Nature is resetting itself; why not follow suit? Everyone needs a fresh start at some point, and what better time than spring to embrace new beginnings? In hopes of inspiring you to make some beneficial changes, this week's Around the Web highlights the best of the fresh.
Jayson Stark's self-effacing humor alone makes this MLB sneak peek worth reading. If you're tired of predictable prediction pieces, rest assured that this one is anything but. Did we mention that it's food themed? Yup, right up our alley. Stark begins by asking some fan favorites which dish they would choose to represent their team in 2012 – and don't think these ball players can't whip up a decent metaphor (seriously, guys, nice work). Then he summarizes each deemed contender by splitting their strengths and weaknesses into "what's cooking" and "missing ingredients." And as for who he finally chooses as this year's World Series winner? Well, we won't go and spoil your meal.
Its appeal has stretched from Mumbai to Miami Beach, and now it has come to New York. Just yesterday, Hakkasan finally made its eagerly awaited debut on West 43rd. Apparently, the interior is a bit dark, so this spot is perfect for diners who are looking for a delicious Cantonese meal in an intimate setting with their special someone. Looking for a light (and lit) meal? Grab some pals and visit the restaurant for a dim sum lunch. And, if you're anything like us, you'll be taking home a to-go box. Cold Chinese, anyone?
Summer's just around the corner, and we're all starting to buckle down when it comes to our diet and exercise routines. With so much advice out there, though, it's often hard to decide which plans are going to be the most effective toward weight loss. There are tons of tips in this article, so we'll just break down a few. The best of the best: Take a lesson from "The Biggest Loser" and incorporate circuit training into your workouts. We promise you'll see results. The worst of the worst: Suzanne Somers's advice to bring whole wheat pasta along with you to restaurants that don't serve it. Is this even allowed, Suzanne? And we're not about to glaze over the tip from "French Women Don't Get Fat" that suggests carrying a bit of lavendar around with you to distract your nose from enticing food scents. We know you're just trying to be helpful, but that advice just plain stinks.