If you're a Falcons fan, you're probably in an OK mood this morning. There was no big win or big loss yesterday to make you exceptionally happy or sad. Two Emory business professors studied the happiness and sadness quotient of NFL fans after a win or loss. Much of their research involved analyzing Twitter after a game to see how fans reacted.
Have you hit the gym yet? It's three days into the New Year. What are you waiting for? Exercising more and losing weight are two of the top three New Year's resolutions according to a Harris Poll and you can certainly tell if you work out at a local fitness center. You may have to stand in line for the elliptical or get ticked when the newbies don't wipe off the machines when they're finished.
It looked a bit like a Rube Goldberg machine at first: straps and chains and Velcro wound together complicatedly. But soon I grasped the basics of it: you wrapped a few straps around your head then attached a dumbbell weight to a chain dangling unattractively from your forehead strap. At that point, you look like you're on your way to (or from) a medieval torture chamber. But, rest assured, you're ready to give genetics some push-back.
Drinking seems to be part of the college experience. College administrators try to change that in many ways. At Georgia College in Milledgeville, they use a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to bring awareness to issues such as impaired driving, underage drinking, and speeding. It's the 10th consecutive year the school has received the grant.
I stare at the partially-mashed glob of sweet potatoes, immersed in a bowl of water. It looks like Jabba the Hutt is taking a bath. This can’t be right. I consult the recipe card from Garnish & Gather, a new Atlanta business that provides cook-at-home kits with local, organic foods and pre-measured ingredients for simple recipes from notable chefs like Seth Freedman and Julia LeRoy.
We're not sure your boss would count it as a valid sick-day excuse, but the rainy day blues aren't all in your head. Here in metro Atlanta we haven't been dealing with snow and ice like so much of the country. But the non-stop rain dreariness is taking a toll, too.