Richard meehan

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When How to Think for Weightlifting Technique Correction

Weightlifting is a sport that elicits a lot of skull sweat in a number of different ways, the most common of which is arguably related to technique …

10 books everyone is reading right now

Half the fun of reading is talking about what books make you think, feel, and learn with friends and coworkers.<p>But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed …

Literature

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Five Tips to Make Your Next Sunset Photoshoot Amazing

Spring has arrived, which means the time for gorgeous golden hour shoots in wonderful weather is nearly upon us. Sunset (and sunrise) are …

Photography

How Do You Pick Your Best Photos Over the Duds? One Pro Explains His Culling Process

Whether you photograph portraits in the studio or wildlife in the field, a daylong shoot usually results in the onerous task of culling through …

Photography

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

We've previously looked at how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can control the amount of light your camera uses, and how they're related in the …

Digital Photography

40 Philosophy Tips For Living Everyday Life

Practical philosophical tips on living:<p>1. What are ethics?<p>Ethics: a code of values which guide your choice and actions in your life.<p>Ethics— they will …

Self-improvement

7 Tips to Be a Good Photographer

Dear friend,<p>I want to give you some practical tips on how to be a good photographer.<p>1. What is ‘good’?<p>I like the idea of being a ‘good’ photographer. …

Street Photography

How to Find Your Purpose in Photography

Dear friend; I want to write you a letter on finding your purpose in photography — and giving you a chance to reflect on <i>why</i> you make photos.<p>A …

Street Photography

What Is Aperture?

In photography, the aperture is the hole in a lens that lets light into your camera.

Digital Photography

James Day on how to take photos using only an IPHONE

Australian photographer James Day has shared his top tips for taking amazing photos with an iPhone. They include ditching heavy filtering, finding …

18 Things I Would Tell Myself if I Started Street Photography All Over Again

Dear friend,<p>If I started street photography all over again; this is the advice I would give myself:<p>1. Equipment<p>Regarding equipment, I would tell …

Street Photography

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

There's a reason why people say that hindsight is 20/20.<p>If I'd only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been …

Imaging

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

The Life-Changing Magic of These 13 Free Books

Yes, I said “<i>Life-Changing Magic.</i>” :D<p>There is no shame in my game.<p>Why?<p>Because if you actually read some of the books listed below…<p>They will change …

Spirituality

The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build

“Books are the training weights of the mind” –Seneca<p>The most useful definition of technology I’ve heard is simply, “the ability to do more with less.”<p>…

Self-improvement

The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

<b>Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?</b> Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the …

4 Things You Should Know About Focal Length and Composition

Lenses are the eye of your camera. The focal length of a lens (and your point of view) determine how much of the subject your camera sees.You may …

Cameras

6 Practical Tips to Instantly Make Travel Photography Easier

If you like to travel but hate the hassle of hauling all your gear - try following these 6 tips to help make travel photography easier.

Digital Photography

Prime Lenses: Can you really zoom with your feet?

You may have heard the phrase "zoom with your feet" but is it the same as zooming with your lens? Here's an example of prime lenses compared to zooms.

Digital Photography

Seneca on The Shortness of Time

<i>“A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of his life.”</i><br>—Charles Darwin<p>If we see someone throwing money away, we call …

Root Cause Analysis
Health

Tip: The Snack That Shrinks Love Handles

Snack on these in the late afternoon and lose fat around your waist. Really. Check out the science.<p>Almonds and Waist Size<p>If you eat a handful of …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

Success

If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months.Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before you know it. The excitement of …

This Video Shows You How to Hold a Camera to Avoid Camera Shake

A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding …

Photography

Capturing the Golden Hours: How to Photograph Sunrises & Sunsets

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise …

18 Books That Stay with You Your Entire Life

There are those books that stay with you long after you’ve finished reading them. These are the books that evoke powerful emotions, whose characters …

Literature

16 Must-Read Books Recommended by Stephen King

<b>King’s recommendation</b>: “Terrific novel of escape, sacrifice, and redemption.”<p><i>Darktown</i> by Thomas Mullen<p>In the tradition of our most acclaimed suspense …

Stephen King

How Practice Actually Changes Your Body

Muscle memory isn't quite what its name suggests, but practice does make perfect.<p>Many projects here on Popular Mechanics involve getting your hands messy and building something yourself. The hardest skills can be the ones you do for the first time, but repetition often makes things easier. Why is …