New iPhone app out co-developed by memestreams user K and friend Aaron. Please support them by checking it out (and purchasing it!):)
kobeFit strives to have the most varied and complete list of high quality fitness activities available so you'll never have to compromise. That means we don't stop at having a full complement of weight training exercises, but include dozens of sport, cardiovascular, and whole-body activities. The exercise browser was designed for extreme ease of use, letting you find exercises in a snap. And if we've still somehow left out your favorite exercise, kobeFit will let you add it effortlessly. Build & Schedule Workouts
A great set of exercises truly shines when combined to make your perfect workout. kobeFit lets you build simple or complex routines from scratch with just a few taps. Group your exercises, vary your sets, time & distance and see it all at a glance. kobeFit even lets you create Supersets and Compound Sets if you like. It's all up to you.
kobeFit makes it easy to keep up with your fitness program by letting you schedule your routines with no hassle, offering one-touch access to your scheduled workout, and providing a clear and sortable list of what's coming up.
Want a change of pace, or don't have time to build a new routine? With kobeFit, that's no problem... You can always start an instant workout and pick your exercises as you go. The exercise browser makes picking exercises so quick and easy, you don't need to worry about wasting time tapping through endless screens to get what you want. Track Your Progress
As easy as it is to use, kobeFit is above all about, well, fitness. To help you meet your fitness goals we've included a rich set of features to record, track and visualize your progress. Enter measurements for your weight, resting heart rate or numerous other body metrics. Take self-progress photos with the iPhone's built in camera. And because nothing shows progress better, kobeFit provides beautiful charts that let you see in a single glance how you're doing.
For true motivation, kobeFit lets you set goals for any of the body measurements it tracks. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or gain an inch of muscle on your biceps, kobeFit lets you set the mark and help you get there. Your Goal targets are visible right on the built in charts, so you know just how close you're getting!
The Caitlin Rhododendron is a beautiful pink scented rhododendron that was created by Dr. Jim Marcellus through the crossing of the Fortune and Hummingbird Rhododendrons, and named after his granddaughter.
This is an excerpt from my friend Nancy's blog. Her baby was born premature, under a pound in fact, but thanks to Vanderbilt, itty bitty Becca is thriving today. Nancy is walking in the March of Dimes this year to raise money for vital research on premature birth. Check out Nancys blog, and then link over the the March of dimes - every bit makes a difference!
This week marks one year from that awful day on which we received our baby girl’s awful prognosis. Dr. Fines’ exact words were, “I think we need to be prepared to lose this baby.” I was crushed. After calling John (who was in Costa Rica at the time) and stopping at Mejier to buy some pink sleepers, I took a nap. Here’s an excerpt of how I described that afternoon on this blog:
“The thing about taking a nap is that life doesn’t really change while you’re asleep. That whole “While You Were Sleeping” concept - not so much. When I woke up that afternoon - and for the next several mornings - I experienced that moment that many people who go through some kind of tragedy often describe. For about 30 seconds after I woke up, I thought everything was okay. And then I remembered. ‘I think we need to be prepared to lose this baby.’ Those next few days were some of the hardest of my life.”
Tonight, after countless perinatalogists visits, 121 days in the NICU, and 5 wonderful months at home together, our precious little Becca is sleeping in one of those pink sleepers, just down the hall from me.
As you know, our family has been touched by the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. That’s why we have formed Itty Bitty Becca’s Team to raise money and participate in March for Babies. Since you were a part of the team that cheered her through our darkest days, we want you to officially be part of Itty Bitty Becca’s Team! There are two ways you can join: by walking with us on Sunday, April 19, or by sponsoring our event with a financial contribution. Contributing to our team online is fast, easy and secure. You can donate directly from my personal webpage with a credit/debit card or PayPal. If you prefer, I can also accept cash or check. Just click the appropriate box on my webpage. My March for Babies webpage is http://www.marchforbabies.org/BeccaHill .
Or, if you prefer and are able to do so, we would love to have you walk with us in the March for Babies! We are participating in the Nashville walk on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 at Cenntennial Park. If the weather is good and the germs remain at bay, Litte Miss Becca will be “walking” with us, too! (Of course, you can walk AND contribute, too!) You can also sign up to walk with us on the website.
Our family knows firsthand the challenges associated with prematurity. It is important to find out why premature birth happens and what can be done to prevent it. By rai... [ Read More (0.2k in body) ]
After nearly backing away from the issue, the Georgia Senate passes a ban to limit embryonic stem cell research | Political Insider
9:18 am EDT, Mar 13, 2009
Christian conservatives claimed victory and predicted it would send a message to biotech companies thinking of doing business in Georgia.
The bill was originally intended to restrict multiple births through invitro fertilization — inspired by the California “octuplet” mom. However, religious conservatives underestimated the reaction of couples who have had to cope with infertility... Five other Republicans joined Weber and the Democrat caucus to table S.B. 169, which forced Republicans into a 90-minute recess to rewrite the bill.
“We’re doing in five minutes things that ought to take a year and a half..." warned state Sen. Steve Thompson (D-Powder Springs).
Becker of GRTL: "it makes a statement."
Message received - loud and clear. Do not do business in Georgia as inevitably the legislature will cough up some poorly considered bill in an attempt to serve the limitless desires of one of their power hungry interest groups and trample on you in the process. I've seen this happen numerous times before in multiple contexts.
This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity.