What Do We Do Now?: Keith and the Girl’s Smart Answers to Your Stupid Relationship Questions (Unabridged) – Keith Malley

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What Do We Do Now?: Keith and the Girl’s Smart Answers to Your Stupid Relationship Questions (Unabridged)

Keith Malley

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: August 14, 2013

© ℗ © 2013 Keith and The Girl

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Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance – Penny Reid

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Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance

Knitting in the City

Penny Reid

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: June 17, 2013

Publisher: Penny Reid

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book in the Knitting in the City series. There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit. After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

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Smart Girl: The Girl’s Series, Book 3 (Unabridged) – Rachel Hollis

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Smart Girl: The Girl’s Series, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Rachel Hollis

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: March 17, 2016

© ℗ © 2016 Brilliance Audio

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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get by Without Even Trying (Unabridged) – Sarah Cooper

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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get by Without Even Trying (Unabridged)

Sarah Cooper

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: January 31, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Episode 155 Scott Adams: President Trump Using His Success to Divert Attention From His Smart Moves

Topics: 

  • Higher priorities outweighed Putin’s “rough edges”
    • Russia agrees to 100km buffer separating Iran in Syria from Israel
    • Russia agrees with S.K., U.S. and China to protect North Korea if they denuclearize
  • Are PERSUASION elements in the FISA application illegal?
    • Where are the LIES?
    • Weasel moves…but not illegal?
  • Doesn’t Russia try to flip EVERYONE at the level of Carter Page?
  • Stormy Daniels husband is divorcing her, the “final straw”?

 

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You Know You Have A Smart Dog When

– You tell your dog to fetch today’s newspaper and he brings it back in ONE PIECE!

– You don’t have to take her on walks; she can walk herself.

– You go out to dinner and come back to find your house cleaner than it was before: The dishes done; Your bed made and a slice of lemon in the toilet
bowl!

– You ask him ,”Who’s a good boy?” and he replies “Me”.

– Your dog doesn’t eat your homework; he does it.

– Your dog goes to Training School only to drop out a week later to “pursue her doggy dreams” and ends up getting seven doctorates in
Neuroscience!

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Elizabeth Smart Is Pregnant With Baby No. 3

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CES 2018: The Smart Home of the Future Is Here

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Smart Tass – Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Smart Tass

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Genre: Romance

Publish Date: April 11, 2017

Publisher: Mimi Boutique

Seller: Paper & Silver, Inc.


From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes SMART TASS , a new Romantic Comedy. He’s the hot quarterback all the girls want.  She’s the smart girl he loves to pick on. And now that they’re all grown up, things are about to get geekin’ ugly… My name is Tass. I’m smart, I’m driven, and I am determined not to let prankster Hunter Johnson continue raining on my parade. When we were little, he’d pull my hair and call me names. When we were teenagers, he’d throw food and tease me for being a flat-chested virgin.  But now that we’ve ended up at the same college, he’s out of his hot head if he thinks he can keep messing with my life. It’s like he’s fixated on me or something. Well, guess what, Mr. Amazefootball? I’m not that geeky little girl anymore and you do not screw with a smart woman.  So what’s my plan?  It’s definitely wild, and he’s about to find out…

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Pending RFA Smart: Worth more than $14M

Marcus Smart will be a restricted free agent this summer, and money might mean the end of his time in Boston. He told ESPN he is worth more than the $ 12-14 million a year price tag that he reportedly has been seeking.
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Celtics’ Smart says G7 ‘not going to be pretty’

With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics say they are expecting a tough battle against the Cavaliers on Saturday in Boston.
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9 smart anti-aging products

You already spend time sculpting your body and maintaining a solid diet plan. So why not prioritize taking care of your skin too? Between skin-baking summer sun, dry winter wind, and everything in between, your skin takes a beating—especially on your face.

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The ‘Smart Guy’ When T.J. Met A Pedophile On The Internet

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CES 2017 – One Remote to Control All Your Smart Devices

The Smart Remote is an intuitive and simple solution to controlling all the smart devices in the modern home.
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You Can Wash Google and Levi’s New Smart Jacket as Much as You Need

Rolling out a new product, especially one that takes proof of an entirely new concept to the masses, is never going to be without its hiccups — and that’s a lesson John McCarthy has been learning over the past week. McCarthy is the head of product for Google’s Jacquard initiative, which introduced a much-touted $ 350 smart jacket with Levi’s in late September, and he’s heard one piece of feedback over and over since the launch: a complaint that you can’t wash the jacket too many times before it goes off kilter. (The care guidelines posted on Jacquard’s official site read: “the jacket is designed to withstand up to 10 washes … but your experience may vary by usage and wash conditions.”)

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CES 2018: The Smart Home of the Future Is Here

Digital assistants like Alexa and Google home have made sci-fi a reality. At CES 2018, we check out the next generation of products that will make our lives easier and more connected.
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Smart, Celtics’ bench help Boston shut down Minnesota

The Celtics’ win was another instance in which the team was at its best with Marcus Smart on the floor.
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Smith Optics Introduce Smart Ski Goggles Through Rental Program

SMITH SKIS SMART: Snowboarders and skiers bound for Ski amadé resorts can measure their speed and check the latest slope conditions thanks to new smart ski goggles from Smith Optics.
With the help of Evolaris, an app has been developed to help winter enthusiasts navigate the 760 trails at what is Austria’s largest skiing resource. Ski amadé has five ski resorts stretching across 25 villages which visitors traverse with the help of 270 lifts. By activating the smart ski goggles, athletes will see live data in the lower right-hand corner of their goggles that can direct them to their preferred mountain lodges, lifts, fun parks or restaurants. They can also keep an eye on speed, trail conditions and weather forecasts.
Visitors can rent the Smith I/O Recon at all 25 Intersport shops in Ski amadé for 19 euros a day. The goggles also indicate the distance and directions to destinations at the various resorts. There are plans to allow visitors to test the technologically advanced eyewear at demo events in the months ahead.
The mini-computer with the integrated WLAN connection and Recon-developed GPS can be integrated into various makes of ski goggles. The data from the “Ski amadé Guide” app is displayed on

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Amy Smart Defends Husband Carter Oosterhouse In Light Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In a show of support for her hubby of six years, Amy Smart posted a selfie of HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse and their 11-month-old daughter Flora and included a lengthy caption defending him amid sexual misconduct allegations. Amy called her spouse “of the most kindest, loving, non-aggressive men I have the privilege of knowing.”


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Lifetime’s latest true-crime movies look at Robert Durst, Elizabeth Smart

After dallying with some higher-quality fare, the Lifetime movie’s tawdry, true-crime roots are showing with this month’s premieres of “The Lost Wife of Robert Durst” and “I Am Elizabeth Smart.”


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Inside Out: Trump Is Smart

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Secretary Mel in her smart tight top and black miniskirt

Mel crosses her legs with her mini skirt on so you can see all the way up to the top of Mels thigh Melanie is so turned on by her secretary outfit that she wants to play with herself right now. Melanie Walsh has got her tight top on today that shows of her breasts to perfection.

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B.Sensory Launches Crowdfunding for e-Book-Connected Smart Vibe

B.Sensory has launched a crowdfunding campaign on AdultXFunding.com for its smart vibrator, the Little Bird, which connects to a reading application for erotic e-books.
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Williams Trading Co. Launches New ‘Smart Search’ Site

Williams Trading Co. today launched its new-and-improved website, WilliamsTradingCo.com.
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Google Wants You to Know You Can Wash Its New Levi’s Smart Jacket as Much as You Need

Rolling out a new product, especially one that takes proof of an entirely new concept to the masses, is never going to be without its hiccups — and that’s a lesson John McCarthy has been learning over the past week. McCarthy is the head of product for Google’s Jacquard initiative, which

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Smart Rednecks

“Hello, is this the FBI?”

“Yes. What do you want?”

“I’m calling to report about my neighbor Billy Bob Smith!

He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood.”

“Thank you very much for the call, sir.”

The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob’s house.

They search the shed where the firewood is kept.

Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but find no marijuana.

They swore at Billy Bob and left.

The phone rings at Billy Bob’s house.

“Hey Billy Bob! Did the FBI come?”

“Yeah!”

“Did they chop your firewood?”

“Yep.”

“Merry Christmas Buddy!”

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Matthew Stafford’s extension the smart deal Lions had to make happen

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Tease in Mels middle name when she wears her stockings Melanie likes wearing skirts its such a turn on. Sexy and smart thats Melanie way

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! (Unabridged) – Al Franken

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! (Unabridged)

Al Franken

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: January 1, 1992

© ℗ © 1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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How a Hacker Fired a Locked Smart Gun with $15 of Magnets

The Armatix iP1 pistol and its RFID watch, are sold as one of the most secure firearm systems available. But a hacker, who goes by ‘Plore’, has found flaws in the Armatix that entirely defeat its security measures.

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Cadillac Challenges Tesla with a Super Smart Self-Driving Sedan

Cadillac’s new self-driving car isn’t just watching the road, it’s watching the driver. The system it calls “super cruise” is designed to crack the so-called “hand-off” problem.
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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! (Unabridged) – Al Franken

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! (Unabridged)

Al Franken

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: January 1, 1992

© ℗ © 1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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Pretty Smart

The two ladies were sitting in the living room, waiting for their hostess, who was slightly delayed. The daughter of the family was with them, on the
theory that she would keep the visitors occupied during the wait.

The child was about six years old, snub nosed, freckled, buck-toothed and bespectacled. She maintained a deep silence and the two ladies peered
doubtfully at her.

Finally, one of them muttered to the other, “Not very p-r-e-t-t-y, I fear,” carefully spelling the key word.

Whereupon the child piped up, “But awfully s-m-a-r-t!”

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Who is Smarter – the Smart People or the Dumb People? – Part of My Trump Persuasion Series

Today I will create cognitive dissonance in about 25% of my readers, assuming past patterns hold. Please do not read further if you don’t like those odds. 

While the title of today’s post sounds like nonsense, that question is one of the biggest debates in the country now because of Donald Trump. The wording is different everywhere, but the idea is the same: Smart people believe smart people are smart. Dumb people believe dumb people are the real smart ones. 

They can’t both be right. I’ll help you sort it out.

On one side we have the self-described smart people. These folks will tell you that a rational person can learn about political issues, with a little effort, and thus make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process. All one must do is be open to all points of view and do some independent research to fact-check the professional media. You don’t need to be an expert because most issues boil down to a few key factors, and you can understand those few things.

That sounds smart to you, right?

The dumb people – who have been labelled such by the smart people – are the ones who vote for whoever says what the dumb people want to hear, or whoever makes them feel good. This group is more about emotion than reason.

Dumb, dumb, dumb. I am ashamed to be in the same country with people who refuse to use their brains. DUUUUMB!

You agree, right?

Good, because that’s the set-up for the cognitive dissonance. You just hardened your sense of identity as a smart, rational person who believes an informed citizen can make a meaningful contribution to the system.

Now let’s talk about investing. Same conversation, but changing from politics to finance. Which of these two people seems smarter to you?

1. A stock investor who does his own research so he can find great values, 

or…

2. An investor who buys a stock index fund and settles for an average return.

I am sad to say some of you will pick the first one. But it is a myth that individuals can sort through the lies and misinformation that companies produce as source data and convert all of that into good decisions. Every study on the topic tells us that individual investors are deluded idiots. And people who invest in managed mutual funds are only slightly better. (Okay, maybe worse.)

In the investment world, the person who understands that the available information is not credible is the smart one. That person plays the odds correctly and invests in an indexed mutual fund with low fees. Every study says that is the smart play.

Most of my readers already know that what I just said about investing is true. And unlike most topics, this one really does not have well-informed critics. All informed people hold the same view: Individuals should not do their own research and buy stocks based on that research.

But you still think smart people can research political policy options and come to reasonable and useful conclusions… even though you observe that half of the population disagrees with the other half no matter how much research anyone does.

Cognitive dissonance should be hitting some of you hard right now. If you feel unusually angry and determined to reply, that’s a tell. Or a false-positive. One can never be 100% sure.

The popular media is staffed mostly by writers and art majors and other people who tend to believe in magic. It is no surprise that they don’t see how absurd it is to expect citizens to have useful opinions based on the misinformation that that same media provides around the clock.

Seasoned investors, on the other hand, have learned to be more humble. They know there is no amount of research that can convert unreliable data into reliable decisions. My guess is that this group of professionals support Donald Trump in large numbers because they are smart enough to know the limits of their own reason when applied to inaccurate baseline assumptions and sketchy data.

My point is that if you find yourself mocking Trump supporters (or Republicans in general) because they have some distance from the issues, you are probably the dumb one in that conversation no matter how your education and IQ compares with your intended targets.

And if you believe you can make intelligent decisions on politics based on inaccurate information and lies, why aren’t you already rich from doing the same thing with stocks?

I’m a big fan of voting (when other people do it, not me) because it gives people a sense of ownership in the process. So please vote. But don’t confuse that with being psychic. 

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My book on systems versus goals will probably get more attention when people realize Trump is a systems thinker. He follows the odds without always having one specific goal in mind. Recently Trump made his brand so powerful that a lot of folks thought he should be their leader, just because, well, Trump. Under the “goal” view of the world, Trump failed three times to become president, so you assume he will fail again. But the “systems” view says Trump failed toward better odds each time, largely on purpose. And here we are.


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10 Smart Back-To-School Tips For Divorced Parents

Back-to-school season is stressful for all parents but it’s a little more complicated when you’re divorced: Who’s doing the annual trek to Target to load up on school supplies — and more importantly, who’s paying? Are both of you listed on important school forms? 

 To make heading back to school a little less overwhelming for you and the kiddos, we asked HuffPost Divorce bloggers and readers on Facebook to share their tried-and-true advice. Here’s what they had to say:

1. Split the cost of back-to-school supplies. 

Between backpacks, calculators, school uniforms and that extra big box of Crayola crayons, your kids’ back-to-school supplies can end up costing a small fortune. To lessen the individual burden among parents, Lynsey Mattingly and her ex divvy up purchasing responsibilities.

“My ex and I always separate who’s buying what, with him buying the backpacks, lunch boxes and water bottles while I usually get the entire supply list the teachers send home,” she told us. “It comes out to about the same price and this way we are both playing to our strengths: he gets a few quality items that he’s better at picking out and I get the specific, detailed things.”

2. Create a shared Google calendar to keep everyone in the loop. 

Each school year, Elizabeth Denham dutifully updates the families’ shared Google calendar with the kids’ upcoming school events. This way, no one misses back-to-school night or a holiday performance. 

“For all of the really important events, I send invites through the calendar as soon as I enter the date so that I don’t have to remember to do it by phone,” she said. 

3. Drop the kids off together on the first day of school. 

The first day of school can be a scary, overwhelming experience for even the most confident kiddo. If at all possible, try to free up your schedules so both of you can drop the kids off and show your support, said Leah Porritt. 

“On the first morning of school this year, we met before and walked our son to school together,” she said. “He had both of us there to send him off to first grade and I think that meant a lot to him — even if the normal school year mornings are a mixture of mom, dad, stepparents or before-and-after care. For his sake, we put differences aside and make an effort to both be present together.”  

4. And if your ex can’t be there for day one, text a pic. 

If your ex is unable to make it that first day, be generous and send him or her a pic. (You have at least 20 on your camera roll — why not share the love?) 

“Texting a pic is an act of goodwill and will be greatly appreciated,” said blogger Valerie DeLoach. “And you never know — one kind act could change the whole dynamic of your current relationship.”  

5. Let your kids’ teachers know who’s who in your blended family. 

Your family tree likely got a lot more complicated post-divorce, especially if you or your ex remarried. Early on in the school year, fill your kids’ teachers in on who’s who in your family; that way, there’s no confusion when your child’s stepdad picks her up. 

“I do it because it can be confusing for teachers to hear my son talk about his parents, stepparents and numerous siblings on either side,”said Porritt. “He’s old enough now to explain who is who, but it makes it more comfortable for him if his teacher already understands his extended and blended family situation and doesn’t need to question him!”

Another bonus of touching base with your kids’ teacher? Backpacks that are a little less heavy, said reader Carmen Poff. 

“When my ex and I tell the teachers our kids have two homes, most will send home a second set of text books so they won’t have to haul them back and forth,” she said. 

6. Attend parent-teacher conferences together. 

Heading to parent-teacher conferences as a team — like writer Carolyn Flower does every year with her kids’ dad — sends a strong message to your children and their teachers: Regardless of what happened in the past, today we’re partners who have the kids’ best interests at heart. 

“As a collaboratively divorced family, we’ve never missed a parent-teacher meeting,” Flower said. “We feel that demonstrating we are still a team shows the children and the school they are loved and supported in all they do. It plants healthy seeds for successful mindsets.” 

7. If your ex lives out of state, have him or her call into the meeting. 

Don’t let distance interfere with both parents taking a proactive, involved role, said Honorée Corder. 

“Because my ex lives in another state, when it’s time for parent-teacher conferences, we schedule a time that works for both of us so he can be conferenced in,” she said. 

8. Set times when you and your ex can debrief on your kids’ progress at school. 

To ensure that no book report or soccer meet falls through the cracks, Kasey Ferris and her ex have have scheduled communication days where they discuss and update each other on their son’s life. 

“Every Sunday and Wednesday there’s an email exchange where we discuss the week, any tests coming up and updates on projects that need to be completed,” she said. “Anything crucial or time-sensitive is handled via text, but everything else goes into a Sunday/Wednesday email. It’s created a lot of peace between us.” 

9. Don’t leave your ex’s side out of the family tree.

Regardless of how you feel about your ex, your kids still need him or her in their lives. When there’s a family tree assignment — or a photo project that calls on family photos — rise above any bitterness and include your ex’s side of the family (yes, that includes new spouses). 

“If there is a project at school that asks for family photos I always make sure that the kids try to include pictures of their mom, their mom’s partner and kids as well as my own partner and kids,” said reader Barry Fraser. 

10. Create a group chat where you discuss your kids’ wins and progress. 

Start a group chat that includes the parents and the kids and send texts whenever your kids ace an assignment or need a little encouragement to bring that C grade up. It’s a little communication trick that has worked wonders for blogger Emma Bathie and her family. 

“The idea is to direct the reminders and notes to the kids but they’re there for both parents to see and comment on if needed,” she said. “It can also be a nice way for the parents to make positive/encouraging comments about each other in front of the kids (‘Hey Matt, I really appreciate you picking up the kids for me last night when I was stuck in a meeting and then traffic. It was really helpful!’) You’re also showing the kids you can be the grown-ups they need you to be.” 

Together, you’ve got this school year! 

 

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Ralph Lauren’s PoloTech Smart Shirt Is Here

It’s been a year since Ralph Lauren entered the wearable tech game, introducing its PoloTech “smart shirt” for men at the 2014 U.S. Open, where ball boys and Marcos Giron, the NCAA singles champion, test-drove the first iteration.
Now PoloTech is ready for market, available online and in stores on Aug. 27, after a year of tweaking the prototype and adding features, including a fancy new fitness app. The shirt retails for $ 295.
David Lauren, executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and corporate communications, was confident in the product’s innovation during a Wednesday morning demo of the smart shirt and app with a fleet of trainers at Equinox in Midtown Manhattan. “This is the most accurate, best wearable technology on the market right now,” said Lauren, noting that it took the Ralph Lauren company two years to develop the smart shirt 1.0 with its in-house innovation lab and proprietary technology from Canadian-based OmSignal.
Style-wise the shirt is intentionally simple and straightforward: a black second-skin stretch T-shirt with yellow Polo Pony. “Our goal is to make it accessible, so customers get it and aren’t scared of the technology,” said Lauren. “It’s like Henry Ford said, ‘Give me any color as long as it’s

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Einstein’s Inventions for Classical Baby – First Collection for Babies, Correct Development of Child with Soothing Music, Music for Baby Box, Relaxation Music for Inner Peace, Be Smart with Classics – First Baby Classical Collective

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First Baby Classical Collective

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: March 11, 2015

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Hacking a “Smart” Sniper Rifle

Security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger can hack into TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles and make the famously accurate guns miss the intended target.
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13 Tricks to Appear Smart on Twitter

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How Smart Are You With Money? 7 Steps To Get Your Finances In Order

More than one third of adults admit they spend more than they can afford, and it’s been estimated that 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of them?

“You cannot be in denial about finances,” Dr. Phil says. “It doesn’t matter what you think you deserve, what you think you need, even, and certainly doesn’t matter what you want or desire. When you’re dealing with finances, you’ve got to deal with reality.”

If you worry about surviving tough financial times, take these quizzes to evaluate your spending habits. Then, consider these seven steps to get your finances in order so you don’t find yourself broke.*

Are You a Financial Train Wreck?
Answer true or false to the following statements:

  • I will neglect bills to make an impulse or luxury purchase.

  • I will make a purchase based on my perceived need, desire, or what I feel I deserve, instead of what I can afford.

  • I buy items out of guilt for my children, whether or not I can afford them.

  • I buy name-brand goods because of the emotional feeling.

  • I sometimes finance toys for myself — boats, RVs, four-wheelers — or vacations.

  • I use borrowed money, such as credit cards, to make payments on items I have already financed.

  • I charge basic living expenses: mortgage, car note, student loan, tax bill.

  • I buy things based on monthly payments instead of actual cost.

  • I lack a budget or plan based on my financial reality, and lie to myself or spouse about expenditures.

  • When I’m stressed out, anxious or celebrating, I spend money I don’t have.

If you answered true to any of these, you have an unhealthy spending habit. If you answered true to five or more, based on statistics, you are headed for serious financial troubles.

How Smart Are You With Your Money?
Answer yes or no to the following questions:

  • Are you living on borrowed money or credit cards to cover living expenses, and fail to pay off the balances at the end of the month?

  • Are you a double-income family that requires both incomes to maintain your lifestyle?

  • Will your health insurance cover you if you suffer a significant or catastrophic illness?

  • Do you have enough savings to cover your expenses in the event of a layoff or injury?

  • Do your monthly expenses exceed your stable net income?

  • Do your total housing payments, long-term debts and major fixed expenses exceed 60 percent of your income?

  • Are you accruing tax debt by not making timely deposits, because you are spending more than your net income?

If you answered yes to more than three of these questions, it is time to reevaluate your spending habits. Don’t live in fiction — know now and make the corrections so you don’t have a money crisis.

7 Steps To Get Your Finances In Order
1. Always set aside at least 10 percent of your income for savings and investing, using the payroll deduction method.
2. Always contribute the maximum amount of money to employer-sponsored pension plans, in order to get the maximum contribution from your employer every year.
3. Always use manufacturer’s and retailer’s coupons when possible, and send in for rebates.
4. Always look over sale flyers and comparison shop before spending money, especially on food.
5. Always comparison shop motor vehicle and household insurance policies when they come up for renewal.
6. Always pay credit and charge card purchases in full when the statement arrives, and never pay interest charges or penalty fees of any type.
7. Always keep banking and other receipts, even for smaller purchases, and note the details of the purchase on the receipt.

* This information in this article is provided for your consideration and information only. You should always consult with financial professional before making any significant financial decisions.

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How Smart Are You With Money? 7 Steps To Get Your Finances In Order

More than one third of adults admit they spend more than they can afford, and it’s been estimated that 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of them?

“You cannot be in denial about finances,” Dr. Phil says. “It doesn’t matter what you think you deserve, what you think you need, even, and certainly doesn’t matter what you want or desire. When you’re dealing with finances, you’ve got to deal with reality.”

If you worry about surviving tough financial times, take these quizzes to evaluate your spending habits. Then, consider these seven steps to get your finances in order so you don’t find yourself broke.*

Are You a Financial Train Wreck?
Answer true or false to the following statements:

  • I will neglect bills to make an impulse or luxury purchase.

  • I will make a purchase based on my perceived need, desire, or what I feel I deserve, instead of what I can afford.

  • I buy items out of guilt for my children, whether or not I can afford them.

  • I buy name-brand goods because of the emotional feeling.

  • I sometimes finance toys for myself — boats, RVs, four-wheelers — or vacations.

  • I use borrowed money, such as credit cards, to make payments on items I have already financed.

  • I charge basic living expenses: mortgage, car note, student loan, tax bill.

  • I buy things based on monthly payments instead of actual cost.

  • I lack a budget or plan based on my financial reality, and lie to myself or spouse about expenditures.

  • When I’m stressed out, anxious or celebrating, I spend money I don’t have.

If you answered true to any of these, you have an unhealthy spending habit. If you answered true to five or more, based on statistics, you are headed for serious financial troubles.

How Smart Are You With Your Money?
Answer yes or no to the following questions:

  • Are you living on borrowed money or credit cards to cover living expenses, and fail to pay off the balances at the end of the month?

  • Are you a double-income family that requires both incomes to maintain your lifestyle?

  • Will your health insurance cover you if you suffer a significant or catastrophic illness?

  • Do you have enough savings to cover your expenses in the event of a layoff or injury?

  • Do your monthly expenses exceed your stable net income?

  • Do your total housing payments, long-term debts and major fixed expenses exceed 60 percent of your income?

  • Are you accruing tax debt by not making timely deposits, because you are spending more than your net income?

If you answered yes to more than three of these questions, it is time to reevaluate your spending habits. Don’t live in fiction — know now and make the corrections so you don’t have a money crisis.

7 Steps To Get Your Finances In Order
1. Always set aside at least 10 percent of your income for savings and investing, using the payroll deduction method.
2. Always contribute the maximum amount of money to employer-sponsored pension plans, in order to get the maximum contribution from your employer every year.
3. Always use manufacturer’s and retailer’s coupons when possible, and send in for rebates.
4. Always look over sale flyers and comparison shop before spending money, especially on food.
5. Always comparison shop motor vehicle and household insurance policies when they come up for renewal.
6. Always pay credit and charge card purchases in full when the statement arrives, and never pay interest charges or penalty fees of any type.
7. Always keep banking and other receipts, even for smaller purchases, and note the details of the purchase on the receipt.

* This information in this article is provided for your consideration and information only. You should always consult with financial professional before making any significant financial decisions.

Have a question for Dr. Phil? Ask it here!

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Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance – Penny Reid

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Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance

Knitting in the City

Penny Reid

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: June 17, 2013

Publisher: Penny Reid

Seller: Smashwords


This is a full-length, 110k word novel and is the first book in the Knitting in the City series. There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit. After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

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Get Smart – Peter Segal

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Get Smart

Peter Segal

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: June 20, 2008


In the world of covert intelligence, only one man is Smart. Steve Carell is in CONTROL as Maxwell Smart, the novice agent often out of his depths but never out of options in this action comedy pitting him against the nuclear scheme of the evil spy group KAOS. Anne Hathaway partners with Max as the ever-capable Agent 99. Director Peter Segal (The Longest Yard) guides his stars (including Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin) in an alternately daffy and dangerous realm of molar radios, Max's amazing multi-function pocketknife and more gizmos from lab nerds Bruce (Masi Oka) and Lloyd (Nate Torrence). Laughs, excitement, exploding dental floss–Get Smart is armed and hilarious.

© © 2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, And Doggone It, People Like You! (Unabridged) – Al Franken

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You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, And Doggone It, People Like You! (Unabridged)

Al Franken

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: January 1, 1992

© ℗ © 1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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Why Smart Women Watch (And Love) ‘The Bachelor’

Confession time: I’ve been watching “The Bachelor”… and I like it. I’ve been hopelessly and unfortunately trapped in the franchise’s web of tears, overly-earnest declarations of love and tacky dresses — and I’m far from alone.

I’m a relatively new devotee to this cultural phenomenon, which first hit the small screen in 2002, and has spanned spin-offs “The Bachelorette” (2003), “Bachelor Pad” (2010) and “Bachelor In Paradise” (2014). After avoiding the franchise successfully for nine years, I was invited to a viewing party by some women that I worked with during Ashley Hebert’s season of “The Bachelorette,” in May 2011. I was officially hooked, following Ashley through her engagement to JP Rosenbaum, watching all 18 “Bachelor Pad” contestants self-destruct and getting knee-deep in white wine tears on Ben Flajnik’s season of “The Bachelor” — despite the glaring fact that each of the series is objectively bad. Somehow, four years later, I’ve stuck with it, watching every season of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since — and live-tweeting and recapping along.

Most of my peers have a love-hate relationship with “The Bachelor” franchise — specifically, we hate that we love it. The underlying messages of the shows are beyond terrible. We’re essentially told that all women in their twenties should be desperately searching for a man to marry (most of the 30-something bachelorettes are portrayed as a particular breed of desperate), and that women are, in general, complete and utter nutjobs. Although, of course, this only applies to white women, as people of color rarely get cast.

Yet even knowing all of these things, season after season, droves of intelligent, successful women come back to ABC and host Chris Harrison for more. In the words of “Brokeback Mountain’s” Jack: “I just can’t quit you.” So why do we do it to ourselves? Is it just pure masochism, or is there something else at play?

The Fake Reality Of “The Bachelor” Franchise Sheds Light On How We View Love
As a writer and pop culture obsessive with an academic background in Sociology, I was immediately fascinated by what “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” say about the way our culture thinks about love and sex. As progressive as many Americans have become about these matters, we still find it hard to resist a good ol’ retrograde romance. Slut-shaming? We’ve seen it on “The Bachelor.” A near-obsession with framing romantic attachment as a fairy tale? We’ve seen it on “The Bachelorette.” There’s an entire industry built around making one’s wedding day the only day that matters, we are still collectively embarrassed to speak honestly about sex and there is still a serious lack of representation when it comes to anything beyond white, heterosexual romantic partnerships. All of these things play a part in the narratives of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”

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It Allows Us To Feel Just A Little Bit Superior
I think the so-bad-its-good appeal of “The Bachelor” franchise is probably related to the morbid curiosity that impels people to rubberneck on the interstate. Watching the contestants of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” cry in limos, discuss their burgeoning careers as VIP cocktail waitresses, junkyard specialists, sex coaches and dental consultants, and threaten to physically harm each other over someone they barely know, is alternately horrifying and captivating.

We also get to feel good about the fact that none of us would go to such lengths to impress a romantic prospect. Tell another woman you’ll cut her face off? Nope. Leave your Ph.D. program to move across the country to a small town? Not even if Ryan Gosling showed up in a limo holding a boom box over his head with two dozen roses and said “You’re the one.” (Well, maybe for Ryan Gosling…)

It’s A Safe Outlet For Our Frustrations
Mondays are hard. Maybe you had a terrible weekend and are still feeling a little under the weather, maybe you had a crappy day at work, maybe your roommate is getting on your nerves or maybe you’re just pissed off for no reason at all. Want a safe way to let out your anger without being hurtful to your loved ones? “The Bachelor” has you covered. Get a week’s worth of snark out with a few well-timed tweets. You might piss off your followers, but they can always mute you.

It Makes Love Seem Simple…
If you are watching an absurdist “journey” for three months, you inevitably have to buy into it a little bit. Yes, there’s still snark, but there’s also a part of us that enjoys watching someone “find love” — even when we kind of think it’s bullshit. What if finding a life partner really was as easy as bouncing around the world for 12 weeks in a helicopter? What if we could control all the circumstances surrounding love and end up happy? Love isn’t a 12-week competition of white wine and tears that you can “win” — but there’s something kind of satisfying about imagining that it could be.

…But It Also Makes Us Grateful For The (Oft-Painful) Real Thing
“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are shows that trade on the manufacturing of “true love.” After all, in what world would 25 random girls all fall madly in love with one dopey dude (and in a matter of hours)?

While it’s fun to watch all of the uber-cheesy, romance-laden dates unfold on television, the reality of sitting in an empty theater with a practical stranger watching your old baby videos or being forced by a stylist to watch clips of an upcoming movie on an iPad while you’re being “pampered” — actual dates that have occurred on “The Bachelor” — sound more uncomfortable than anything. Watching makes us glad we date off-screen, in a world where we will never meet a romantic partner by riding in on a white horse or get dumped while standing on a glacier.

Plus, if there were ever a reason to fully let go of the Prince Charming fantasy that shows like “The Bachelor” attempt to play upon, just look at the numbers. Of all of the couples “magically” brought together on the franchise, only five are still together — one being Chris and Whitney, who have only been publicly engaged since the end of March. Most of us would rather brave the uncomfortable waters of meeting people in bars, through friends or on Tinder than cut down our peers on national television, or “win” love and then be publicly dumped — details of the whole messy affair splashed across the tabloids.

So instead of taking “The Bachelor” franchise too seriously or using it as any kind of model for our own conduct, we take from it exactly what it can give us — an escape from our daily lives, a reason to appreciate our real, imperfect romances, and an excuse to drink wine on a Monday night… sans tears.

This piece is an updated version of a 2012 feature.

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Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart — Not Dating, We Swear … But Still Going Down South

Jennifer Lopez and her NOT boyfriend are enjoying a NOT vacation in Mexico for his NOT birthday. You get our drift, right? It IS Casper Smart’s 28th birthday, and he and JLo ARE on vacay with her kids — yet during an interview this week … Jennifer…

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart — Back To Bangin’ … Sealed With A Kiss

Not that Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart have been fooling anyone — but they’re officially banging again … and we’re basing that on the fact they’re finally swapping spit in public again. Smart swung by “American Idol” Wednesday night to…

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Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart … They NEVER Broke Up!!!

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart did NOT get back together, because we found out they were never really apart. Sources close to the couple tell us … the break-up they announced in June was a business move. Multiple sources say in the spring they did…

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Jennifer Lopez — I Can’t Quit Ya Papi … Gettin’ Down With Casper Smart

To hell with quietly hooking up … Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart don’t seem to be hiding much anymore … they were together again for a pre-Grammy date Saturday night. J.Lo and Casper were spotted at Big Sean’s Roc Nation shindig at the House of…

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Jennifer Lopez — On the Down Low Again with Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart very quietly hooked up Thursday night, leading to the obvious question … Here’s how it went down. Casper was out at the Z Zegna & GQ event in Hollywood where he hung out with Nick Jonas.   There are…

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Hello guys,

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Attention All Smart, Cheap Bastards!

Starting Note: The other day I mentioned there are some ideas that, by their nature, can't be communicated. Today's post will be a good example of an exception that proves the rule. In today's post I will embrace a risk of embarrassment that folks with a normal sense of shame would avoid. By the end of this post, three-quarters of you will have a new reason to dislike me. But I didn't know a better way to convey some potentially useful information. Luckily, I lost my sense of shame years ago. So here you go. The embarrassing parts are at the end.

Now to the actual post…

[You can skip most of this if you have read my latest book]

I know my readers. You're smart and you see no reason to buy a hardcover book that will be less expensive in a year when the paperback is released. After all, it's not as if you will run out of books to read between now and then. (That's almost exactly what many of you told me.)

You were also cautious about a book from me on a topic that is way out of my normal strike zone. That caution was smart too.

And when you heard that the book included one chapter each on diet and fitness, you probably wondered what I could possibly add to that conversation. So you took a wait-and-see attitude. That was exactly the right play. I would have done the same.

Your waiting also allowed you to see all the reviews from early readers. If you haven't seen the reviews, these are some quotes from Amazon reviewers, organized by type:

People Who Are Surprised I Don't Suck:

    This book might surprise some people … It is probably the best use of time and money I can think of right now.

    This book inspired me to do new things. I was not expecting this from Scott Adams.

    This book was so much more than I expected … Readable, enjoyable, inspirational, informative, practical,
    educational and most importantly entertaining!

    I read The Dilbert Principle some years ago and found it very entertaining. I was expecting the same from this          book and was surprised at how good it actually is

    Full of lots of surprisingly great insight and advice, written by a witty writer who has failed his way to success!

    I bought the book because I like his writing, and I even ended up learning some things, too!

     I bought it because I enjoyed Dilbert, but have found it a lot more useful than I expected a cartoonist's
    book on success would be.

    …fantastic book. much MUCH better than I expected, frankly… chock full of wisdom and wit. Will be
    having my clients read!

    Don't judge a book by its type! …really feel like reading this book has already begun to change my life!

    I think when I bought it I was really expecting some kind of goofy, comedic type of work. But it turned
    out to have some prescient information about achieving success in life.

    The book packed in more info than I was expecting and so I am off to read it again as it was so valuable.

People Who Found It Useful

    Keep your highlighter handy for this one!

    I'm not given to outlining books with a bullet list to consult later, but I did with this book. Excellent!

    I enjoyed this book so much that I might read it again and take some notes.

    This is going in the library and the "give to a client in need" box.

    The most useful book I've read for a long time.

    I learned so many common sense things that my life would have been a little easier if I had
    this book 20 years ago.

    This book has become a part of my permanent collection. I have read it twice, partly because
    of the information and partly because of its message of encouragement.

People Who Think It is Best of Breed

    This is my favorite book in the self-help/business philosophy section.

    The best book I read this year. Strongly recommended!

    Absolutely the best business/work self-help book I have ever read.

    You will benefit greatly from reading this book. It's the best book I've read in a long time.

    I've read a lot of success books and this is really the top.

    I'm an avid reader of business books and this is one of the easiest and most informative
    books of this kind
I've read in a while.

    I've read a lot of self-help books but this is just about the best one ever.

    Solid advice, and woven into a far better narrative than other self-help books can offer.

    I'd give it six stars if possible – the extra star for how well – and humorously – it's written

    This has to be the best self-help book I have read. Frank, forthright and practical, it simply
    tells you what to do and what to realistically expect.

    This is one of the best books I have read in years. There is so much information to improve
    your life and career that if you glean just a smidgen it will be worth you reading.

    … the best book of this year so far

    This is now in my all-time list of useful books.

People Who Want to Give it as a Gift

    This is one of those books I'll be buying all my business buddies.

    It will be my new gift to give to my friends.

    I have purchased 3 copies of this book, one for my 21 year old son and another for a good friend.

    I'm sending gift copies to a slew of friends.

    I would like to say I will give this as a gift to young people as a guide for living their lives, but
    presently the people who come to my mind who could use it the most are middle-aged.

    Wish I had read something like it fifty years ago. It could have given me a much better road map
    for my life. Plan to give a copy to my son and grandson.

    …bought it for myself, read it, and then bought it for my brother.

    This is my new graduation or entering senior year gift for anyone I would normally buy that type of gift for.

    I have agreed to purchase this book for my three children and my six grandchildren. It should be a
    required reading in all schools-seriously!

People Who Were Changed by It

    You will surely be a different person after you read it … thanks Scott for a nice book …
    One of my favorites for this year

    This might be one of the strangest, yet at the same time most helpful, books that I have ever read.

    To me, the great achievement of "How to Fail at Almost Everything" is the sly and gradual undermining
    of traditional view of "success".

    Some books have a great impact. This one came at the right time for me.

    This book changed my life, my diet, and inspired me to hack my routine even more!

    I'm definitely re-reading the book. I have already put some of his theories … to the test and
    am happy with the results so far.

    For me it was a paradigm shift. [I almost didn't use this on because of "paradigm" — Scott]

    Really great book. Made me think about things differently.

    Thanks to your clever strategy of not buying the hardcover version of the book, you now see
    that two-thirds of readers gave the book five-stars reviews and found it useful. It earned the
    best reviews of anything I have produced in any field.

 And the paperback version just landed.

If you feel tempted to read it, this is a good time to see what all the fuss is about and save some money. Your wait-and-see strategy worked. Well played.

I have one more piece of unfinished business, and this comes with personal risk. In my view – and I hope you agree – any authors talking about diet and fitness should show their work. And so I will show mine. Here is a selfie of me at age 57, taken the other day. I cropped off my head because that's the ugly part.

 
I got this way gradually, over about ten years, by replacing willpower (which always failed) with knowledge. Now I eat everything I want whenever I want. I lost 28 pounds over time by eliminating my cravings in a simple, systematic way. The reason I can eat anything I want is that I no longer crave bad food. And healthy food is self-regulating in the sense that you rarely eat too much broccoli even if you like it.

None of this gain was possible even five years ago because science had so many things wrong about diet. I did what science told me to do twenty years ago and I slowly gained from about 135 pounds to 168 lbs. Once science started to get things right (I assume), I once again followed their lead and my body transformed back to about 140 pounds but with higher muscle content. I never looked remotely like this at a younger age. And it was effortless in the sense that I didn't suffer and I didn't need any real willpower.

I work out, obviously. But I never overdo it, which is an important part of my system as explained in the book. I do thirty minutes of light weights and thirty minutes of light cardio at most. I attempt to exercise daily and succeed about six days a week. Sometimes the exercise is just a long walk. I mix it up. I've never had a personal trainer.

In the old days I had to muster a lot of willpower to exercise. But thanks to my knowledge about the science of habits, I trained myself like Pavlov's dogs to look forward to it. I only exercise enough to feel good. Then I reward myself with a tasty protein shake and some downtime. If you don't look forward to exercise, you might be interested in how to rewire yourself in a similar fashion over time. It isn't much harder than hearing some new things for the first time. The change happens almost on its own.

Just to be crystal clear, I have no reason to believe my system will work for you. We're all different, and that's why I don't believe in generic broadcasting of "advice." But I guarantee my approach is different from what you have been exposed to. If what you are doing isn't working, you might want to include my system on your short list of what to try next.

Back to my original point about information that can't be communicated – I didn't think I could make a credible point about diet and exercise systems without showing my work. And doing so in this context is uber-douche-baggy and lives forever on the Internet. I'll take that hit because the people who have read my book think it's worth sharing and I agree. I'm comfortable with how the photo looks but I realize many will judge me for showing it. The Internet is unkind to old guys without shirts. Whatever.

Thanks for putting up with me. I mean well.

Here's a link to the paperback of How to Fail Almost Everything And Still Win Big

Scott Adams

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Top Shelf Kids Club 2012 – Chris Eliopoulos, Ray Friesen, James Kochalka, Andy Runton, Christian Slade & Jess Smart Smiley

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Top Shelf Kids Club 2012

Chris Eliopoulos, Ray Friesen, James Kochalka, Andy Runton, Christian Slade & Jess Smart Smiley

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: May 6, 2012

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

Seller: Top Shelf Productions, Inc.


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