Category Archives: Lifestyle

@nycework tweet digest: 06/23-28/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The 3% Rule for a healthy bottom line; edible landscaping; being eco-friendly at work and play; safe and courteous bike sharing; throwing caution to the wind..and soil…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 23 through June 28, 2013:

Low-hanging grapes

Low-hanging grapes, perfect for city landscapes.
(Photo credit: Andreas Fischler via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote and reminder by Kahlil Gibran about why you should spend more time with Mother Earth;
  • an article listing 52 inexpensive ways you can be Earth-friendlier;
  • an article about using The 3% Rule to find and keep clients who enjoy doing business with you;
  • a video featuring Pat Warhurst talking about using city landscapes for growing fruits and vegetables instead of inedible plants;
  • an article listing 10 eco-friendly tips for your workplace;
  • a humorous set of images depicting basic tips and etiquette for users of New York City’s bike sharing program;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Shawn Achor talking about the happy secret to working better.

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Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes

Top 10 Green At Work Tips

Author: Lara Hill

The present state of the environment has encouraged us to think of ecological awareness not as some farfetched concept, but as a practical consideration; an investment in the short-term future.  This refreshing new attitude has become increasingly apparent in the workplace, as more offices adopt green practices for their employees to follow.  Saving the world is no longer just for the government and special interest organizations – every little bit helps, and here are a few of the things you can do at work to contribute to this most worthy of causes. Continue reading

Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret To Better Work

@nycework tweet digest: 06/09-14/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Your mental outlook determines your choices; making more money; getting people to spread your ideas; the best day to grocery-shop; gaming to improve your typing; hackable devices you own; a chronically rebellious printer that prints the same words over and over…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 9 through June 14, 2013:

EnviTote eco-friendly, reusable bag

You can get better deals on groceries when you shop on certain days of the week.
(Image credit: Tanacollins via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote by Frederick Langbridge about how mental attitude affects the choices you make;
  • a video featuring Avi Rubin talking about how all devices are hackable;
  • an article explaining why it’s best to shop for groceries on a certain day of the week;
  • a web-based, Space Invaders-like game that tests and improves your typing;
  • an article with 9 insights to help sharpen your money-making skills;
  • a visual example of why it’s important to secure your printer and other wireless devices;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post with Seth Godin talking about how to get people to spread your ideas.

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Avi Rubin: All Your Devices Can Be Hacked

Busting Green Myths – Five Common Misperceptions

A sprout in a lightbulb

Image credit: TakingITGlobal via Wikipedia

By Adam Whinston

In my line of work, I often overhear misperceptions about the challenges and hazards of adopting a greener lifestyle. Some of these reflect longstanding beliefs that were once true, but are no longer true today. Others are pure hearsay, and yet others are deliberately spread by parties with an entrenched interest. To clear the air and make it easier for people to make good decisions about greening their lifestyle, I debunk some of the most common myths. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 05/19-24/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Peeking into your future using big data; quick, homemade budget cuts; dirty ice in fast food places; you’re harboring moody bacteria; sustainable city farming; gadgets too advanced for their own good; daring to fail greatly…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 19 and May 24, 2013:

3D-modeled vertical farm

3D-modeled vertical farm
(Image credit: Cjacobs627 at en.wikipedia)

  • A quote by Robert F. Kennedy about the achievement ability of people who aren’t afraid to fail;
  • an article about scientists’ discovery that our bodies harbor kinds of bacteria that affect our health, our weight and our mood;
  • an article about a student’s experiment that found 70 percent of tested fast-food ice was dirtier than toilet water samples taken from the same establishment;
  • an article about how vertical farming using skyscraper greenhouses could produce sustainable, city-grown, inexpensive food;
  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);
  • an article about 5 old gadgets that didn’t become popular because they were ahead of their time;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about how information you share publicly might be used to predict your future.

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Living Frugally in New York City

This amNewYork article by Sheila Anne Feeney shares some ideas and tips on how New Yorkers can have fun ‘stretching dollars.’

Two examples of online bargains listed in the article’s sidebar are:

  • TheSkint.com – a newsletter about free/cheap events in New York City
  • GrowNYC.org/swap – a list of scheduled swap meets in New York City

The article is a worthwhile read for NYC’s budget-conscious individual.


Article: Frugalistas Refuse to Spend at N.Y. Pace: Finding
Deals Outside of Mainstream Retail

Author: Sheila Anne Feeney