17 Signs That You’re a Runner

In classic Buzzfeed style, I present you with 17 Signs That You're a Runner. As with any sport or hobby, there are professionals and experts, novices, and amateurs. In my own little happy corner of the world, even if you run on a semi-consistent basis, you should call yourself a runner. If you don't see your habits on this list, it either means I'm a terrible listicle journalist, or you just have extremely weird habits. I kid. Here are some ...

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How to Tackle Your First Year of Photography

A friend from New Jersey asked if I could give her some advice about getting into photography. She had a few questions and wanted to hear from someone who had already gone through the experience of starting a photography business. Our conversation follows:   Nicole: Zackie! I have a question for you about photography. Is it difficult getting into photography? Understanding the cameras and all the photography gear seems like a ...

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What’s with Storytelling in Social Media?

Stories are the foundation of childhood no matter where you were brought up. It's one thing we all have in common; we all have a story to tell. And we love hearing stories; they build imagination, foster creativity, and allow us to escape and find comfort in their secrets, lessons, twists and turns. Sure, you can read volumes of case studies and theories on story composition and structure. Just ask the talented folks at Pixar and Disney who ...

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Storytelling in Social Media

I’ve Never Wanted to Run A Marathon More in My Life

"What we think, we become." - Buddha Over the past 24 hours, Tanya and I talked about what we could write about to reflect on yesterday's horrific events in Boston. I don't know that there's a "right" thing to talk about and I'm not quite sure what will follow. Events like these tend to bring communities together, and we're getting to experience this on a much too frequent basis nowadays. Communities are defined by special bonds, and when ...

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Boston Marathon 2013