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During our busy, stressful lives, it's sometimes hard to find time to breathe and relax. Studies show that meditation creates feelings of calm, relaxation, and positive emotions.
The problem is finding time for contemplation and quiet in our day. The Essential Meditations Deck ($1.99) contains 50 exercises to focus the mind. Pick a "card," and it only takes a few minutes to set you on a different path. Each card has a colorful image on one side and a guided meditation on the other.
My hometown of Rochester, NY, is a golfing town. Despite its smaller size, Rochester has hosted the 1995 Ryder Cup, the 2003 and 2013 PGA Championships, the Senior PGA Championship, and the annual Wegmans LPGA event, and even the Xerox Classic. With a number of world class courses, such as Oak Hill and Locust Hill, residents squeeze in as much playing time as they can, given the harsh winters, and are thrilled to welcome professionals with regularity.
To help you enjoy the PGA Championship experience taking place this weekend, I've tried to compile a list of Rochester and golfing related apps and websites. But first, I'll give you more details about the town hosting this year's event.
When you have a brand new iPhone, the first thing you’ll want to do is protect it from any possible accidents or knocks—there’s nothing worse than scratching the screen a few days after buying it. There are literally thousands of different styles of iPhone cases on the market, from colorful geometric patterns to retro printed hard shells to soft leather sleeves. It can be hard to decide which one is for you. To make that decision a little bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of our five top favorites.
The conversation went something like this: "I'm gonna kill ya. God Bless yah, I'm gonna kill ya."
The whole thing might have been humorous had the man uttering these words not been blocking our path in the streets of Oakland, Calif., wielding a large stick. But I was amazingly calm. I have no special skills, I'm no undercover karate master or self-defense guru, and at 5'2" and under 95 pounds, I can't even physically intimidate a second grader. But what I lacked in physicality I made up for in ingenuity. I had downloaded and subscribed to StreetSafe ($19.99 per month) and my finger was on the app's trigger. I knew that if it came to it, police assistance was just a finger's flick away, which enabled me to speak calmly with "stick man," apologize for whatever indiscretion we had been accused of (I don't think we ever got clarification as to what exactly we had done) and safely pass. Crisis averted.
Date night is always exciting and usually a bit nerve-racking. Whether you're on your very first date or you're planning to pop the question, you want every detail to be perfect. Although you're capable of coming up with the perfect idea yourself; it does not hurt to have a little help with the planning. Everyone can use a little help once in a while. Add these five date night apps to your arsenal to ensure you look your best for the big date.
So you just bought and iPhone and realize the only two colors it comes in are black and white. Aside from making calls, this extremely popular smartphone can Facetime, take great pictures, play music, and more. So many people have chosen to buy one, they've become a dime a dozen. Therefore your phone won't stand out, and is exactly like everyone else's iPhone. You've checked out Otterbox cases, but they are bulky and expensive and make the phone hard to get in and out of your pocket. If this describes you, it’s time you checked out iPhone skins!
The video below shows how to apply a custom skin from dbrand ($16).