Apps to Fight Flu, Random Motivators & Resolution DEALS!

January 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

It seems like everyone around me is getting sick! Well, wouldn’t you know? There are some apps for that! My friends at the Greatist offer some cool apps that [help you to] fight the flu. Flu Defender– This free app helps you to find anything you need to know about the flu, from symptoms to local flu activity. It goes way beyond basic information with…

Guest Post: How to Keep Charitable Resolutions

January 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

Molly invited me to a cool event in Bucktown called the Bloomingdale Studio Crawl. The event was sponsored by Lululemon and hosted by three exercise studios – The Dailey Method, On Your Mark and Core Power Yoga. For a small donation to The Trust for Public Land, in support of their work on the Bloomingdale park and trail, we got a great workout and give…

Friday Finds: Earndit, Rock Your Res’ Challenge & Healthy Deals!

January 4, 2013 at 5:42 am

We could all use a little extra motivation to exercise – especially in winter! Just looking and feeling better may not be push enough to get going. The folks at Earndit have a scientific explanation for this from behavioral economists. It is called “hyperbolic discounting“. Hyperbolic discounting means that we may discount the value of a reward that occurs far into the future, preferring instead…

Get Tips from Daily Worth for a Financially Healthy 2013

January 3, 2013 at 6:39 am

I spoke to a bunch of male friends about their goals and resolutions for 2013 and they all started with a focus on financial planning and careers (whether they need to start exercising or losing the last 5 pounds or not!) – my female friends not so much. For whatever reason, many women choose not to focus on (or even avoid) finances. I personally use…

Happy New Year! Lucky ’13

January 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

I set a bunch of goals for the year on my birthday and I stink at keeping New Year’s Resolutions, so I am not making any! Well, I will resolve to try to improve and grow this blog and connect you to even more cool finds. That is an easy one because I really enjoy writing it. Hopefully a win-win for me and you! In…

Last “Best of” Post for 2012, I Promise! Top Posts of The Year

December 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

I really love recaps and taking stock of the year as the year closes (and I apologize if you are sick of these!!) I started this blog earlier this year with the idea of sharing deals and “finds” for shopping and experiences. I then started adding in other types finds and experiences – like running stories and other observations from my life. From the blog…

Friday Finds: Face Retirement, Travel Resolutions, DDSmart/RW & Deals!

December 28, 2012 at 5:44 am

The clever folks at Merrill Lynch’s Merrill Edge came up with a cool web application to scare help people learn about retirement costs. Face Retirement takes your picture and then uses computer imaging to “age” you. The funny thing is your hair stays the same; The useful thing is that they provide facts about expected cost of living increases (71% if I retire in 16…