After all these years, I still find it interesting how lessons from my athlete days can pop up in other areas of life. In my competition era, for example, one of the things that helped me continually better my performance was a well-honed, disciplined inner focus. In the deep reaches of a marathon, I better […]
Algoriddim's popular mixing app, djay, is a lesson in mass appeal. If you see yourself playing in clubs and festivals, you'll likely be reaching for software like Serato, or Traktor. But, if you own a phone or a tablet (and a penchant for the old tur...
It ain't freedom until it's deep-fried.
"It's complex picking insurance for yourself and your family," said a health care policy director for a small-business organization. "It's even more complex for a business.
(Video Link) The toolbox in your closet is more than a way to injure yourself and make a household problem worse. It's also a great way to make music. The group Alpin Drums demonstrates this. While dressed in stereotypical Bavarian folk costumes, the members whack toolbox lids in a perfectly orchestrated and practiced performance. -via The Presurfer
Post by Liz Alterman. The holidays are a perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. But as much fun as it is to bake and decorate -- especially with the kids -- you may find yourself pressed for time and in need of super-easy cookie...Show More Summary
Visiting dangerous places, leaving cell signal behind, traveling by yourself and just generally taking risks? Well, guess what? At some point, it's going to go badly for you. Likely when you least expect it. Here's what I've learned about self rescue. Read more...
You learn that the advice you give is your own form of nostalgia. Whether you’re trying to give it to others or yourself.
It’s important to make yourself think critically and analytically very often. Just like you would lift weights or run to keep your body in shape, you need to give your mind a workout too. Some choose to do word or number puzzles, but playing with patterns can also make for a good and confusing time. If you thought the idea of a regular Rubik’s Cube was hard, then the Pillow...
If you often see the same books being read on your morning commute, it may be your cue to grab a copy yourself. Amazon just released its list of the 20 best-selling books of 2014, and chances are you've already seen people reading them on the train. Show More Summary
Unhealthy temptations abound when you're traveling: After all, it's easy to convince yourself that you deserve that 600-calorie donut after surviving the middle seat on a packed plane See also: How — and how not — to travel for running races But if you travel frequently, all of those excuses can add up. Show More Summary
Total humblebrag, but I saw Battle of the Five Armies at the Toronto premiere and Peter Jackson sat directly behind me because he had never seen it in IMAX before. I have never been so conscious of how I react while watching a film. Also, Lee Pace looks glorious in a plaid suit. That is all.
Whether you're looking for cocktail inspiration or a party favor, here's a selection of boozy beverages and accessories to please anyone on your list. Or just keep it for yourself! read more
Post by Liz Alterman. You can tell yourself it's the thought that counts, but if you've ever received a homemade edible gift that's gone horribly wrong, all you can think is Yuck! Sure, someone took the time to craft this (insert "food item that had great potential until so-and-so screwed up the directions" here) inspired treat just for you. Show More Summary
Screw the shopping and holiday responsibilities this weekend, and do something for yourself. Hit the course with these holiday runs, marathons, and 5Ks. Sure there?s a little bit of exercise involved, but since it?s Christmas time they...Show More Summary
Go to bed early. This is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. When you're exhausted, everything seems much worse than it is. Tomorrow might still be a difficult day, but it will be a hell of a lot better than today if you get a good night's sleep.
Guys, Bruno Mars performed "Uptown Funk" in gold rollers on The Voice, looking like some funkadelic, Purple Rain version of my auntie crossed with Morris Day. I loved it and you probably will too. Don't deny yourself some early morning funk, because "Uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up!" Read more...
This particular year, this particular season, this particular time of year is proving to be rough on many of us for many reasons. Life is wearing us down. It can be excruciating, trying to balance the weight between your work, your personal life and what’s happening in the world. Show More Summary
When you have the desire to do something with hands then you should do it, do not deny yourself. You can take the paper, scissors, glue, a little accessories and make one of 11 fabulous lamp shades for the light. 1. Paper round lampshade with flowers 2. Courtesy light from paper tubes 3. Flower decoration […]
By Donna Freedman Seen your desk lately? Or is it buried under piles and piles of bills, insurance statements, bank records, business receipts and user manuals? Now think of all the other trees that died so that your file cabinets could...Show More Summary