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Minimus vs. Maximus

first_imgMinimus vs. Maximus It seems as if a line in the sand of the running world has been drawn: minimalists who want a barefoot feel from their running shoes, and traditionalists who still crave more cushion for the pushin’. We take a look at two new minimal running shoes and two new hyper-cushioned shoes.Minimal1. New Balance – Minimus Trail It’s more of a transitional barefoot shoe than the Vibram Five Fingers. The Minimus looks like a trail racer and has a 4mm drop from the heel to toe, as opposed to the coveted “zero drop” of most other barefoot shoes. But the Minimus Trail has no insert and a minimal midsole and outsole for a supremely flexible package. 7 ounces. $100; newbalance.com 2. Inov-8 – Bare-Grip 200 Long before Born to Run became a bestseller, Inov-8 was focused on simple, lightweight trail shoes. Their latest innovation, the Bare Grip 200, highlights the qualities that Inov-8 has always done best: low-profile simplicity and super-grippy traction. The Bare Grips have zero drop from heel to toe, and the knobby cleats grip the ground better than any trail shoe on the market. 7 ounces. $110; Inov-8.comCushioned3. Montrail – Fairhaven This hyper-cushioned shoe has Montrail’s new FluidPost midsole that adjusts to the amount of pronation “on demand.” When you’re running on flat surfaces like roads, your foot strikes the softer center of the midsole. As you move to uneven trails, your foot occasionally strikes the edges of the midsole, where the foam is denser and offers more support. 11 ounces. $110; montrail.com 1 2last_img read more

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10 ways to improve your finances in one day

first_imgStarting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming. But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you’ll notice that it’s not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly impact your finances — for better or worse. In just an hour or two, you can complete a small task to make a big improvement in your financial situation.1. Do What You’ve Been DreadingOften emotions win out in the struggle to wisely manage money, and negative feelings like shame or fear can make it seem easier to just avoid the financial tasks hanging over your head. Don’t give in to these emotions. Be proactive — the only thing that will actually make financial problems better is facing and fixing them.If you have a financial task that you’ve been dreading and avoiding, like calling a collections agency that you owe or setting up a payment plan for back taxes, now’s the time to take care of it. Doing so will give you peace of mind and relief. But most importantly, it will give you the chance to directly address and handle any issues before they end up costing you even more money and stress. continue reading » 117SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dead body discovered in Newtown

first_img Share Share LocalNews Dead body discovered in Newtown by: – April 17, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Body being taken from the scene by Lyndhurst Funeral home with assistance from Police OfficersThe Police Department was alerted this morning of a dead body lying at the Newtown bus stop opposite the Newtown savannah.On arrival at the scene, Dominica Vibes News found the area marked off with several police officers conducting their investigations.Lyndhurst funeral home was also at the scene and transported the body to the Princess Margaret Hospital.We were informed by onlookers that it is the body of a gentleman in his late 50’s popularly known as “wassinpac”, who normally sleeps on the bench in the Newtown bus stop where he was found.Inspector Claude Weekes informed Dominica Vibes News that the Police and other authorities are investigating the matter.We will have an update on this matter as more information becomes available.Dominica Vibes News 290 Views   no discussionslast_img read more