Category Lifestyle

Glamping is The New ‘Roughing It’

When I was young, my parents would take me camping every summer. I loved everything about it; the tents, my sleeping bag, and s’mores. Especially the s’mores. When I got older, camping was still fun, but now more work. Setting up the tents, making the food, paying the fees; it was almost a bummer. Now, as much as I still enjoy the s’mores, I don’t really look forward to the

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What’s Wrong With Nick? The Lifestyles of Living With Somebody With Autism

Life isn’t easy and life isn’t fair, it’s what you do with it that makes it worth living.   When I was younger, my brother was just my brother. I didn’t see him as disabled, on the spectrum nor autistic. He was just my older brother, who loved having sword fights with spoons, re-watching and replaying every scene of Jumanji imaginable until he grew tired of it, and wore his

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Beat The Bay Area Traffic By Using Two Wheels – Bikes For The Win!

In the Bay Area, it can be said that we have a little traffic problem.  It’s gotten progressively worse as the Silicon Valley has added jobs at a rapid pace, but the housing has grown even scarcer.  A three-hour commute isn’t unheard of, as people start driving in from outlying communities to reach the tech-rich areas like Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.  However, the other downside to this

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5 Ways to Do Nothing

I’m sure you’ve heard it too. I know I have. We all need to reset, to recharge our bodies and our minds. Sure, we all sleep, most of us every night, or day. But it doesn’t always seem like enough. And I don’t believe that is what we are really being told. I know days are busy. There always seems like there is something else, more important, that needs our

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Hoodies as the New Silicon Valley Status Symbol?

Hoodies, that ubiquitous fashion choice of pretty much everyone at any given time, have been getting a bad rap lately.  Most recently, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin brought the hoodie up again here in the States as something worn by someone who’s up to no good (he wasn’t), and underscores the issues that our neighbors across the pond in the UK have been struggling with that paints the hoodie

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