Our family loves technology. We even had a Jaguar gaming system, and not too many people even know what that is. So of course we needed iPads…Kristin and Karen received theirs today, too, and we’re getting some good advice from them on apps.
The first thing I downloaded was the Genes to Cognition 3D Brain, and it was wonderful! Then of course, we had to have weather.com for iPad, even though we live in California and have no weather.
A New Toy!
I admit to some frustration in trying to get the iPad to work with my wireless router. I suspect that my password settings will need adjusting, but the nice people at NETGEAR are on the case. They responded to my inquiry immediately, which surprised me. It connected nicely to the wireless at our local coffee shop, but that’s not a secure network.
I’m sure we’ll figure out more things to do with the iPad in the next few days, but right now, it’s just fun to mess around with it.
“Of course every employee is different, and what you consider a “dream job” might be someone else’s idea of a career nightmare. Because of this, a simple ranking may not be enough – you need to know what a particular job is really like on a day-to-day basis.”
As a confirmed mindless eater (who knows better than to go to buffets, salad bars, and all-you-can-eat restaurants), I applaud Brian Wansink’s new initiative…the Mindless Method. As one of their banners proclaims, “the best diet is the diet you don’t know you’re on.” In other words, to keep your weight down, it’s important to make the lifestyle changes that let you do that instead of always feeling deprived and “on a diet.”
The Mindless Method Guides You to Better Eating Habits
So instead of counting your calories, the Mindless Method helps you avoid your personal “mindless” traps and designs a healthy eating program that is tailored to your particular challenges. It’s not free–plans run between $12 and $20 per month for full site access, but sometimes paying for something helps people stick to it better. “I paid for this, so I’m going to use it.”
I’m always surprised when people resent paying for a diet program–most people think nothing of spending tons of money on nails, hair, make-up, clothes–and what truly makes the biggest difference in your appearance is your weight. Not to mention the amount of money people waste on prescription drugs and medical procedures that are 100% avoidable with weight loss. Oh, and there are those little things called cancer and heart disease that are tremendously weight-related. I didn’t join Mindless Method, though, as I’m comfortable with my Jenny Craig maintenance. Still, if I were first starting out again, it might be something I would seriously consider, if for no other reason than to enjoy Brian Wansink’s sense of humor. If a person can make weight control funny, that’s worth the money in my book. And you gotta love the North Dakota wine and the bottomless soup bowl….