Raul Mesquita De Freitas

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I Drank Butter Coffee For A Month And It Was More Magical Than I Expected

And also it wasn’t gross.<p>Hi, I’m Sally. For six weeks this summer I started my day with a frothy, oily mug of butter coffee.<p>Butter coffee is made by combining brewed coffee, butter, and coconut oil (or a derivative of coconut oil) and blending it in a blender.<p>Let me explain why I did this.<p>When you …

Food

Voice is chat’s next battleground

Chat bots were meh. Sure, they’ll get better. But the upcoming innovation in chat is about being more human, not less. With the proliferation of adequate speech recognition, AI assistants, and wireless headphones, the tech is ready to unlock the potential of our most basic form of …

Telephony

Plyometrics: The Runner's Secret Weapon

<i>Plyometrics are mandatory in any elite runner’s training program for good reason. They reduce your ground contact time, increase your stride power</i> …

Running

This Guy Took Freezing Cold Showers Every Day For a Week. Here’s What Happened

Your whole world changes when you subject yourself to the icy spray.<p>My best thinking happens in the shower. Whenever I have to do something mentally taxing, I always take a long, ponderous shower before I get started. I would have done so before sitting down to write this article, but I …

Running

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Switched From iOS To Android

Good news: switching from iPhone to Android doesn’t have to be a big deal. But you will need to take steps to get your new phone set up for daily use. One of the main differences between iPhone and Android is that Android allows for far more customization, but those custom options can be both a …

iPhone

The Caribbean is running out of coconuts

At the worst possible time, the Caribbean is running short of one of its most emblematic products.<p>Rich-world consumers have never been keener on the …

Food

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

The Brain

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

All of our Mac shortcuts, tips and tricks assembled in one place.<p>Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this …

Keyboard Shortcuts

4 Effective Strategies to Organize Evernote

Think of Evernote as the engine that helps keep your world running.If you peeled back the hood, you’d be surprised to see that there is the …

Productivity

Review: AbsoluteBlack Premium oval road bike chainrings

AbsoluteBlack has been making intricately machined oval chainrings for some time, and they’re beautiful. They’re also expensive, so this past spring, …

Cycling

Surface Pro: The Evolution Of Microsoft’s Comeback Device

#SurfacePro #Device – <b>Surface Pro: The Evolution Of Microsoft’s Comeback Device</b> : Surface Pro is a perfect example of why one needs to give a device a …

How to Use Evernote with Google Calendar for Maximum Benefits

Having a digital calendar is practically a necessity when dealing with modern life. Whether you use it as a makeshift to-do list, or whether you …

Google Calendar

29 Free Writing Tools and Resources to Make Your Content Amazing

While improved technology and empowered customers have heralded the rise of content marketing, the importance of communicating well with others is as …

Writing

How to create shortcuts for frequently accessed notes, notebooks, and searches

Shortcuts are a quick way to access most frequently used content in your Evernote account. Create a shortcut to notes, notebooks, notebook stacks, …

Cut 2 minutes from your PT run in 2 months — Olympic coach's tricks

When Army Maj. Dan Browne was a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, he was West Point's first to break the 4-minute-mile barrier.<p>Before graduating in …

War Games

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Surface on a budget

At first glance, Acer’s Aspire Switch Alpha 12 looks very much like a me-too device. It’s a Microsoft Surface clone running Windows 10, albeit with a slightly different kickstand and a clever way of cooling itself (liquid, instead of fans). So when I started using it a couple weeks ago, I fully …

Tablets

The #1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman

<i>Gordo Byrn, the founder of Endurance Corner and author of Going Long, uses what he calls Big Day Training (BDT) as a checkpoint for his athletes</i> …

Fitness

New running apps blur the line between virtual reality and real life

During the extreme winter of 2009-2010, Gary McNamee relied on his treadmill to train for the Boston Marathon. McNamee lives in Hopkinton,where the race starts, but the weather stymied his attempts to go out for a long run.<p>“I’m in my basement thinking, ‘Jeez, the course is right up the road. I can …

Running

Little-Known LinkedIn Features That Deliver Big Rewards

LinkedIn is replete with valuable features; it’s hard to know which ones will give the biggest boost to your personal brand. What’s more, LinkedIn is adding, enhancing, and refining features all the time – making it even harder to keep your profile up-to-date while creating the most impact. In …

LinkedIn

How Mexico went from telecom laggard to mobile trailblazer

Twenty years ago only one out of 10 people in Mexico had a telephone of any kind. Today, more than 100 million people (out of a population of roughly 125 million) have cell phones and, more amazingly, more than 70 percent of those are smartphones. To keep up the torrid growth, scrappy competitors …

Mexico

19 triathlon running tips from Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner is the run coach behind Gwen Jorgensens invincible form Here are his top tips for improving speed stamina and stride rate so you can …

Running

The Ultimate Guide To Running For Beginners

<i>"Running never gets easier, you get stronger."</i> I want you to keep this quote in mind as you embark on this new journey to make running a part of your …

Running

7 Surprisingly Delicious Ways To Add More Protein To Just About Anything

You scoop Greek yogurt into your smoothies with abandon. You always opt for the optional chicken on your salad. And you'd never dream of snacking on a piece of fruit without a handful of nuts or a few cubes of cheese.<p>In short, you're a protein fiend. And that's a good thing: Adding enough protein …

Food

8 Tips to Master a More Paperless Life With Evernote

When the first Earth Day was proposed at the suggestion of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, paper was the primary means of communication and …

Productivity

Four Ideas For DIY Ride Food - Page 2 of 4

Savory Pie Pockets<p><i>These pockets are the counterbalance to too much sweetness on your long training days.</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><br>1 package pre-rolled pie dough …

Food

Running On Empty

<b>Strategic Carbohydrate Intake</b><p>A second strategy is a bit more complicated than the first, but the science supporting it has some pretty exciting …

Running

Yasso 800s

Last fall I discovered an amazing new marathon workout. Amazing, because it's the simplest marathon workout you've ever heard. (And simplicity in And simplicity in marathon training, as in physics and astronomy, as in physics and astronomy, is much to be prized.) Amazing, because I'm convinced it …

Running

The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings

Five years ago, after becoming frustrated with my fruitless tendency to juggle multiple activities at once, I tried an experiment: for one week, I …

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Race Travel

So you’ve finally pulled the trigger and signed up for that destination race. Bravo! Traveling for a race is one of the most exciting and rewarding …

Travel

Google makes it easy to find lost phones and access My Account

iPhone users still have to use "Find my iPhone," though.<p>Back in 2015, Google launched a feature that displays a map showing your Android phone's current location when you search for "find my phone." Now, the big G is introducing another way to look for missing devices that sounds especially useful …

Maps