eHarmony rejection

eHarmony rejection
By Rajinder B.

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Source: eHarmony

This was back in 2010, and then I tried a second time and same result, just like in person. It happens to a bunch of people. Supposedly their matching system is pretty comprehensive, but I wonder how well it is for people that are able to use it.

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Mio and Garmin activity trackers

Mio and Garmin activity trackers
By Rajinder B.
Fitbits are really good trackers, but from what I heard when its low to medium activity its precise, but when its medium to high activity it can be less precise.
I haven’t heard if anyone’s tried it but have a look at Pure Pulse Guidelines.
Fitbit suggets wearing it 2-3 fingers width from the wrist bone may help.

Mio

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Mio Slice, source

I was informed about the Mio brand of trackers, Mio’s website.
Their heart rate monitor is very accurate, they compare it to chest straps. The recent model is the Mio Slice. If someone is looking mainly for heart measurement this would be a recommended one to check out. Its water resistant to 30m, 3 ATM.

They rely more on the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) score, as seen here. It looks like a very good activity tracker.

Garmin

Garmin has activity trackers.

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Garmin Vivosmart 3, source

One of which is the Vivosmart 3, seen here, and it works with all three major devices iPhone®, Android™, and Windows®.

It uses similar technology like the Fitbit green LED’s to estimate heart rate. And the usual the tracker being worn off the wrist bone.

And a lot more specialized ones, if you’re into specific sports, like golfing, cycling, swimming and lots of other sports, seen here.

I heard good things about Garmin activity trackers.

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Fitbits

Fitbits
By Rajinder B.

Fitbit Official Site

Fitbit is a popular activity tracker and here is just an overview of some of the models current models 2017.

Fitbit Zip

Fitbit Zip

Is an older model, but the clip on tracker, and uses a coin cell battery. This is good for those who just want to track their steps and activity through the Fitbit app. You can mount to your belt, strap, and shoes.

Fitbit One

Fitbit One

Clip on like the zip, but this one has sleep tracking too, comes with a sleep wristband to measure sleep.

Fitbit Flex 2

An updated version of the Flex, the Flex 2 is now waterproof, the rest of the Fitbit line are water resistant. The Flex 2 has pendants and bangles. Which can be accessorized really nicely, let’s say a night out on the town, as seen here
Flex 2 look
It looks very chic.

Fitbit Flex 2

There is also SmartTrack™ by Fitbit, which automatically detects certain sports after 15 minutes and records it accordingly rather than manually putting it into the app.

Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta

This model is like the flex, but with a display. The strap of the Flex 2 and Alta are the same. At first its very hard to secure the band, but later on it gets easier. Sometimes they can get lost. It is suggested to contact Fitbit to see what they can do. There is also smart phone notifications too.

Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit Alta HR

This model is like the Alta, but with heart rate (HR) monitoring, Purepulse, which uses leds to measure. It is suggested to wear the HR models off the wrist bone for more accurate measurements. There are also Fitbit’s other technologies Fitbit Technologies

Also the Alta HR has a buckle on the watch strap, prevents accidental loss and for the HR measurement. This version is slimmer than the Charge 2.

Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2

This one came out a while ago, and it’s the previous Charge HR, but the Charge 2, you can change the wristband. Also has a bigger screen, to see the time, notifications, timer, and this model also monitoring breathing sessions, and interchangeable wrist band.

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Blaze

This one resembles the smart watches, color display. GPS connect, need to have GPS on your phone in order to track routes, a color display to interface with the Fitbit app, as in to add activities. Depending on your budget, a smart watch could be an alternative.

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge

The Surge has been around for a while and this has GPS built in, good for tracking routes.

Aria

Fitbit Aria

This is the Fitbit scale, it connects with your Fitbit account and you can keep track of everything fitness related. This can be a complete package of activity monitoring.

Comments

As with most trackers you need to put in which activity you’re doing, but there are more detection algorithms. Like with all trackers, after several days or weeks, needs to be synchronized as the device can only buffer so much data.
You can set up several trackers on one account.
These how to videos can be really good for specific models

Developer Fitbit If anyone is into app development, and wants to create apps with Fitbit data this can be really interesting.

Issues

If it doesn’t sync, try turning off Bluetooth, rebooting the phone/tablet, uninstalling, reinstalling the app, and resetting the tracker according to Fitbit’s instructions.

Fitbit Help

Any issue you can always contact Fitbit support, they are very helpful.

Fitbit Extras

Public School Nyc

Collaboration with Public School.

Fitbit Ambassadors including Gabby Reece, volleyball player.

And a fun video with American dancer Julianne Hough.

Overall

Overall you can use the Fitbit Comparaison to compare the different models of Fitbits. You can add your friends to compete against. I have heard that if you have friends with another company tracker, you can push the data into the Myfitnesspal then compare. There are many other apps like Fitbit Partnerships.

If you’re in the market for extra bands, definitely check out the Fitbit website, but there also third party ones available from Ebay, and Amazon.

There are other trackers out there, but Fitbits are really good general trackers.

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Where they found her – Kimberly McCreight

Where they found her – Kimberly McCreight
By Rajinder B.

Where they found her – Harper Collins

The synopsis of this story is bleak; the main character suffers a personal loss and has to work an assignment that is close to it. It takes place in a suburban town, university and lots of tragedy.
Kimberly’s character development is really good, as each perspective is different, her ability to write it was well executed. The pacing of the story was really good, the back and forward, even the twist was really interesting. If you liked The Girl on the Train, I highly recommend reading this one.

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A New Model – Ashley Graham

A New Model – Ashley Graham
by Rajinder B

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Source A New Model – Ashley Graham

Available from Harper Collins

Available from Amazon.ca

Ashley Graham appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. For a while she’s appeared in the media as a proponent of curvy models.

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Source Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey.

Her book A New Model, is a really good read. She goes right from the beginning of her model career, the ups and downs and says it in a really good uplifting way. There’s a lot involved with being a model, as she details, setting up preparing for shoots, then going on the walkway. She even goes through how being a curvy girl, plus size, being bullied by designers, stylists even by salespersons. I could only imagine being a curvy girl in a group of mean bullies, queen bees, and so on. She also mentions how it still goes on today. She makes a lot of good points how some high end designer clothing still do not have plus sizes, making it more challenging for woman to pick out outfits, but she does give tips on how one can mix and match different outfits. She’s featured in several line of clothing.

Swimsuits
Swimsuits for all

Lingerie
Addition Elle

Ashley Graham’s Official Shop

Ashley Graham’s page

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Source Ashley’s first magazine cover as mentioned in her book

In her book she really gives good all around advice, to modeling, relationships with Justin (her husband), and many areas of life. It was a really good read, highly recommend, as she says: “Beauty beyond size.”

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Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train review

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train review
By Rajinder B

I read this one and really enjoyed the lead character Rachel, around page 41, you have one of her famous rants. Which are along the lines of female jealously. Her rants are great.
The story is told from three different perspectives. Rachel. Megan and Anna. Each character has their issues, but someone it crosses.
It starts off with Rachel on her daily commute seeing the ideal couple from the train window and from there the story starts.
I found it to be a really good thriller with female leads, I couldn’t put it down. If you like thrillers, highly recommended read.

Paula Hawkins page

There is also a movie, which I have not seen yet, but heard it was good.

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Mr. Mercedes – review

Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King – review
By Rajinder B

The opening of this book is quite memorable, starts off with a guy runs people over in line. Story is about Brady is working a dead end job in an electronics store, and an ice cream truck driver. Hodges character can be quite overboisterous, while Jerome being African is good to see a variation, and Holly a bit slower.

The book reads like a CSI show, which is really good, some good lines from Stephen King

“Every religion lies. Every moral precept is an delusion. Even the stars are a mirage. The truth is darkness, and the only thing that matters is making a statement before one enters it. Cutting the skin of the world and leaving a scar. That’s all history is, after all: scar tissue.” ― Steven King

There are no fantasy elements, just a detective novel. It was fast paced and a really good read. There is another two books in the series, I haven’t read. Though I heard that the second one is Hodges, Jerome and Holly solving cases, while the third one Brady returns. Looks like they are making a TV show out of it too:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3434052/stephen-king-will-cameo-mr-mercedes-tv-series/

A recommended read if you like Stephen King’s work, but with a more CSI/detective aspect.

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Stephen King’s The Shining review

Stephen King’s The Shining review
By Rajinder B

I read The Shining quite a while ago and really liked it. I saw the movie too, obviously the book goes a lot more into detail, you get a lot more slow psychological trouble that Jack goes through. How Danny shine’s comes about too. It’s really set in the 1970s, with references to products, media, of that time. Clever use of ‘redrum’ and I find the book really well written, and really well done.
If you’re into horror, definitely a must read.

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Psychologists Thoughts I

Psychologists Thoughts I
By Rajinder B.

I found this article interesting.

https://ohamy57.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/psychologist-not-always-right/

Some valid points, no one is perfect, including myself, but I like the general idea. Sometimes I find some try really hard to fit people into their DSM-5 category, at any length, bully, making people even more miserable than usual. Especially using long drawn out scenarios, forcing someone to fit their criteria, just to be right, to help I doubt, or maybe cause of a research grant.

Some really good views!

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