Lucid Practice

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30 Apr
2013

New York Elsewhere

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/new-york-elsewhere New Yorkers don’t fade away—they just move. But to where?

30 Apr
2013

4/30/2013 Quote:

“Good morning, This is God. I will be handling All of your Problems today. I will not need Your help, so have A miraculous day.”” ~ Wayne Dyer from The Power of Intention

30 Apr
2013

Earthing

Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (meaning: any natural surface). So we’ll have to get off the sidewalk. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge, and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact […]

30 Apr
2013

Retiring at 30?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/meet-mr-money-mustache-the-man-who-retired-at-30/2013/04/26/71e3e6a8-acf3-11e2-a8b9-2a63d75b5459_story.html?hpid=z1 To hundreds of thousands of devotees, he is Mister Money Mustache. And he is here to tell you that early retirement doesn’t only happen to Powerball winners and those who luck into a big inheritance. He and his wife retired from middle-income jobs before they had their son. Exasperated, as he puts it, by “a […]

30 Apr
2013

E-Bikes

Will Electric Bicycles Get Americans to Start Pedaling? http://e360.yale.edu/feature/will_electric_bicycles_get_americans_to_start_pedaling/2642/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29  

30 Apr
2013

Barry Obama

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/04/barack-obama-laid-back_slideshow_item22_23 Pictures of Barack Obama at work.

29 Apr
2013

4/29/2013 Quote:

“When we are inadequate ourselves but our ego is strong, we tend to blame others.” I read this quote while reading Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama. Swami Rama would say to those highly opinionated people….if you have so much to say, and you feel like you know more than the person you are criticizing, go fix […]

29 Apr
2013

Football and Finances- GQ

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201304/nfl-mba-program “You’d think it would be hard to go broke on $1.1 million a year, which is what the average NFL player pulls down. The trouble is, the average NFL player retires in three-and-a-half years, and most blow through their retirement savings in less than ten. Which is why there’s now an MBA program with […]

26 Apr
2013

Fooled by Randomness

http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_04_29_a_blowingup.htm If you are interested in the investment process and taking financial risk I highly suggest you read this Malcolm Gladwell piece from The New Yorker. It was also featured in his book What the Dog Saw. I challenge you to push further and read the books profiled in the article. Fooled By Randomness and […]

26 Apr
2013

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_pogue_10_top_time_saving_tech_tips.html A short TED talk on saving time with technology.

26 Apr
2013

Charlie Rose: Online Education

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12897 A discussion about Online education with Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania; Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor and CEO of Amplify and Tom Friedman of the New York Times.

26 Apr
2013

Fair or Foul?

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21576688-unpaid-student-athletes-are-heart-multi-billion-dollar-industry-fair-or-foul   This week’s issue of The Economist looks at American college sports, a multi-billion-dollar industry with unpaid athletes.

26 Apr
2013

4/26 Quote

“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their […]

25 Apr
2013

is NYC cheap?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/who-says-new-york-is-not-affordable.html?pagewanted=2&pagewanted=all&_r=1& Interesting piece by Catherine Rampell. googlee959cce17022f5fb.html

25 Apr
2013

Elevators to Heaven

Every week my friend UnCagedBaby makes an awesome mix of eclectic new school beats. He calls them Elevators.  Check out his website: http://elevatorstoheaven.com/ Check out Elevator 17: https://soundcloud.com/elevators-to-heaven/elevator-17-2 Enjoy the ride. 

25 Apr
2013

Krishna Das – What It Means to Be Human

If you are God then why does this all matter? This interview gets great around 3:00….

25 Apr
2013

Krishna Das

A true follower of Hanuman, Krishna talks about his guru, Neem Karoli Baba who is also the guru of Ram Dass.

24 Apr
2013

The Practical University

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/opinion/Brooks-The-Practical-University.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss This was from about 3 weeks ago and I think David Brooks does a nice job of forecasting the future of education.. As an urban studies graduate I spent a lot of time in classes that discussed education. Its amazing how fast technology shifts perspective. As a 2011 graduate of Penn we rarely discussed […]

24 Apr
2013

Dopest party out there:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21487993 Brazil’s Marina Silva launches ‘sustainability party’  

24 Apr
2013

4/24 Yoga Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J5lLvpc90-s   http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=sWRkmZyHLSM&feature=endscreen   5 Videos from DoYouYoga: http://www.doyouyoga.com/5-effective-free-yoga-videos-home-practice/    

24 Apr
2013

HyperLapse Video Travel

http://hyperlapse.tllabs.io/ Hyperlapse video travel has to be one of the more bad ass things Google has brought to the consumer to date. It allows anyone, anywhere, to travel from a specific point to another specific point in a hyper lapse video recorded by Google Maps and the Google street view teams. I constantly find myself on Google Earth for hours looking at satellite images […]

24 Apr
2013

Bob Weir and Friends

http://www.tristudios.com/events/past Every Wednesday night Bob Weir does a live broadcast from his world class studio in San Rafael, CA. One of the kings of rock and roll brings in different legends of the music game weekly to discuss and play music.

24 Apr
2013

4 mantras

4 mantras explained with the help of Mandy Burstein 1) Mantra: om Translation: The sound of the universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process. Modern adaptation: Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe – this is a scientific fact! OM is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz, which […]

24 Apr
2013

is frugality something cool?

http://theumlaut.com/2013/04/24/conspicuous-frugality/ Dalibor Rohac presents a lot of interesting points about today’s world and being cheap. Quotes that stand out: “If one’s utility depends, say, on his earnings or consumption relative to his peers, then earning more or consuming more imposes a negative externality on other people” “the modern economy enables people to maintain high standards of living […]

24 Apr
2013

The beginning- BL

Lucid Practice is a “journaling blog.” Many people say journaling is a great way to capture emotions, feelings and the day to day blessings of this life. I journaled all of last year but in a personal journal. I want to get something online so that I will always have a feed to look back on. […]