Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80249 [post_author] => 47260 [post_date] => 2017-08-15 10:45:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-15 14:45:43 [post_content] => This isn't going to be a "step-by-step" guide to editing your photos for Instagram, because that greatly depends on your vision. Rather, this is something that I hope will push you to get outside your comfort zone and explore what it means to post-process your work with a comprehensive artistic vision in mind. When we think about post-processing, there’s an infinite amount of styles and techniques that can be found online nowadays. Most of this is broken down into little tips and tricks you can use to get quick results without spending too much time in any given application. And thanks to modern app development, there isn’t a lot of technical knowledge needed to dive into Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom and come up with a decent-looking edit. Now add in presets and there’s no end to how easy it gets, which there really isn’t anything wrong with, depending on what kind of photographer you want to be. [caption id="attachment_80251" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bryan Minear[/caption]I know tons of photographers who prefer to not push past what they capture in-camera, but I, on the other hand, approach it from more of a fine art standpoint. As a photographer and graphic designer who’s been using various tools since before Lightroom existed, my approach to editing is more methodical and nuanced; some may even say excessive. Yet my goal as an artist has always been to carry out my own personal vision. I never set out to have a “style.” Of course, I digested a lot of the aforementioned “tips and tricks,” but rather than doing it for a quick end result, I did it to gain an understanding of the tools in order to pave my own way and discover which processes work best for me. That said, my post-processing begins before I even click the shutter button. I'm a cloud junkie, and most of my work is centralized around finding unique light or weather conditions in hopes of elevating the mundane imagery of the Midwest into something worthy of sharing with the world. I take everything into account, such as the dynamic range of the scene, how fast the clouds are moving, whether or not to bracket my exposures, or if I want to add ND filters to capture cloud movement. I've also been working in Photoshop long enough to have a color palette I gravitate toward so there’s consistency in my work. Again, some people may find this excessive, but there is little that I don’t tweak in post to get the look I want. [caption id="attachment_80256" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bryan Minear[/caption]A lot of my style is derived from years of trial and error—a lot of terrible edits and over-edits. After a while, you start to understand that the more subdued and subtle you are, the better it gets. I try to inject as much of my vision as possible into my shots, making them completely unique to me without overdoing it. Believe me, I still overdue it at times, but the important thing is to be continually learning and evolving. Photoshop has a lovely opacity slider that I utilize frequently to dial back something after-the-fact. I also try to sit on my edits for a few days so I have time to digest them and make any final changes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rushed to post something I was really excited about, only to look back at some glaring error later on. Maybe it’s my mindset, or how I run my Instagram feed, but I hate posting anything that’s similar over and over again—I aim for a consistency that also has an ebb and flow to it. [caption id="attachment_80252" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bryan Minear[/caption]When it comes to processing in Adobe Camera Raw, I like to keep my images as natural as possible when it comes to exposure, but with an atmospheric twist. I don't like to "HDR" my stuff so that every detail is bright and crisp. Instead, I play with shadow and hide things. Just because our cameras have the ability to portray massive amounts of dynamic range that doesn't mean we should. In my work, I like to push the limits of my highlights and shadows while still retaining a bit of detail in them. The easiest way to try this is to pull back on the contrast slider and use the blacks slider to really dial in the darkness while simultaneously pushing the shadows a bit. I love heavy contrast in my images and this is a great way to achieve it. As for color, between playing with curves, the HSL sliders, and the RGB Primary sliders, my colors are about as custom as custom can be. These tools can be daunting to learn, but properly learning what they can do really allows you to dial in your own flavor. In fact, the only way to learn them is to experiment and see what you can come up with. As a Fujifilm X-shooter, I also have the Fujifilm film simulations at my disposal, and I use them frequently. To be honest, using these simulations is one of the things that really pushed me into developing my own style. The colors you can achieve with them are far above and beyond anything I ever got when I was shooting with Canon, which is what sent me down the path of experimenting with color in the first place. [caption id="attachment_80257" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bryan Minear[/caption]With Instagram in mind, I always finish off my edits on my phone; sometimes the color space can seem totally different from one device to another. And although you'll never have the luxury of controlling the look of the finished product like you would with prints in a gallery, it’s important to fine-tune your work for display on mobile. I use apps like VSCO, Darkroom and Afterlight to finalize my shots before posting, and also add a hefty dose of sharpening. If you come from the world of printing, it’s going to seem like you’re over sharpening everything, but attaining the same level of sharpness on a screen is a different monster.[caption id="attachment_80255" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bryan Minear[/caption]Above all, my goal is to portray my vision as an artist. If we were in this to make the same images as someone else, what would be the point? So get out there with your camera and find out who you are. Then use your editing to lock that down and Instagram to showcase it to the world.See more of Bryan's work on his website.__________This story was originally published in "The Fitness Issue" of Resource Magazine. Visit the Resource Shop to pick up a copy. [post_title] => How to Develop Your Editing Style and Artistic Vision on Instagram [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-to-develop-your-editing-style-and-portray-your-artistic-vision-on-instagram [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-15 11:11:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-15 15:11:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80249 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80208 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-08-11 09:26:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-11 13:26:18 [post_content] => Founder of Quest Nutrition Tom Bilyeu knows a lot about what it means to optimize your mind and body for maximum creativity. After overcoming obesity, he started his mission-based food company to help people be healthier, which grew by 57,000 percent in its three years, landing the number spot on the 2014 Inc. 500 list. Today, he’s recently launched a new venture, Impact Theory, an online talk show of sorts that ignites human potential through original interviews with some of the world’s greatest, most inspiring content creators, creatives and entrepreneurs. We asked Bilyeu to let us in on some of the tools and techniques he uses to achieve a healthy, fulfilling career as a creative. Here's what he had to say.Strengthen your body I hate working out, but I’m absolutely obsessed with optimizing my brain. Several studies have come out showing the reciprocal link between the body and the brain. If you truly want to supercharge your mind, you’re going to have to supercharge your body first. Also, the gym helps you earn credibility with yourself by being disciplined and pushing through pain to reach a goal you’ve set. Additionally, it’s the easiest way to prove to yourself that the body will develop and grow in response to hard work and a powerful reminder that we all have latent potential within us. https://youtu.be/-lITalyctN4Amplify your mind Ideas In = Ideas Out. Fitness is as much about the mind as it is the body. They say that genius is a young person’s game, but I think the truth is anyone can have a brilliant idea, but you have to work to keep your perspective fresh. Reading is the best way to do that, and when it comes to money, Audible is the best way to read. Reinvent your identity Identity and values drive behavior. As such, your success at implementing new habits and routines in your life will be entirely dependent on your ability to change your identity. If you’re really going to follow through with your goals, you’re going to have to make changes to you who you are. [caption id="attachment_80210" align="aligncenter" width="934"] via Tom Bilyeu[/caption]Don’t be alarmed With only the rarest of exceptions, I haven’t woken up to an alarm in roughly 14 years. The name of the game is cognitive optimization, and that requires sleep. Get it. Go to bed as early as you have to. Drop things from your schedule, but try never to cut sleep. Maintain healthy eating habits I’m a big believer in cycling your eating habits. I switch between a high protein diet and a high fat diet every week, spending four days on high protein and three days on a full-blown ketogenic diet (high fat, moderate protein, virtually no carbs). On top of that I routinely do 16 hour fasts, and roughly once a year I do a full three day fast. The benefit of intermittent fasting and a ketogenic diet in general is that it profoundly changes your relationship to hunger. The most impactful benefit for me has been that when in a ketogenic state, I don’t experience fatigue after lunch time nor any cognitive decline between meals—even when I’m really busy and starving. https://youtu.be/Kd06uvinqLIConsume more whole foods Thought I was going to say eat more Quest products? Truth is, you should eat whole food whenever possible. Only eat Quest Bars, Chips and Powders when you need something that tastes like dessert, but is super clean and healthy. I say that partly because I’m one of the co-founders, but also because I believe in the products and eat them daily, truly seven days a week. It’s how I avoid cheating on my diet. Live by “Bright lines” Bright lines are my secret weapon for discipline. The concept is simple: implement very strict rules in your life. The easiest ones for me are around diet and exercise. My first meal of the day is never before 7 a.m. My second is never before 11:30, so on and so forth. Also, my meals for the day are predetermined. No matter how hungry I get I never eat before the allotted time or eat more than I’ve planned. Those hard and fast rules are my bright lines. I do that because it’s easy to live in a yes or no world. It’s hard to deal in maybes, especially when you’re hungry and tired. [caption id="attachment_80211" align="aligncenter" width="933"] via Tom Bilyeu[/caption]I hope these tools serve you as well as they have me. If you want to ask me any questions about the above, hit me up on any social platform at @TomBilyeu. Until then, be legendary, my friends.
__________ This story was originally published in "The Fitness Issue" of Resource Magazine. Visit the Resource Shop to pick up a copy. [post_title] => Quest Nutrition Founder Tom Bilyeu's Tips For a Healthy Creative Lifestyle [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => quest-nutrition-founder-tom-bilyeus-tips-for-a-healthy-creative-lifestyle [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-10 10:26:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-10 14:26:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80208 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80180 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2017-08-10 08:45:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-10 12:45:48 [post_content] => For those who make fitness their lives, there’s never been a better or more lucrative time to be alive. Over the past decade, social media has significantly boosted the business of getting in shape. Not only has this innovation aided fitness experts in making a profitable living, but it’s given fitness enthusiasts unprecedented access to workout options, routines and lifestyles in just a few simple taps or swipes.The all-encompassing explosion of social media has in one way or another affected every area of our lives. But specifically for fitness experts, platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and even LinkedIn allow these mavens to create content in a way that increasingly blurs the lines between follower and client. Now they’re able to monetize their personal brands, and so it seems, may not even need to teach in-person classes to sustain a business.Let’s be honest—many of us are turned away by the idea of following a strict workout regimen that requires more than an hour a day of our time. In our fast-paced society, people are more receptive to brief, concise information that’s broken down in a few easy steps. For some, the thought of implementing a fitness plan into their lives is inconceivable, but the burgeoning relationship between fitness and social media is making it more sustainable than ever.
"I just want people to feel good in their own bodies, to feel strong, and to move better.” Idalis Velazquez (@ivfitness), 33, who from a young age has been an athlete and fitness enthusiast, launched her fitness business, I.V. Fitness, in 2008. Before this venture, she never considered a career in fitness, which changed when her business exploded.“Honestly, I never thought I’d be working in this field,” Velazquez said. “It wasn’t something I considered a job. Then, after my second pregnancy, I went through some really serious medical complications and started offering my community free bootcamp classes. I don’t just do these classes for competition or being an athlete; I just like doing it for wellness, to stay active and energized, and to help other moms and women.”Velazquez specializes in resistance training, strength training, and metabolic workouts. The reason she leans more toward encouraging these workouts is due to their effectiveness in showing quick results. When done correctly, they’re also a safer option for getting in shape, whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or just feel stronger, unlike crash-course workouts or diets, which can be harmful to one’s health. [caption id="attachment_80183" align="alignnone" width="726"] Photo provided by Idalis Velazquez[/caption]Most of her in-person training sessions are one-on-one, but now platforms like Instagram have taken her ability to advertise her fitness programs to a whole new level. For her, social media is a huge part of what contributes to her success as a fitness entrepreneur. Instagram is by far her favorite form of social networking because of its accessibility to a very large, diverse audience. Currently, her feed reaches 56.5K followers and is growing every day.“Instagram kind of opened that door for posting more about fitness, especially they started allowing video clips,” Velazquez said. “It was a great opportunity to reach more people around the world.”Velazquez says most of her followers and clients are looking for 30 to 40 minute workouts, so she tries to adhere to those requests. She knows how busy and stressed people can be, especially the modern-day woman, which is why her goal is to create simple and effective workouts for them. “I feel like years ago we used to settle for less and now we want it all,” Velazquez said. “You want the career, you want to be a mom—you have all these things.”Being able to access a fitness workout on a social media network, such as Instagram, has not only made the lifetyle more accessible, but acts as a form of motivation and inspiration for those looking to get toned up. When her clients post their “before” and “after” photos, for example, the results create an incentive for others to try the workout. Velazquez says she hopes to inspire others to live quality lives, which is why she posts about nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in addition to workouts.
“I do love connecting with people, but for some reason it really affects me. It’s one of my biggest stressors. I’m trying to have more control. I have two girls and a family." “I hope they get really strong and create a lot of muscle, especially moms after having kids. A lot of people today have become less mobile, like, they’re staying home or a lot of the time they’re seated because of a desk job. We’ve become—I’m not going to say lazy—but we’re always driving or sitting, and I feel like everyone is suffering from back pains. I just want people to feel good in their own bodies, to feel strong, and to move better.”Velazquez, who is based in the Fort Lauderdale area with her family, realizes how crucial keeping up with social media is for her career in fitness, but also knows when to disconnect to maintain her own sanity, in order to practice what she preaches. About two years ago, when she first started using social media, it consumed too much of her time and she started to feel it negatively impact her life. It’s all about finding the right balance, she says.“I do love connecting with people, but for some reason it really affects me. It’s one of my biggest stressors. I’m trying to have more control. I have two girls and a family. I remember two years ago I was always on the phone, and I remember my husband saying, ‘Oh my God, you’re consumed with social media.’ Now I just have hours that I set so I can post and check whatever I need to in that time. It works for me.”Velazquez’s advice for those just starting out in the competitive entrepreneurial fitness world is to stay true to your personal brand and create consistent content for your audience. Clients can tell when a fitness instructor is genuine about the workouts they offer, and when a variety of workouts is posted regularly, this keeps them engaged and keeps them coming back.[caption id="attachment_80186" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo provided by Michael Morelli[/caption]Fitness trainer Michael Morelli (@morellifit), who has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, started promoting his fitness brand, MorelliFit, on the platform in 2012. He specializes in TUT (Time Under Tension) methods and carb-cycling. Aside from physical training and nutrition, Morelli also enjoys teaching his clients about awareness and mindset.“Whether it be a fitness or nutrition program, we teach a lifestyle,” Morelli said. “We don't have schemes, or gimmicks, we sell real results. I wake up with one intention, and that's to get as many people as possible to the next level. It doesn't have to be nutrition or training, it could be any number of things.”In the beginning, when Morelli started his social media venture, there were times he’d wake up in the middle of the night to post so his followers in other time zones had consistent content to consume. Fortunately, he now has a team that helps him operate his social media accounts so he’s not constantly plugged in. Still, he uses social media for business about four to six hours a day, mostly to interact with his followers.Morelli says he prefers advertising with social media compared to any other form of promotion because it’s more intimate and his fans can reach him directly, giving him immediate feedback by posting comments. The photos and videos he says receive the most “likes” are generally unique exercises he shares or content containing shocking or controversial captions.“Be real, transparent, honest, and different,” Morelli said. “Value is a must. Get really clear on your niche/target market and stay in your lane. Too many people want to watch and imitate what others are doing. Stand out, don't be afraid to be controversial, and stand for something.”[caption id="attachment_80184" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo provided by Agyei Foster[/caption]Agyei Foster (@doviesworkout), also known as Dovies, runs his fitness business called Dovies Workout from Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. He initially got the idea to get serious about teaching fitness and sharing it on social media in 2012. While he’s always been passionate about staying fit, he eventually believed enough in himself to pursue it as a career.A typical workday for the 30-year-old fitness coach consists of training individuals on a one-on-one basis with the occasional couple. After his morning sessions, he goes to the gym for an hour. Once he’s done training, he heads home and posts two to three online fitness videos to social media. The rest of his day is filled with answering messages from his fans online, and giving them helpful tips for their workouts.“I like teaching people how to get the best body possible,” Foster said. “I do help with weight loss and weight gains as well, and how to keep the right form for a workout. I always hope they get the results they’re looking for and that all my programs work for them the way they imagine.”Foster’s favorite social media platforms to post content are Instagram and Facebook. Currently, he has over 800K followers on Instagram and is gaining new followers every day. Since most of his fitness clients are online, being able to deliver instant workout programs and advice benefits him in reaching more people from various parts of the world. In total, Foster says he spends an excessive amount of time online between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.“Reaching people can be hard, but you have to know what your followers are interested in, especially when it comes to workout videos,” he said. “I post videos and pictures that people show more interest in, and also post stuff they are not used to like workout videos or posts from my country.”Foster’s best piece of advice for up-and-coming fitness influencers is to “stay original.” He says if you try to copy other successful fitness hosts on social media, users will see through it and write you off. Instead, he says to be true to yourself and share what you’re most interested in when it comes to fitness and staying healthy.What these three fitness influencers have in common is their drive and passion for what they do. They don’t let anyone influence them; they influence others with their genuine love for fitness and making the world a healthier and happier place.
_______ This story was originally published in "The Fitness Issue" of Resource Magazine. Visit the Resource Shop to pick up a copy. [post_title] => How Fitness Entrepreneurs Empower Their Brands Through Social Media [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-fitness-entrepreneurs-empower-their-brands-through-social-media [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-10 12:01:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-10 16:01:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80180 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80126 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-08-08 10:00:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-08 14:00:16 [post_content] => Work. Sweat. Hustle. Did a fitness trainer or creative professional speak these words? OK, it’s a bit of a trick question, because the answer is both—and never has the underlying connection between fitness and creativity been more relevant to the creative frontier.Today, there is an unparalleled level of ambition, motivation and discipline necessary to conceive a creative career and transform a passion into a lifestyle. No longer can success rely solely on raw talent—to “make it,” creatives must live by their craft, overcome their weaknesses, and reach their goals through hard work, dedication and consistency. But this is far from a new development. For decades, this goal-driven mentality has shaped the fitness world, revolutionizing wellness and transforming it into one of the most influential cultural movements of today’s generation.To further explore the relationship between fitness and creativity, we brought together 16 fitness innovators across a variety of categories to discuss mindset, personal growth, and how their wellness journeys apply to your creative endeavors. Sometimes it’s not so much about the art but the practices you employ to create it. After all, it’s 2017, people, and the time to do what you love is now. So are you ready to get in shape? Let's hit the gym, yo.Here are 16 fitness innovators who will transform you creatively, in no particular order. (For the full story, pick up a copy of the "Fitness Issue" of Resource Magazine in Barnes & Noble, on newsstands across the U.S. and Canada, in photo studios, or our online shop.) [caption id="attachment_80111" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Bethany C. Meyers has been teaching a variety of fitness methods for 10 years with a primary focus on the Megaformer workout. Her new company, be.come, will officially launch later this year. The workout is also being taught once a week at Studio B in NYC and will be brought to a new fitness space opening in Union Square in September, in addition to teaching private be.come exercises via the company’s app. [caption id="attachment_80091" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Kira Stokes is a New York City-based celebrity trainer and group fitness coach. Her signature program, The Stoked Method focuses on functional movement flow combining strength, cardiovascular conditioning, sports specific drills, barre, yoga and pilates. She is currently the celebrity brand partner for NYSC Lab in New York City and her workouts are featured at Bandier's Studio B and streamed via Booya Fitness. [caption id="attachment_80103" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Julian Devine grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota, eventually moving to Chicago where he studied dance at Columbia College Chicago before accepting a scholarship at Lou Conte Dance Studio/Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Today, he lives in NYC where he took his career to the next level, signing exclusively with Wilhelmina Models, teaching as a Schwinn Certified Spinning Instructor, and training and teaching boxing. [caption id="attachment_80098" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Christine “Tine” has always aspired to inspire. She displayed her athletic prowess as a collegiate lacrosse player and competitive runner, which translates into her fitness style. Upon graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she continued to crave the desire to lead, motivate and inspire and is currently a cycologist at Cyc Fitness, chief marketing officer at Stationhead, and women’s brand director at Wolaco. [caption id="attachment_80114" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Charlie Himmelstein is a former model and actor turned photographer who first gained notoriety as fighter in an underground boxing club called "Friday Night Throwdown." Since then, he founded The9 Studios, a membership based photo studio business with seven locations throughout New York and Brooklyn. [caption id="attachment_80107" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Holly Rilinger is the author of LIFTED, a Nike Master Trainer, Flywheel Sports Master Trainer, Former Creative Director at CYC Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer, Group X Instructor, and co-star on Bravo’s Work Out New York, a fitness reality show that follows the lives of seven top New York City fitness instructors. [caption id="attachment_80115" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Rachel Kent is a New York-based, NYU Tisch grad who’s obsessed with comedy and powered by feminism. She’s excessively trained for everything on-stage and on-camera, with experience ranging from Amazon Prime series to Off-Broadway shows. Kent has also worked commercially as a fitness and fashion model, from New York Fashion Week to acting in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines web commercials. [caption id="attachment_80116" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Ashley Guarrasi is a coach at Rumble Boxing gym, celebrity trainer and fitness model. She’s collaborated with active apparel brands such as Nike, Koral Activewear, Kali Active, and Michi New York, as well as worked with sports brands including Cleto Reyes, Throwdown MMA, and Torque Sports. [caption id="attachment_80100" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Robin Arzon is the New York Times best-selling author of Shut Up And Run and vice president of fitness programming and head Instructor at Peloton Cycle. When she’s not training for ultramarathons, she serves as a brand ambassador for some of the world’s top fitness brands, such as Adidas and formerly Nike. She also co-founded the print publication Undo Magazine, which combines sweat and fashion. [caption id="attachment_80118" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Sarah Ballan, 24, graduated from LeHigh University in 2014 with a BA in english/psych and a creative writing double minor. She loves to write in her spare time and hopes to do something with it one day. After college she went into media buying at an agency, but quickly left to pursue a career in fitness. So far she’s successfully taught at two studios and has recently accepted an instructor position at Flywheel. [caption id="attachment_80109" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Brooklyn born and bred, Jesse Alexander has a wealth of experience instructing at several well-known boutique fitness studios. With a previous career in massage therapy, Jesse’s enthusiasm and unique teaching style has made him a favorite within the indoor cycling industry. When he’s not teaching, you can find Jesse hanging out with his three roommates (AKA his wife and two kids) on the Upper East Side. [caption id="attachment_80096" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Chinae Alexander is an entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, and wellness expert. Her message is to empower people to be better through positive thinking, active change, and self-love. When she’s not trying to change the world, you'll find Chinae pondering if a runner’s high is actually a “thing” while enjoying a glass of Malbec and a nice salad. [caption id="attachment_80119" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Rebecca Kennedy is a fitness expert, celebrity trainer, and former NFL cheerleader, USA gymnast, and professional dancer. She’s also a Wilhelmina fitness model and has worked with brands including Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, and has been featured in Runner’s World, Fitness Magazine, SELF Magazine, and more. [caption id="attachment_80089" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Patrick Frost, Master Instructor for both Barry’s Bootcamp and Nike Training Club, has flourished in the NYC fitness market for the past six years. He has personal-trained moms, athletes, celebrities, top models, as well as group-instructed hundreds of people at a time. This fall, the Georgia-native be moving to the Miami Beach to continue his work with Barry’s Bootcamp Miami and NTC. [caption id="attachment_80121" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Originally from Southampton, New York, Emma Belluomo ditched her desk job and soon began teaching at Cyc Fitness. She was later scouted by IMAXShift to become a founding trainer for their first indoor cycling studio experience, in addition to working for the iconic barre brand Pop Physique. Most recently, she started at CycleBar and is currently based at their Fort Lee and Closter, NJ studios. [caption id="attachment_80122" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Natalie Brasington[/caption]Alex Gomez, 26, is a personal trainer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He’s performed as a dancer in various roles, such as live action/computer animated family comedy film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, French Empire commercials, and more. Gomez is also an experienced fighter trained in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jui Jitsu and MMA.Visit the Resource Shop to pick up a copy of the "Fitness Issue" of Resource Magazine. This cover and feature was photographed by Natalie Brasington. [post_title] => 16 Fitness Innovators Who Will Transform You Creatively [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 16-fitness-innovators-who-will-transform-you-creatively [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-08 11:44:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-08 15:44:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80126 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80039 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-08-02 10:49:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-02 14:49:22 [post_content] => In October 2014 Andrea Polito Photography was hired to photograph Neely and Andrew Moldovan's wedding. A couple of weeks after the wedding, the Moldovans pioneered a social media crusade against Polito and her company, which resulted in Polito winning $1.08 million in a defamation lawsuit.The issues started when Neely Moldovan began emailing Polito about when the wedding album would be ready. After going back and forth, the Moldovans were told, as their original contract stated, that the album with the photos would be released as soon as they chose a $125 cover photo. Not wanting to pay the money, Polito said she eventually decided to "absorb the cost to satisfy her customers," according to the Dallas Morning News.
"The lies and rumors got so harsh that Yelp began removing reviews, including one accusing Polito of giving the reviewer AIDS." However, the damage had already been done. Neely Moldovan, who ran a blog then called "A Complete Waste of Makeup" and is now called "It Starts With Coffee," had taken to the internet saying that Polito was holding their wedding photos hostage. They even contacted a local news station, KXAS-TV (NBC5).The lies and rumors got so harsh that Yelp began removing reviews, including one accusing Polito of giving the reviewer AIDS. Polito said that the "scamming" and "cheating" lies deeply affected her company and reputation. In a normal year, Polito would be hired for 75 to 100 weddings. In 2015 she was hired for two.[caption id="attachment_80043" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Neely and Andrew Moldovan via Andrea Polito Photography[/caption]"People knew me and my reputation. I've shot several of the Dallas elites," she told the Dallas Morning News. "All the name calling, all the bullying ... I was humiliated."A civil suit was filed in March 2015, and eventually a Dallas county jury decided that the Moldovans had purposely set out to ruin Polito's photography business and personal reputation. Polito told the Dallas Morning News that "almost over night" the couple ruined the company she spent 13 years building.On Friday, the court determined that the couple are responsible for $1.08 million worth of damaging and malicious comments."I’m emotionally exhausted. This has been a very long battle," Polito said to the Dallas Morning News. "Last Friday when the verdict was read I felt a little bit relieved, but most importantly I feel my reputation was restored to myself. What’s been so hard the past couple of years has been feeling so ashamed of this story." [post_title] => Wedding Photographer Wins $1.08 Million in Defamation Lawsuit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => wedding-photographer-wins-1-08-million-in-defamation-lawsuit [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-02 11:48:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-02 15:48:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80039 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79979 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-07-24 13:40:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-24 17:40:25 [post_content] => Social media is our vice, and our phones are the medium in which we take it. We all know social media can be detrimental to self-esteem, authenticity and even our valuable time. For years now, we've been seeing those monstrous ads that scold us and read, "Don't text and drive." But what happens when we're so glued to our phones and broadcasting every moment of our lives that we endanger the lives of others?Newsweek reports that on Friday, July 21, Obdulia Sanchez, an 18-year-old from California, was arrested on suspicion for crashing a vehicle while her 14-year-old sister and her friend, both minors, were in the backseat. At first, the drive was going smoothly with the two younger girls in the back as Sanchez sang to her Instagram Live audience. Suddenly, the car began to veer off the road onto the shoulder. Sanchez was still broadcasting every moment on Instagram Live.Authorities say Sanchez was under the influence of alcohol. When the car drifted to the side of the road, Sanchez tried to correct the turn, but ended up crashing through a wire fence and flipping into a field.[caption id="attachment_79986" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Obdulia Sanchez via Merced County Sheriff[/caption]The driver's younger sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, was ejected from the car and killed in the crash. The sister's friend suffered some "major injuries."After the crash, Sanchez filmed her sister's body lying on the field while talking to the camera."I fucking love my sister to death. I don’t give a fuck. We about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did,” Sanchez exclaimed on the live-stream.Sanchez continued to shake her sister, asking her to wake up and repeating that she did not mean to kill her.Mary Hernandez, a viewer of the live-stream, recorded Sanchez's stream and uploaded it to Facebook to show people the dangers of using their phones while driving. As of now, the video has been taken off Facebook out of respect for Jacqueline Sanchez, who was expected to celebrate her Quinceanera on Sunday.
"We don't think about the repercussions if our Insta-worthy scenes go awry..." Earlier this week, Washington enforced stricter laws on using technology while driving, naming them "E-DUI's." A study posted by the Cambridge Mobile Telematics shows that half of today's car crashes involve distraction by technology. Back in April, WIRED did a piece exposing the horrifying number of people who continue phone use while out on the road. They found over 88 percent of drivers use their phones during one trip for approximately 3.5 minutes per hour. It sounds like nothing, but even two seconds on the phone increases your chances of crashing by 20 percent.Aside from being under the influence, Sanchez fell victim to being glued to her phone just to share a simple play-by-play of her performing car karaoke. Many of us, like Sanchez, pull out our phones to broadcast to friends, family or anyone whoever is willing to watch what we're currently doing because sharing it two hours later doesn't have the same "effect."We whip out our phones to capture that fleeting sunset rather than pulling over to not hold up traffic. In the moment, we don't think about the repercussions if our Insta-worthy scenes go awry—we focus on getting the perfect shot, the best angle, the ultimate story. Sanchez's story warns all of us social media users to be weary when being quick to share or a carefree story could turn into a deadly one instead.[featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => What Happens When a Tragedy is Live-Streamed on Social Media? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => what-happens-when-a-tragedy-is-live-streamed-on-social-media [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-24 13:40:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-24 17:40:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79979 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79840 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-07-19 15:32:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-19 19:32:56 [post_content] => Known as the Great Firewall of China, China's filtering and censorship system is one of the most confining and prohibitory in the world. The Communist Party of China regularly censors users from searching and posting on significant content such as Taiwan, democracy and human rights abuses. However, China's new, softer target on the internet is Disney's fictional teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh.As reported in the New York Times, internet users in China have recently reported issues posting references to the loving, childhood Disney character on social media sites. Bizarrely enough, the Chinese government has banned Winnie-the-Pooh on social media in response to images suggesting the plump, teddy bear's resemblance to China's president, President Xi Jinping.[caption id="attachment_79848" align="aligncenter" width="702"] via Flickr[/caption]The disdain for the parody began circulating in 2013 when a photo of President Xi and President Obama at Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif. was placed alongside an image of Winnie-the-Pooh and his gleeful friend, Tigger.Another image of the suggested comparison was created after an awkward handshake between President Xi Jipeng and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.On China's most popular social media platform, WeChat, if one user sends a picture of Winnie-the-Pooh to a group chat, the recipients will not be able to see the photo, CNN reports. CNN also reports that users who search "Winnie-the-Pooh and Xi Jipang" in both Chinese and English will receive a message that reads "In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, results are not displayed." For those who try to comment with the phrase "Winne-the-Pooh" a message is prompted, warning users who tried that their comment was against Chinese law.Clearly the Chinese government is extremely sensitive to even forms of lighthearted mockery of the Communist Party's general secretary, which to some is rather frightening. Oh, bother.[via CNN, featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => These Memes Made China Blacklist Winnie-the-Pooh From the Internet [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => these-memes-made-china-blacklist-winnie-the-pooh-from-the-internet [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-19 15:32:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-19 19:32:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79840 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79815 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-07-19 12:36:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-19 16:36:15 [post_content] => Are you interested in studying the concept behind Snapchat filters? How about cramming late into night to memorize marketing Facebook marketing strategies? Well, if this genre of academic discipline sounds appealing to you, you might want to put in an application for your bachelor's at Kutztown University.As a public university in the state of Pennsylvania, Kutztown is now offering the country's first Bachelor's of Science in Social Media Theory and Strategy. It may sound ludicrous, but apparently the theory and business behind social media is not only teachable, but also highly marketable.According to program's website, graduates of this particular program "will be equipped with the skills needed for success, longevity and leadership in careers rooted in social media content development, management, administration, marketing and analysis." Students should expect coursework that will incorporate topics like social media content management, social media analytics, lead generation, public advocacy, digital marketing management, concept promotion, e-commerce, digital content marketing, pay per click (PPC) ad construction and evaluation, and content marketing across three different departments: English, Communication Studies, and Business Administration.https://youtu.be/ICsMZAAJUG0Kutztown's latest academic installment comes at no surprise, as the university follows the trend of implementing social media into a formal education. Universities across the country have started educating students on the power of social media including the University of Southern California, Rutgers University, and the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Such universities offer master's programs, some including MBAs, focusing on the analytics and the significance social media brings to companies' businesses and brands.However, according to U.S. News and World Report, while job openings in social media boomed in 2014, they have since leveled off. As U.S. News and World Report reports, only 7 out of every 10,000 job listings on Indeed.com are social media positions.Regardless of the number job openings, it is hard to deny that academic coursework in social media is both intriguing and exciting. At the very least, this gives students yet another reason to spend class time scrolling through Instagram.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Now You Can Earn a Legit Social Media Degree in the U.S. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => now-you-can-earn-a-legit-social-media-degree-in-the-u-s [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-19 12:36:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-19 16:36:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79815 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79817 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-07-18 11:53:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-18 15:53:08 [post_content] => The internet has been buzzing with mind-bending videos that show the synchronization of a camera's frame-rate with fast, repetitive motion—most notably, the recent video of a helicopter that appears as if the rotors are almost still as it travels through the air. But what happens when this effect is created with with a living creature?https://youtu.be/TX4U9QRbviAIn a video posted to YouTube, the frame-rate of a security camera—seemingly by chance—is synced with the wings of a bird as it flies past the camera, then pauses in the frame, as if to give a cheeky nod to the fact that it's effortlessly floating in mid-air. That's right—to little surprise, this synchronization produces a similar result to that of a helicopter, making the bird's wings appear almost still to the viewer.According to the YouTuber, this video was recorded with HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I, which captures some pretty incredible quality for a security camera, and shot using the camera's max resolution (2688x1520) at 20fps. For such a little bird, those are some high-speed wings.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Syncing a Camera's Frame Rate to the Wings of a Bird [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => syncing-a-cameras-frame-rate-to-the-wings-of-a-bird [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-18 11:53:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 15:53:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79817 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79752 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-07-17 13:02:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-17 17:02:52 [post_content] => YouTube Star Tameka Maria Moore, known as MeechyMonroe, rose to online fame for her hairstyle tutorials, empowering black women to embrace their natural locks and to abandon harsh chemicals. On June 27, Moore passed away in a nursing home in Westmont, Illinois after battling brain cancer. She was only 32 years old.Moore started her YouTube channel back in the Fall of 2010, 11 months after deciding to embrace her natural hair. In her first uploaded video, Moore explains to viewers that her desire to start a YouTube channel came from the positive response she had been receiving since deciding to 'go natural.' "Well I love talking about my hair, I love helping people, and I love being inspired... So let me go on YouTube and see if I can inspire others," Moore explained in her first video.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUJGYZEf3sE&t=353s[/embed]Moore continued, "This is a movement and I'm definitely going to be apart of it...Being natural is much more than just a look. It says for one that you're accepting of who you are, how you were created, and that you have the confidence to go against the norm."From there, Moore decided to quit her unfulfilling marketing jobs at PLS Financial Services and CareerBuilder.com, and devoted all of her time and attention to her new-found passion: YouTube tutorials. Moore's sister,Vaughn Colquitt, who also started a beauty channel of her own, gave Monroe the nickname "Meechy" in high school. To follow Meechy, the YouTube star chose the last name Monroe, in praise of Marilyn Monroe.Fast forward to 2017 and Moore has shared nearly every inch of her natural hair journey, posting tutorials on different ways to style natural African American hair, and recommending online subscribers to some of her favorite products with in depth reviews. Over the course of her seven-year career on YouTube, Moore has collected over 52,000 subscribers on her channel, containing an online catalog of her natural hair journey with over 2.5 million total views.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3aWwWy_nsA[/embed]As reported in the New York Times, in 2014, Moore suffered from multiple strokes and was found to have aphasia, a rare language disorder that is caused by brain damage. In preparation for brain surgery, Moore shaved her online stardom locks and donated them to a nonprofit, Locks of Love. Moore told People Magazine back in 2015,“It was very difficult because my hair was so much a part of my personality.” During the procedure, physicians discovered a tumor, diagnosing Moore with brain cancer.“I lost all my hair, I had the worst year of my life, but you know what? I’m still the same person, still the same soul,” she told People Magazine. “I’ve learned not to take my health for granted and to live in the moment. I’m grateful for every second of living on this earth.”[Image via YouTube] [post_title] => YouTuber MeechyMonroe, Known For Empowering Hair Tutorials, Dead At 32 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youtuber-meechymonroe-known-for-empowering-hair-tutorials-dead-at-32 [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://people.com/celebrity/meechy-monroe-blogs-about-her-cancer-journey/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-17 13:08:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-17 17:08:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79752 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79716 [post_author] => 47256 [post_date] => 2017-07-12 16:17:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-12 20:17:44 [post_content] => "Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online," as stated by Free Press.In other words, Net Neutrality rules keep the internet free and open, allowing users to publish and access the content of their choice—that means you, photographers. In 2015, millions of activists rallied for the FCC's Net Neutrality rules, which increased larger network companies', such as AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast, control over internet content. However, newly appointed FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, threatens the existence of Net Neutrality, the principle that free internet content should be treated equally. If a repeal proposal is approved, the FCC will allow such larger companies to block websites and subject matter they do not approve of, including applications that compete with their own offerings.An open and free internet has paved the way for innovative, and successful companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. and has largely given a platform to those with voices previously unheard. Net neutrality rules prohibit such top companies from expanding business models to adapt to the market. Just as importantly, an internet without Net Neutrality would allow larger government control of content at the cost of larger network companies having the ability to decide who and who does not succeed.
July 12th, A Day of Action To challenge the FCC's roll back on net neutrality rules, today, activists throughout the country will be heading to their representatives offices to protest. In addition, the movement urges “websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality," on July 12th, Net Neutrality Day of Action. Notable websites, companies, and organization have pledged their allegiance to the protest, including Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Facebook Reddit, and 80,000 others.As you roam the internet today, you will notice that participating websites, companies, and organizations have placed banners, pop-ups, and videos across their content, urging users to join their efforts.Currently, if you visit Netflix, you will find a banner on the top of the website with a link labelled "Take Action," to the Internet Association, an industry trade group. Twitter's pinned, top trending hashtag is current #NetNeutrality, also to support the protest. As according to NBC news, Google has not provided details about their specific involvement, but they do confirm their support to the FCC's proposal of opposition.
What can you do to help? Here, you can publicly send your thoughts and comments to the FCC on its net neutrality repeal proposal until mid-August. Expectedly later this year, the FCC's commissioners will develop a final draft on net neutrality rules and vote on it. If you do not support the FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality, let your voice be heard now online or at the doorsteps of your representatives office tonight.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Is the Internet Fucked? Let's Talk About Net Neutrality, People [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => is-the-internet-fucked-lets-talk-about-net-neutrality-people [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-12 16:17:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-12 20:17:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79716 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79546 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-07-06 15:12:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-06 19:12:51 [post_content] => Brit and AJ Anderson, the couple in charge of the Anderson family's online presence, have recently announced Brit's third pregnancy, and they couldn't be more excited for the social media engagement it's already getting them. The couple announced the prospect of a new baby in a segment CBC posted on YouTube that showcases the family's brilliance behind the screen.CBC Comedy's video satirizes family vloggers and online personalities by displaying the fictitious Anderson family. The family operates with one goal in mind: a large social media following that paves the way for brand deals and sponsorships. Being a professional internet family has grown dramatically the past couple of years, and this CBC parody hits right on the realistic but strange, somewhat exploitative side of the industry.[caption id="attachment_79549" align="alignnone" width="1402"] via YouTube[/caption]The mock couple already has two children. Their oldest is Jade, who's best known for her singing makeup tutorials. Rider, the second child, is beginning to dabble in social media with some Snapchat water bottle flips and some dabs. Rider has goals like the rest of the family, and as long as he has a sizable following by "18 or so," his parents will be happy, he said.The short video hilariously displays the bizarre priorities of the made-up family and potentially offers insight into the dynamic of vlogger families. Sunday nights are game nights, for example, when the family members all put away their phones and spend time together, AJ said.[caption id="attachment_79552" align="alignnone" width="1363"] via YouTube[/caption]Lifestyle blogger and social media mommy, Brit, actually celebrated hitting 500,000 followers on her blog, A Cup of Brit, recently. AJ is an astonishing "man of three accounts" as well as a pioneer of his personal brand, "Try." "Try" is a noble cause because, as AJ said himself, "Unless you try, you never know." AJ has approached Starbucks about potentially partnering with the Try brand, but according to AJ, the "Try" brand could work with anything.Partnerships and brand deals are a constant focus of any professional social media personality, and the idea of a "personal brand" has grown exponentially because of this. The extremely broad "brand" AJ has cultivated sheds some light on how real influencers try hard to broaden their marketability to maximize companies willing to sponsor them.[caption id="attachment_79550" align="alignnone" width="959"] via YouTube[/caption]The social media family niche is competitive, but this parody family is killing it with an impressive 7 million followers collectively. After all, the $1.3 million they made from sponsored content last year doesn't lie. Just don't forget to "smash that like button." [post_title] => This Hilarious 'Social Media Family' Satire Video Is Way Too Real [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => this-hilarious-social-media-family-satire-video-is-way-too-real [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-06 15:12:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-06 19:12:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79546 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79584 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-07-06 14:19:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-06 18:19:50 [post_content] => This week on Good Mythical Morning (GMM), crew members Mike and Alex put a drone to the test with the "Pizza Drone Challenge."Mike and Alex, who gained popularity via the GMM audience, and are now hosts of their of YouTube Show, Ten Feet Tall, which is uploaded to GMM’s third channel, This Is Mythical.In this challenge, Mike and Alex put their drone flying abilities to the test, using different colored pepperoni slices to indicate different pizza toppings, which range from absurdly weird to tasty. It is up to them to land on the right slice, in order to indulge in a pleasant-tasting pizza.Throughout the almost 12-minute long video, they take turns guiding each other over the pizza platform. Each round, the pizza toppings change and each topping corresponds with a different color on the pizza landing platform. Ranging in foods from mushrooms to muskrat, their drone landing skills have to be nothing but accurate.On GMM, the regular host's, Rhett and Link (who are currently filming for Season 2 of their YouTube Red series, Buddy System) have an unlucky history of eating things out of the norm. Ranging from spiders, to pigs feet, it's no shock that Mike and Alex will be dealt a rough fate if landing the drone on the wrong spot.Watch the video above to see if Mike and Alex’s drone skills were enough to keep them from eating the nastiest and strangest pizza toppings. Some would argue that even when pizza's bad, it's still pretty good, but in this case, that's far from accurate. [post_title] => YouTube's Latest Drone Challenge Found a New Way to Ruin Pizza [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youtubes-latest-drone-challenge-found-a-new-way-to-ruin-pizza [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-06 14:19:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-06 18:19:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79584 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79577 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-07-06 13:56:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-06 17:56:31 [post_content] => On July 1,YouTube and Reality Star Stevie Ryan was found dead in her home, according Deadline. The Los Angles County Coroner’s Office later determined the cause of death as suicide by hanging.Ryan, who gained popularity on YouTube from her sketch comedy show, Little Loca, also began to brand out into television in recent years. From 2012 to 2013 she starred on her own show, Stevie TV, that aired on VH1, and later co-hosted on the E! reality show, Sex with Brody. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYG46rY0wBUUp until her death, Ryan was also co-hosting a podcast, Mentally Ch(ill) where she got deep talking about her own personal struggles with depression.In her latest podcast, Ryan addresses the recent death of her grandfather stating, “I’m just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression,” according to USA TODAY.Podcast co-host Kristen Carney and famous ex-boyfriend Drake Bell have both taken to Twitter this week expressing their sadness and disbelief over Ryan’s passing.https://twitter.com/DrakeBell/status/881948988529758208https://twitter.com/KristenCarney/status/882008073186844673?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.altpress.com%2Fnews%2Fentry%2Fstevie_ryan_suicideIf you or anyone you know is suffering from depression or mental illness please contact your doctor, or one of these resources: Suicide Prevention Lifeline, I'm Alive.[Featured image via YouTube] [post_title] => Viral YouTube Star Stevie Ryan Commits Suicide at Age 33 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => viral-youtube-star-stevie-ryan-commits-suicide-at-age-33 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-06 13:56:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-06 17:56:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79577 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79557 [post_author] => 47257 [post_date] => 2017-07-05 13:55:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-05 17:55:45 [post_content] => The man himself has returned, and he comes bearing answers. Casey Neistat broke his public silence today (well, semi-silence) on the work he’s been doing in collaboration with CNN, and uploaded an almost 16-minute video in which he does a pretty thorough job of clarifying the details of this new media brand.In the most general sense, it’s a news production company—a rebranded and reorganized incarnation of Beme, the digital tech company Neistat founded with his partner Matt Hackett and sold to CNN late last year. What exactly it’ll produce isn’t 100 percent clear, although Casey throws a lot of concepts at us—“Beme Productions,” “Beme Docs,” “Beme Panels,” etc—in a shower of transparency typical of the YouTube megastar.What does seem clear, though, is that Casey is excited as hell, and his personal channel will continue to operate independently of CNN—though they are funding the Beme endeavor, allowing him to hire a new staff that’s developing a variety of projects ranging from investigative journalism to sports and music/culture coverage.[caption id="attachment_79564" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The history of Beme, via YouTube[/caption]So far, the most concrete arm of the project seems to be “Beme News,” which Casey previews in the video, screening a rough draft of one episode hosted by Beme's head producer. The episode, which focused on the phenomenon of “click-farms,” is cobbled together from news footage of these diabolical operations in places like Thailand and Russia (where dark-webbers “sell Instagram Likes like Skittles”) interspersed with Jake anchoring a makeshift news desk, then getting out his laptop and paying a click-farm to blow up his co-worker’s Instagram. The daily news show is apparently in the last stages of the development, being prepped for a launch later this month.While this may not seem too far removed from other hands-on, guerrilla-style media companies like VICE (the comment section of the video is littered with this comparison), Beme has the potential to set itself apart from the pack. Why? Well, foremost is the irresistible star power of Casey Neistat. Even in this straightforwardly informative video, a video in which he takes care to emphasize that Beme News will NOT be solely “The Casey Show” like the vlog that made him famous.“This has to be bigger than me to succeed,” he says, playfully, bounding around like a kid who can’t wait to show his friends what he’s been working on. In addition, from a production standpoint, Neistat explains that the content will be very YouTube-centric, a style and aesthetic far different from any current, news-driven media company."heya - don't judge too quickly, this is just a little sample. we are approaching a lot of topics from serious ones like extremism to more curious ones like the recent legalization of weed in Las Vegas," wrote Neistat in the comment section [sic]. "topics will vary greatly but will always fall back to what we find interesting. also, most everything i say in this video i talk about in greater depth on my friend Phil's Podcast, if you haven't checkd that out yet you should - https://youtu.be/uevoGGrcaeM"[caption id="attachment_79565" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A rough preview of a Beme News set, via YouTube[/caption]Another reason is the sophisticated, self-reflexive eye that Neistat and his associates seem to be focusing one what they know best: digital media. At the end of the segment on “click-farms,” Jake takes a philosophical tact, suggesting why we find click-farms and other forms of social media manipulation so perversely fascinating. “What I find, especially from living in social media—I mean my career was made off social media—is that it’s an extension of ourselves, to a degree,” Jake says. “It’s allowing us to share these moments of our lives, and we want people to appreciate them. Is that in the form of a like or a share? Probably, yes! So there is some meaningfulness to that.” The show seems to combine the goofiness and meta-hijinks of the Neistat vlog with fairly erudite analysis of topics you don’t usually see on what Casey calls “the talking head news.”But the most fascinating part of the video may be around the 5-minute mark, in which Casey talks about his political views, and how little of a role they will play in the show. Like many other YouTubers during the superheated 2016 election cycle, Neistat got markedly vocal about his support for Hillary Clinton, among other topics. Watching him distance himself from those statements is interesting for how deftly he manages to pull it off—whether you think it’s principled or not, it’s an elegant example of how to walk the fine line with online audiences in 2017. As he freely admits, the emphasis of de-politicization is part of Neistat’s attempt to distance himself from his bankrollers at the embattled and highly politicized CNN—and in a moment awash with politically slanted personalities and channels, it’s probably one of the smartest moves to make.Learn more about the future of Beme in Phillip Defranco's podcast. [post_title] => Casey Neistat's 'Beme News' Preview Is Exciting as Hell, Just Stop Calling It 'VICE' [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => casey-neistats-beme-news-preview-is-exciting-as-hell-just-stop-calling-it-vice [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-05 14:26:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-05 18:26:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79557 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ))