eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

eLuxury Supply – PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!

PRIME35 saves 35% on any order 24 hours ONLY!!!
Code: PRIME35
Begin: 2018-07-16 00:00:00
Expire: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Coupon Feed

Computer game addiction: ‘I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming’

Gaming addiction is listed as a mental health condition for the first time by the World Health Organisation.
BBC News – Technology

SPECIALS DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Demi Lovato cancels hours before London show

The singer says it “breaks her heart” to let her fans down but she is “very, very sick”.
BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

SPECIAL DISCOUNT UPDATE:


Lovato cancels hours before London show

“Swollen vocal cords” forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage.
Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News

ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS:

Lifetime’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ Trailer Is 5 Hours You’ll Never Get Back

If you watch it 900 times like I did.
Culture and Arts
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

12 Marvel Movies in 31 Hours. It Didn’t Feel Like Infinity.

In advance of “Avengers: Infinity War,” superfans come together for an epic shared experience in a Times Square multiplex.
NYT > Arts

SPECIAL TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
Orbitz Worldwide Inc

Being UMBC: Inside 72 hours of college basketball’s biggest upset

Nobody knew UMBC before the Retrievers pulled off college basketball’s biggest upset. But suddenly stars and celebs were talking about them and fans were waiting until all hours to congratulate them.
www.espn.com – TOP
SuperStarTickets

14 Hours With the Met Opera’s New Maestro

A (very) busy day for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera’s next music director, summed up the generational shift going on at the company.
NYT > Arts

SPECIAL TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
Orbitz Worldwide Inc

5 Hours of Glenn Gould Outtakes. Why? Listen and Find Out.

Hear how the pianist created his definitive, career-making 1955 recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations — one misstep at a time.
NYT > Arts

SPECIAL TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
Orbitz Worldwide Inc

Avengers: Infinity War Sets New Record for Most Views in First 24 Hours

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has set a major new record.

Marvel Studios announced on Twitter Infinity War’s debut look is now the most-viewed trailer debut ever. As of writing, the trailer is currently up to 230 million views in its first 24 hours since release on November 29.

Stephen King’s IT most recently held the record, garnering 197 million views in its first 24 hours earlier this year. Make sure to check out IGN’s breakdown of the Infinity War trailer below for a look at some of the details and secrets you might’ve missed.

The trailer finally gives fans a proper look at Thanos battling some fan-favorite Marvel superheroes, including Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Continue reading…

IGN All

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

GameStop, Inc.

Rihanna Runs on Less Than Four Hours of Sleep a Night

STAYING AWAKE: What does it take to become Rihanna? Less than four hours’ sleep per night, apparently.
The “Wild Thoughts” singer shares insights into her personal life and inspirations as guest editor of the December issue of Vogue Paris, scheduled to go on sale on Dec. 1. The issue comes with three separate covers shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Jean-Paul Goude and Juergen Teller.
A section titled “A Girl Like Me” opens with a candid shot of Rihanna divebombing into a pool in the Dominican Republic. In the accompanying caption, she reveals that she usually likes to spend her days off on tour sightseeing rather than sunbathing.
“I have a lot of trouble switching off. Even when I get home early, which means before 1 a.m., I start binge-watching shows or documentaries, which I love. I can’t go straight to bed. As a matter of fact, I only sleep three or four hours a night,” she is quoted as saying in the French text.

A candid shot of Rihanna in the December issue of Vogue Paris. 
Dennis Leupold

Among the personalities she selected as inspirations are Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Michèle Lamy, Patricia Field and her mother

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD
TideBuy Black Friday Sale 90% Off+ Extra Coupon

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.
BBC News – Technology

SPECIALS DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

After 75 Years Of Marriage, War Bride And WWII Veteran Die Within Hours Of Each Other

Jean and George Spear tied the knot in Britain in 1942. They died about five hours apart at the same hospital on Friday.
Weddings – Ideas, Dresses, Songs
FASHION NEWS-Visit Shoe Deals Online-Fashion News today for the hottest deals online!

Working Long Hours Might Literally Be Killing You

Go home. Now.

Lifestyle – Esquire

SHOPPING NEWS UPDATE:


SpaceX completes two rocket missions in 48 hours

Space X has pulled off the successful launch and landing of two rockets in a weekend.
Tech News – Latest Technology and Gadget News | Sky News

COMPUTER & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALS!

TigerDirect Best Sellers

Cosby Trial Live Briefing: At Bill Cosby’s Trial, Hours Unwind Without a Verdict

On the third day of deliberations, the jurors in the sexual assault trial seem to be facing some hurdles as they work to come to a consensus.
NYT > Arts

SPECIAL TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
Orbitz Worldwide Inc

WATCH: Family Learns Sacramento Shelter is Full, Drives 16 Hours to Adopt a Dog

Maybe you’ve heard this before, but it’s worth repeating: For every pet you adopt from a shelter, you’re saving two lives — the life of the animal you’ve adopted, and another who fills its space at the animal shelter.

One Canadian family went out of their way to save two lives at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter, which announced on Facebook on May 31 that it was “extremely crowded” and had run out of space for animals.

“Joyce had been at the shelter for almost two months, sadly watching people pass her by for other dogs,” says the caption for this Facebook video, which has been viewed over 76,000 times and shared over 2,000. “But when this family heard we were full, they drove all the way from British Columbia, Canada, to save a life.”

The lucky pooch they chose was Joyce, who the shelter describes as a “perfect fit for them.” Watch as the pup meets her forever family, receives belly rubs, and finally waves goodbye to shelter life as she drives off into the sunset in a car, on her way home.

“This was her past,” says the video, “but her future looks amazing!”

If you’re searching for a forever friend, visit the Front Street Animal Shelter, where adoptions are free throughout the month of June to help as many pets as possible.


PEOPLE.com

Fashion Deals Update:

Working Bad Hours Might Decrease Your Sperm Count

Go home already!

Lifestyle – Esquire

SHOPPING NEWS UPDATE:


8 reasons why Angels in America is like 8 hours in heaven

It’s almost eight hours long, but this epic play – starring Andrew Garfield – is a binge-watcher’s dream.
BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

SPECIAL DISCOUNT UPDATE:


Ads Praising Obamacare Repeal Air Hours After GOP Bill Failed

Republicans were humiliated twice on Friday. Once, for failing to replace the Barack Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Then a second time, for bragging that they did on national television just hours after they failed.

Ads that aired that night during national basketball games showered a handful of congressional Republicans with praise for “keeping their promise” on replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. In reality, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled their “American Health Care Act” just minutes before a scheduled vote.

“No more big government penalties or job killing mandates!” a narrator in the videos says. “New tax credits to make insurance cheaper, and real protections for people with preexisting conditions.”

The videos feature stock footage and upbeat music. The ads do not mention that 24 million people would have lost health care under Trump’s plan. 

The ads, produced by the conservative American Action Network PAC, encouraged viewers to thank their Republican representatives for doing such a stellar job. Ads ran for Reps. David Young (R-Iowa), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Will Hurd (R-Tex.) and David Valadao (R-Calif.).

The ads ran during a Wizards-Nets game and on CBS stations before March Madness coverage, according to Deadspin.

On their YouTube page, American Action Network still has ads up for Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Rod Blum (R-Iowa).

Despite the video suggesting Blum would have taken credit if the bill passed, he told The Courier that he was in fact pleased that it did not.

 

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Comedy – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Mobile Playboy today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

Exactly How to Spend 48 Hours in Vegas

Plan ahead, pace yourself, stay hydrated…and don’t blink.

Lifestyle – Esquire

SHOPPING NEWS UPDATE:


This Freaking Awesome Robot Does Parkour and Doesn’t Spend Hours Staring at Its Phone

‘Handle’ is more active than any of us will ever be.

Lifestyle – Esquire

SHOPPING DEALS UPDATE:


YouTube Exceeds 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day

YouTube viewers world-wide are now watching more than 1 billion hours of videos a day, a milestone fueled by the Google unit’s aggressive embrace of artificial intelligence to recommend videos.
WSJ.com: WSJD

SHOPPING DISCOUNTS UPDATE:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day


Arnold Bennett was an English novelist and author. Among his most popular novels areThe Grand Babylon Hotel and Anna of the Five Towns. However, none of his novels approached the popularity of his little book, How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day. It caused a sensation when first printed and continues to be printed and widely read today. In it, he offers practical advice on how one might live (as opposed to just existing ) within the confines of 24 hours a day. Bennett shows his readers how to live life to the fullest, given that there are 24 hours in a day and always so much to do.

Price: $
Sold by Wordery

Couple Married 63 Years Dies Hours Apart: ‘I Know They Are Together’

After 63 years of marriage, Dolores and Trent Winstead of Nashville, Tennessee just couldn’t bear to be apart. 

On Dec. 9 at around 9 p.m., Dolores, 83, died after suffering a brain aneurysm; the following afternoon at 4 p.m., Trent, 88, died after his heart had weakened from kidney failure.

“I know they are together and happy for eternity, and that is a comfort to me,” the couple’s daughter Sheryl Winstead told Today. “But I never in a million years dreamed I would walk out of the hospital without either one of them.”

The pair would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in January.

When Trent was hospitalized at St. Thomas West earlier this month for kidney failure, Dolores was seemingly in good health. One day at the hospital, she appeared to have fallen asleep in a chair at Trent’s bedside after complaining of a bad headache. It wasn’t until Sheryl tried to wake her up and couldn’t that the family realized something was wrong. Nurses tried to revive Dolores but her brain activity was gone after the aneurysm, according to the Washington Post. They hooked her up to a ventilator and eventually moved her and Trent into the same room. 

For their final hours together, the couple held hands as they laid in beds side by side.

The couple has two kids, three grandkids and eight great-grandkids. Their son Eddie was the one who told Trent that Dolores had died. 

“I had to lean down next to him, and just kind of tell him, ‘Mom has passed,’” Eddie told ABC affiliate WKRN. “When that happened, it was kind of like his whole spirit just changed.”

He continued, “I told him, I said, ‘Dad, if you want to go be with Mom, that’s quite alright with Sheryl and I.’”

Losing both Trent and Dolores in such a short span of time was undoubtedly difficult for the family, but knowing the couple didn’t have to live long without one another brought them some comfort. 

“It’s like God made their travel arrangements and they went together,” Sheryl told WKRN. “It’s just really sweet.”

Watch the video above for more on their story. 

H/T The Washington Post

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Weddings – The Huffington Post
FASHION NEWS-Visit Shoe Deals Online-Fashion News today for the hottest deals online!

Italian Hours

Italian Hours


The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a spot enchantment lurks in it.” -Henry JamesIn these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James’s enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard’s lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James’s travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James’s book reviews on Italian travel-writing. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo UK

The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours


Forget the 10,000 hour rule- what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills-time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of prac-ticing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web. In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition- how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct com-plex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By complet-ing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the meth-ods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard key-board, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the sim-ple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Fig-ure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcompo-nents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those f

Price: $
Sold by Kobo U.S

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live


What did Lee Harvey Oswald do in the 48 hours after he shot President John F. Kennedy? This riveting companion to the upcoming History Channel documentary follows Oswald in the immediate aftermath of the assassination, searching for the answers to the questions that have troubled America for a half century: Did he actually pull the trigger? Was he alone? And if so, why? Steven M. Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence at the History Channel, explores the possibility that Cuban intelligence officials may have encouraged Oswald to commit the crime and promised to help him escape. Gillon recreates in painstaking detail the long interrogation sessions and reveals that many of the police officers who witnessed the sessions were convinced that Oswald had received special training. He was simply too good at deflecting questions, too smart, too confident. With new information from recently declassified documents, and revealing photos and documents, these pages offer a refreshingly new and complicated portrait of the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

Price: $
Sold by Wordery

For a Few Brief Hours There, Game of Thrones Was More Popular Than Porn

Including GOT-related porn. ​

Lifestyle – Esquire

SHOPPING NEWS UPDATE:


This Custom Rolex Took 140 Hours to Make

The intricately engraved timepiece is a collaboration between jewelry company Huckleberry, Ltd. and engraving house Fin Des Temps.

Style – Esquire

SHOPPING DEALS UPDATE:


I Got My 8 Hours in — Did You?

5 isn’t enough. 7 could work but less optimal for me. You can’t make it up. There is nothing else like it. I need 8. That is — I need 8 hours of sleep. Yes — SLEEP. Don’t know about you — but waking up after 8 hours sets me up perfectly for the day ahead. I can bring my best self to the entire day. I also get the most out of those days too.

“I only need 4 hours of sleep!”

Trust me, it’s not a badge of honor to brag that you can get by on 4 hours or 5 each night. I’ve heard that statement too many times. (Especially in Silicon Valley) You intimate that with fewer hours “wasted on sleep” you are more productive. Nope. Can’t buy that. When you brag about that, you are telling me that it’s ok for you to harm your health and not perform your best at work or at home. Is that something to brag about?? Would you encourage your children to sleep only 5 hours a night? I wouldn’t. Ever try to teach a cranky sleepy child? Now that is a challenge and typically doesn’t bear fruit. No surprise.

Studies show that 7 to 8 hours of sleep are optimal. You could function at 6 hours but not at your peak. Also — you can’t make up the deficit. It’s a myth that you can “catch up on your sleep” over the weekend. Your brain and your body need more.

Less sleep — less of you:

I know I needed more. As a mother of 3 kids all within 3 and half years — sleep was a coveted commodity. I also work full time. Taking a nap was not in my schedule. (Although I would have loved one!) There were days, weeks and months where I didn’t achieve that 8-hour goal. It showed. I know it impacted my career at times. When you are not resilient, have lower energy and lack of focus — how can your leadership team see the full potential in you?

What I found to be true for me is that without a good night’s rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn’t as pleasant to be around. As a leader — that’s not a good thing. It didn’t only impact me — it impacted my team, my ability to influence and my role as a parent.

My “brain dead” day:

My personal “ah ha” moment was an embarrassing moment. No surprise there. 2 kids in diapers… ages 2 and 8 months… I was rushing to get ready for work and drop off the kids at day care. I had a meeting at 8 AM — what possessed me to accept that invite? I was up at least 3 times during the night for kid duty… I showered, changed, fed and packed the kids, off to day-care, and went off to work — beginning the day. That day I had back-to-back meetings, felt like I was always “behind” — either in thought or time. I had to catch up. I thought I was missing something. Something wasn’t right but I couldn’t wrap my head around it — I was too busy trying to stay on top of my business issues. I was not really listening or pausing to think.

Yup — it wasn’t my day. Around 3 o’clock a co-worker pointed out the baby spit on the back of my suit jacket I had been wearing all day… Yuck! (Such a great impression that must have made.) I also realized that I left the diaper bag and extra snacks in the car! And — in all honesty — wasn’t on my A game in that 3 PM meeting or in the earlier ones. I felt disjointed and it showed when I tried to influence the dialogue in the meetings. My thoughts didn’t flow and I gave up trying to better express my thoughts. I had less impact. My next thought? There’s a new day tomorrow… I can always catch up on my sleep… But I didn’t.

That was a typical day for a number of years. I still struggle when I travel overseas — the time zone changes can wreck havoc on your sleep patterns. I struggle when work goes into “sprint mode” and I have too much on my plate. It can be hard to manage.

The impact? I was impaired, like a drunk. In studies they say that less than 6 hours of sleep affects your driving and reaction time. I believe it. My decision-making slowed down and my ability to grasp complex issues was strained. It’s frustrating and it can be avoided. That’s the key — you can avoid that situation.

Don’t survive — Thrive:

Now — In all honestly I knew all of this but when I heard Arianna Huffington speak about her book Thrive and the need for sleep, several pieces clicked into place for me. I could and should take control of this pattern once and for all. I wasn’t alone.

I made it a goal to sleep better — for my family, my work and me.

Learning about how to get better sleep, encourage my kids to sleep better at night and be fresh for the day was a game changer. It had a true ROI. The catch? I needed to change certain patterns in my life. That can be hard.

Here is what I learned from Arianna and others:

1. Make sleep a priority — it is part of your health/ well-being regime.
2. Prepare for sleep appropriately — get a routine that relaxes you one hour before bed. Do not read your computer, IPhone or I pad. Read a normal book or listen to music. Don’t work.
3. Give yourself a chance to sleep through the night — don’t drink liquids 1-2 hours before bed, put your phone away / shut it off, and follow your routine. Keep your mind less cluttered. If you do get up, don’t check your devices. It will just trigger your brain and getting back to sleep will be difficult.

So that is what I did. Or more truthfully — what I am pursuing. It’s got to work for you. Everyone is different. So I am working on me. And I am better because of it!

Today — I am still figuring out my “routine” as I travel quite a bit so what I do needs to be adaptable to home and hotels. Getting ready for bed, reading a soft cover book is part of my routine. I also finally — put away my phone. (Thank you Arianna for your advice!) If something is urgent — get a flip phone that only a few select individuals can use. Other than that — disconnect. It feels so freeing that I am dis-entangling my device from me for dinners, time with family and friends. My texting/ social posting/ checking the random emails can wait. I want to be “present” for those that matter. (My husband has noticed the difference!)

On my ability to sleep through the night — I’m learning how to clear my mind, meditate and be more mindful. I slow down an hour before I go to bed. When I practice these behaviors — I sleep wonderfully. It takes me about 15 minutes to fall asleep but that is the norm. If you are falling asleep right when you head hits the pillow — you are not getting enough sleep.

And yes — I got my 8 hours in last night and I feel great! I have energy, I laughed more today, and I was really “present” to those around me. Most importantly I enjoyed my day. It showed in my smiles and my walk. It is a gift to me and those around me.

So I got my 8 hours in — did you?

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

24 Hours — It’s Not As Long As You Think

2015-08-24-1440446548-9241394-Time.jpg
Image: Amanda Yuill

A few times a year, something magical happens in my world. I find myself in possession of something akin to the Holy Grail — 24 hours without any plans. When I realize that one of these days is on the horizon, it captures my full attention, and I go to extreme lengths to protect it. And then I start to fantasize about all of the wonderful things I’m going to do with this precious, empty day. The adventures I’m going to have, the radical self-care I’m going to partake in, the trombone practice, the photography expedition, and as sad as it is, I’ve even fantasized about using some of these days to finally catch up on work. My expectations start to soar, and more often than not I find myself starting to stress about how I’m going to fit it all in.

I’ve been doing a lot of mindfulness work lately, in particular trying to play the role of “curious observer” to my thoughts and behaviors. It was through this curious observation that I came to a shocking realization this week.

Things take time.

Quite a lot of time, actually. And no matter how much we try to multitask (which is not only counterproductive but may even be damaging to our brains), or use the latest “productivity hack” to expand it, time isn’t going to change to meet the demands of our busy schedule.

It’s no secret that those demands have grown, seemingly exponentially, during our lifetimes. While a lot of progress has been made on the convenience and efficiency fronts, the expectations about what we do with all that saved time have escalated out of control. Some of those expectations we place on each other (we’ve all got our “thing”, and we all want our friends and family to come watch/play/do it with us), but most of them come from within. We expect from ourselves nothing less than the perfect body, perfect relationship, perfect career, perfect home… and the list goes on. But guess what?

Mastery takes time.

10,000 hours of deliberate practice to be exact, according to Malcolm Gladwell in the bestselling book Outliers. And even that won’t get you there if you’re not starting with some key talent or genetic qualities. But let’s consider that for a moment — 10,000 hours. If you were to spend two hours per day of deliberate practice on just one of those things (which is pretty ambitious for most of us), every single day, it would take about 13 years and 8 months to achieve mastery (which is as close to perfection as any of us can hope for).

Knowing this rule of thumb arms us with information to help reshape the expectations we place on ourselves. Namely:

  1. Pick a thing to be the thing you’re really, really good at. Maybe two. But no more than that, because if you do, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
  2. For those one or two things, calculate where you’re at on your journey to mastery using the 10,000 hour rule, and reset your expectations for achieving mastery based on the amount of time you are willing to commit in the future.
  3. For all of the other things you used to aspire to perfection in, create a new expectation that is more realistic based on the amount of time you are willing to commit to it.
  4. Next time you notice yourself stressing about being too busy, look at your schedule objectively and be honest with yourself about where you’re placing expectations on yourself that you could ease up on. If you think everything is being imposed on you by others, think again. We often tell ourselves this to avoid taking responsibility for our own experience.

Incidentally, today was one of those days for me — magically uncluttered by commitments. What did I do? A yoga class, a hike with my dog followed by giving her a bath, some laundry, took a nap, ate delicious, simple, healthy food, and wrote this post. Maybe half of what I had wanted to do. But I’ve been reminding myself all day that time is what it is, and I did the things that were most important to me first. It’s not easy, but I’m starting to accept that time is a more powerful force than I will ever be, and I can spend my life fighting it or get more realistic and work with it.

How would you describe your relationship with time? And how could you improve it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

This article first appeared on Light Yourself Up.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

The treasure; or, Hours in solitude. Being a selection of the best of pieces from different good authors; with a few originals

The treasure; or, Hours in solitude. Being a selection of the best of pieces from different good authors; with a few originals


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: … TREASURE CHAPTER I THE WISE MAN AND THE FOOt THERE is no justification for the idea that cousins ought to have similar tastes and aspirations any more than that they ought to be alike in form and feature. And yet when people were told that George Harvey and Thomas Ewins were cousins they would generally say: "What! Those two cousins! Well! Who would have thought it!" Certainly the cousins had a few things in common: they had no other near relatives and they lived together, sharing the same joint, the same dish of vegetables, the same pudding, the same loaf, the same domestic et ceteras, provided by Mrs. Bowers. They did not, however, share the same philosophy. They did not often discuss it–as philosophy. But every now and then they raised voices in scorn, each finely overflowing with contempt for the other. They had both had to make their way in life as they had been left fatherless at a tender age, and had sown and reaped for themselves almost from the early teens. Harvey was a printer and for some few years past had managed the business formerly belonging to Edward Gollam, but now the sole property of his sorrowful and not well-to-do widow. When Mr. Gollam died and left his widow with four girls and a printing business, Ewins told his cousin to ask for a partnership, or start printing on his own account. But Mrs. Gollam wondered so pathetically how she "could manage with four girls; if one had been a boy it would have been different, particularly if he had been old enough to step in his father's shoes, but girls . . . and how could she manage a business that she knew nothing of?" And when a woman (or man for that matter) looked pathetically helpless George Harvey was always touched. It was quite true that George Harvey might have made…
List Price:
Price:

BV Super Bright LED Bumble Bee Light, Quick-Release, 100 hours, Titanium Yellow

BV Super Bright LED Bumble Bee Light, Quick-Release, 100 hours, Titanium Yellow


The Super Bright Bumble Bee mounts quickly onto bicycle handlebars, seat posts, baskets, bags, helmets or clothes. Great for cycling, running, or any activity where visibility and safety are a concern. The flexible stretchy body wraps around handlebars and hooks onto the integrated clip quickly and easily, toolless! Won’t damage paint on bicycles. Be creative in placement with its many uses; bicycle spokes, pedals, backpacks or even dog collars and childrens shoes! Batteries are easy to install, just pull back the body from the battery compartment and slide the batteries in. A quick-release latch releases them in less than a second. The On/Off switch is concealed. Just press its nose to turn it on or switch between modes. One press for on and another for flash , press again to turn it off. Colors available: Red, Titanium Yellow, Kermit Green, Sky Blue, Ghost White, and Jet Black. Two Modes: Constant and Flashing. Run Time: More than 100 hours (flashing). Batteries: 2 Included CR2032 Lithium. Water resistant, and toolless wrap-around. Dimensions: 4×1.1×0.7Diameter :0.6-1.4(15-35mm), Fits most handlebars. Weight 0.3 oz/8.5 g (without battery).

Price: $
Sold by Buy.com

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II Road Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II Road Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours


Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II Road Tire. Belt out the miles in any conditions in all four seasons with the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II Road Tire. Constructed with Vittoria’s durable Aramid Endura 3D Compound, the Zaffiro Pro II is built to roll like the Crimson Tide and last till the cows come home. Vittoria’s nylon Puncture Resistant Belt will keep you off the side of the road, plus deeper siping grooves in the shoulders means you’ll get awesome cornering in both wet and dry conditions.
List Price: $ 35.99
Price: $ 19.99

Vittoria Adventure II RFX City Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours

Vittoria Adventure II RFX City Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours


Vittoria Adventure II RFX City Tire. Who says you have to go off-road to have adventures on your mountain bike? When you swap out the knobbies for the 26×1.75 Vittoria Adventure II RFX City Tire, you’re fully equipped to tame the asphalt jungle of city streets and paths. The smooth tread with Aquaflow siping keeps rolling resistance to a minimum while providing improved cornering traction on wet roads. Vittoria’s Rubber Shielding protective barrier wards off flats like a champ and a reflective band on the sidewalls helps keep you seen in low-light conditions.
List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 17.99

WTB Moto TCS 29×1.9″ Mountain Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours

WTB Moto TCS 29×1.9″ Mountain Tire 72 Items On Sale for 72 Hours


WTB Moto TCS 29×1.9 Mountain Tire. Truly a legend in the pantheon of Mountain Bike tires, the WTB Moto TCS is an aggressive, square-lugged tire designed to navigate through mud, rocks and loose soil. The TCS stands for Tubeless Compatible System – a combination of a UST Aramid bead, super-supple 120 tpi casing and Dual DNA rubber compound to take maximum advantage of a tubeless set-up. Developed and inspired by throttle twisters, the 29×2.1 Moto has exceptional traction with stiff outside knobs so you can lean into turns with confidence and a dirt-eating grin.
List Price: $ 79.99
Price: $ 34.99

The First 20 Hours

The First 20 Hours


Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of The Personal MBA, is back with his new book, The First Twenty Hours, to teach readers how to learn anything. fast! “Lots of books promise to change your life. This one actually will”. (Seth Godin). Pick up any new skill in just 20 hours. Want to learn to paint, play the piano, launch a business, fly a plane? Then pick up this book and set aside twenty hours to go from knowing nothing to performing like a pro. That’s it. Josh Kaufman, author of international bestseller The Personal MBA, has developed this brilliant approach to mastering anything fast. You’ll learn how to: focus energy on acquiring key skill sets; eliminate obstacles and discover critical tools; create rapid feedback loops; and work against the clock to get better fast. With examples ranging from writing a web program to learning an instrument to picking up windsurfing, Kaufman shows how to break complexity into simple tasks, make the very best of your limited time and solve unexpected problems. In The First 20 Hours you’ll learn how to acquire any skill in record time – and have a lot of fun along the way. “After reading this, you’ll be ready to take on any number of skills and make progress on that big project you’ve been putting off for years”. (Chris Guillebeau, author of The 0 Startup).

Price: $
Sold by Wordery

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows XP in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows XP in 24 Hours


New – Considered one of the best tutorial writers in the industry, Greg Perry now shows new Windows XP users how to get the most out of a desktop computer. He includes extensive coverage of Windows XP’s new features, including adapting to the new interface, setting up enhanced wireless and home networking features, and playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8.

Price: $
Sold by Alibris UK: books, movies

Alfred 12-0571523625 After Hours Christmas – Music Book

Alfred 12-0571523625 After Hours Christmas – Music Book


Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher- Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level- Back-to back parties, last-minute shopping, wrapping-up presents, cooking the turkey – sometimes Christmas can leave you feeling exhausted- What better way to enjoy the good things about the season than to chill out with music from Pam Wedgwoods After Hours Christmas? With a variety of original pieces and arrangements of classic carols from Europe and North America, After Hours Christmas contains styles to suit any mood: Away In a Manger as a laid-back jazz waltz, The Angel Gabriel and In Dulci Jubilo as wistful ballads, and a bossa nova Ding! Dong! Merrily on High- The collection also contains a mix of piano solos and duets for you to enjoy on your own or with friends and family- So conjure up the magical atmosphere of Christmas and relax with these lush harmonies and well-loved melodies- Whats more, Pam has created some cool and funky backing tracks, which are available as free downloads- Titles: The Angel Gabriel * Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger * The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy * Quem Pastores Laudavere * Willis/Murray: Classic American Christmas (It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/Away In A Manger) * In Dulce Jubilo * I Wonder as I Wander * God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (Duet) * Arbeau: Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (Duet) * Wassailing-By (Duet) * Wedgewood: Looking Back- SKU: ALFRD43640

Price: $
Sold by Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows XP in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows XP in 24 Hours


Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours is designed to teach the new Windows XP user how to get the most out of a desktop computer. It also provides additional coverage for the experienced Windows user who wants to learn more about what’s new in Windows XP. The book includes extensive coverage of Windows XP’s new features, including: Adapting to Windows XP’s new user interface and enhanced reliability and manageability Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 6 Setting up Windows XP’s enhanced wireless and home networking features Playing MP3s and streaming media files with Windows Media Player 8 Editing digital video with Windows Movie Maker 1.1

Price: $
Sold by Kobo Inc.

Kristen Stewart’s ‘Camp X-Ray’ And Three Other Movies From The First 24 Hours Of Sundance

The first 24 hours of the Sundance Film Festival are now complete. The weather in Park City, Utah has been surprisingly pleasant (which I am sure will change drastically because of the sentence I just wrote). Regardless, as in years past, I’ll be providing a daily synopsis of all of the movies that I’ve seen at the festival.

This first installment includes the current talk of the festival so far, “Whiplash,” the surprise hit starring Miles Teller; Kristen Stewart’s Guantanamo Bay drama, “Camp X-Ray”; and Aaron Paul’s first film post-“Breaking Bad,” “Hellion.”

“Whiplash”

whiplash

Sundance isn’t exactly known for showing, let’s say, their better films on the first night of the festival. I think this may be the reason that not many people saw “Whiplash” coming. Plus, the synopsis about a college student, Andrew (Miles Teller), trying out for his school’s jazz band doesn’t sound, on the surface, like something oozing with excitement. Boy, were those assumptions wrong. The key here is that his music professor, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), isn’t the “tough love, but has a heart of gold” type of guy. For lack of a better term, he’s an asshole. He casually drops homophobic slurs while berating his students and he’s not afraid of physical abuse. As an audience, we hate this guy. But, we don’t doubt Fetcher’s talent and Fletcher doesn’t doubt Andrew’s talent — even though these two despise each other. Which, for the viewer, creates an electric relationship to observe. (And one of the best drum solos I’ve ever seen on screen.)

“Camp X-Ray”

camp xray

Even though it doesn’t completely work, this was a good career choice for Kristen Stewart. And she’s fine as Amy Cole, a private stationed at Guantanamo Bay whose duty it is to keep the detainees – never “prisoners” – alive. There’s certainly an interesting message in this film concerning the ethics of Guantanamo Bay, but, as a movie, there’s a lot of mundane scenes of soldiers peering into cell windows. It’s a movie about people in a remote prison who we know aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, which limits where the story can really go. (Though, it does flirt with a borderline sexual assault at an off-duty party. This does not make the movie any better.) There’s a level of appreciation here that Stewart tried something completely different, but the movie itself doesn’t have any room to breathe.

“Hellion”

hellion

Boy, it’s nice to watch Aaron Paul play someone who is not Jesse Pinkman. And it’s kind of obvious on-screen that Paul is himself relishing this opportunity. (Note: I spoke to Paul after the premiere for an interview that will also publish this weekend.) Paul plays Hollis, a widower alcoholic trying to raise his two young sons, the older of which, Jacob (Josh Wiggins) is a hellion and seems to find himself in trouble with the law on a regular basis. The film takes a really odd narrative choice in the final act, but that doesn’t overshadow the great performances by both Paul and newcomer Josh Wiggins.

“A Most Wanted Man”

a most wanted man

From director Anton Corbijn — the man who brought you “The American” (a movie that most people don’t like very much) – comes another slow burn, “A Most Wanted Man.” Set in Hamburg, Germany — a hotbed of sorts for terrorist activities — we follow German spy Gunther Bachman (Philip Seymour Hoffman), as he attempts to locate a suspected terrorist, while trying to prevent his own government and the American government from overeacting. Look, the story here is interesting, but execution is dull. I actually enjoyed the slow-paced “The American,” because the tone was slow. It felt like the movie was supposed to take its time. Here, there’s so much going on and so many interesting characters, I was on the edge of my seat for the first half of the movie waiting for something to happen – because it feels like something should happen. Then I just eventually gave up. Yet, I still found the movie strangely compelling. Look, no one ever said that the spy game was exciting.

Mike Ryan is senior writer for Huffington Post Entertainment. You can contact him directly on Twitter.
Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Entertainment News-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

History Of The World In Two Hours 3D – Blu-ray

History Of The World In Two Hours 3D – Blu-ray


Did you know that 1% of the white noise you see on your television is actually background radiation from the Big Bang? From the formation of the earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization, the CGI-driven special History Of The World In Two Hours offers viewers a rapid-fire view of 14 billion years of history – an epic story that reveals surprising connections to our daily lives. – HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWO HOURS 3D

Price: $
Sold by Cascio Interstate Music