Giveaway: #CelebrateLife as a Marine Family on Catalina Island We were ready to kick back for the weekend, visit somewhere locally, and reconnect with some quality time together. We were ready to kick back for the weekend, visit somewhere locally, and reconnect with some quality time together.
We were given a special opportunity on behalf of USAA to visit Catalina for a day of fun in the surf and sand.
Most of us stationed in Southern Californian know that Catalina is an island, so if you don’t own your own boat, you can hope aboard the Catalina Express ferry via Dana Point or Long Beach using discounted tickets from ITT on base.
It was time to board!  We settled in the aircraft where two of us sat up front and four sat in the back. We stepped off the helicopter, gathered our gear, and loaded into a taxi which drove us approximately five minutes to Avalon.
Once we boarded the ship, we were able to view the sea life from five feet under the water’s surface. Thankfully, I didn’t experience much motion sickness as I tend to get sick on amusement park rides and boats. We thought it was worth checking out and arrived after a leisurely five minute walk from the pier to just outside of the Casino.
The Beach Club is definitely a great place for people watching, looking to make a new friend, or for those looking for a party atmosphere.
It isn’t easy to think about death, but we know that it’s a reality, especially being married to a Marine infantryman with combat deployments. Our day was coming to an end and we truly had a spectacular experience in Avalon, Santa Cantalina Island. Start Hooked: Pocket Fishing by tapping on its thumbnail on the iPhone and iPod touch screen. When you have cast the line, the Tackle Box, Live Well, and Home buttons slide off the screen to give you more room to see the action and reel. To cast out your line, press and hold the reel button located in the center of the game play screen. Once the line has been cast into the water, begin reeling the line back in by moving your thumb in a clockwise motion. If you have waited for a little while and it doesna€™t appear that you are having any luck getting a fish to bite your bait, start reeling the line back in by moving your thumb in a clockwise motion. Once you are on the gameplay screen, tap the tackle box icon in the lower left corner to enter the gear select mode. To access the Fishermana€™s Guide from the home screen, tap on the a€?Fishermana€™s Guidea€? button. If you forget any of the information presented in this a€?how toa€? section or you would like a quick reference on the go, refer to the instructions page included with Hooked: Pocket Fishing. Spring is always that time where we clean out and clear away the dust and clutter in our lives. I've been covering technology in fitness, fashion and health over the last 5 months and I really hope you enjoy these trend reports.
Like I say in the video, we're picking 3 winners per prize category, so you have an excellent chance of winning. In all aspects of life, I'm drawn to women who take a stand on issues, don't care about being labeled a freak and just come out and say whatever it is they feel needs to be said. Even when I'm home alone and hungry, I can cook a HelloFresh meal and save the 2nd portion for my lunch or dinner the next day. The concept of the beautifully captured campaign was that an exciting adventure could be as close as your backyard. Every trainer I got was just going through the motions, fully knowing I'd disappear on him or her once my free sessions were up. The day I went to film at KryoLife, owned and operated by Joanna Fryben,  I was actually feeling significant shoulder pain. Cryotherapy is hailed as a cure-all and people are using it to get rid of all kinds of things like acne, cellulite, unwanted weight, inflammation, depression, libido problems, and body injuries. To be perfectly honest, the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music frustrated me at first because therea€™s a bit of set up involved.
I refer to my life as a juggling act because there are so many facets of what I do that need to be in constant motion. In fact, I have more than a few waist trainers that I've been using for over a year since becoming curious about the waist training trend.
As a Latina (my mother is Honduran), I'm feeling the need to spice up Thanksgiving with some Latin peppers. What follows are my favorite photographs from the day I conquered my fears with the Special Olympics of Missouri.
You might think that living in downtown Manhattan, I already see it all when it comes to high style. If you haven't been to any of Serene Social's wellness events yet, you're missing out and should definitely go to the one happening tomorrow in NYC at the launch of New York's Fashion Week. I will be there and looking forward to some heart opening rooftop yoga atop the James Hotel in Soho. So here's my Flat Stanley Skincare Secret: I seek out skincare that's packaged flat and in single servings. One of the best parts of going on a road trip adventure is everything that you see along your drive. This trip will take us to some pretty amazing places where nature makes you feel empowered and free. Barre classes first came about in a big way in the 1950's on account of ballerina Lotte Berk.
Barre fitness is all about using small movements to work trouble spots and tone every inch of your body by working multiple muscles in unison. It beats being ohm-ing indoors, especially with the cool breeze off the harbor blowing through your hair.
Earlier this summer, I spent one of the most amazing and healthiest travel weekends of my life at the Four Seasons Baltimore.
I first saw a pair of Vira Suns on my yoga-instructor-friend, Lauren Imparato, during a yoga class in the middle of Times Square. What sets this year's event apart from the last few, aside from the bearably cooler weather, was yoga-preneur Lauren Imparato leading the highly publicized morning class. After years of dealing with this issue called a€?sleevage,a€? Ia€™ve concluded that most bras Ia€™ve worn are actually the real culprits.
Before you give a listen though, I want to share my thoughts on what Katya Meyers is doing. I got in touch with the designer, Geneva Peschka from SunandDaughtersCo on Etsy, to find out more about the inspiration behind the shirt.
Geneva bravely decided to act on the lessons she learned through these books and noticed her life change drastically for the better. The new Lotus Print collection by adidas Originals is urban, striking and feminine in a cool, unapologetic way. If you're a Zumba fanatic, you should know that the cruise doesn't set sail for another 7 months from Fort Lauderdale, Florida but at least you have some time to plan, right?
And just in case you stop dancing to see where the hell you're going, the cruise will be sailing to Falmouth, Jamaica with a stop in Labadee, Haiti for a private live concert featuring the hottest Caribbean artists. While the entire Team SCA crew was not on board, 2 of its sailors were there to answer all my questions. Their sail, while impressive in it's own right, represents something far greater for women. From your clothes to accessories and gadgets, don't take a risk by wearing it for the first time on race day! FOR an exclusive womena€™s fitness class combining Surfset Fitness (the NEW surf-fitness trend) and Real Ryder Spinning (35 minutes of each).
I picked out some rather loud styles for our shoot but once I got comfortable in them, I had no qualms wearing them "off-set". Short girls are always getting brainwashed into thinking we can't pull off more eccentric looks or fashion trends that taller girls can get away with. Leave a comment below telling me which fitness myth gets under your skin and why it's soooo untrue. If there's something you should know about me it's that I avoid tourist traps at all costs! For the sake of being accurate, let's call these dangerous deodorants what they really are, which is antiperspirants. It's totally blowing my mind but at the same time I keep asking myself: why should this feel surreal?
I typically only share my press features on my press page, but today I'm expecially THANKFUL because this issue of People Style Watch marks the 12th time I've been quoted in their magazine.
One of the most classic New Year's resolutions is to start going to the gym more, which is exactly why gyms start hiking up their enrollment fees around this time.
I was there to buy an assortment of chocolates for my Aunt as a combined birthday and Valentine's Day gift.
I make yoga dates with my girlfriends constantly because I feel like I get the most quality time with them during this workout than any other. This is Nicola Yvette, my longtime friend who teaches yoga & pilates (check her out here). Last night we went on yoga date to Laughing Lotus Yoga NYC and it was pretty awesome to experience her energy and soulfulness right beside me. People dona€™t just show up to classa€¦they show up wearing designer sportswear and the latest in tracking accessories. Youa€™re starting your Pozible journey, the idea is solid, and now you just need to get people on board. Dan Christie is the Co-Founder and Publicist at The Rag and Bone Man Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to books for change. For anyone out and about in Melbournea€™s emerging music scene, you've likely experienced the sweet tones of Erica Bramham at Open Studio or The Paris Cat.
Security has always been high on our priority list, and wea€™ve learnt a lot in the last few years. Currently when you make a project, you can create an embedded widget that shows real time progress of your campaign.
Successful projects currently have the option to keep their page open as a selling platform for products and other project-related goodies. To be able to show you around our shiny new site, wea€™re gonna need time to pack up and move in. If youa€™re currently drafting a project, avoid starting or ending at this time, and talk to one of us here at Pozible about planning for these changes. If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any questions, please let us know. A big part of my mission here at Pozible is to raise number that is actually pretty meaningful to a lot of people. On a daily basis I work closely with creators, providing advice at all stages of their campaigns. This question sent me on quest for answers into the data stores of Australia's biggest crowdfunding platform.
The next line up from that (orange line) is the campaigns in-between the 30 - 50% funded milestones. The next up (yellow line) is where i'm focused on over the next few months - if this group could be bumped up over that stubborn 70% funded mark, their chances of hitting their target would be much higher.
Although this information is very general and doesn't really account for different peak activity times for different length campaigns, we can still learn a lot and at least we have some benchmark to compare to. We know the look well - ita€™s the slight edge of panic that comes over our workshop crowds when you mention a€?social media strategy.a€? Because whether youa€™re doing it for work or leisure, social media is a big scary time suck - and one that can often be ineffective if you dona€™t know what youa€™re doing. Plenty of businesses and campaigns are simply not suited to social media, but get involved because they think they have to. Dona€™t try to divide your time between 5 different platforms if your core community are only on Twitter.
Great Forest National Park ran a highly successful Facebook-focused campaign built purely on great images. Scheduling might feel impersonal, but in reality it frees you to improvise with your social media posts while the campaign is running, rather than playing catch up to the stuff you should have posted last week.
There are plenty of tools out there to help you do what youa€™re already doing so you dona€™t have to.
IFFFT for their dead easy a€?recipesa€? that bridge the different apps and platforms you use most often. Ensuring photos shared from Instagram to Twitter show up as photos, rather than an unappealing link. So the silly season is here but that doesn't mean your creative juices need to stop flowing.
Some social good campaigns have had a lot of success with donation certificates as christmas gifts, "This year your christmas money went to XX in need" - A perfect gift for those who are impossible to shop for. While we do see a drop off in projects submitted for review over December for obvious reasons, there isn't actually a drop off in pledges per project. You'll notice in the graph that December is actually one of the best times a year to launch, with a greater average number of campaign supporters. Pozible has ticked past some pretty mega milestones recently, with our 10,000th project launching within a week of our $40 millionth dollar pledged.
Our most active categories have always been from Australia's creative industries, with Film, Music and Performance getting the biggest project numbers. We also spent some time with the people who often get forgotten - unsuccessful campaigners. Joana Partyka is a freelance writer and editor currently interning at Pozible and painting in her spare time.
We spend a lot of time trawling Instagram to learn more about our projects, find inspiration and indulge in procrastination (shh). For a business run by and for creative professionals, ita€™s little wonder Communea€™s Instagram feed is heaving with, well, creativity.
Last year's winners were Bike Cabs, Bamboo Monkey and the Foster Care Association of Victoria. Porter Novelli Melbourne is part of the Clemenger Group Limited, Australiaa€™s largest and most successful group of communications companies. Though it may seem the only way to get from where you are to where you want to be, waiting for someone in charge to pick you is an outdated idea that bears little fruit.
Making the decision to truly back yourself and ruthlessly pursue your dreams takes courage.
Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, the women behind the sitcom Broad CityA­, even singer Rebecca Black (remember her?): they all circumvented the accepted route to success by creating their own opportunities instead of waiting for someone important to validate them.
Rejected from multiple entry-level jobs after university, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper also picked himself when he independently set off overseas as a foreign correspondent A­a€“ without any promise of being employed or commissioned. Cooper highlights the need to get out there and actively pursue goals instead of waiting around to be noticed, something many people count on but few experience.
Equally, Pozible is all about people picking themselves, a tenet at the very root of the platform.
Applying for bank loans and making big, all-or-nothing investment pitches to businesses a€“ ones that delicately hinge on the whims of a corporate bigwig a€“ are no longer the only way to see your big ideas come into fruition. So youa€™ve heard the inspiring outcomes of people picking themselves and youa€™re motivated to follow suit.
In the age of the internet, the road to becoming a published writer, recording artist, illustrator or entrepreneur is literally a click away. When it comes to successful community-based Pozible projects, few campaigns come close to the mind-blowing success of the Pit Pony Experience. Despite having zero prior involvement in crowdfunding, the Pit Pony Experience team approached the process with serious smarts, building a strategy around who to approach for support first. In a bid to attract this support, the team held a community meeting at the Collinsville town hall, which was at capacity for the occasion.
Dona€™t underestimate the importance people place on seeing that a project has already attracted significant support. Sue is adamant her project would have struggled to gain traction with corporate purse-string-holders if not for the initial grass roots support. People often need to feel some kind of a personal connection to a project before theya€™ll part with their hard-earned money. But according to Sue, the driving force behind the entire campaigna€™s success was one reward in particular: the promise of a supportera€™s name appearing on the monumenta€™s wall of fame. Leta€™s face it: everyone loves to receive rewards in the form of tangible goodies (hello, toy pony?).
An intriguing point of difference is crucial to any money-raising endeavour a€“ whata€™s exciting about something thata€™s been done before? Even better, the team cleverly coincided the campaign launch with the 25th anniversary of the pit poniesa€™ retirement from coalmine service. To secure the all-important large sums of sponsorship money, Sue and her Pit Pony Experience team approached companies that had a direct interest in the very essence of the project. If your campaign aims to fund a new school in Africa, hitting up Gina Rineharta€™s people for some coin maybe isna€™t going to get you far. If you live on the internet like us, therea€™s little chance youa€™ve missed the work of Peter Drew. At the conclusion of his Australian tour, we had a quick chat to Peter about his experiences, from the crowdfunding process to how his project was received by the people on the street.
Where did you get the idea for the project?The project was inspired by the second verse of the Australian national anthem.
Can you describe a particular exchange or moment on your tour (negative or positive) that really stuck with you?In the first week of the campaign I met a man in Bondi who wasn't sure about my message.
Joana Partyka is a freelance writer and editor currently interning at Pozible and repetitively painting in her spare time.
Every day since April 6th this year, thousands of people around the world have sat down to repeat the same creative act they performed yesterday. How can repeating the same thing over and over again possibly yield a creative breakthrough? When you look at repetition from this perspective, it makes a lot more sense as the harbinger of creativity.
100 Day Project this year, recounts a conversation she had with fellow artist George Zisiadis.
Like Foster Wallacea€™s observations on tennis and Zisiadisa€™ realisation about Picasso, the same principle applies to any other skill-based activity a€“ even launching a successful Pozible project.
Mr Black, successfully funded via Pozible in 2013, went through more than 240 iterations of the drink before hitting their eureka moment. Mr Blacka€™s Tom Baker says the Japanese principle of kaizen a€“ greatness achieved through small improvements over a long period of time a€“ underpins the companya€™s operations and is the reason theya€™ve come so far. Tom says the key to hitting that creative jackpot is to simply start a€“ and once you start, the refinement process will take care of itself if you put in the work. The creative world abounds with examples of people striking gold through their commitment to repetition. What would happen if you practiced playing the piano for an hour every day over the course of a year? The beauty of unlocking your creativity through repetition is that you dona€™t need anything special in order to strike gold, just your most basic tools a€“ a guitar if youa€™re a songwriter, a camera if youa€™re a photographer, pen and paper if youa€™re a writer. Coffee and beer arena€™t a panacea for creativity a€“ you still need to put in the work, and you dona€™t want to develop a dependency on either substance (or on backflipping from rooftops into pools, for that matter). With so many social networks already out there - and plenty more launching every month - figuring out an effective social media strategy for your campaign, product or idea can feel incredibly overwhelming. When your project isn't doing as well as you hoped, it can be really tempting to play the pity or guilt cards to get people to pledge before its too late.
More than any other reason, people seem to share as a way to show that they support and care about a particular issue. Ita€™s one of the less obvious issues facing Pozible project creators, but one we hear about time and time again: how do you promote your project and gain supporters without, well, annoying people?
Having successfully crowdfunded the first print issue of Aphra Magazine with matchfunding support from Arts Tasmaniaa€™s Crowbar initiative, editor-in-chief Lucy McDonald talks to us about how to maintain that fine balance. Lucy says if they had to do it again, the Aphra Mag team would pay even closer attention to their marketing strategy. Rather than being reactive, Lucy says ita€™s important to devise contingencies for rough or slow patches before they happen.
It can be helpful to prepare marketing tools such as a social media calendar or media outreach timeline a€“ nothing overly formal, just something to give you and your team a clear direction so you're not scrambling for content and ideas halfway through the campaign.
Apart from perhaps your nearest and dearest, asking people for money straight up is probably not the friendliest approach.
Consider what might drive someone to back your campaign, and work towards highlighting that in your marketing. Think of it like a mum waving to her son from the sidelines of a soccer match to remind him shea€™s still there, rather than the crazed dad flailing his arms and shouting out instructions from afar. Arts Tasmania's Crowbar initiative offers up to 50% matchfunding for Tasmanian-based arts projects. Theatre has long been one of our most active categories on Pozible, so we thought ita€™s about time someone gave some expert advice on the matter. Loud Mouth Theatre Companya€™s co-founder Campbell McKenzie, who last year successfully funded the company's Hamlet: Heads and Tails project through Pozible with Arts Tasmaniaa€™s Crowbar initiative. Ita€™s one of the more difficult obstacles to successfully crowdfunding a theatre project: your entire product and many of your rewards are tied down to one specific city. When crowdfunding a performance, the bulk of your rewards will no doubt be in the form of show tickets, and thata€™s a great, relevant reward. Campbell says he was initially very concerned about the Hamlet projecta€™s location specificity, but his worries proved unfounded.
Though people often do pledge funds for no reward or a reward they cana€™t physically claim, ita€™s probably best not to hang your entire campaign on this strategy.
Inspiring Eileen, which funded a performance choreographed by 100-year-old dancer Eileen Kramer a€“ who was also the star of the show.
Hamlet: Heads or Tails project was in the novel idea of flipping a coin before each performance to determine which actor would play which part.
Wea€™re not saying you should to turn to cheap, insincere gimmicks to drum up interest in your project a€“ just think about what you might be able to offer that no one else can.
Inviting the public to have a say or claim some credit in the execution of your project can be a great approach to drumming up interest.
If you can find a way for your supporters to be a part of the making process, this can sway fence-sitters into making the leap from admirer to financial backer.
Most campaigns experience a slow period in the middle, only to have pledges shoot up again in the final days. Like any other Pozible campaign, your network a€“ and your visibility within it a€“ is often the key to your success. Perhaps your family is like ours where our active duty military member has been continually deployed, and when he’s not deployed, he’s working extremely long days. Psst — USAA is giving away a $300 gift card, so make sure scroll down and enter for your chance to win! We were allowed to bring 25 pounds of gear per passenger, so we handed over our bags complete with beach toys, towels and water for the afternoon.
We lifted off quickly and made our way across the ocean where we spotted a pod of dolphins.
We walked to the Green Pleasure Pier connecting to the heart of the city and picked up our reserved tickets for an ‘Underwater Expedition’. Friends recommended making our way to the private beach near the Casino, the Descano Beach Club.
We were welcome to set up chairs, blankets and more, but made our way to the lower beach area past the retaining wall for a bit more room. We wanted a bit more solitude, so after a while, we packed up our belongings and headed back towards the pier where sandy beaches and calmer waters awaited us. I am continually grateful for all of the sacrifices my spouse makes to our great nation and those of our children on the homefront. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and even though USAA sent us on this amazing getaway to spark a conversation with our readers, it’s one that has already taken place inside our home. It's called SPRING 'LEAN AND DECLUTTER YOUR FIT ROUTINE and it's set to be delivered around May 20th. I recently cleaned out my clothes and shoe closet and ended up throwing a bunch of stuff away and donating the rest. I'll admit, I didn't start until the last year or two when I realized I was accumulating too much stuff.
The reason I find them so relevant is because by 2020, wearable technology alone with generate over 20 billion dollars in revenue.


Last night I made HelloFresh's Carmelized Onion Burger but instead of fries, the recipe included a roasted cauliflower side. It was supposed to wet your appetite for personal training and help you ease into your new gym-life. People are investing more of their paycheck in health & wellness, and seem to be more committed to their workouts than ever. But if you want the benefits of the treatment, it's worth enduring the very looooong 3 minutes.
So I was genuinely hoping to reap the benefits of whole body cryo and report back to you on how quickly it worked. Most of the ones Ia€™ve purchased or have been sent to review bite the dust in my gadget drawer at Mizzfit Headquarters.
I have what seems like a billion projects going on at once, and if I ignore one of thema€”well, you know what happensa€”the balls, the chainsaws and flaming sticks come toppling down on you and scatter.
Like many of you, I saw Kim Kardashian's selfie that she took in her trainer and wondered what's this?
One of my recipes is an appetizer and the other is a side dish to accompany your turkey dinner. Look for them in the canned and jar food aisle where you'd find things like stewed tomatoes, pasta sauces, etc. I'm pretty sure it was a combination of the perm's harsh chemicals (it was the early 90's afterall) and my onset of puberty. There's an amazing event called Over The Edge that happens nationwide through the Special Olympics, and I decided to do it in St.
In addition to raising awareness for this extraordinary event, I raised money to support it. To some extent that's true because of the amazing and innovative fashion sense people have here.
Serene Social has teamed up with Lululemon and Suja for this gathering to kick off the calamity of fashion energy that's about to overtake the city.
By the time his photographs started getting noticed through social media, it was already a passion project. I've talked a lot about Haute Athletics this summer and love that they carry stuff you won't find elsewhere. Since there are women rockin' this style and attitude in their everyday clothing, clearly there should be activewear that expresses the same vibe!
Her prodigees went on to turn barre fitness into a successful business of popular, packed classes.
Quite honestly, I felt like I was hiding out, as if I had taken off for an exotic and faraway retreat. But the real highlight was scoring my room at the Four Seasons for their celebration of Global Wellness Day, which was served up as a full week of fit & healthy activities. Men don't like to be kept in the dark, because they know whatever you give them they'll have to top when it's time to shop for you. I knew this year for Father's Day I was going to give my dad a travel bag that would help him do this.
Here's the link again on Lucy's Blog :)]]>On June 21st, Athleta was the headlining sponsor of Solstice in Times Square put on by Times Square Alliance for it's 13th year. When Katya first reached out to me and shared a bit of her life with me, I was really impressed with her background and how she left a traditional career path to pursue an endeavor her heart was stuck on (racing). She told me that over the last few years she's been doing a lot of self work and stumbled across Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein.
During my little photoshoot in NYC's Meatpacking District, locals and tourists alike kept pointing out my gear to their group.
She works out with me, attends my events and has modeled for print ads (like the one above which actually never ran) and in magazines with me. After writing about Team SCA and their amazing adventure racing around the world, I was invited on a press trip to sail with them. Just to clarify, the Volvo Ocean Race is ongoing and was in full effect while I was on this press trip, but a few crew members at a time are allowed to come off the boat for a leg of the race and rest up. As I write this, there are some incredibly athletic and brave women sailing around the world as part of Team SCA. It stops in nine countries around the world before finishing in Gothenburg, Sweden this June of 2015. Test everything you plan on wearing for the official half marathon race day during your last few training runs. Now that crazy party church is home to David Barton Gym and LimeLight shops where health and fashion are king and "queen" (it's in Chelsea, so I had to). And if anyone has ever told you that knee highs only look good on girls with skinny legs, well, that's just NOT TRUE. Personally, I just think it's a matter of choosing a pattern, color or length that best suit your legs.
I like to uncover the healthiest and most active things going on in the places I travel to, and I always prefer to go off the beaten path.
As I get older, I find I need to do more to preserve the firmness, the lift and glow factor of my skin. I'm feeling really grateful for 2.5 years of working with them to report on the hottest fitness trends happening nation-wide.
To be honest, I have more health goals than I can count on 5 sets of hands, so I'll keep it short and sweet. Since she's a fashion designer, I knew she'd love chocolates from the most stylish and talked about chocolatier in town (the owners used to work at Per Se).
As a fitness trend expert, Ia€™m thrilled to see this movement thrive, but I go crazy when I cana€™t sign up for a class because it's completely SOLD OUT! Drop-outs and delays are inherently part of any website, but we've built our new baby to withstand much more traffic and keep chasing that 0% downtime dream. We've got a sweet new Plugins area which allows you to add useful tools and customising options to your campaigns. These cute little boxes are not going to make it in the move, so if you have a widget embedded somewhere on your blog or page, we suggest removing him because he is probably gonna break. You can still create a standard campaign hosted on our site, but we have some newoptions for creators hoping to integrate campaigns on their own sites, with personal branding and no Pozible re-direct. The migration process might be a little bumpy and it's safe to say we'll experience some minor interruptions between April 2 - 6. The number i'm talking about is the overall campaign dream come true rate (success rate) for campaigns across the entire Pozible platform. From the heart palpitation of the initial launch, to the heart palpitations of joy when they hit their target.
It's at these milestones that we see the biggest drop-offs, with each one, you're chance of hitting your financial target increases.
This is so shockingly low because all the campaigners who were invigorated with just enough inspiration to get them to the launch button, but then never worked any further on the campaign resulting in $0 in pledges. The main thing we can all take from this is that after the 10 day line, you really start to know if you're in the top line, or the 50-70% line.
The very platforms that started out open and accessible, are now putting walls up to push monetisation.
Embarking on social media without a compelling reason why you're doing it is the easiest way to waste your own time. These can often post across social media sites, BUT make sure you test out your preferred scheduling service first to make sure things like tags and images show up properly.
Schedule your "serious" updates, then vary them up with impromptu as-they-happen moments from the campaign, like thank-yous to recent pledgers, a screenshot of a funny comment someone left on your Pozible page, or a photo of your team member passed out from exhaustion on your couch. Youa€™re bound to discover things you didna€™t even know could be automated, which is half the fun. December's when people are getting together more often, making merry and feeling generous, so it can be a great opportunity to get the word out about your project.
Project creators often tell us they're worried about running a campaign in December, when people might be otherwise distracted, but the important dates are really when you launch and close.
In fact, in theory you'll be competing with less projects for that coveted front page real estate. To celebrate, we did some soul searching, some surveying and some digging into our stats vault to see how crowdfunding has fared in Australia since we started 5 years ago.
Buchan itself had only 400 people, but their campaign saw over $600,000 pour in from 1,694 supporters - many of whom had never been to Buchan and probably never would.
But with more than 300 million active Instagram users per month, there's a lot of visual clutter to distract you from the good stuff. Perfectly capturing the languid life of a dog, Nice Digs' feed features the brand's stylish doggy beds, throws, collars and leashes alongside some cute furry friends.
A magazine for young women that got its start on Pozible, YV uses their account to curate a selection of quotes, memes and art from around the Internet - all with their signature "You Go Girl" attitude. In short: you'll see shots of interesting people doing interesting stuff that'll make you want to hire a desk at Commune. Now back in Australia, Evie's Instagram presence showcases the fruits of her residency as well as pieces inspired by her everyday surrounds.
That's why we're thrilled to have award winning agency jack+bill back to support the Pozible community again this year with up to $30,000 worth of free PR support for three lucky Melbourne-based projects and one in Sydney! The three projects were chosen during a pitch night at Pozible HQ, and raised an amazing $55,000+ during their crowdfunding runs. While that faceless person in charge may very well choose you, it's dangerous to hang your entire chance of success on a strategy over which you have no control.
A bunch of Perth go-getters launched an ambitious new restaurant, forgoing the usual route of taking out a crippling business loan.
Thata€™s something self-published childrena€™s book author and illustrator Jennifer Cossins experienced firsthand. Youa€™ve recorded the tracks (or not … work on it!), youa€™ve sent out demos to record companies and agents, and now youa€™re waiting.
The project aimed to fund a commemorative monument to celebrate the legacy of coal mining ponies in Collinsville, a Queensland town located 250 km south of Townsville. They understood the need to get the average community member on board before hitting the local council and corporations for larger sums of sponsorship dollars, who'd be more likely to help once they saw the community behind the project. Everyone wants to back a winner a€“ and things are no different in the world of crowdfunding.
If the project hadna€™t had that sort of input at first, neither the council nor the corporates would have run with it,a€? she says. The collective sense of pride and ownership imparted by that simple reward proved to be priceless.
But for many people, the idea of gaining recognition for a project they backed is irresistible a€“ particularly in the form of a laser-engraved granite monument there for all to see forever. The Pit Pony Experience team knew this, aiming to forge a new identity for Collinsville as the pit pony capital of Australia.
Is it blazing a never-before-walked trail, or celebrating something distinctive and noteworthy?
As Collinsvillea€™s history is steeped in mining a€“ and the project aimed to commemorate the towna€™s coalmine ponies a€“ local mining companies were an obvious fit. Since April this year, the Adelaide artist has been travelling around Australia to share his a€?Real Australians Say Welcomea€™ message, pasting up his posters around our capital cities and major centres while talking to people about their views on refugee policy along the way. There was so much that I had to figure out as I went, especially in cities like Brisbane and Hobart where I'd never been before.
I've since met dozens of others like him who support immigration, just not so-called 'illegal' migration. A drawing, a photograph, a typographic image a€“ whatever the theme or medium, theya€™re making an effort to repeat this act for 100 consecutive days.
Isna€™t that the complete opposite of creativity, which is all about exploring new ideas and processes? But while it may seem counterintuitive, it actually ignites creativity by building your basic skills to free up your brain for exploring more complex ideas.
He was surprised to see sketches exhibited alongside Picassoa€™s Guernica, and says via Luna: a€?You mean it didna€™t happen in one fell swoop? Also a tutor at Yale School of Art, the project was born as a way of instilling in his students the importance of creative discipline.
By the end of it, youa€™d probably be able to tickle the ivories with minimal thought or effort. Ita€™s why many of our best ideas come when wea€™re out for a jog or in the shower: those actions are so ingrained they free our brains to hit the valuable lightbulb moments seemingly out of nowhere. Commit to repeating your chosen craft regularly a€“ not necessarily every day, but frequently enough for it to gain traction and yield measureable improvements. Alertness, inhibitions and even circadian rhythms are impacted by our choice of beverage, but does it go beyond that? We love this genius infographic by Ryoko Iwata that shows the surprisingly profound impact our two favourite legal drugs have on creativity and productivity.
Take advantage of this by converting your text updates into eye-catching images that are easy and fun to share. However, research suggests that positive messages, especially those that contain humour or the awe-inspiring, are far more popular than ones that suggest sadness, anger or even empathy. Think about the different causes that are important to your target audience, and how your project relates to them. If there's a particular target audience you're after, take a look at where they hang out, and make notes on what posts prove most popular.
It might run counter to your creative spirit, it might seem pointless as your excellent project speaks for itself, or you might be afraid of coming across as an insufferable braggart.
But if you're launching a Pozible campaign, ita€™s something you need to get comfortable with a€“ your project depends on it. You want to be the quietly confident mum, classily making her presence known, and not the annoying, in-your-face dad that everyonea€™s wishing would just go away.Put on your PR hatThough Aphra Magazine was essentially a competitor to the very publications it looked to for promotion, Lucy says it was an important component of the projecta€™s marketing strategy.
You want to cast your fundraising net as wide as possible, but youa€™re not sure how people will respond to a project delivered outside of their home city. But the key to overcoming the seemingly impossible obstacle of location specificity is to offer rewards unbound to location. Instead, more bankable rewards such as performance posters can spur lots of people to pledge small amounts. Unfortunately, we cana€™t all be amazing 100-year-old dancers, but we can certainly draw inspiration from her.
Decked out in various eclectic accoutrements such as corrugated iron and random couches, the grungy location and set made a€?a perfect counterpoint to a play about a rich nation falling aparta€?, according to Campbell.
Whether this involves actually contributing content to the show, casting by coin toss, or even just giving them special access to behind the scenes photos and footage as you progress through rehearsals, people who feel like theya€™re an actual part of what youa€™re doing are more likely to pledge and, more importantly, to spread the word. Youa€™re baring your soul, hoping people will respond positively to your creative project and funnel their precious, hard-earned money into it. Cambell says a theatre companyaMy newest Style Up 2 Shape Up Quarterly Box is ready to ship out! If you do not read Chapter 2 thoroughly before you read this chapter, you probably will not be able to properly diagnose your machine!!!!5-1 BASIC OPERATIONThe old-style GE design uses a single-speed reversing motor, which is belted to the transmission. We were given a special opportunity on behalf of USAA to visit Catalina for a day of fun in the surf and sand. We had the opportunity to fly Island Express from Long Beach to Catalina, where they too offer a military discount. Our pilot circled around and swooped lower to allow us a closer look before making our way to the island. We were originally going to book a glass bottom boat ride, but discovered they had an upgraded boat similar to a submarine with windows, where they too had a military discount! The kids had a blast pointing out the kelp, Garibaldi, Opaleye and other varieties of fish. Once we arrived back at the dock, we walked to a restaurant for bite to eat, reveling in the beautiful weather and enjoying one another’s company. We were relayed tales of  beach-side lounge chairs complete with servers and a variety of food and beverages. We made our way over to the lounge area and were disappointed to learn that the chairs had already been reserved for the day. The beach was rocks instead of sand and the waves heavier than the waters situated next to the pier.
Something could also happen to me and life insurance provides us peace of mind and costs very little each month. To tell you more about the box (tagged #MIZ11), I've decided to answer questions sent to me by Quarterly Co and Mizzfit readers. I have a chest full of fitness gear and equiptment in my apartment, and OMG, the things I found inside of it had me rolling on the ground. Yes, it's going through it's "boutique salon" stage right now, but people have been "floating" and even installing floating chambers in their homes for the last 20 years. But seriously, it's hard to decide which one is my favorite prize because quite frankly, I own them all.
We often take for granted the wonderful parks and historical sights within the region we live in. A few years ago The New York Times reported that some women were studio-hopping, taking more than 1 class a day to get their fix. It wasn't an overnight kind of relief, but the pain did completely go away about a day and half later. I know youa€™ve probably heard of many fitness trackers already but this one is the tracker of all trackers.
8 years ago I left a career in corporate advertising to pursue my dream of reporting on health & fitness. Ita€™s risky business juggling a lot in your life, but for me personally, I live for the thrill! I reached out to Hourglass Angel (the most well-known waist training seller online) to see if I could try their products and, of course, come to my own conclusion. Again, not complaining as worse things have happened in my life, but as all wavy and curly-haired girls know, learning how to style curls is freakin' hard! Louis at The Arch so that Special Olympics athletes from my hometown can train, compete and enjoy a lifetime of their own thrills. BUT, I'm never as exposed to the world of fashion and the mind-blowing creations debuting on runways as I am during NYFW.
She presented her "Search Don't Rescue" collection, which really appealed to me because I'm a huge fan of monochromatic, flowy dresses and pairings. Graffiti Beasts leggings feature the art of real street artists whose art can be seen on the streets of Lisbon, Barcelona, Milan, New York City and many more cities across the world.
Michelle Austin, founder of the Fluidity Barre, was one of her students among others like Exhale founder Fred Devito, who I interviewed HERE. You will most likely discover parts of your body that you never knew were possible to work out or even move.
They have a wayfarer style (which is so classic that they're always IN) and they're made with polarized, UV400 protection lenses. If you set a level of expectation, they will ALWAYS look forward to your gifts and rave about them in conversation. Let me guess, you know how to break a sweat but you also look forward to showing off how well you clean up and glow like a pro. Check it out because I go into detail about why these skincare products should be in your summer gym bag STAT! This is the yearly event where yogis come together right smack in the middle of Times Square to celebrate the day the sun is at its highest position in the sky for the longest period of time. The tracker itself is a black shiny oval shaped piece that clips into a metal slip-on bracelet.
But what you're paying for is great technology, an app that doesn't baffle you but inspires you and a piece of jewelry that looks good with anything you wear. A really astounding young lady and go-getter herself, Katya Meyers, created the interview series to share what happens behind the scenes in the lives of successful health & wellness oriented professionals. Spirit Junkie and the book A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson really helped open her mind and heart to all the amazing possibilities that can happen when someone chooses love over fear. If you know of a case that shoud be on this list, please add it to the comments section below with a direct link. It's a 5 day adventure and my sources are telling me that there will be 130 of the most famous Zumba instructors onboard including Beto Perez himself. I used to think of her as just my mom without fully worshipping everything she's accomplished.
They're competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, which is considered to be the toughest sailing race in the world. It's a long trip (9 months at sea!) and it's a tremendous challenge for these women, requiring massive teamwork and goal-setting.
Of course, you have to train consistently, eat right and get plenty of sleep and hydration. I teamed up with Chrissy's and my bestie, Michelle from YoGoGirls, to bring you these playful and sporty looks.
I'm 5'2" with muscular legs and I loved the way these Polka Dot Socks almost seemed to lengthen my legs.
Aging lines, sun damage and sagging are major concerns of mine, and I'd like to do the most I can to prevent the visible aging process from coming on faster than it needs to.
Because aluminum prevents our underarms from stinking by blocking sweat from escaping through our pores onto the surface of the skin.
Since May of 2009, I've been on a mission to take everything I learned and experienced from my advertising career and turn into something truly positive that will help women embrace health & wellness.
I also wanted to take a moment to tell all of you that I'm always here to answer your questions about health & wellness so feel free to contact me.
Speaking of sweet, Valentine's Day reared its rosy head and lured me into a chocolate shop last week.
As I admired the glossy bonbons (they're literally lacquered with a sugary coating and some are topped with edible gold leaf) my mouth was watering insatiably. Yoga's the one activity where even though you're not talking, you're still connecting with each other while on your mats.
If you've got an idea for a Plugin that would make your campaign even more awesome, we'd love to hear it.
If you'd like to be a part of our early stage beta testing group then register here for a chance! Here are some easy ways you can trim the time you spend on social media, while also making sure you stay efficient. Set a target for each of your posts so you can see which are doing well once they start going out.
If you're running a campaign purely on a Facebook page, you can also schedule posts within Facebook (see how here ). For almost every campaign, the majority of pledges come through in the first and final days of the campaign. So, we set out to find some of the most creative and cheerful Instagram feeds run by past Pozible project creators.
If you squeal in delight at the sight of sleepy puppies and playful hounds, this one's for you. Expect to see images of just that: coffee, snacks, and cool people working to make their slice of the world a better place. You'll see beautiful watercolour paintings depicting sausage dogs, vegetables and emoji alongside alongside equally whimsical behind-the-scenes shots of her life and style.Think we could do better? The father of the a€?pick yourselfa€™ mantra, American author and entrepreneur Seth Godin says although it's a cultural instinct to wait for permission, taking responsibility for achieving your goals a€“ picking yourself a€“ will inch you ever closer to your own definition of success in ways you never knew possible. Godin says the worlda€™s gatekeepers a€“ the hiring managers, the university selection boards, the sports team captains a€“ are losing relevance and power thanks in large part to the door-opening possibilities of the internet. And the reality is, waiting to be picked is form of hiding that places the onus of action onto others. Instead of waiting for a retailer to stock her pieces, an Adelaide artist worked to open her own shop and studio.
Jennifer successfully crowdfunded two childrena€™s books through Pozible after initially exploring the traditional (and notoriously tough) route of pitching her idea to publishers. The team raised more than $190,000, smashing their already intimidating target of $150,000, and are on track to unveil the monument by Christmas this year.
Work hard at the beginning to secure support at the ground level and youa€™ll find the domino effect can be powerful. Luckily, the proud residents of Collinsville are passionate about where they live, so the Pit Pony project appealed to their sense of community pride and identity from the get-go. Think about how you can get people to feel like theya€™re part of the process A­a€“ any reward that puts peoplea€™s names up in lights can be very effective.


Being the last place in the nation to use pit ponies in their local coalmine, Sue says this unique claim to fame generated interest in the project from the very beginning.
By figuring out your point of difference and highlighting it, youa€™ll make people feel like theya€™re part of something innovative, and that can be really powerful.
His project just about broke the internet in Australia, with everyone from BuzzFeed to the Design Files spruiking his message. I especially like the line about courage because it reveals the truth about this issue being a contest between courage and fear.
People on both sides have a great deal of passion for this issue and it can easily become overwhelming.
I'd never set up meetings with senators or even done much public speaking so it's been pretty intense, but all came so quickly that I really didn't have time to get nervous. Some weren't interested in a discussion a€“ they just wanted to explain to me why I should be afraid of the same things that scare them.
Repetition takes you from novice to master, subconsciously reinforcing the skills youa€™re working so hard to consciously hone. Ita€™s now stocked nationwide at Dan Murphya€™s and the team was one of only six liqueur makers globally to win a gold medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition in London. Bierut himself undertakes the project annually, speaking volumes about the practicea€™s value even to people from the highest echelons of success. Schedule it as you would an appointment (that old chestnut!), and share it if possible a€“ the 100 Day Project advocates sharing via Instagram, keeping participants accountable and providing a sense of confidence in seeing their body of work improve and grow. In a yin and yang-type relationship, one fosters creativity but hampers follow-through, while the other builds focus and the ability to perform.
Add a good caption underneath, but remember that some social networks strip away the text description when an image is reposted - if there's an important message you need to relay (like the link to your project), it's worth embedding it onto the image with Photoshop, or easy free tools like Canva and Piktochart.
Try to put a positive spin on your updates, or failing that, throw in a joke and a silly picture of yourself.
Too much and it could actually have the opposite-to-intended effect, prompting people to tune out. But while the way you promote your campaign may be an afterthought to your actual project, ita€™s actually in your best interests to plan your approach well before you launch.
You want them to remember, but you dona€™t want them to feel overwhelmed.a€?People respond well to changing stimuli, so try to think of ways to connect with your audience and deliver your message in unusual, varying ways.
Think outside the box a€“ that could be anyone from your teacher aunt who can share your campaign with her staffroom colleagues, to your Insta-happy younger brother and his thousands of followers. Youa€™ll greatly diversify your supporter base if you offer something of relative value thata€™s accessible to anyone.
Feel-good rewards such as Facebook shout-outs and videos individually thanking your supporters can also encourage out-of-towners to make what they consider a worthwhile pledge.
The campaigna€™s novelty and feel-good factors certainly played a part in its success a€“ a centenarian in a modern dance performance is not something you come across very often. Instead, think of creative ways to get peoplea€™s interest back, like a new reward or a photo of the team slogging away to remind everyone of the real people and vision depending on their support.
When viewed from the top, the motor turns clockwise for the agitation cycle, and counterclockwise for the spin cycle (Figure GE-1.)A simple centrifugal clutch prevents the motor from taking heavy shock loads when starting.
Psst — USAA is giving away a $300 gift card, so make sure scroll down and enter for your chance to win!
The ship fed the fish regularly, so they quickly made their way over when it came into the preserve. If anyone is looking for a special place to get engaged or celebrate a special day, definitely check out Catalina.
The category continues to evolve and expand beyond the fitness tracker we're all familiar with. The prizes I pick for each Booya Fitness challenge are based on my favorite products and gear that I've personally test out for you. I only ate half the bun and the wonderful part about the meal is that the portions are JUST RIGHT. I already have enough gadgets and gizmos in my life that if I'm going to add something to the mix, it better do something spectacular.
Let's just say I ended up falling in love with waist training, which is something I really didn't expect.
I made some amazing stopsa€”this one was my favoritea€”and had a lot of time to think along the way. You essentially have to ask yourself whata€™s next in my lifea€¦what road will I take and where do I hope it will lead me? As a fitness trend expert, I never limit myself to just fitness events because EVERYTHING is fusing together these days. But yes, I have a FLAT approach to skincare that I want to share with you today that literally saves my life every time I travel. Fact of my life: my toiletry bag + makeup bag + hair dryer and roundbrushes = most of the weight in my suitcase.
Ia€™m discovering new spots to work out, sharing my favorite places to unwind and scoring face-time with friends. Not only do they keep you from squinting but they'll save those precious eye corners of yours from sun damage. The 2 pieces together are minimal and sleek in away that far out-styles FitBit, UP by Jawbone, Nike+ Fuelband and similar black band trackers. The 2 metal bracelet finishes--Midnight Purple and Brushed Gold--blend exceptionally well with silver and gold tone jewelry.
I'm honored to be a part of her series and my interview is LIVE and ready to be heard by clicking RIGHT HERE. My mom and I don't always agree on everything but she's been very supportive of my life choices and has taken great care of me throughout my life. It's going to be a fun springtime evening social, if you will, and a great chance to check out the evolution of LimeLight! Come join our healthy party with cocktails from SkinnyGirl and Juice Press, and wine sorbet from Frosae Wine Sorbae, which is basically FROZEN WINE! So I've put a little something together with a posh studio that's new to the area called Core3 Fitness. Hopefully they'll inspire you to get creative with something as simple and inexpensive as a pair of socks. So, I did for a little bit but then over time I became empowered by how great my mid-30's felt. I can't perform magic tricks but I can wear Altchek MD's Daily Moisturizer made with SPF30, Ester C and Vitamin E.
The plus side is less sweat and stink but the downside is that antiperspirants prevent the human body from doing it's job, which is to rid itself of toxins. I thought I'd share with you what I've got on my desk today: the March issue of People Style Watch Magazine and my new favorite toy, a Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jar with a fruit infuser lid!
It's one of the easiest invitations to extend because no one has time--including me--to workout and see their friends unless it's happening simultaneously.
In this case, it's imperative that your mats are side by side so you can visually bond with your friend. Rewards are a great way to encourage people to support you, and to include and thank them for their generosity in a way that is unique to you. Tailored banners and notifications will guide you through the site, while the Elev.io sidebar allows you to browse FAQs, check out upcoming events and workshops, and send and receive support straight from any page on our site.
Also, the "It's So close, I can't watch it fail" mentality that we love about all or nothing crowdfunding.
Then, refocus your efforts on replicating what is working best, saving time wasted on what you know isna€™t helping. These are the absolute most important times, so it makes sense that these key milestones don't coincide with everyone's christmas and new year's celebrations. A Melbourne writer and editor recognised the need for a magazine focusing on sexuality and gender and just launched her own. And it all began with a Pozible campaign, during which Peter raised more than $8,000 of his modest $6,000 target. How did you find the crowdfunding experience?It's really changed the way I think about funding my projects. As the project progressed it become more and more important to remember my own aims and avoid being swept up in other people's agendas.
But there were far more people who were happy to just chat about it, to find where we agree and where we don't. I usually ask them why we've changed to a policy of turning people away when previous generations of asylum seekers were welcomed. Even the most personal of projects can have a larger cause behind them - for instance, supporting the local arts scene, or being proactive and determined in achieving a lifelong dream. Most of us stationed in Southern Californian know that Catalina is an island, so if you don’t own your own boat, you can hope aboard the Catalina Express ferry via Dana Point or Long Beach using discounted tickets from ITT on base.
It's drastically changing these industries with more advanced fabrics, lighter and more funtional parts, more accurate tracking and motion sensors, and overall cooler customization.
Whether it's my boyfriend coming over to cook with me, my mom visiting from Missouri or my best friend coming to spend the weekend with me to play in New York City, I literally ALWAYS have a meal in the fridge for 2 that only takes 30-45 minutes to whip up. And can you blame them for not caring when they know new members are taking them for joyride? Since I'm the healthy one in my familia, they count on me to contribute an interesting veggie concoction that wows their taste buds. I caught the flu somewhere between rushing to shows and shaking hands with and hugging everyone.
I've been to a few of their events, but this year's New York Fashion Week 2015 showcase was one of my favorites. Fashion is going sporty on NYFW catwalks and tech is catering more than ever to wellness conscious users. Ia€™m doing it all in a 2015 Ford Explorer to celebrate Tri-State Forda€™s a€?Where To Now?a€? adventure and summer sweepstakes! My products have to be effective, easy to apply, fast working and light (on my shoulder, not just my face!).
It's challenging, modern, music-oriented, and doesn't follow all the yoga rules you're used to.
Most people won't even notice you're wearing a tracker because it looks like a fancy bangle. The lotus flower is now bold, proud and sharp looking, which I personally think translates better to fitness and sport. I learned a lot from them about Team SCA's voyage, race conditions and day to day life at sea during this gorgeous afternoon spent sailing on the Hudson River. I've been running long distances since highschool and to this day I'm still discovering new tricks for a smoother run. Going to the Big Island this past February was my 3rd time back to the wonderous state and I used a new online travel guide service called Localfu to navigate my way around like a local. Even my hunky Australian officemate who is the epitome of a guy's guy goes to SoulCycle and has a ClassPass acount.
Neither do you want to be the hungover baboon who can barely string a coherent project update together. Start by taking your big overarching goal and break it down into actionable steps a€“ ita€™s less intimidating that way.
For a long time I've wanted to undertake a project on this scale but I couldn't figure out how it might be possible. Also, knowledge is power, but drink in moderation!You guessed it: alcohol lubricates your creativity, with the equivalent of two standard drinks serving to loosen up your braina€™s centre of conscious thought, the cerebral cortex. The truth is, even if you pride yourself on being the first of your friends to get on Facebook way back when, you could still be using social media totally wrong. Wea€™d post teaser photos of the print, and articles from online and slip the Pozible link in below.
It's really amazing to see all the companies being born out of these kind of technological advancements.
It's been a whirlwind of a month but I'm finally back at Mizzfit headquarters blogging about all my exciting Fall adventures.
Ia€™ve worked really hard to get where I am, but if you had asked me years ago whether Ia€™d be in the drivera€™s seat of my own business and reporting on womena€™s health, Ia€™d think you were nuts. I worry that I won't have what I need and as a frugalista, I don't want to buy what I already own while away from home. Most importantly they have to feel good on and revitalize my skin, whether Ia€™m running to a workout or freshening up right after one. It's simply amazing, so I was thrilled to see her join what has become a yogi cult favorite summer event. But when it comes to fitness--my area of expertise--there's no fooling me or anyone else for that matter.
She told me to choose my deodorant wisely because many popular brands pose health risks, especially to women.
Check me out in Lacroix Sparkling Water's new campaign called "Start A Healthy Relationship", which can be seen on the Lacroix website and in several fitness & health publications like Oxygen Magazine. I asked the man in Bondi if he'd ever met a Muslim and he said 'I've seen 'em, but I can't say I've ever spoken to one,' and he smiled as if to admit he sounded a bit silly. For the same reason you called your ex 17 times in an hour or thought jumping off the roof into the pool was a great idea, hitting the juice puts your brain in a relaxed state that sparks new creative connections and ideas.
I take a lot of criticism for being an outspoken Republican (I'm NOT anti-gay marriage or pro-life though), for wearing waist trainers and even for making a living off of social media. That being said, I was pretty excited to see which brands would be making their debut at TechStyleNYC!
If you live on the West Coast, keep reading because I have details on an amazing fit event happening out there as well.
They either burnt out or broke after 1 drop and then it was back to the Apple store for a new one.
Find out what's in store for you and please check out this Facebook Invitation (where I'd love for you to RSVP).
I want you to be informed on all the possibilities of fitness instead of believing bogus stories that discourage you.
My aunt is no stranger to disease as a survivor of Melanoma tumors and having recently lost her beloved husband to Esophageal cancer, so I decided to take heed and do a little research of my own.
A social media shout-out or thank you card is an awesome way to acknowledge peoplea€™s support.
I think there are plenty of Australians who are like that, who've perhaps forgotten that it takes courage to combine.What's next for you?'Real Australians Say Welcome' will continue. You care less about whata€™s happening around you, which frees up your brain to wander into lightbulb territory. Even if it doesn't (and if so, I'm jealous that you've mastered being a sane packer), I think this tip might come in handy. Many thanks to Altchek MD for all the attention and for making my skin look so great at 36 years old.
The creators of this reward came up with a form of recognition that was interactive and unique. In the next few weeks I'm going to pass the project over to everyone thata€™s supported it.
The downside is youa€™re less focused and your memory is impaired, so ita€™s difficult to buckle down and work.Enter coffee. There is less chance of chipping or scratching the finish.2) Inside the lid, on the top right side, is the recirculation nozzle.
We were allowed to bring 25 pounds of gear per passenger, so we handed over our bags complete with beach toys, towels and water for the afternoon.
As I get older, I realize how important it is to poke around and get the inside scoop instead of just taking things at face value.
People are always judging but that's OK, I enjoy the path less traveled if it sparks my curiosity. Around the time I turned 12, my dad took me to get a "Mariah Carey" perm because I wanted Mariah's exact hair from her music video Someday.
You'll eventually find yourself clicking on every square on his instagram profile much like I did.
Ia€™m a sleeveless-outfit-kind-of-girl and my issue is finding a bra that makes the area where my underarm and side boob meet look shapely.
Coffee is the quiet workhorse that can help you execute that amazing idea your inebriated brain generated but was unable to complete because, you know, you were tipsy. So I've whipped out a larger magnifying glass (aka camera and corresponding film team) and started doing a lot more poking around than usual. Ita€™s frustrating when you work out as much as I do to maintain an athletic physique, to look in the mirror and spot a bulge protruding from under your arm!
I discovered there's a lot out there in the world of iPhone cases, and with a brand new iPhone 6 on my hands, I began to test.
To let someone be an extra isn't a huge undertaking for the creators, but something so special for the supporter.
And if you still really want to be picked a€“ externally validated a€“ the odds increase considerably when youa€™ve shown you believe in your abilities enough to pick yourself. So I reached out to him to express my fandom and whadayaknow, he's the nicest guy on earth!
There is a small inspection hole (figure GE-4) in the pump body that weeps water when the pump's internal seal is leaking. You may not see any water directly, but you will see its tracks leading down the pump body. See section 5-4 on pumps. 2) These washers are quite different from others in that the tub is attached to the cabinet, rather than the transmission. The clipping itself doesna€™t cost the project a dime, but is incredibly unique and special for people committed to the venue and cause.One of our weirder campaigns was based around researching maggots for medical purposes. It can develop leaks, or even shake loose, causing a MASSIVE leak (during the fill cycle, the water dumps straight onto the floor instead of filling the tub). No doubt these one-of-a-kind pictures are still pinned to fridges, with an awesome story behind them.ExperienceSome rewards include supporters in the process of your project, or providing them with something to remember through a lived, real-time experience. They were able to come up with an amazing and unique experience relevant to backers of their campaign. Usually such holes will appear around the top of the tub.If you have holes worn in the tub, you can sometimes patch them with an epoxy patch kit, available at your appliance parts dealer. It may prove to be a temporary repair, but you can always do it again, and it's cheaper than trashing the washer. Your project may not naturally lend itself to an ice-cream joy ride, but think - do you have access to anything or anyone who could help you craft an amazing experience for your supporters?The next project had the added benefit of star power, being a little bit famous usually helps when it comes to creating buzz about your cause.Dona€™t let not being in a well known Aussie alternative rock band stop you. Throw a party for your top pledger - it pays off!There are plenty of ways you can allow people to be an ongoing part of what you make or do. As of this writing, it is not yet widely available, but ask your dealer or call 800-936-5282. 4) The tub fittings may leak. You could offer sponsorship or advertising opportunities, mates rates or insider updates for future projects.
If you detect a leak from the tub drain or other tub fitting, remove the basket as described in section 5-6. 5) You may get a calcium or detergent buildup around the fill or recirculation nozzle. Replace it as described in section 5-4. If the machine is not pumping out water because the coupling has come off the pump, check the pump for jamming. Therefore, a locked transmission will not stop the motor from turning, but a locked pump will. 1) If NOTHING on the machine works, and it's not even making any noise, check the power supply. In others, only the spin cycle is interlocked, and the machine will still fill and agitate with the lid raised. Check as described in section 2-5(a) and tighten or replace as described in section 5-10.3) Often a sock or something has jammed in the pump.
You will also hear the motor trying to start, then tripping off by the motor overload switch, because it is being stalled by the pump. An additional confirmation of this diagnosis is that if you look at the pump coupling while the motor is trying to start, it will be twisted tightly. See section 5-4. 4) If the transmission pulley is turning, but either agitate or spin or both are not working, the transmission is bad. Replace as described in section 5-13. If the pump is turning, but the transmission drive pulley is not turning, stop the washer and disconnect power. If the transmission pulley will not turn in one or both directions, the transmission needs to be replaced. See section 5-13.If the transmission pulley turns fairly easily by hand, but the clutch drum is turning slowly or not at all under motor power, the clutch may be bad. Usually you will hear the motor buzzing as it tries to start, then dropping out on the overload.
Check as described in section 5-12. 6) If the washer spins but does not agitate, check the agitator splines. Section 5-5. 7) If you have a two-speed machine and the slow (gentle) speed is not working, the clutch solenoid may not be working.
See section 5-11. If the machine makes a squeaking noise, especially during the spin cycle, the snubbers are probably worn out. This is especially true if the machine has difficulty balancing during spin, even after you redistribute the clothes.
Replace the snubber blocks as described in section 5-14.5-4 PUMP AND PUMP COUPLINGA vast majority of GE-built washers use the pump shown in figure GE-4. Disconnect the pump coupling at the TOP end, then the remove the three pump mounting screws.
Then cut out the little piece of plastic in the center of the hub with a knife; this will expose the top of the agitator shaft.
There are locking tabs that you must twist to remove the larger agitator from the smaller one. Once the screw is removed, the "handwash" agitator should lift out easily. If you need to remove it, it is simply clamped to the transmission top and to a lip on the tub by two big round clamps. If it has simply shaken loose and not torn, you can just clamp the old one back in place, but you'd better check the snubber blocks as described in section 5-14 to try to find out why it shook loose in the first place. If the timer dial prevents you from removing the timer, pull off the spring clip from behind the timer knob as shown in figure GE-10.
The other design is known as a "clamshell" timer because of the curved shape of its plastic housing.
If your timer is defective, take it to your parts dealer and ask for a rebuilt.5-8 LID SWITCHThe lid switch is located beneath the cabinet top, towards the right rear of the washer. Test with an ohmmeter and replace if defective.5-9 WATER LEVEL SWITCHThe water level switch is located beneath the console.
GE washers used several different wiring schemes, so refer to section 2-6(b) and compare with figure GE-11 to determine which terminals to test.
If it has no continuity, replace by removing the screw on the underside of the coil. I do not recommend the novice trying to rebuild a two-speed clutch.
To service the single-speed clutch, first remove power from the washer and remove the back panel.
If you're not sure if the shoes can be re-used, ask your appliance parts dealer, or simply replace them. As you look at the back of the machine, you will find the relay towards the upper left side of the machine. You should now see good continuity. If you do not get the above readings, replace the relay. Slide the transmission towards the right rear of the washer, and reach under the transmission to make sure the drive belt has disengaged from it. Rebuilt GE transmissions are a standard item at most parts stores, and they are not terribly expensive. Locate the right rear bolt loosely in its hole, then the left front bolt, then the other four. Install the boot, basket, and agitator.
As a final step, remove the back from the washer and make sure the belt is seated properly.5-14 SNUBBER BLOCKSThere are eight friction pads, commonly known as snubber blocks, which help to prevent vibration during the spin cycle.
There is a small inspection hole (figure GE-4) in the pump body that weeps water when the pump's internal seal is leaking. It may prove to be a temporary repair, but you can always do it again, and it's cheaper than trashing the washer. If it has simply shaken loose and not torn, you can just clamp the old one back in place, but you'd better check the snubber blocks as described in section 5-14 to try to find out why it shook loose in the first place. If you're not sure if the shoes can be re-used, ask your appliance parts dealer, or simply replace them.



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