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Seckel Pear Tart. Almost free. Very easy

Concentrated sweetness from baking very ripe fruit. Zero sugar. Flaky, buttery luxury-in-your-mouth from your leftover homemade pie crust. Your home smells like a very good bakery. Your tart cost less than 75 cents.
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The Hurricane Edition

October 29, 2012. Rough day for us, my fellow East Coasters here in the U.S.A. Big, bad Hurricane Sandy coming ashore in a few hours. The tide's already up over the bulkheads and starting to flood New York's waterfront neighborhoods.…

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Stretch: Like a dog. An upward dog.

It's Monday. Let's start the week ... loose. Comfortable. Flexible. This is a real feel-good stretch. It'll relax your core and shoulders. Make them feel and function better. Make it easier to strengthen them effectively.
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Stretch: Lie-Down Abs & Shoulder Stretch

It's Monday. Let's start the week ... loose. Comfortable. Flexible. This is a real feel-good stretch. It'll relax your core and shoulders. Make them feel and function better. Make it easier to strengthen them effectively.
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Stretch: Lie-Down Double Knee Hug

It's Monday. Let's start the week ... loose. Comfortable. Flexible. This is a real feel-good stretch. It'll relax your lower back and your hips. Make them feel and function better. A gentle first stretch to get you ready for more.
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On Benedict Pond. Walk of the Week.

It's a small walk, just 1.5 miles all the Way around. It may not be transcendental, but there's something very satisfying about this kind of walking in circles. Completing the circle. Around not-so-famous ponds.
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Better Cheaper Stronger: Inner Thighs

No equipment. No weights. Just you and your inner thighs against gravity. The easy Way to strengthen your adductor muscles. If you're not sure what or where they are, well, they're the ones you'll be feeling.
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Twist and Shout. A Late Summer Playlist

Want to burn calories? Dance! Want to dance? Go to a Bruce Springsteen concert. Just saw The Boss in Philly. I was on my feet for four hours. Never sat down. Never stood still. Dance hard for an hour, burn 350 calories. Do the math: 1,400 calories per Bruce concert! Click for the playlist.
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