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October 24th, 2013 | By | 90 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Although our bodies are a crazy cool machine with amazing capabilities…we tend to obsess over one part. Our abs. Well here’s a little tip. Give them a break…and a salad.

Abs are pretty much a result of overall fitness, nutrition and health, and as much as we wish we could, we can’t crunch our way to the abs of our dreams. (Side note; doing hundreds of crunches every day is not good for your back.) The best thing to do is treat your whole body well, have good posture, and opt for a salad or grilled chicken and veggies…instead of a burger and fries (or chicken fingers, or pizza, or my favorite…queso dip)

And FYI, good abs (just like our bodies) come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We aren’t all going to look like the girl with the crazy ripped six pack who posts a picture of herself in a sports bra every time she goes to the bathroom at the gym. (Yes, that’s a pet peeve.)

Eat clean, work out, stop obsessing, and give those abs (and yourself) a break.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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October 23rd, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Focusing on your subject underwater can be tricky. I like to use the “AI Servo” setting on my Canon (“Continuous/AF-­C” on Nikons). This mode of focus is the best for underwater because it actively focuses on moving subjects. If you or the subject moves, this mode will automatically readjust focus. Since it s nearly impossible to stay still underwater, I guarantee you will need the help of the Continuous/AI Servo focus mode.

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October 21st, 2013 | By | 405 Comments

Leather Care Guide from Frye

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Killer boots, man. Now learn how to keep them that way.
So you finally invested in a quality pair of boots that you could walk 500 miles in, right? Almost. To keep your leather boots looking solid for that 500 miles more, follow these instructions from Frye. Believe us, with over a century of experience with making high quality boots and shoes, these people know their stuff when it comes to making leather last…. (more…)

October 18th, 2013 | By | 89 Comments

Behind the Scenes: October ’13 Catalog Shoot

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The October Catalog is here! It’s time to layer on the style, lace up your boots, and embrace the season. Update your essentials: wrap your go-to kit in stand-out knits and coat it with a fresh classic.
Already devoured the catalog and looking for more Fall style inspo? Get a behind the scenes sneak peek at the making of the catalog, shot at Big Bear Lake, CA…
(Pictured: Emily in the RVCA Kimono Wrap)
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