearly as old, if not as old, as photography itself. It has been used in state propaganda, to unify nations, for aesthetic and …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Digital Photography

Canon Lenses for Wedding Photography

In order to be competitive, wedding photographers must consistently produce images that reflect their unique style. New York-based wedding …

Shuttle Launch Captured in Amazing High Def by Cameras on the Rocket Boosters

When the Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> launched on June 8th, 2011 it marked the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The video above harkens back to that …