If you were standing around and a car behind you blasts the horn without warning, would you be startled? Yep! Would you shit your pants? Maybe! Now imagine the same scenario, except this time you're riding your bicycle on the street, and all of a sudden the car behind you blasts the horn. It's not just startling but terrifying and incites a wide range of emotions. Listen up Mister Motorist: When a cyclist is in the middle of the lane, it's not because they hate you. … [Read more...] about Hey Asshole! Yea You, The One Driving The Car!
Archives for April 2013
If you haven't noticed yet, Facebook redesigned the newsfeed with more emphasis on photos and it highlights big, bold stories. You may new actions appear in the feed as well. More importantly, there's now Facebook Graph Search which could be really smart in the years to come, considering this is just Version 1.0 to us. "Facebook has a legitimate shot at being a real player in search because, for one, it has over a billion users already, and for two, because it can provide answers that Google … [Read more...] about Facebook Graph Search: How Creative Can YOU Get?
“We only have what we give.” ~ Isabel Allende ~ During CicLAvia last weekend, I was riding my bicycle, loosely following the ++music trailer my brother was towing. All of a sudden, the asphalt felt really rough. Like super rough. It didn't look rough though and I was wondering why the vibrations were so violent. I looked down at my tire and wow! I had a flat! I can't remember the last time I had a flat. It's been so long I had forgotten what it felt like to ride on a flat. … [Read more...] about CicLAvia made LA feel like a nice community, a community that helped me fix a flat
To deny the Armenian genocide is like denying the Holocaust. You would be CRAZY to deny such a thing happened. Yet, to this day the US deliberately refrains from calling it a genocide to not piss off Turkey. Shows you how much the US really cares about human rights. Politics at its saddest. You may ask, but why should the US care about such matters? If you really care to know the answer, then read this well thought out article by Stephen Zunes titled, US Denial of the Armenian Genocide to … [Read more...] about The US Denial of the Armenian Genocide
I see this happen over and over again. Someone buys something new. You are intrigued by it and ask them how they like it. And then they boast about it and recommend you get it as well because it's working for them. But more often than not these people are just repping that product because they bought it, not because they researched everything from A to Z and made the best decision! For example, someone may ask, "How do you like your bicycle? I'm thinking of getting one." And let's say … [Read more...] about Don’t trust people’s opinion on a product just because they own something
I absolutely love wearing headphones. Not just when I'm exercising but when I'm just sitting at home on the computer. I don't disturb other people. Other people don't disturb me. I can play the music as loud as I want. I can get sucked into my own world. I could actually hear the intended bass lines without needing a sub. And last, but not least, even if I'm not playing anything out of them, they offer some noise cancellation. Now, with that said, I'm sharing with you the … [Read more...] about Headphones Make Everything Better
Your mind is filled with enough beliefs to last you your lifetime. Dissolve them. Let them go. Beliefs disconnect you from your true Self. Beliefs prevent you from submerging your Self in the ever-present moment. Realize they are of no use to your path to enlightenment. They have merely lead you to trails walked with the all-too familiar tread of the ego, eagerly following the abundance in false promises of enlightenment. Be skeptical of what you hear. There is nothing you need other than … [Read more...] about Dissolve the Beliefs
"There is nothing to fear but fear itself." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~ I've been flabbergasted by the number of people who are making status updates saying how they are genuinely scared ever since the bombings. Scared to go outside. Scared to go in big crowds. Scared to ride their bicycle at CicLAvia this Sunday. Why? Because two bombs exploded in Boston? You guys need a reality check. Honestly, the news doesn't phase me when it comes to these events. Not because I have no feelings, … [Read more...] about On The Boston Marathon Bombings: A Reality Check
Each year, state health departments use standard procedures to collect data through a series of telephone interviews with U.S. adults. Height and weight data are self-reported. The following images show obesity trends, which is far worse than being 'just' overweight. Body Mass Index (BMI): A measure of an adult’s weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adult’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters. Click here to calculate your own … [Read more...] about Obesity Trends Among U.S. Adults Between 1985 and 2010
For the yoga lovers, you’ll get a kick out of these awesome videos from the 90’s made by the founder of Power Yoga himself, Bryan Kest. As an LA-local, I am lucky enough to join Bryan Kest's donation-based Power Yoga studios once in a while as they are based in Santa Monica, CA. I found these dramatic 90's gems from YouTube of his videos. He's sporting really long hair (super short nowadays) and the adjustments he makes on people are not subtle. Either way, to say he's quite good would be … [Read more...] about Yoga Videos by Bryan Kest from the 1990’s