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LPT: Using an umbrella in the rain? Wearing a backpack?
By tucking the handle of the umbrella between your back and the backpack - holds the frame in place.
Better coverage for you and the bag, plus you get two free hands! Impress your friends / amaze people driving by during the hot and rainy weekend!
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Breakfast: Avocado and Eggs
Use a firm Avocado and pop out the pit and use the larger slice for the egg. By using olive oil in the pan it allows nothing to stick, then I throw the other spare avocado piece in the pan as well.
Infographic: Run Own 30 Minute Interval Cycling Workout
If your preferred workout involves getting on a stationary bike and cycling, this 30 minute workout can help you get the most out of the limited time you have at the gym. It comes complete with a warm up and cool down, and three cycles of single-leg and full-intensity riding.
The graphic below is from the folks at Greatist, who put the workout together with instructor and personal trainer Michelle Portalatin so you have something to follow whenever you get on the stationary bike or go to the gym—even if you don’t have time to join a cycling class. It’s designed with a flat course in mind, and as the name implies, can be completed in a half-hour. 
Lifestyle: Leave Problems at the Office with the ‘Walk in the Door’ Rule
After a rough day, we tend to come home and complain about all our troubles at the office. Change that habit by saying one great thing that happened at work today.
My Mom used to ask me what I learned today at school to help give me a positive outlook. This rule applies in a similar context to those of us with slightly more complex lives than grade-schoolers. A thread on Quora asked for tips on happiness and Brad Einarsen suggested:
When I arrive home from work, the very first thing I tell my wife is the best thing that happened that day.
No exceptions. No complaining. Just the best thing that day, even if it was just a good cup of coffee. This had the effect of starting our evening off on a positive note and it changed our relationship.

Of course, you don’t have to tell your wife. You can tell your husband, significant other or your roommate. You can even just post it on social media if you live alone. The goal is to leave more troubles at the office and enjoy your time at home. It’s easy to gripe the crappy stuff in your work day. It’s harder to find those positive moments.
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