rebecca urban

anonymous asked:

What are best workouts to do at home?

Whatever you have room for!

Strength…

Cardio…

Cardio and strength…

Pop pilates… 

Yoga…

Workout plans…

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EXULTATION by Sharon Brogan
Via Flickr:
For an art journal challenge at The Lilypad. The triangle template is from Christa. Elements from Eena’s Creation, Finecrafted Designs, Gabi’s Creations, Joanne Brisebois, On A Whimsical Adventure, Artefacts, Beth Rimmer (w/Tangie Baxter), Rebecca McMeen, The Urban Fairy, and Tangie Baxter. Detailed credits in comment.

If You Love NYC, You’ll Want These 6 Kick-Ass Items in Your Closet

Whether you’ve been to NYC or not, the idea of New York is what thrills everyone. We’re lucky to call the city home, and no matter how long we live here for we’ll be swagged out in ‘We Love NYC" forever. 

To find out where to get them, click through on each link or photo. 

1) Le Beau This Is New York Sweatshirt from Shopbop (can’t get enough of this!)

2) Rebecca Minkoff New York State of Mind Tee from Revolve Clothing (only one size left!)

3) I Love NY Tee from American Eagle Outfitters (on sale for $15!!)

4) Bianca Green for DENY NYC Duvet Cover (OMG!! Mom, I want this)

5) Rebecca Minkoff New York Travel Pouch, on sale from $95 to $63!

6) New Era NY Cap in Blue from ASOS, the girls version has a curved rim and fits a bit smaller, only $23!

Share this with your friends who dream of New York too. Catch ya later from the best city in the world, 

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Politico looks at the makings of Atlanta's Snow Jam 2014

Your must-read article for the week is Politico’s The Day We Lost Atlanta How 2 lousy inches of snow paralyzed a metro area of 6 million. Local writer Rebecca Burns takes a look at the dysfunctions of Metro Atlanta that led to people being stranded on highways, in schools and in stores by the snow and ice over the last two days.

The highlight of the piece, for me, is her exploration of the regional peculiarities that laid ground for a situation wherein one million motorists were on the interstates at the same time, headed home to the suburbs in the snow.

Here’s a quote that answers the question of why the suburbs are so much more populated with residents than the center city:

In the 1970s…the city of Atlanta witnessed an exodus of 160,000 people. The white flight of the 1960s and 1970s, triggered by integration of schools and housing, was followed by reverse migration as blacks from the Northeast and Midwest returned to the Atlanta region but opted to move into the suburbs of DeKalb, Fulton and Clayton counties[*]. Atlanta the city, became—and despite a slow uptick in population, remains—the commercial district to which people commute from Atlanta, the suburbs.

[* For the reasons why so many new residents “opted” for the suburbs in the last couple of decades, look to the drive-until-you-qualify affordability of housing built along interstates, and the mortgage assistance offered in the 90s that enabled ownership of suburban homes. Add in the City of Atlanta’s inability to encourage transit-connected, affordable housing in it’s limits – as well as the corruption of public schools driving away families – and you’ve got a perfect storm of car-centric sprawl for the metro area.]

She also looks at the lack of transit connectivity in the metro and the failed attempt to correct that situation with the recent TSPLOST vote. It’s a great article.

Incidentally, I spotted Rebecca walking down Broad Street on Tuesday after the snow had fallen and I was coming back inside with my son after playing in the snow in the park. I almost introduced myself but she was walking with a sense of purpose that made me suspicious. It wasn’t until I got inside and saw the news that I realized the horrible things that were taking place on the roads, forcing her and others to abandon their cars.

My urbanist’s prayer: please let the silver lining of this experience be a strengthened resolve to, 1.) put affordable housing near MARTA rail stations; 2.) improve city schools so they families aren’t tempted away from the city when kids reach school age; 3.) build infill housing and mixed-use developments in the suburbs that reduce the number of car commuters in our region.

In my highly-biased opinion, the source of the problem is our sprawling, car-focused environment. It will continue to cause problems for us with or without icy roads. The best thing we can do for future generations in our region is to build (and re-build) in a way that lets alternative-transportation options thrive.

Photo by Flickr user James Bursa