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  • Samsung S-Health App Review

    How Samsung S-Health App Tracks Your Fitness

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    There are any number of devices to help keep you moving and to notify you when you should get up and out of your chair.  I know a lot of people who have an iWatch and set it to notify then when they have been inactive for too long....

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  • Wild Movie - Cheryl Strayed & Reese Witherspoon

    7 Lessons From the Wild Movie

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    When Cheryl Strayed’s mom died suddenly of cancer, she tried to cope with her loss using sex, heroin and self-destructive behaviors.   Cheryl desperately needed to change her course. Her turning point came when she saw a Pacific Crest Trail guide book.  Something about the book made her want to...

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  • Fitbit Clip On

    4 Fun Things To Do With Your Fitbit

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    Everyone seems to be wearing a Fitbit these days.  You see them on wrists, clipped on straps and hooked into shoelaces.  And why not?  In a day and age when most of us spend more time sitting at desks than walking, running or playing we need to keep track...

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  • Stand Don’t Sit, But For A Whole Month?

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    It is one thing to stand while you are cooking but what if you were given the challenge to spend a whole month standing only being allowed to sit when you are using the bathroom, sleeping or driving?  Could you do it?  Dan Kois, a writer at New York...

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  • Human Sized Hamster Wheel Fact or Fiction

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    The rat race has reached new levels with the Human Sized Hamster Wheel.    It is literally a hamster wheel minus the hamster, instead you are inside. We all know the dangers of sitting all day and yet many of us either by choice or because of the dictates...

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  • Dry Falls, North Carolina

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    Who doesn’t love a waterfall?  Growing up  in Pittsburgh every time we had an out-of-town visitor we made the drive to Niagra Falls.  It was there that I fell in love with waterfalls.  A few damp trips on Niagra Fall’s  Maid of the Mist tour boat gave me an...

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  • HotHands Hand Warmers

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    It is hard to believe that here it is November 14 and we are already deep into 20 degree weather with a windchill of 14 degrees.  That would be abnormally cold for Atlanta even in the middle of January much less in November. Getting out of bed and bundling...

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

    Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

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      A friend of mine recently recommended I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  She recommended it because as a literature major she found it to be worthy of the title “good literature”.  That almost deterred me from reading it.  I am glad I stuck...

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  • Kubota Garden

    Kubota Garden In Seattle, Washington

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    I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant.  Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.  After spending several days eating, including an evening spent...

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  • Gibbs Gardens Is A Walk In The Park

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    All I could think about when I was walking around Gibbs Gardens last fall for the first time was “how could I have lived in Atlanta for 20 years and not known this was here?”  Gibbs Gardens is a real treasure for all Atlanta and North Georgia walkers. I...

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