Why I'll Never Stop Working Out

The gym has been a consistent part of my life for the past 8 years. Throughout that time, my goals have changed, my workouts have shifted, but one thing has remained constant: my time in the gym. For me, no week is complete without 3-5 sessions pushing myself beneath the bar. Have I always been in shape? Not even close. Here are some tips and mindsets from a former fat kid who will never stop working out.

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I Meditated Using Sam Harris' Waking Up App for Six Months

Since December of 2018, I have been using Sam Harris’ app Waking Up designed for meditation. The following piece represents part of my experience meditating with the app. Of course, not everyone will follow the same path. To get the full picture you must actually try Waking Up. I’m in the beginning stages of meditation with a basic level knowledge of the practice. For a more in depth analysis and discussion of meditation, I highly suggest checking out Sam Harris’ works in the form of his podcast, articles, and books. If you’ve never meditated before, I hope that this helps you start your journey. And if you’ve tried meditation and given up, I hope that you give it another shot:

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Giving and Receiving Criticism (from the filous podcast)

Each podcast, article, or video I create for Auxoro is subject to the eyes and ears of my peers. Some feedback is tough to hear. Likewise, when other people show me their projects, I need to find a way to communicate my thoughts constructively. So, makes for good criticism? How can you constructively receive criticism? Here are some ideas that have helped me do both:

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Bahari: Making Waves

Meet Bahari, the duo comprised of singer/bassist Natalia Panzarella and singer/keyboardist Ruby Carr. After parting ways with a major label, the two have reclaimed their sound and have collaborated with producers like Illenium, Zedd, and Grey. In this interview, Natalia and Ruby speak on their beginning from opposite sides of the globe, the evolution of the creative process, Rock Mafia, and why they’re now “off-white.”

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SoundCloud Strives For Universal Distribution

SoundCloud continues to support the interests of the independent artist. This past week, the streaming platform announced that they will implement a new feature that will allow artists to upload music universally to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and other services. What does this mean for the streaming landscape? How will this affect artists and listeners? Here’s what you need to know:

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Marshmello Flies High With First Ever Virtual Concert On Fortnite

This past week, Marshmello made history with the first ever virtual concert in the online video game Fortnite. In ten minutes, the superstar producer Marshmello reached more people than the Super Bowl Halftime Show. What does this mean for the future of concerts? How can this virtual reality takeover be repeated? What goes into planning a groundbreaking event like this? Here’s what you need to know:

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A Deeper Purpose: A Letter by Lo Village

Rebel Music Collective (RMC) is an entertainment label that was created by Kane Tabiri in 2011. The idea for the Collective came as Kane realized the arsenal of talent that he was surrounded by, namely in his sister, Ama, and his close friend, Charles Tyler. By 2015, Ama joined Kane and Charles Tyler to form the hip-hop/R&B group now known as Lo Village. The group is based out of their hometown, Gaithersburg, MD, a well-known breeding ground of hip hop and R&B legends ranging from Logic to Wale. Taking a new approach to modern day hip hop, Lo Village blends neo-soul, old school R&B, go-go, and traditional rap into a striking sound that instills both nostalgia and irresistible head-nodding in every listener.

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