When I hiked the trail, there wasn't much of an internet, and no reliable cellphones. I called my parents from pay phones in supply towns - and when I hung up, I knew I'd be out of contact for at least another week. I got used to not seeing loved ones for months. … [Read more...] about A long-ago trek on the Pacific Crest Trail is helping me survive in quarantine
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“Keep in mind muscle memory is more about the shape of the muscle and the strength/ use of it than fat loss. Simply not exercising but still eating well shouldn’t be too harmful to you,” he added. … [Read more...] about Home gym workouts: Have I lost my fitness during isolation?
Over the weekend, I grow tired of my new, less self-involved lifestyle. OK, I’ve shut up about myself only half of the time anyway, but when I meet friends at a bar and contribute little to the conversation, I only feel half present. Here’s the thing: talking, but not talking about yourself at all, is both inconvenient and weird; generally, people expect a two-way exchange of personal information. We give over something of ourselves as a courtesy and, in return, others open up to us. It might have endeared my date to me (she texts to tell me she wants to see me again), but if I shared nothing of myself, how do I know she really likes me? … [Read more...] about I like the sound of my own voice – but does that make me a narcissist?
"I really believe everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that they’re ashamed of. For me, it’s that 14-year-old overweight and unattractive kid who felt ugly to the world, who listened to hip-hop and who wanted so badly to be accepted by this community of skaters." … [Read more...] about Jonah Hill’s rollercoaster weight journey as he blames fluctuation on yo-yo dieting
Coronavirus: Where the state wants control over airlines The worst in the pack? Of the government-owned airlines, the Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have often raised eyebrows among rivals in many parts of the world. The latter have said the airlines in question aren't really playing fair, saying their business model is to crowd out competing airlines at any (state) cost. Before the pandemic, the three carriers had grown disproportionately for years. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Angela Merkel says Germany has ‘passed’ COVID-19 test so far