Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

No time to workout? Got 10 minutes? Good, you only need around 7 minutes to complete this workout.

Need a good workout? You need this: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout – NYTimes.com. Do these 12 exercise, 30 seconds per exercise with 10 seconds in between, and in 7 minutes you have worked out all your major muscle groups.

If you take 10 seconds between each exercise, it adds up to 8 minutes. If you take no time between exercises, it 6 minutes. Either way, in less than 10 minutes and you are done.
If you want the details on how effective this is, the paper on it is here: HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum R… : ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

Want to get run faster? Use fartleks

Yes, it’s a funny sounding name, but of all the ways I use to get faster,  I find fartlek training the most effective. Regardless of whether or not you have ever heard of it, I recommend this article, The Art Of The Fartlek – Competitor.com. It has a good description on it, who used it and how, as well as some good examples.


This altered thrift store art is brilliant

I want to hit some garage sales this weekend in the hopes of finding some bad landscape art that I can paint over. In the meantime, check
this out from the MAKE web site.

Apparently this is Banksy, but who can say?

The kids are alright and leaving established social media

So says this Buzzfeed article, Teens Abandoning Social Networks, Study Says. Where are they going?

What do these sites have in common? According to the article

The sites that are either ascendant, holding steady, or holding relatively strong are feed-heavy and profile-light; the sites that seem to be hit hardest are those that have a more traditional, MySpace-y structure, centered around a detailed profile. (Tumblr is the odd exception here.)

After all that fretting about teens giving up their privacy, they seem to have decided to go to sites that provide more of that. Smart. (Or lazy, but I am going with smart. 🙂 )


How terrible is Niall Ferguson?

Really terrible. Besides his homophobic comments, he has a terrible record on economic prediction, as this article in Business Insider illustrates.

There’s been such a pile on these days, it is pretty easy to find posts and articles discrediting him. If you haven’t seen any, start with the one linked here.