I'm not a morning person, so getting a "Good Morning" message on my iPhone when I wake up makes me want to toss it across the room. If you feel the same way about this morning greeting, there's an easy way to stop it from showing up on your lock screen. This also applies if your "Good Morning" is actually "Good Afternoon" or "Good Evening," depending on your sleep schedule.
For some of us, mornings are difficult. But if you can manage to start your morning right, you can trigger a chain reaction that leads to a more productive day. Fortunately, our phones have the tools to help us get off to a good start.
Included with iOS 12 is an easier-to-use Do Not Disturb mode. Not only is there a new Bedtime Mode that makes waking up less annoying, but also new ways to quickly launch the DND temporarily. One example is having the ability to set Do Not Disturb based on a time of day — specifically, morning or evening.
Starting your morning right is an essential first step to a productive day. Whether you're running late, rushing to catch up on the day's news, or lagging behind with early emails, little hiccups like these can have a trickle-down effect and ultimately ruin your day. Like with many problems, though, your smartphone can help.
Where you lead, Gilmore Girls, I will follow. My lifelong dream to grow up Gilmore was to blame for how I ended up waiting in line outside a Williamsburg coffee shop at 6:30 a.m. on a random Wednesday morning. If I was going to start my day like a Lorelai, I needed to live my caffeine-addicted truth with a (free) cup of the good stuff from Luke's Diner.
Ahh, coffee. That first sip of hot goodness in the morning is glorious, isn't it? There are days when you need it straight up: No extras, please. But what about those moments when you need a little something else? When that flavored French vanilla, hazelnut mocha, blah blah blend just doesn't cut it and you want a truly special flavor in your morning joe?
The Force was awakened in many a household on Christmas morning this year, as evidenced by numerous recipients of newly unwrapped Star Wars: Jedi Challenges systems sharing their first lightsaber battles in augmented reality on social media.
Me showing my routine workout to get a good pump before starting the day.
Like a strong-tasting cup of joe, but want more caffeine out of it? Start double brewing your coffee. To paraphrase a big fan of the double brew process on Reddit, it'll make you feel like you can throw an orange at 60 percent the speed of light. It's that strong. Really.
I listen to Pandora as I slowly drift off to sleep, so why not have the popular music app wake me up as well? Pandora only recently introduced the Alarm Clock feature on iOS, and now they've brought that same feature to Android—only it's better.
Waking up can be a real struggle for some people. Alarms help, but most of them are so easy to turn off that you can shut them off while you're still half asleep and go back to bed, only to wake up in a panic as your realize you've severely overslept. Microsoft Garage wants to make you at least work for your lethargy with its new Mimicker Alarm.
Even if you're a seasoned yoga veteran, you know how hard it can be to roll out of bed at six A.M. in the morning and do that first down dog. Stiff joints, hamstrings that haven't been stretched out, and groginess probably don't help to wak you up pleasantly.
Check out this blues guitar video that will teach you the basics of Mississippi John Hurt's song "Monday Morning Blues". If you're a fan of John Hurt (not the actor), and a you own a nice guitar, then you can't miss this blues lesson.
The first Maroon 5 album, Songs About Jane, was an awesomely funky love story, and the songs all sound great on piano and are practically guaranteed to draw potential sexual partners to you. Watch this video to learn how to play the song "Sunday Morning" on piano. It's fairly challenging, so watch out.
Shed pounds with the Morning Banana Diet, the weight loss program that’s so big in Japan, it’s caused banana shortages! You will need:
Following video makeup tutorials can turn your makeup look from so-so to so hot...if you have the time and patience to follow through on your newly honed advice.
Move over November, Movember is here to stay. Join the fight against men's cancer and grow your own moustache. But that's not all. Movember is a time to learn about staying healthy, and more importantly… being healthy! In this video, you'll learn how to prevent prostate cancer with the perfect morning shake.
You know how you come home from work everyday with a tension-filled back that you just can't seem to work out? The 9 to 5 grind and commute to and from work takes a lot out of all of us, but there are things you can do to improve your back pain.
Want to play "On Moonlight Bay" as made famous by Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam)? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing ...
Have you tried working out with Good Morning Exercises? The Good Morning exercise done with a barbell is an essential part of strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates use the "Good Morning" exercise to strengthen the core and increase flexibility. Learn how to do this exercise with a barbell in this training video.
TboneWilson1978, brings you this acoustic guitar video lesson, which teaches you how to play the song "Sunday Morning Call" by Oasis. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song, and demonstrates how to finger them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. With help from this video, even a beginner guitarist will be playing this song in no time at all.
So it's 6 AM on Monday morning and you're sitting at your dining room table dreading the hour-long drive to work. While taking a swig of Vodka - or at least a flouncy little martini - would probably make you feel better, invigorate the senses and ease your way into the workweek with this Monday Morning espresso cheesecake mocktail instead.
Want to learn how to play guitar like Nick Drake? In this how to video you can learn how to play "From the Morning" by Nick Drake on the guitar. The tuning for "From the Morning" is BEBEBE starting at the sixth string. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced guitarists because it assumes some prior knowledge of guitar playing. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "From the Morning" by Nick Drake on the guitar.
Starting the day off right is very important, no matter what country you're in. So, learning the local words for "good morning" and such will help the rest of the day flow. If you're in China (or visiting soon), this video will help you learn to say "good morning" in Mandarin Chinese, along with other words at a hotel breakfast buffet setting. You'll also learn the words you'll need to order the breakfast dishes of your choice, including bacon and eggs, naturally!
Want to know how to perform Cat Steven's version of the "Morning Has Broken" hymn on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this great song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
Your alarm is ringing, you have to go to work, but first relax and do this morning yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
In this video, we learn how to play the old spiritual "Morning has broken" on guitar. Start with D, then G, A, F#, B, G7, C, F, and C when you first begin the song. Then, play D on the different frets so you are getting different sounds each time you touch the strings. As you continue to play through the song, learn the different strings individually so you know how to play them properly. Play the song in sections before you group all of them together. When finished, you will have one complet...
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a quick morning yoga workout. Start in a tabletop position and inhale while looking up, then exhale while looking down. Make sure to raise and lower your back as you are doing these. These are also said to be the "cow" and "cat" poses, so you should look like these animals as you are doing these. Keep doing these exercises for several minutes, remembering to inhale and exhale and stretch out your body at the same time. When finished, sit and r...
If you've ever caught yourself waking up late and finding that you have a short amount of time to prepare for work, this can suck. But with the help of this tutorial, you'll find out how to make one part of your daily routine much easier. In the video, you'll find out how to apply makeup in the morning quickly and easily. So check it out and maybe it will help ease your worries. Enjoy!
In this video, Steve Kim shows us how to make a simple morning protein shake. You will need a blender, glass, oatmeal and protein powder for this. First, place a cup of water into the blender along with around 5-6 ice cubes, crush this together in the blender. Next, add a scoop of protein powder and a 1/2 cup scoop of oatmeal. Put the lid back on the blender and blend on low for about 30 seconds, slowly pick up the speed on the blender and blend until it's well mixed together. After this, pou...
This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Morning Glory" by Oasis. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song, and demonstrates how to finger each of them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. With the help of this video, even a beginner can learn to play this song in no time.
Be kind to people on your trip to Poland by learning how to greet people in the streets! In this video, learn how to say "good morning", "good evening", and "nice to meet you" in Polish & the correct pronunciation for each. Before you know it, you may win over the entire country!
If you only have 5 minutes to practice in the mornings, string together the four warrior poses. Begin in the Downward Facing Dog position. Push into Plank pose. Transition into Cobra pose. Then, push back into Downward Facing Dog. Lift right leg up, swing it through into a lunge. Transition into Warrior I pose. Open from Warrior I to Warrior II. Then, transition into Reverse Warrior pose. Then, Open up into side angle pose.
Snooze bar addiction is no joke. Learn how to wean yourself off this destructive, ugly habit. You Will Need:
Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, practice your language skills by singing this Cherokee morning song. This song is sung using Eastern Cherokee dialect, the Kituwah dialect. Improve your Cherokee language skills by learning this song!
How much sleep do you really need? Carol Ash, medical director of the Sleep for Life center in Hillsborough, N.J., explains why the right amount of sleep is different for everyone. Most importantly she discusses how to wake up refreshed ever morning.
Yoga is a great way to start of the morning. This yoga how-to video has a great yoga routine for you to do when you get out of bed. It is sure to energize your entire body for the rest of the day. Watch and start doing full body and back yoga stretches with downward facing dog. End this stretch routine with the cobra pose.
Check out this video to learn how to paint morning glories in the traditional Japanese method of Sumi-e ink painting.
Whether or not you consider yourself a morning person, the consistent ability to wake up at an early hour is a personal habit worth developing.
Over 56 million Americans decided to skip breakfast this morning. That's 18 percent of the population. You're probably sick of hearing that the first meal of the day is the most important, but it's true—studies have shown that those who skip it consume more calories and fewer essential nutrients than regular breakfast eaters. Regardless of nutrition, who can pass up devouring a batch of warm, fluffy buttermilk pancakes drizzled in sweet maple syrup? And why, you ask, is there a giant hole in ...