Side stitches are common among runners. I never thought that you could prevent such a thing simply by breathing correctly. Dr. Tim Noakes believes that if you are to exhale on your left foot, it will help prevent side stitches. Reason being, it will prevent your liver from being, "....displaced downwards while the diaphragm is in its highest position." That is an ingenious and logical observation on his part. Sometimes it's the simplest things that make the most sense and biggest difference.
I also want to know the truth behind running with sneakers that have loads of support versus no support at all. Running barefoot is very popular these days as is the thought that insole support is causing knee problems. There's a lot of conflicting data. I suppose that doing what feels best for your body based on these studies is the best course of action.
The more you sauce the more you are. If you have these five sauces around, you'll never be out of sauce. In fact, your dishes will thank you. Staple sauces can be a great addition to a plethora of meals. They make great glazes, dips, marinades, and just about anything you can think of.
If you know who I am, you'll know that I hate to shave. It's a time-suck! Also, my girlfriend loves my beard *wink-wink*. So I tend to find a happy medium between scruffy and trimmed. When it gets a bit too long, I'm informed and through this endless cycle, I'm able to identify on my own the correct time to go into the bathroom for a shave.
Men's Journal identifies some of the best ways to properly maintain a nice looking beard by using brushes and oils. I like to splash some water on my throat and dry shave. My razor blades have shaving gel built-in, so I'm usually not in too much excruciating pain. I do own shaving cream, but I tend to go for the quickest route as you know. The tip is to never let it get so long that you can't dry shave. Otherwise, it'll be time for the electric razor to be sent into the battle.
Saving money isn't easy. Here are a few quick tips to get the most out of your earnings.
1.) Don't buy stupid stuff. Stupid stuff = stuff you will use once and forget about the very next day. Novelties, digital goods...
2.) Always save a portion of your income. The keyword here is SAVE. Spend time figuring out your monthly expenses and KNOW how much you'll be left with at the end of each month. That doesn't mean you get to dash to the store to buy something (see #1). Take a small percentage of your earnings and SAVE it.
3.) Buy only what you can afford. If you have a credit card for the simple fact that you can't afford to buy something and want to buy it anyway then you're looking at debt straight in the face. Instead, live off of a debit card for two months and write down all the things you gave up because you pretended to have no credit. Those "things" you wanted to buy but didn't need will still be there at the end of those two months. Oh, and so will your money.
4.) Bring your lunch to work. It'll save you so much money that I can do the math right now to tell you how much you'll save. If an average lunch costs $8 and you buy your lunch 5 days per week, you'll be spending $40 per week. That's $160 per month and $1920 per year. If you stop buying lunch every day, that $1920 can be used for Obama Care, taxes, or gas money.
5.) Create a budget. Knowing your expenses beforehand and understanding your income are two very important things. You know that you have to spend money to eat. You understand that you'll be accumulating a wad of money in your bank by the end of the month. Budgeting the "knowing" and "understanding" of this conundrum will help you balance your wallet properly by creating goals and setting spending limits. Create categories such as food, travel, and entertainment and set monthly limits for each category. Create a goal such as spending less money in a particular category during a given month and reward yourself by saving the, um – savings.
If you don't like the pen and paper route, free online services such as Mint and Wave will automatically help you manage your money like the Monopoly man.