Lost Photos, Fix-Ups, Meditation & Deals!

October 16, 2012 at 5:47 am

Want to recover all of the photos you have ever been sent to your email account and download them? Yup, there is an app for that! Check out the new app Lost Photos, which “trolls” your e-mail (multiple accounts) and finds every picture file there is. After downloading the $3 app for Mac or Windows, all you have to do is sign in with your…

Calling Someone the “F” Word – On Weight & Bullying…

October 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

News anchor Jennifer Livingston’s on air response to a letter she received in which a viewer criticized her for being overweight received a lot of attention. The viewer wrote “Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain…I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to…

Friday Finds: Crowdsourcing, Motivating “Links I Like” & Deals!

October 12, 2012 at 5:53 am

I have written about “crowd funding” and recently I have seen a bunch of new apps and websites that harness the power of “crowdsourcing.” What is it? Basically it is the concept of posting (online or off) a problem and sourcing it to the public (or a group/subset of people) – the “crowd”. This is not new (wikipedia has some very early crowdsourcing examples including…

To Share or Not To Share? Social Media & Fitness (Survey Opportunity)

October 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

I wrote a post a while back on the idea that “comparison is the thief of joy” that was spurred by something I saw on Kristen Armstrong’s Mile Markers blog. I posted excerpts from a great guest post on Carrots and Cake from Robin at the Balanced Life Online. She wrote a great post called “Comparison is the Thief of Joy: Thoughts on Social Media”.…

Healthy Initiative & KLUTCHclub, Sweaty Saturday & Other Fun Stuff

October 9, 2012 at 5:46 am

In Chicago? Know someone (who is a resident of the city of Chicago) who could use a boost to their health and fitness levels but who may not have the resources to do it themselves? Check out Healthy Initiative Chicago and an extra incentive from the folks at KLUTCHclub. KLUTCHclub is partnering with Healthy Initiative Chicago for their 90-Day Personal Challenge. Healthy Initiative Chicago, presented…

Lunafest Chicago – ALL Good but Check Out “Flawed”

October 7, 2012 at 4:39 am

Maureen invited a bunch of gals to check out Lunafest Chicago. Lunafest is a women’s film festival that showcases short films by and for women. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. The festival travels around the US and spotlights the work of a diverse array of women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. (Another awesome thing about this festival is…

Friday Finds: Thyrve is Live, Calorie Conundrum & Some Great Deals!

October 5, 2012 at 5:45 am

I have written about a ton of health and fitness apps, food and exercise trackers and even the quantified self movement. In my opinion, most food tracking apps can be time consuming and hard to keep up with. I read (with great interest) about Thryve a while back. They just launched a new food tracking app that aims to make eating stress-free and tracking meals…