Archive for January 8th, 2013

January 8th, 2013

Get Paid to Workout; Pay if you Skip

by Christopher O'Brien

ellipticalBy Jenn Strathman

Perhaps you’re changing the way you look to by getting more physically fit. For me, it’s all about motivation. It’s so easy to talk myself out of a workout. I had a tough day. The roads are bad. It’s too cold. I feel drained. The excuses are endless. Money is a great motivator, because there is a financial prize and price to working out or skipping the gym.

A friend joined forces with several others for a $500 fitness challenge that lasts through August. With such a big prize, there’s reason to stay motivated until August. You can also set your financial goals smaller with an app called GymPact. You’re rewarded financially for going to the gym and you pay if you don’t go.

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January 8th, 2013

Lieberman Leaves the Building

by Christopher O'Brien

By Don Pesci

     Most seemingly endless U.S. Senate careers end with a whimper rather than a bang.
     When Dennis House, the moderator of “Face the State” on WFSB Channel 3, asked Senator Joe Lieberman how he would like to be remembered by history upon his retirement, Mr. Lieberman said the question put him in mind of Winston Churchill who, when asked a similar question, said he thought he would be well remembered because he himself intended to write the history of his time and place.

 

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January 8th, 2013

The Future of Star Wars

by Christopher O'Brien

By Lon Seidman | CT Tech Junkie

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courtesy: Lucas film

Star Wars creator George Lucas recently sold the Star Wars Franchise to Disney in a series of short YouTube Videos. His creation was sold for over $4 billion in October. Along with the acquisition announcment, Lucas and Disney announced…Continue Reading and view Lucas discussing the sale here…

 

January 8th, 2013

The Newtown Microscope

by Christopher O'Brien

From time to time, small communities across our state and country experience profound tragedy.

Whether it be the bell factory fire in East Hampton, hurricane damage in Milford, East Haven and Fairfield, murders and domestic disputes in South Windsor, chronic violence in Bridgeport and Hartford schools, or children killed in car accidents in Bristol and inumerous other towns, the wounds run deep for all communities. Scars remain for years and affect the development of those living in the community for a generation.

Five years ago Wolcott lost three of our own teens in a preventable accident on East Street. The accident was caused by a dangerous weapon at the hands of an inexperienced 17 year old driver who had a history of leaving hulking pieces of metal in his wake. After news of the tragedy spread, classes were cancelled, forums held and the town comforted our children. We held them close. We held vigils. Candles and photos lined East Street. Counselors were summoned. The media descended.

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