Opinion: Going Vegan for 4 Months Was Awful
I’m really glad that’s over with. My original goal was to try 3 months of nothing but vegan eating. But that seemed too short. Then I thought about 6 months, but I didn’t want to do this for half a year.Read full story
A Smarter Way to Exercise
You’ve decided to get fit and start exercising. Great! But what’s the next step?. Maybe you’ve signed up for a gym membership and have even tried a few workouts. You might have joined a running club or started pilates.Read full story
Opinion: Fitness "Influencers" May be Doing More Harm Than Good
They seem impossible to ignore. And they’re staring you in the face every time you go online. I’m not talking about adorable cats, but the over-saturated and asinine movement of the “fitness influencer.”Read full story
Is Your Fridge as Clean as You Think?
As great as that phone prank joke was when we were 9, it’s something you should actually consider. Unlike other appliances that just sit there, your refrigerator is an active device that is constantly running and requires proper attention. They are designed to be used a certain way, and this gets easily overlooked.Read full story
Pixar Movies May Not be the Hits They Once Were
The failure of Lightyear at the box office seems to show a troubling pattern for animated movies. They just don’t seem to have the impact they once did. As of the time of this writing, Lightyear is on pace for a sub-$200 million take. That is a number once unheard of for the animation giant.Read full story
Opinion: Is it Time to Abolish Award Shows?
Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/golden-statuette-and-stars-on-yellow-back. Thankfully, I missed the whole thing. When I saw the reaction online to Will Smith becoming completely unhinged, I still didn’t turn over.Read full story
The Sketchy Origins of the BMI: Body Mass Index
When it comes to the Body Mass Index or BMI, have we been following an extremely flawed formula from the 1800s created by an astronomer?. The BMI seems to have become the standard of what “optimal health” looks like. You may have been confused by the number and what it actually represents.Read full story
The New Space-Flavored Soda From Coca-Cola
Have you ever wanted to drink the experience of sitting around a campfire and staring up into space?. No, this isn’t a s’mores flavored Coke — or even one with hints of smoke. Coca-Cola Starlight is the first limited-edition flavor from Coca-Cola Creations. And it’s genuinely marketed as space-flavored.Read full story
How Did Justin Bieber Help Save a Restaurant?
In Canada, Tim Hortons is a legitimate institution. Most people can’t start their day without stopping by the coffee and donut king of the north. The fast-food giant is part of the cultural and physical landscape.Read full story
Opinion: A Look at Some of the Nicest Celebrities
Do you ever wonder what you’d be like if you were world-famous? Would you stay the way you are, or scream at hotel valets for making eye contact with you?. I’ve lived in a few places and worked some jobs that allowed me to cross paths with some famous people.Read full story
How Can We Combat Loneliness?
Have you ever been in a large group of people but still felt terribly lonely?. This is perfectly normal and happens more often than you think. Just because people surround you doesn’t mean you can’t still be lonely.Read full story
What Happened to the Clubhouse App?
Not long ago, there was a time when it seemed like you were a fool if you weren’t on Clubhouse. The concept was pretty intriguing: a social audio app. It was like a chat room, podcast, and social media all at once.Read full story
A Look at the Myth Behind "Blue Monday"
Blue Monday is considered to be the third weekend of January and is now referred to as “the saddest day of the year.”. It’s the time of year when the holidays are long behind us, and the bleakness of winter finally sets in.Read full story
Got Ten Minutes to Spare?
You may have caught an interesting piece on CNNtalking about how ten minutes of exercise a day can be lifesaving. The report claims we could prevent 110,000 deaths a year if adults over 40 just added 10 minutes of “moderate to vigorous physical activity to their normal routines.”Read full story
How to Safely Exercise in the Cold Weather
If you live in a climate where you get battered by the cold weather, how do you navigate your regular exercise while still keeping safe — especially if you’re a runner?. I’ve been a personal trainer for over 20 years, and a live in a cold climate so exercise and the cold go hand-in-hand for me.Read full story
A Look at Some Famous People From Lincoln, NE
Whether they were born here, moved here, or just passed through, several famous people have called Lincoln home. This will just be a quick look at some of those people that you may, or may not know, spent time in Lincoln.Read full story
Opinion: A Look at a Few Issues With 'The Office'
How often do you go to watch something online, can’t find anything, and just end up re-watching The Office for the 16th time?. There’s something about The Office that is the ultimate comfort food. It’s hard to put your finger on why this is, but there’s a familiarity to it that keeps drawing us in.Read full story
Can Science and Happiness Go Together?
Do happiness and science go together? It seems bizarre to study something that seems so subjective. What makes me happy isn’t the same as what makes you happy. But if you’re looking for more of it, there are a few tried-and-true things that will get you a little bit closer.Read full story
A Look at Some Great Winter Food
During the cold months, there is no better time to keep your immune system as strong as it can be. There are many factors involved with a strong immune system, but there are some great food choices that may give you a hand.Read full story
A Look at Five Famous People From Albany, NY
Whether they were born here, moved here, or just passed through for a little while, Albany has been home to many famous people. This will just be a quick look at some of those people. With a brief list like this, not everyone could be included, so anyone missing is unintentional.Read full story