Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here are some websites and applications that may help you keep your resolutions a little longer into 2013.
The New Year's resolution is a time-honored tradition. You make the resolve on Dec. 31, and very often the resolution is trashed and a fail by the end of the next day. Technology is here to help us feeble humans make our resolutions and do our best to keep them. Online tech site Mashable.com offers five apps to help people be more successful at achieving their goals in 2013. Whether it’s leading a healthier lifestyle, saving money or getting organized, there’s an app for that. Learn more about helpful apps in the Mashable story. In addition, here are some other apps and or websites that can help make achieving goals and fulfilling resoltutions more interesting and attainable. DailyMile.com – Share your runs, bike rides or other workouts…
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the western suburbs. Each new year, people vow to make a fresh start for themselves or loved ones. With recent gun violence in the news, some parents have told us they plan to cut back on their kids' consumption of violent movies or video games. Others may want to eat more family dinners together or have their kids spend more time outside. This brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what Patch users throughout the western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in …
Monday, January 2, 2012
We asked our Facebook fans what they'll change this year, and they came up with some great answers. What will you change? What will you do differently?
It's easy to set some pretty lofty resolutions. One day you look in the mirror, set your sights, lift your chin and proudly state, "This year will be better than the last." You'll quit smoking. You'll lose weight. You'll be nicer to your in-laws. You'll take up running. You'll spend more time with family. And you'll stick to your word. ...For a few days, at least. Maybe for a few weeks—and for the truly dedicated ones, months. At some point, the mirror fogs up. The finish line is clouded over with distraction, temptation, or just plain resignation. I know—some things are a lot easier said than done. So consider me your New Year's Resolution Enforcer, Oak Forest. It even comes with a badge. I asked our Facebook fans what they'll change …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Saturday marks two weeks into the new year. How are you doing on your resolution? Need some help?
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
If this is the year, then this is the article for you. You’ve resolved to get organized and get fit, so get going. Patch can get you started. Yesterday we gave you some pointers on straightening up your workplace for National Clean Off Your Desk Day. In the spirit of Jan. 12 as National Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day, and January as Get Organized Month, here are a few tips to help you get started. People sometimes shy away from classes because they’re worried they can’t keep up, said Oak Forest Park District fitness center manager Bob Bartkowski. But at the fitness center, “you always go at your own level” he said. All of the classes are progressive and ongoing. “What I have noticed is that people are good until Valentine’s Day…