I love the smell of fresh fruit and I found a new way to expand the benefits of eating an orange every day. After I peel off the skin, I chop it up into half-inch squares and put them in a decorative mason jar (or in this case an old jar for jam) as a […]

Next time you want breakfast on the go, have your eggs and cereal but skip the milk. Lately I’ve been making fried eggs over medium or easy and topping it off with granola or cereal. It might sound gross, but the combination of sweet and savory, as well as the mix of soft and hard […]

This video is from BuzzFeed. If you don’t have time to watch, or read (the video is mostly text) the hacks, they’re below: 1. Have sex! It releases oxytocin. 2. Drink water to kickstart your metabolism. 3. Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. 4. Don’t drink coffee first thing in the morning. Caffeine […]

It’s not sustainable.

My friend posted the below status message on Facebook today.   I’m 30 today, and in all my life, I’ve learned a handful of things. Some are things from my experience, some things I’ve observed, some are lessons to live by. I really wanted to wind up with 30 things, but it only turned out […]

Letting go is so hard to do

To my friend who thinks she can’t let go, You can. I know it’s hard. I know it’s difficult. I know you think you might not find someone like him ever again — and you’re right. You won’t. The next guy won’t be the same because he’s a completely different person! That’s the whole point. […]

One mantra professionals always preach is “Practice your craft.” Bloggers should blog every day. Photographers should shoot every day. But our excuse is usually, “I’m too busy.” Being busy with school, jobs and family is one thing, but being head-of-state busy is another. Stephen Harper, Canada’s prime minister, found 15 minutes every day to write […]

If you hang out with fatties, you’re gonna be a fatty. “Nicholas Christakis, a physician and social scientist at Harvard, found when examining data from a long-term study of the residents of Framingham, Mass., health habits can be as contagious as a cold virus. By his calculation, an…individual’s chances of becoming obese shot up by […]

I was just about to hit the yoga mat a few minutes ago when I got an email from Brooks Brothers. “Sleek Suiting.” Sleek suits only work with sleek bodies. I haven’t worked out in two weeks, but need a new suit, so what to do? Buy and work out like hell, obvi. There’s no such thing […]