Victoria Eleanor Bradford

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This Pastor Started Running to Be Active, but Then He Found Something More

“I realized I wasn’t ready to stop running because my run had become a prayer.”<p>Six years ago, my wife Esther and I decided to begin running. We were in our mid-twenties. We both sat at desks almost every day—she at work and I at seminary. We knew we needed to be more active.<p>We lived in Pasadena, …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Work As You Write

To start off, I should warn you that this review might be <i>slightly</i> biased because well, I love Moleskine. I got my first one, a reporter-style pocket …

5 Bad Running Habits and How to Break Them

We all know that bad running habits are hard to break. When you’ve been running a certain way for a long time, it’s difficult to identify quirks. …

How Runners Can Work on Landing Softly

Land softly while running. It’s sound advice. And certainly not new.<p>But how do you put it into practice? To answer that question, three experts …

Running

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, and this is roughly how I feel about the man giving me a book that will make me a better person. I dislike him, and yet here I am risking becoming him. …

Books

What’s the Difference Between All These Running Apps?

A lot has changed since we picked our favorite running apps a few years ago. Now there are tons of apps that save your stats in the cloud and let you …

PhotoScope- Browse Your Entire iPhoto And Aperture Libraries From Your iPhone Or iPad

How about an app which lets you view your entire iPhoto or Aperture library on your iPad, without syncing, and without having either of the Mac apps running? That’s PhotoScope, a $5 universal app for iPad and iPhone which does just that.<p>Using a free helper app on the Mac, PhotoScope sucks your …

Apps

Food Lover's Cleanse: What's the Diet All About?

The Food Lover's Cleanse is a plan to get you back to cooking at home and eating well, and it takes a certain commitment of both kitchen-time and willpower.<p>You’re probably not thinking about wholesome eating right now. I know I’m not. As I write, I’ve just ordered a 10-pound standing prime rib …

Weight Loss

truebluemeandyou: DIY Paper to Fabric

truebluemeandyou: <b>DIY Paper to Fabric.</b> I’ve been seeing a lot of artistic paper dresses, waterproofed journals etc… I even posted Buy or DIY waterproof origami pendants <b>here</b>. This is so much easier and cheaper than using beeswax.<p><b>DIY Book Pages to Fabric Tutorial from Design Sponge here.</b> This is supposed to feel more like oilcloth that you can sew on. Really easy DIY using silicone to coat the pages. This reminds me of my post on <b>dipping paper in beeswax</b> to waterproof and preserve it (also think …

Stelton Vacuum Jug

You won't hear us judging you for your coffee addiction — even if you need to drink it all day just to function — we're right there with you. Keep …

IFTTT

How to Host a Mini Dinner Party, with Tiny Food, Drinks, Décor

How to throw a miniature dinner party, with advice from chef Courtney Sproule of Din Din, in Portland, Oregon<p>When you throw a dinner party, you usually want to have a big impact. But as chef <b>Courtney Sproule</b> illustrates, sometimes you can make the biggest impressions with the smallest things. Like a …

Thrifting

Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love

<i>“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the imagination,”</i> <b>John Keats</b> famously wrote. John Keats, who also argued for the gift of “negative capability” — the intricate art of embracing uncertainty and living with those shaky in-between states, echoing …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

warm, crisp and a little melty salad croutons

Several years ago, my job required that I occasionally fly here and there for conferences and, oh, they were not fun. I know that many conferences …

roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar

Lest you think I spend any part of my days doing Important Things — preparing, and totally not at the last second or haphazardly, for my only child’s …

lentil soup with sausage, chard and garlic

<b>On the stove:</b> Heat 1/4 cup olive oil (enough to generously coat bottom of pot) in a large pot on medium to medium-high heat. When hot, add the …

classic ice cream sandwiches

Look, guys, you’re never going to see my living room on a design blog. As lovely as the walls in landlord-chosen sallow yellow-beige are, as handsome …

Philip Galanes on Houseguest Hospitality

I just remembered this WNYC podcast on Houseguest Hospitality with Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist. Some good tips on how to be a …

Catalyzing Creativity: 7 Playful Activity Books for Grown-Ups

The intersection of childhood and adulthood is a frequent area of curiosity around here, from beloved children’s books with timeless philosophy for adults to quirky coloring books for the eternal kid. Today, we turn to seven wonderful activity books for grown-ups that inject a little more whimsy …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Janet Malcolm: The Messiness of TruthZoë Heller reviews Janet Malcolm’s new book, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and WritersVi…

Janet Malcolm: The Messiness of Truth<p>Zoë Heller reviews Janet Malcolm’s new book, <i>Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers</i>

lobster and potato salad

One of the aspects of my personality that I should probably be less proud to admit to is that I can be a tad bit lazy. I often consider doing <i>many</i> …

What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today

After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history’s greatest minds and definitions of philosophy by some of today’s most prominent philosophers, why not turn to an arguably even more nebulous domain of humanity? Gathered here are some of my favorite definitions of art, from …

Chef Hacks: How to Make Coffee Without a Coffeemaker

Spend enough time in a professional kitchen and you pick up plenty of MacGyver-like skills and tricks that can come in handy in all sorts of …