I’m not even sure we can call it a watch. Okay, it goes on the wrist, and it happens to tell the time, but that’s about where the similarities between Apple’s just announced watch and the hand-assembled, often painstakingly finished mechanical watches we write about, and obsess over, end. I was lucky enough to be invited to Cupertino to witness the announcement of the Apple Watch firsthand, and though I do not believe it poses any threat to haute horology manufactures, I do think the Apple Watch will be a big problem for low-priced quartz watches, and even some entry-level mechanical watches. In years to come, it could pose a larger threat to higher end brands, too. The reason? Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design. It offers so much more functionality than other digitals it’s almost embarrassing. But it’s not perfect, by any means. Read on to hear my thoughts on the Apple Watch, from the perspective of a watch guy. Oh, and there are dozens of in-the-metal pictures, too.
A “Watch” guy’s assessment of the Apple Watch does not bode well for…traditional watch makers and digital watch makers that are NOT Apple.
Let me know when you find it!
Do deaths from CHD increase as total cholesterol increases? Hmmmm! Where is the pattern?
Do deaths from CHD increase as saturated fat consumption increases? I don’t see it! How do we draw the straight line correlation?
It’s official: 1 out of every 2 Americans has a chronic health condition. Additionally, twenty-five percent have more than one chronic condition…researchers note that chronic diseases have, in fact, overtaken the human health scene, with noncommunicable conditions causing two-thirds of global deaths.
A member of the English Aristocracy born in the 1500’s could reasonably expect to live to about 71 years of age*. While they lived a privileged life for the times, people today live with privileges that far exceed those to which the medieval aristocrats had access.
Today, the average U.S. male life expectancy at birth is about 75 years of age.**
That is essentially ZERO advancement in 500 years despite all the advancements in antibiotics and internal medicine. We are doing something seriously wrong! It is increasingly becoming more clear that we have VASTLY UNDERESTIMATED the importance that the quality and type of food has on our whole life.
What are you eating to LIVE?
Calling all Paleo and CrossFit people - now you can give back to the community which has given you so much by supporting the documentary film, We Love Paleo.
A feature documentary exploring the Paleo diet and why it is believed to be the best one for optimal health in humans.
The people involved in the project reads like a veritable who’s who of the Paleo world; Dr. Loren Cordain (Author of the Paleo Diet), Irena Macri (Author of Eat Drink Paleo), Darryl Edwards (Author of Paleo Fitness), and more from the Paleo and CrossFit communities.
Didn’t you ever want to give back to the community that gave you back your strength, your health, your fitness and your vitality? Now, you can!
This is my GORUCK GR1 packed and ready for a week long road trip. This is the only bag I need.
I pack light. Always. I hate the very idea of carrying more than I absolutely need. This is as true in my day-to-day carry as it is on a long road trip. The secret, I have found, is to work to ensure that the things I would pack for myself for a three day journey are the same as I would pack for a thirty day journey.
The secret is to pack things that I can wash and dry quickly (overnight). As well, what you want is not only clothes that can wash and dry fast but also those with complementary colors that you can mix and match. Having, say three shirts, three bottoms, and their corresponding accessories (socks, underwear, etc.) can give you enough combination choices that few will ever notice you are wearing the same small supply.
Now, I’m not going to bore you with brands and links about what I have. Because that does not matter. There are tons of great brands that make this stuff, many of which have been covered here before (Patagonia, Ex Officio, Travelsmith, etc.). What matters is the elements as described above. What I can tell you is the basic outline of what I have packed in here:
- Three button down shirts.
- Three t-hirts.
- Two pairs of shorts and one pair of long pants.
- Three pairs of socks.
- Three pairs of underwear.
- Swim trunks.
- Self packable wind/rain jacket.
- Super absorbent pack towel (for hyper drying wet clothes).
- GR Tac hat.
- Kit bag.
- MacBook Air (11 inch).
- iPad mini.
- Small bag with misc. electronic cables and dongles.
- Notebook and pens.
As you can see, there is a lot packed into that bag, but not too much. Only just what I need. Everythng is designed to be light and pack small. And this could keep me for as long as I want. Three days or thirty, no matter.
This is just to say that having the right gear matters and you can get a whole lot of mileage out of very little carry. I do whenever I travel and have long been convinced it is the only way to go.
Click through to see how I pack for a week long road trip.
So you’re well aware of solar eclipses, where our own moon covers the sun, but did you know it can happen with Venus as well? The image above was captured in last year’s rare occurrence, and if you want to see it again, prepare to live until 2117.
via Twisted Sifter
I’ve got a recipe that’s quicker, healthier, and tastier than ordering takeout from your neighborhood Thai joint. Just grab some chicken (or whatever quick-cooking protein on hand) add some frozen and leftover vegetables, and stir in some curry paste and coconut milk. After a few minutes on the stove, you’ll have a fragrant, flavorful curry. Instead of tipping the delivery guy, you can give yourself a pat on the back instead.
My PSA of the day: Make sure your pantry is stocked with a few Thai curry pastes. My favorite brands are Aroy-D and Mae Ploy and I like yellow, red, and green. You can buy these pastes at most Asian markets, but choose the ones that only contain herbs and spices. Read your labels, folks.
Ingredients (Serves 4 people):
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or fat of choice
- 1 small onion, chopped medium
- 1-2 tablespoons Thai curry paste (whichever color you prefer)
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
- 10 ounces frozen vegetables
- 2 cups leftover roasted kabocha squash
- 2 tablespoons apple juice (optional)
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of thefastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.