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“Text Necks Syndrome”

Text Necks Syndrome poised to get worse in Hoboken

Good posture is going to be a thing of the past if people don’t start realizing what they’re doing when they’re “out and about.” Instead of enjoying their environs while waiting for the bus, most people nowadays remain in their digital world – even though their physical bodies are outside (and with PLENTY to see, observe, think about). They simply NEED to “connect” with whatever it may be they’re immersed in on their “smart” phones (social networks, games, celebrity gossip, idle chatter, etc.)

These two kids below put “text necks syndrome” on full display (probably looking at porn), when one kid briefly checked out out this girls tush before he went back into his creaked position:

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This lady here didn’t even realize I was taking a photo:

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Although this chap here took a break from looking at his screen to watch me take a photo, he was still in the “bent-over-browsing” mode (notice others in the picture “heads down.”)

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Who knows – maybe that ridiculous Google Glass comes with at least one benefit? Improved spinal alignment?

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Miracle Parking Job

Hard to believe, but true: Miracle Parking Job in Hoboken

Wow, I did a double-take the other day when I noticed this pickup truck parked near the Hoboken High School. A true miracle parking job that’s for sure.

At first glance at this “legally” parked vehicle, I thought it had to be some kind of private business. But no! It was a Hoboken Board of Education vehicle. Not double parked, not parked on the red curb – but pretty much where cars are supposed to park.

While it’s crappy that a city vehicle took a space away from a resident who may have been able to use it – it is still astounding to witness this rare event (sort of like a blue moon).

Miracle Parking Job Hoboken NJ board of education

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Metal Masters of Monroe Center

Event: Metal Masters of Monroe Center – Oct. 24th

Still not enough people “go beyond the walls” of such places like the Monroe Center in Hoboken (720 Monroe Street). There are dozens of unique vendors, craftspeople and artists waiting to be discovered. One such event taking place this Friday (“Metal Masters”) will give you an opportunity to check out some artists who make metal their specialty. Read more below…

Metal Masters Monroe Center Hoboken NJ

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

The Monroe Center for the Arts presents “Metal Masters Of Monroe” in Studio E-415 on Friday, October 24th, from 5pm to 9pm at the Monroe Center located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.

These artists work exclusively with metals:

The Metal Masters event is free to the public as well as parking in the rear lot. For further details contact: gp@monroecenter.com Telephone: 201-795-5000.

Low Carb Revelations

3 years living low carb – verdict?

After about three full years living (and learning) the low carbohydrate lifestyle – I have to say without a doubt, it is the one and only sustainable long-term health “plan” you can provide for yourself.

But that is not to say it is (or was) without revelations, new discoveries, hiccups and roadblocks.

Because the world is constantly moving in all directions, and as we learn (or un-learn, or re-learn) subtle (and often risky) facts about about nutrition in general – it absolutely pays to stay on your toes, keep educating yourself, and remain active in the low carb world.

Human Guinea Pig – will try almost anything

In the past year or so – I’ve experimented with foods and methods that were essentially outside of the direct “comfort zone” of a true low carb / high fat (LCHF) diet.

They weren’t the same “bad” things I used to eat – but as I’ve realized, they are NOT necessarily good either. Let’s take a look.

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  • “Gluten Free” is VERY over-rated: About the ONLY benefit of “gluten free” (besides the obvious Celiac reasons), is that you don’t suffer from the same inflammation and “bloating” you’d experience if you ate a substantial wheat-based meal. Other than that – and as we’ve read in Dr. William Davis’ new book: Wheat Belly – Total Health – is that ALL GRAINS ARE BAD. Rice. Corn. Oats. Barley. Human beings were NOT “designed” to eat the seeds of grass. Period. We’re not cows with four stomachs, or dogs with two. We have one single stomach, and our bodies are plain and simply NOT made to process those “edible” items. A majority of diseases and unpleasant “symptoms” can be traced back to grains. Eliminate them entirely.
  • Organic – still open for debate: While I certainly don’t want to eat pesticides or GMO products – I’m still on the fence with certain organic foods. One, the cost per unit of measure is substantially higher – which may or may not present a problem long term. Additionally – I’m a bit concerned with the authenticity of most commercial organic products. Unless I was there on the assembly line, how can one be 100% positive it’s genuine? Furthermore – any kind of carby snack that boasts “all natural” and organic should still be avoided if they contain grains of any kind. I will add though, that we had some organic blueberries the other day that were out of this world. Way better than the cheaper chemical-laced berries.
  • “Cheating” never has an upside: Even if you’re on a huge “winning streak” and feel better than ever – there is NEVER a time to “cheat” just because you “deserve it.” Because cheating is just punishing yourself. One, you’ll most likely get a stomach ache (or experience body pain and stiffness). Two, it will raise your blood sugar levels and knock you out of nutritional ketosis. Could be a day, two or more before you’re burning stored body fat again. And lastly, once to have that taste of the addictive carbs – you’re prone to cheat a few more times within a short time-frame (until the suffering wakes you back up). Staying on track is much more rewarding than 15 minutes of “palate pleasing.”
  • Watch your alcohol: After drinking nothing but red wine for a few years – I had the cravings for an ice-cold frothy beer during one of our warmer days this past summer. That kicked off a week or two long streak where I didn’t care. The beers went down nice (and you got a different “buzz” too, believe it or not) but I felt worse the following days. I don’t care if beer has a different sugar (Maltose), it’s still not a smart choice if you need that drink. Stay off the beer (think “beer belly.”)

Recommended Low Carb Reading

The Big Fat SurpriseOther than the awesome latest edition of the Wheat Belly book I mentioned above – here are a few others we’ve read and recommend:

  • The Big Fat Surprise – Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz: A NY Times Best Seller and filled with 1000′s of references, The Big Fat Surprise was the result of over a decade of research that absolutely DESTROYS conventional “wisdom” about nutrition we were all force-fed for the past 40+ years. Bottom line, our obesity epidemic is most certainly a “western disease” thanks to misinformation, the industrial revolution, and more. Quit “counting calories” and being afraid of good fats and you’ll be in great shape.
  • Wheat Belly Cookbook and Wheat Belly 30-minute (or less) Cookbook: Together, these two cookbooks will give you over 350 dishes you can create that are wheat and grain-free. Absolutely fantastic (especially the 30 minute version). You’ll never miss bread again, and if you start today – perhaps by next summer you’ll be ready to wear a bikini at the beach for the first time in a long time!

Good luck to whomever is finally about to take the low-carb plunge! You’ll be amazed at how you can turn you life around for the better!

Halloween DWI Checkpoint

Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Hoboken

Thinking of coming to Hoboken next Friday in your fruity costume? Plan on getting loaded and driving around? Well you might want to think that over – as cops will be on full patrol that night with a Halloween DWI Checkpoint.

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Hoboken Halloween DWI Police Checkpoint

“The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The location of the checkpoint will be on Observer Highway (Eastbound) at Willow Avenue. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12am to 4am.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement and injury due to DWI-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events – the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on-site.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Entitled Bicyclists

Hoboken brimming with Entitled Bicyclists!

Entitled bicyclists in Hoboken don’t just ride the wrong way, or nearly run over pedestrians on the sidewalk. Nope.

They also lock these fruity contraptions to the front of people’s homes – and prevent access to the gated areas, as one resident tried to reason with the moron by leaving a polite note:

2nd Notice: Please do not park your bike here. It prevents access to the front gated area. If you have a problem, call my cell and we can discuss. Thanks. (Adams St. Resident)”

“Please” call my cell? So we can “discuss?” Fuck that! If that was my house, that lock would have been sawed off – and the sign would have said “FREE BIKE. PLEASE TAKE.”

You can’t reason with these people. They’ll unknowingly step all over you. Grow a pair and take matters in your own hands.

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