Annette Hawkins

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Who Owns Your Steps?

Millions of people are logging fitness workouts with wearables. Now a growing number of them are trying to free their data from their devices.<p>Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress …

Uninstall! Top 20 Android apps that drain your smartphone’s battery and impact performance

If you are one of the many Android users frustrated with your smartphone’s reduced performance levels and battery life, here are some of the apps …

Zumba Weight Loss - Best Strategies To Burn Fat With Zumba

Zumba weight loss has grown to be the buzzword on the net. Nevertheless, why do dance work out classes interest so many people?<p>Can someone really …

What to Do When Your Weight Loss Stalls

If you're losing weight, your progress will stall at some point. Even if you are doing everything right, the number on the scale will stop budging. …

Why It’s So Wrong–But So Right–To Sleep With Your Pets

Every scientific study or sleep doctor you can find will tell you not to let your pets share your bed. Why we ignore all the evidence.<p>One night in 1998 my wife and I fell asleep, our very young puppy Mojo on the bed between us, before we had a chance to put her in her crate for the night. When we …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

Fitness

4 simple steps to train your puppy: Watch Wrangler demo his tricks

Animal Planet's Andrea Arden stopped by Studio 1A Wednesday with a few tips and tricks for how to train your pooch.<p>On hand to demonstrate the techniques were TODAY's Puppy With a Purpose, Wrangler, and his trainer, Saxon Eastman.<p><b>1. Sit</b>Using small bits of food as a lure, slowly lift your hand up and …

Put your health first and get into shape with the best iPhone fitness apps

Health and wellness<p>Though these aren’t necessarily apps for exercise, eating right is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Pair it with weekly …

Apps

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

Nutrition

Co-working and the Redefining of the Corporate Office http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=33413

A tiny bunk house made from SCRAP and JUNK in the woods of Vermont…..http://tinyhousenews.info/?p=22468

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it's as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair – his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Interior Design

Fifth-grade girl fights ChapStick ban before Virginia county school board

When 11-year-old Grace Karaffa was told she couldn't use ChapStick at her Virginia elementary school, the girl -- who'd been prohibited from using it for years to treat her dry, bleeding lips -- decided she'd had enough.<p>The fifth-grader at Stuarts Draft Elementary School created a petition and …

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …

More Cool Tech Stuff @CES

Rashad breaks silence on Cosby; more accusers surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Cosby's TV wife is standing firmly in his corner -- even as three more women made accusations against the comedian.<p>Showbiz 411 reported that Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on NBC's "The Cosby Show," told the outlet that she never saw any indication of the behavior that many …

Intricately Detailed "Litter Bugs" Created With a Collection of Vintage Objects

British artist and illustrator Mark Oliver calls his on-going series of assemblages <i>Litter Bugs</i>, but they're much more than the name might imply. A childhood fascination with his father's collection of electrical and engineering components influenced his creation of these intricately-crafted and …

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

The book suggestion of this week is about the importance of change and how difficult that can be. The book is titled Switch: How to Change Things …

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Route 66 RV Park based outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico is looking for tiny house people who are building their house or looking for somewhere to park their home. http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=32526

This tiny house was designed and built by Green Mountain College students in the Fall of 2010 as part of the REED (Renewable Energy and Ecological Design) program. http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-for-sale/green-mountain-college-tiny-house-2/

Reclaimed and Salvage greenhouse. Mohawk Elementary Community Garden

Surprise Pinata Cupcakes! How to make cupcakes with a rainbow candy surprise inside!

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

12 Incredible Uses for Vinegar

You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out your hair and spruce …

9 Gorgeous Desserts for the Fourth of July