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Product Review: Garmin Vivoactive 3

Back in July I bought the Garmin Vivoactive smartwatch. I liked the device well enough, but the style was a major drawback. I started referring to it as “Michael Scott’s Plasma” because of how ridiculous it looked like on my wrist. But as silly as it looked, I liked the device for

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Product Review: A Record of My Vinyl

When I saw the “A Record of My Vinyl” journal on Blogging For Books I was skeptical. I keep track of my collection in Discogs, which makes it very easy to search on the go. But, sometimes it can be slow if my phone is acting up or my data signal isn’t

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Book Review: The Physics of Everyday Things

The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios seemed like a book that I should really enjoy. I love learning details about things we take for granted. But I just couldn’t get into it. I started reading it in August and it just didn’t catch my interest. I skimmed it and moved

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Product Review: Garmin Vivoactive

After I posted my review of my Timex IQ+ Move, a friend started asking me questions about smartwatches. As I discussed the pros and cons of various platforms with him, I found myself missing an actual smart watch. Or at least a watch with some smart capabilities. When I saw the Garmin

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Book Review: How Music Works

How Music Works by David Byrne (founder of Talking Heads) is the second book of the same title I’ve read in recent years. I read John Powell’s How Music Works back in the summer of 2015. That book covers the sciencey side of music. How a note is made and why they work

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Product Review: Ritual Vitamins

I’ve been spending time focusing on my health lately, and part of that was reevaluating my daily multi-vitamin. I have been taking GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Energy & Metabolism for years now, even though I know they aren’t the best for me (they have caffeine, which I don’t love). As I was

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Felt Pen Showdown

When I started journaling, I tried a bunch of different pens and found felt pens to be my favorite. Specifically, Papermate Flair Ultra Fine pens. Never one to leave well enough alone though, I had to try more. Papermate Flair Ultra Fine The Papermate Flair Ultra Fine were my initial favorite, but

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Product Review: Timex IQ+ Move

I loved my Pebble Time Round smartwatch, and I was really bummed when it was announced that FitBit had purchased Pebble. The purchase meant there would be no more updates to the Pebble. A shame because the watch did have some bugs like not always updating the weather, and occasionally losing steps.

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Book Review: The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to storytelling. They host events with different themes and have a podcast and radio show. It comes off to me as TED meets StoryCorps. When I requested The Moth Presents All These Wonders, I had no idea what The Moth was. I just saw it

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Book Review: Hag-Seed

I enjoy Shakespeare, especially retelling of Shakespeare. After all the Bard wrote for the people, and I like to think he’d appreciate his stories still being adapted to this day. So when I saw Hag-Seed, a retelling of The Tempest by Margret Atwood, was available for review, I reserved my copy. I’m