When your software company is called Robotoki, it only makes sense that your offices would be adorned with random robo-memorabilia. But the company’s brand new conference table, which sits atop the severed hand from some giant imaginary mech, goes beyond the call of duty. Designed and built by Tom Spina Designs, the table looks like […]
Being a huge fan of pools I can’t believe I missed this 50-metre-long swimmable bridge between two condo towers in Singapore. Living at the 574-apartment, 38-story-tall Sky Habitat would be my idea of hell, but I’d love to have a friend there to enjoy that roof and swim through that bridge. The mixed-use building is […]
It’s that time. Your body has fully sunk into the couch, the sky is gloomy, and your sneakers are all the way across the room. Why go for a run when you can stay just as you are, comfy as can be, binge watching the latest TV craze (Game of Thrones, anyone?) or pinning endless food porn?
We’ve all been there. And we all know what it takes to rise above—whether that means leaving the couch behind or pushing through a mid-run plateau. For some, tasty workout fuel will do the trick. For others, it’s all about that running playlist. But no matter your style, it never hurts to have a few go-to running mantras.
Here are three awesome motivational quotes to get you started, straight from readers just like you!
Inspiration: It’s my running mantra. Whenever I run, wherever I run, it’s what keeps me going. It reminds me when I’m lazy, at my best, or recovering from an injury, that running is a gift—a gift that no one can take away from me but my own self.
Why I run: Running is a way to escape my everyday thoughts and troubles. When I run, I feel my imagination running free and I no longer feel the need to try control myself or anyone else. You can be whomever you want when you run—because it’s just you and the run. And the run doesn’t judge.
Inspiration: In today’s busy world, things can become so overwhelming—work, relationships, pressure, stress, decisions, you name it! It can be very difficult to find the motivation to embrace a healthy lifestyle, put your runners on, and get outside or to the gym. That’s exactly why we love this quote. It reminds us that it doesn’t matter how proficient of a runner you are—what distance you can go and how fast—as long as you’re making an effort and enjoying yourself, that’s what’s important!
Why we run: Because it is accessible and achievable by anyone and everyone. It provides such an amazing rush of endorphins, and with every additional kilometre covered comes an awesome sense of accomplishment.
Inspiration: This quote inspires me because it’s true. It reminds me to not listen to my brain (which is usually trying to hold me back). Instead it keeps me open to the possibility of achieving more than I realize I’m capable of.
Why I run: It aligns my body, mind, and soul.
What’s your favorite running mantra? Share in the comments below!
We’ve talked a lot about finding a good work/life balance, and a lot of us find it pretty difficult. Developer/designer Pam Selle disagrees, saying that as long as you remember a few key things, it should be pretty easy to stop working at the end of the day and get back to your life.
Blast from the past is a weekly feature at Lifehacker in which we revive old, but still relevant, posts for your reading and hacking pleasure. This week, we’re re-sharing one of our favorite talks, as a reminder to go the f**k home and enjoy the weekend.
The talk is very short; only about 5 minutes, so I highly recommend you watch it right now. However, if you want the even briefer gist, it’s this:
Time is money. When you work extra hours, you’re earning less money for your time.
Get off Facebook and get your work done while you’re at work. As we’ve said before, surfing the web at work can help your productivity, but if you’re prone to slacking off more than you are working, you’ve crossed the line from good slacking to bad slacking.
If you can’t name two things you’re regularly doing outside of work, you’re spending too much time there.
Keep an excuse handy to leave work—whether it’s a night class, an appointment you need to make, or even dogs you need to feed. Find a reason to get out of there at 5.
That may seem a little over simplistic, but the talk’s bluntness is what helps it get its point across. It’s also pretty humorous (though it has some NSFW language, be warned), so check out the video above to see the whole thing. And, if you’re still sitting at work while you’re reading this…go the f**k home.
When you bike at night, you need lights and reflectors to stay safe from vehicles and other people who might otherwise not see you. MAKE Projects shows you a really cool way to not only do that, but make your bike look like something out of TRON at the same time.
So, first things first, what exactly is EL wire? Emily Smith and Luke Closs, authors of the project, explain:
Electroluminescent wire consists of a copper wire coated in phosphor (a luminescent substance similar to what’s in glow-in-the-dark toys), which glows when an alternating current is applied across it by outer wrap wires (aka “angel-hair” wires). They are the best toys for girls aged 10, their creativity and eagerness to decorate will flourish.
To add EL wire to your bike, you just need enough to wrap around the parts you want to glow and power it with a battery. To give it a shot, check out the full how-to over at MAKE Projects.