Posted on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 by Uri Halevi
2012 is over. Let bygones be bygones and start 2013 with some constructive New Year Resolutions. The idea is simple: Get rid of your bad habits and adopt some good ones. These are the sites that will help you on both accounts.
New years eve is a brutal time, people usually get frustrated as they realize that another year went by and they still didn’t lose those extra 10 pounds, haven’t stopped smoking, their love life is not where it should be and that they are far from financial stability. 2013 is going to be different! This time All My Faves equips you with the best tools the internet has to offer for brighter, healthier and happier living.
Smoking is probably the worst habit a person can have. It’s bad for your health and the health of those near you, bad for your pocket and literally makes you stink! Smokefree.gov can help you or someone you care about quit smoking. The site was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute and the information and professional assistance available on this Website can help to support your needs as you quit smoking. Understanding that different people need different resources as they try to quit, Smokefree.gov supports both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker. And if nothing works, try Allen Carr’s ‘Easy way to Stop Smoking‘ which is the world’s most popular quit smoking title, with an 80+ percent market share in the smoking cessation category. As a smoker I know how hard it is to even start thinking of stopping, let’s make 2013 the year where it’s finally done!
Loosing weight is always easier said then done, the first thing you have to do is change your nutrition and eating habits.EatThisMuch.com offers a great diet building service; you start by entering the number of calories you want to eat and click “Generate”. If you’re not sure how much you should be eating, click “Not sure?” to estimate your nutrition requirements. Keep in mind that everyone’s needs are different and you will likely need to make adjustments to your intake based on your weight progress. If you don’t like the foods the generator gives you, you can change the foods by clicking the “Meal Options”. There, you can filter out recipes by their ingredients, prep time, and cook time. Eat This Much will organize your daily meals, eating what it suggests is totally up to you.
Now that you are thinner and smoke free its time to conserve it by adopting a healthy life style. Huffington post’s healthy living section will help you learn what it takes to have a healthy mind, body and spirit, with advices from health experts. You can also join the discussion on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle on this vast healthy living society. Out of all the healthy lifestyle blogs Huffington post’s healthy living is probably the most thorough and extensive one, providing content and discussion about various subjects such as sleep, health, fitness, environment and more. To make a long story short, this blog is about all the things that will balance your life, making it healthier and there fore happier, alongside global health issues that demands our attention and recognition.
To help you, we are happy to introduce you to Mother Nature Network, a website that believes that Improving our world is more then just being concerned about our planet. This site is designed for everyday people who simply want to make our world better. The site’s staff believes that our world encompasses many different aspects: our family, our health, our lifestyle, our business, our community and off course, our planet. With a goal of providing the most accurate and up-to-date news and information available, Mother Nature Network covers one of the broadest scope of environmental news and social responsibility issues on the internet, all in a way that is engaging and easy to understand. So get involved and start making your world a better place.
You never know what tomorrow will bring so it’s always good to be prepared. The Savings Experiment is a daily finance Savings blog, designed to provide you with the tools and information you might need in order to establish the best savings that are realistic and reasonable to your income. On this site you will find videos, articles and advice about frugal ways to save money every day. It will help you make your budget work with tested money-saving ideas. Unlike most finance sites, this one is very user friendly, it is designed for people who doesn’t understand finances but want to, for the everyday family who wishes to lead better life with the resources they have. It’s designed for you. Find out which ideas will actually save you money in The Savings Experiment on Daily Finance.
In order to truly understand your money you first need to center all of your financial activities in one place. One of the most effective personal finance tools you can find on the Web is Mint.com (an Intuit company). Their product is a top-notch (and free) budget software that helps you manage your funds better, control your expenses and optimize future financial plans. We’re not the only ones who think Mint.com is a champ (we’ve listed it on our Business page under Personal finance)- this site received high-profile coverage from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and it received prestigious awards from TIME, PC Magazine, and CNN’s Money Magazine. Let’s put it this way; if you’re looking for a simple and efficient tool for managing your money on you PC or mobile, Mint.com is your answer.
The internet is full of new wave dating sites, each trying to find your soul mate with a new twist and different concept… We decided though to get back to the fundamentals and help you find your love the old fashion way, by using one of the oldest and most reliable matching site out there… Match.com is here to help singles find the kind of relationship they’re looking for. On this site you will get the opportunity to express yourselves through various free writing sections. Profiles may include up to 26 photos, as well as selected preferences regarding the person you’re searching for. You can instantly see photos and read about potential matches in your area, but all the communication between members on Match.com happens through an “anonymous” email network. Your names and contact information are kept confidential until the member personally decides to share the information with a potential match. So what are you waiting for? Go find your match!
Most chances are that your answer is ‘no I can not’. Don’t feel to bad about it though, most people now days can’t even manage 20 pushups. HundredPushups.com tries to change this, the site offers an easy to follow program with a goal to make you complete 100 consecutive pushups! The program focuses solely on pushups because it is one of the basic and most common exercises for the human body. Pushups are not only great for your chest, but do a tremendous job of defining your abs, triceps, shoulders and torso. It can be performed no matter where you are, and best of all, they are completely free – no expensive equipment or annual gym fees required! The One Hundred Pushups program will not prepare you for the CrossFit Games but its a great start if your goal is getting fit, it will strengthen you, it will insert a good healthy habit to your routine, but most importantly: once you see your own progress, it will make you believe that you can be fit!
Before I begin this short review, you must know that I fully understand that the first thing on the Nike board of director’s mind is selling us more products… But still, you have to admire the Nike way of doing it. For years Nike does its best to brand itself as a sports motivator, and by encouraging a healthy and sports full lifestyle, to increase their revenue. Their new Nike+ line of products is just awesome, it lets you track multiple activities – and compare your results over time all in a visualize way so you can see all your activity in rich graphs and charts, while getting coaching tips and tricks from Nike+ world-class coaches. There is also the Nike+ Kinect training, designed for Kinect Xbox 360 it tracks every move so you get a real-time Nike coaching experience, in your home. Whith this product you can set personal goals then strive to smash them, it helps you find new places to run, offering games, rewards and other ways to help you test your limits. While doing so you gain NikeFuel, the Nike+ devices measure your activities and turn them into NikeFuel. The best thing about Nike+ is that it makes you push yourself and challenge your friends, isn’t it what sportsmanship is all about?
Many studies have shown that the best way to learn is through multiple exposures to a word, with challenging questions that make you think. The heart of Vocabulary.com is questions that are designed to evaluate and teach vocabulary words. Regardless of your education level or age, this site will help you to master the words that are essential to academic and business success. The learning process this site offers is through playing ‘word games’ such as fill in the blanks, Synonyms words, opposite meanings etc. The site’s team has created more than 40,000+ questions designed to help you learn new words. The questions are not random, Vocabulary.com has magical technology that models itself to your brain, The more you play, the more they know about your vocabulary knowledge and can challenge you further.
That’s it, these are our recommendations to you for productive New Year Resolutions. We cannot promise that everything will work out perfectly, it’s mostly up to you guys, but we sure hope that we made life a little easier by providing you with our selected sites. Anyway on behalf of the All My Faves staff I want to wish you a Happy New Year, and add our sincere hope that you will reach all of your 2013 goals.