The 15 ways to have the perfect summer day in Rovinj, Croatia

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The 15 ways to have the perfect summer day in Rovinj, Croatia Rovinj, the Croatian town where legend says the sun rises daily to meet the sea, his long lost love who refuses to join him in the sky. Ok, maybe I made that up, but there’s no escaping the sun or the sea here. They are not only forces of nature, but the foundations of the culture and food here. This incredible town may […]

The 20 definitive things to do in Hong Kong

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The 20 definitive things to do in Hong Kong   Hong Kong, an international financial hub and banking center is more than just suits. This city, small in area, huge in population and things to do is worth more than a layover, but if your time is limited, there are a few things you just have to see and do. The city can be explored easily on foot and most attractions aren’t far from the […]

10 ways becoming a father made me a better manager at work

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I’ve written before how my job has helped teach me some valuable lessons that applied to parenting. The technology I interact with on a daily basis, the processes and frameworks we use, and the lessons I’ve learned managing a team have all inspired me to apply these to how I’m raising my kids. I’ve brought home A/B testing, machine learning, and agile practices to help learn and become a better dad. My team has taught […]

The bizarre things I saw on my wacky April Fools Day run

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It may be April Fool’s Day, but my run today was no joke. From the moment I left the house I knew something was up and things kept getting weirder the further I went. For a mere three mile run, it sure was eventful and strange. I hope things get back to normal tomorrow. We like almost all of our neighbors. On our left and across from us are some of the nicest, helpful, friendly […]

How I took 10 minutes off of my half marathon PR – Montclair Bread Company Baker’s Half Dozen Race Recap

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It takes a special kind of crazy person to run distances like a half marathon. We wake up at 4:30 am to get to the start line before the sun is up and any sane person is up either. It really takes a special kind of crazy person to do this while wearing a five foot inflatable donut. These are the fellow maniacs I find myself lining up with at 6:45 in the morning in […]

The 10 most Hygge places in NYC

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Danes, my people, are the happiest people on Earth. Maybe it’s the beautiful Danish summer when the sun hardly sets. Maybe it’s the coffee. Maybe it’s the Baltic Sea air. Or maybe, it’s the Danish culture of hygge. Hygge is a unique concept that only exists in Denmark. The closest translation would be something like a combination of coziness and homey-ness. Hygge is the comfort you feel in a favorite worn in pair of pajamas […]

7 things to do before traveling with infants – according to Drake and Leslie Nielsen

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You walk down the aisle of the plane to your seat; 16D, the bulkhead seat with the bassinet of course, and plop down four bags; the cooler bag of bottles, a tote with the five favorite Dr. Seuss books, a diaper bag, and one with a change of clothes for the inevitable spit up or blow out. You had to check your own bag with a book and headphones, but you won’t need these anyway. […]

25 amazing things to do in and around Las Vegas if you don’t like gambling or shows

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Not everyone visits Las Vegas for debauchery, gambling, and nightlife. Some of us just want to enjoy the culinary scene, find some decent beer, and enjoy the less seedy options the city and surrounding area offer. For those of us, there is actually plenty to do in and around Las Vegas, though you might have a hard time finding it anywhere. Those hidden gems are absolutely worth the effort to find. For fans of craft […]

10 baby products for the first 9 months that are worth their weight in gold

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First time parents get a lot of stuff for their kids and themselves. Friends and family members send gifts and items aimed to help parents get through the first few months without too much difficulty. Parents themselves buy lots of products that they think will help them get through this time. But which actually work? There are a handful of items we either got or bought for ourselves that ended up being especially useful or […]

Why we picked Norway for our first trip with our babies

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When you see Norway, the majestic scenery of the fjords is breathtaking. Lush, verdant green mountains rising above crystal clear blue water with stark gray rock faces and cliffs hanging above landscape that appears to never have been touched by human hands, it may be one of the most serene and pristine places left on earth. From the lively flora around the Fjords to the harsh desolate moon-like landscape in the north above the arctic […]