Fitness trackers: Good for kids? - VOXXI


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Fitness trackers: Good for kids?
VOXXI
Fitness trackers are working their way into all of our exercise routines: with bands that record everything from your heartbeat to your steps to your sleep patterns, there’s a device for everyone.

Karen Kay's insight:

I vote no.


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What Does it Take for You to Smile?


What Does it Take for You to Smile?

Happy in the snow

I notice some people smile all the time, while others seem to express their joy less frequently. Smiles are contagious, that I know, but even the most cheerful being sometimes hits a road block in spreading good cheer.  My question today is, what does it take for you to smile?  Do you have to feel great, look great, be with someone special, be doing something in particular?  Do you have to be…

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Marisha Pessl: In the dark


A more effective three than I had come up with.  Funny we both felt the need to choose three men to characterize one!  (Mine were Hitchcock, King and Howard Hughes)

Peace One Day


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How a Coffee Shop Can Boost Your Creativity


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I don’t know about you, but I have trouble concentrating in way-too-quiet workspaces—I prefer the buzz of a coffee shop when I’m working on a project. And it seems I’m not alone: A recent study by the University of Illinois…

Karen Kay's insight:

Meet ya for coffee and a little creativity?


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Kelly Bensimon: Poppin’ Bubbles While Going For A Jog (Photos) - Babble


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Kelly Bensimon: Poppin’ Bubbles While Going For A Jog (Photos)
Babble
Kelly Bensimon might no longer be a Real Housewife, but that doesn’t mean that the paparazzi has stopped following her.

Karen Kay's insight:

What fun and why not?


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Photo by annecurtissmith • Instagram


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Got to see this beautiful rainbow while jogging this morning with @anakarylle #HonoluluHawaii
annecurtissmith’s photo on Instagram (Got to see this beautiful rainbow while jogging this morning with @anakarylle #HonoluluHawaii http://t.co/hvC3pZTnWM)…

Karen Kay's insight:

See what we miss when we don’t sieze the day? Love it!


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When too much is still not enough


I am a homebody and spend a lot of time online. Consequently, I end up subscribed to many bloggers, forums, etc. Obviously that creates a bit of overkill in my email inbox. Usually when I get too overwhelmed with it all I simply start using a new email. This time, however, I actually took the time to go through and physically unsubscribe and/or change my settings to the main sources. It took a little time, yes (about 2 hours) but the freedom it has given me is so much more empowering than I expected!

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Sometimes, even a good thing can be so overwhelming that it becomes mind numbing. This is what becomes of my email when I “oversubscribe”.  I can relate to other times when this same issue has impacted me. One in particular, when I sold off my old vinyl record collection. I had so many that looking at them became a chore. They were an eyesore, taking up space, with little meaning - especially since I no longer had a working turntable. But getting rid of all of them was a mistake. I immediately Regretted it!. The takeaway in this, I think, is to keep what you need, love, use, and not to feel like you (or me) need to grab every headline. We’re only one person and there are only 24 hours in a day. We simply cannot do everything! We need to allow ourselves time to breathe.  

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Vinyl Record Albums


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I am not generally someone who gets too attached to material things.

Karen Kay's insight:

The resurgence of vinyl may be for more reasons than you realize. I was surprised, when I started researching this, that I was not alone in my views. Fun topic!


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