Meat makes ya fat, and fat people get diabetes, and according to a new study if you eat more than a serving and a half a day of red meat, not only is your muffin top going to get puffier than a burning marshmallow, you’re also at a 48% greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Wash that shit down with a coke? You’re better off developing a heroin habit. I’m just looking out for you and your ever expanding ass, that’s all.
Have you had enough Subway Surfers and Instagram to last you a while, need some new apps in your life to perk up your summer? We found a great list of apps like nexercise that gives you incentive to workout like gift cards and free stuff, and a TED app that lets you listen to those inspiring TED talks while you do ordinary things in your soon to be exciting life.
The following apps are some of my favorites so far, and they're all available on Android and iOS. All but one are free.
CamScanner lets you take photos of paper documents, then crops and adjusts them to look like they're scanned. You can sync your notes, save them as PDFs and organize them by date. I truly can't tell the difference between this app and a real scanner.
It can be hard to get back into the habit of reading for pleasure after a strenuous school year. With Goodreads you can see what your friends are reading, read reviews or check out pleasingly specific categories, like "Books With Heroes/Heroines Who Are Assassins." I've discovered more wonderful books on this app than by wandering the aisles of Barnes & Noble.
Nexercise is a great app if you need extra motivation to lace up your sneakers. It rewards you for physical activity with points that are redeemable for gift cards, with little freebies that pop up along the way. You also can compete against friends. This app actually has me excited to exercise, which is nothing short of a miracle.
Meetup is a social app that will get you out of the house and face-to-face with people in your area who share your interests. Though I live in a small town, there are Meetup groups near me for bikers, digital photographers, authors, young professionals and Pug lovers. If there isn't a group that interests you, you can create your own.
Odd chores and errands stack up surprisingly fast. I've tried many to-do apps, and this one comes out on top as my favorite. It's simple, cleanly designed and an adorable octopus cheers you on to finish your next task. You can also share your lists with friends and family.
TED talks have become wildly popular in the past few years. The brief inspirational talks are given by some of the brightest and most innovative thinkers in the world. Topics cover a wide spectrum, from the science of happiness to the latest technological breakthroughs. Listen to one (or five) on the way to work or while mowing the lawn and you'll feel smarter by the minute.
If you're stuck at home this summer, going Geocaching will make you see your town in a new light. Geocaching involves seeking out GPS coordinates to discover the "cache," usually a container filled with trinkets left behind by fellow Geocachers. I've found them under lamp posts, in trees and tucked beneath park benches. This official app is $9.99, but it's well worth the hours of treasure hunting you'll get out of it.
Have you been past a Goodiwll lately? You know Macklemore shot a lot of the video for Thrift Shop at a Goodwill in Seattle, and now the charitable giant has plastered lyrics from the song on some of their fancy ads and made a campaign out of it! It’s obviously anon profit, but Macklemore didn’t know anything about it. Quotes from the song like, “I look incredible” and “bout to get some compliments” adorn huge pictures of hipsters in things like rollerskate, no kneeboards though.
Which broken up band would you kill to see one more time? Hitfix put together a GREAT list of bands that need to reunite, on it they have The Smiths, Husker DU, Fugazi, Oasis and a few others that are spot on. Who is at the top of their list, and does it match yours?
(Guns N Roses)
There are so many resurrected super hero franchises, they may have to make a whole new one and call him Lazarus!Superman is back from the dead, and we know he Amazing Spiderman 2 is coming out next year, and now we hear the 3rd AND 4TH installments will follow in 2016 and 2018. Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker, and grabass with Emma Stone, in the 2nd. I’m sure they’ll juice Justin Bieber full of steroids, wait for his balls to drop and get him to play spidey in 3 and 5 years.
It was a great weekend for sports all the way around. After that Wednesday night triple overtime madness where the Hawks squaked out a win over Boston in the NHL finals, the Bruins answered back with another overtime swat down, the series is tied a game a piece. In a remarkably satisfying flurry of field goals San Antonio is one win away from extinguishing LeBron’s South Beach dreams, and if the Spurs can win one more, they’ll dispose of the widely despised Heat on their own court. They beat Miami last night in game 5 114-104, San Antonio now leads the series 3-2. Angels took 2 outta three from the Yankees this weekend, and we don’t need to talk about the Dodgers.
Congratulations grads! Get ready for some eye-opneing news: your student loan rates are set to double in the next 2 weeks if congress can’t agree on a fix. The rate could go up to 6.8% thanks to congressional gridlock. See? And here you thought a good education was going to get you a better paying job, and now it looks like you gon be broke! You know what I say, better to be ignorant and solvent than smart and fucked. I’ve always said that, it’s my thing!
Henry Cavill and his British chin destroyed the box office over the weekend as Man o Steel, the Superman reboot put booties in seats this weekend so people could watch a ripped superhero prance around in navy tights. Lots of dudes went and saw the action movie, worldwide the pic earned almost 200 million over the weekend. The movie debuts 30 years to the day since Superman III came out starring beloved cape wearer Christopher Reeve, God rest his soul. It cost 225 million to make, it should continue to do well by word of mouth. I’d like to give that Henry Cavill some word of mout if you know what I’m saying, Bling Ring and This is the End also did well, see I TOLD you people’d go out and see movies this dad’s weekend!
So what’s you have for breakfast? A little Greek yogurt? I know I did! There’s been a nasty rumor out there that greek yogurt has a foul bi-product called acid whey, which if it were dumped into any waterway it would turn it into a dead sea. Chobani and other yogurt makers are calling bullshit, they say it produces no more whey than cheese making, and no one’s harping on cheese farmers! It takes three pounds of milk to make one pound of yogurt, and the acid whey is given to farmers who usually use it as fertilizer. Don’t feel guilty gumming your spoonfuls of the thick, protein rich dairy treat. Throw some honey on there, and flip the bird to anyone who tells you your yogurt is unfirnedly to mama earth.