Happy couple

Happy couple
Frugal Blog

Image by Ed Yourdon
Not much to say about this one … whatever this couple was smiling about, it certainly put them in a good mood.

Note: this photo was published in a Jun 18, 2009 blog titled "リア充を気取ってモテカワ愛されブロガーになるたった5つの方法." It was also published in a Jul 27, 2009 blog titled "Conflict: Part Two." And, somewhat curiously, it was published on the home page of a website called Jew For Me. It was also published in a Feb 18, 2009 blog titled "Number One Piece of Dating Advice Broken Down."

More recently, the photo was published in a May 24, 2010 blog titled "Trouwkaarten: hoe kies ik de foto." It was also published in a Jun 4, 2010 blog titled "Balancing parenting and marriage: Keeping the intimacy alive." And it was published in a Jun 28, 2010 blog titled "." It was also published in a Jul 9, 2010 blog titled "Waiting to Meet Janice." And it was published in a Dec 17, 2010 blog titled "Looking for Love Has Its Pitfalls." It was also published in a Dec 23, 2010 blog titled "Sustainable Love: Obstacles to Intimate Conversation."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 20, 2011 Russian blog titled "5 начина да я впечатлиш на първите ви срещи." And it was published in a Mar 4, 2011 blog titled "あなたの脳は男脳? それとも女脳?" It was also published in an undated (mid-Jul 2011) MagForWomen blog titled "Seven Mean Ways To Manipulate Men." It was also published in a Jul 29, 2011 blog titled "10 Ways To Wreck Your Marriage." And it was published in an Aug 4, 2011 blog titled "【ホンマでっか!? TV】男性にとって魅力的な女性、忘れられない女性とは?" It was also published in an Aug 29, 2011 Slate (France) blog titled " Les soucis financiers empêchent les femmes de dormir, pas les hommes." And it was published in a Nov 18, 2011 blog titled "first date advice, should you kiss or not?"

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 31, 2012 blog titled "Best Money Tips: Frugal Dating Tips for New Couples" It was also published in a Mar 13, 2012 blog titled "Pleased Couple." And it was published in a Jul 12, 2012 blog titled "6 Questions to Ask Your New Travel Partner Before Your First Trip."

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When you say "New York City," most people think of Times Square, or the Empire State Building, or the crowded sidewalks and the skyscrapers in mid-town, or Wall Street, or the ill-fated World Trade Center. Maybe Central Park will come to mind, but most people don’t realize that New Yorkers know lots of places to relax, and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air …

… like Carl Schurz Park, over by the East River on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, stretching from 90th Street down to about 84th Street. In addition to flower gardens, dog runs, basketball courts, playgrounds, and grassy knolls for sunbathing, there is also a wide promenade where cyclists, roller-skaters, dog-walkers, lovers, joggers, parents, children, and any of the other millions of citizens of this city can stroll along at whatever pace suits them best. Some sit at benches along the edge of the river, staring at the roiling water caused by the swift current down the East River; others nod and smile as they watch sailboats, motorboats, yachts, barges, tour-boats, and barges ply their way up and down the river.

One thing’s for certain, though: everyone enjoys Carl Schurz Park. It’s one of New York’s little secrets …

Jogging couple

Jogging couple
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Jun 26, 2009 blog titled "The Art of Unselfconscious Exercise." It was also published in a Jul 15, 2009 blog titled "Behavior Change and Brain Disease: Lessons from History." And it was published in an Aug 4, 2009 blog titled "Sencillos cambios para aplicar cuando corres." It was also published in an Aug 21, 2009 blog titled "Diferentes formas de comprobar los efectos del ejercicio." And it was published in Sep 1, 2009 blog titled " Take a Jog: The Best Kept Running Routes in San Diego." It was also published in a Sep 9, 2009 Spa Magazine blog titled "comotivate to reach personal goals." It was also published in an undated (Dec 2009) Jog4Life blog titled "Beginner Week One Marathon Training."

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 7, 2010 blog titled "How to Lose Weight With Aerobic Exercises." And it was published in a Mar 22, 2010 Hurraki blog titled "Bild: jogging," as well as a Mar 22, 2010 blog titled "12 Tips for a Physically and Mentally Balanced Life." It was also published in a Mar 31, 2010 blog titled "EUROBAROMETRAS: SPORTAS PER TV VIS DAR LAIMI PRIEŠ MANKŠTĄ 1." And it was published in Jun 16, 2010 blog titled "La corsa “…for dummies” – 8 – Iniziamo a correre: il terzo mese! " It was also published in a Jul 7, 2010 blog titled " Sport hilft gegen schlechte Stimmung." And it was published in a Sep 13, 2010 blog titled "Krafttraining für Läufer nur zu empfehlen." It was also published in a Sep 23, 2010 blog titled "Are You Exercising At the Right Intensity? Do the Talk Test" And it was published in an Oct 8, 2010 Unpluggd blog titled "4 Wrap Around Headphones For Working Out."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (late Jan 2011) blog titled "Ask The Trainer: Losing Weight."

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I’ve strolled through Riverside Park on several previous occasions (click here to see a collection of approximately seven other Flickr albums of my Riverside Park photos) — but even though the sign at the 96th Street entrance is always the same, and the pathway is always the same, the people and the individual vignettes are always different.

Sometimes it’s simply a function of the weather: people dress differently, act differently, and are engaged in different activities in early spring than they do in summer or late fall. But much of it simply has to do with the incredible variety of people who take advantage of the opportunity to relax, read a book, jog, or picnic with their families.

So … this just happens to be what it looked like in Riverside Park on the last day of May, in 2009.

What’s the easiest way to start meal planning for the week for a busy hard-working couple?

Question by Bronowyn: What’s the easiest way to start meal planning for the week for a busy hard-working couple?
I’m 29, and I am having trouble organizing my recipes (and staying motivated enough to do it), to plan my meals for the week. I usually get home around 7pm, so planning for a 2 hour preparation is too late. I’ve tried many things, but they turn out too fatty, or have too much sodium. We are healthy people, and don’t want to have this make us fat. We tend to, currently, eat a lot of frozen stuff or take out. I am a good cook, I’m just lacking time to make a pot roast in the evening.

Best answer:

Answer by James D
Here’s a solution our family has found to be helpful–slow cooking. There are a lot of recipes designed to cook over several hours. Any of the well-known brands of slow-cookers will have a recipe book included with some good ideas. Most I have found require 15 minutes or so of prep, and then all the cooking is done while you’re at work. My advice is when getting a slow-cooker is to buy a big enough one–you’ll be much happier later.

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