Are You Stuck to the Web? – Internet Usage [infographic]

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Hello, my name’s Matthew and I’m an internet addict. No, just kidding about being addicted to the web (I hope), but I often wonder what I’d do without it. Even though I strive to maintain a balance between my “online time” and “real world time”, I must admit – every aspect of my life depends […]

Top Ten Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in the World

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Do you have any travel plans in your future? If so, check your budget and see if you can afford a night at one of these incredible hotels.  The folks at All Time 10s have compiled another awesome list, and this time they rank the ritziest hotels in the world. I don’t know about you, […]

Watch a Stunning HD Video of the Mars Rover Landing

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A YouTube user spent four days creating this two minute video showing NASA’s  Mars Curiosity Rover descending to the surface of the Red Planet. This historic landing was part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which might help NASA plan a human exploration of Mars in the future. Apparently, the YouTuber somehow enhanced the footage […]

Ten Must-See Natural Wonders of the World

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Have you made a travel “bucket list” yet? You know, a list of the places you want to visit before your time is up. If you need some ideas, I found a video that might add a few places to that list of “must see” destinations. The only problem is, you won’t find any four […]

Check Out These Epic-sized Examples of Public Art

Richmond Virginia street art robots photo credit: Matthew Killorin

I’ve always been a fan of outdoor art, and I happen to live in Richmond, Virginia, a city with a growing number of impressive, large-scale murals.  On a recent hike around the downtown area of Richmond, I took these photos of my favorite works and thought I’d share them with you. I did my best […]

New Film ‘Prometheus’ is a Sci-Fi Puzzle

Noomi Rapace as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus - a film from Twentieth Century Fox

Are you a fan of the classic 1979 science fiction movie, Alien? If you are, then I’m betting you’ve already seen or are planning to see Prometheus, the highly anticipated new film by Alien director, Ridley Scott. I’ve been waiting to see Prometheus ever since I heard it was being made two years ago, so I […]

These Dock-jumping Dogs Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Dog jumping competition held in Richmond, Virginia on May 19, 2012, My Time Matters Blog.

Every May, Richmond, Virginia hosts a huge outdoor sports festival called Dominion Riverrock and it attracts participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and other countries. Richmond is one of the few cities in America that has a whitewater rapids river (The James) running through it and an extensive running and biking trail system in the […]

Cool Places: The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe

This is a digitally manipulated photograph of a bust of Edgar Allan Poe, 4/21/12. My Time Matters Blog

Richmond, Virginia, is a city full of museums, and a person could spend years exploring all of the art and artifacts that these institutions offer. I must admit that I’m woefully behind on my plan to visit each and every museum here in Virginia’s capitol, but I’m making progress. For example, on a recent Saturday […]

Cool Places: Wabi-Sabi Sushi in Petersburg, Virginia

The sign for the restaurant, Wabi-Sabi.

I admit, I’m something of a foodie and so I’m always looking for interesting restaurants to check out. One of my recent finds was a great sushi place called Wabi-Sabi, in Petersburg, Virginia. A small town in central Virginia might not seem like the most likely place for awesome sushi, but don’t let the location […]

Artists Let Imaginations Soar in Street Painting Festival

This is an image of a street painting from February 2012. It depicts the characters Beavis and Butthead.

My advice for any city that wants to give its downtown area an instant upgrade and have a lot of fun in the process – hold a street painting festival like Lake Worth, Florida does every year. Just block off a street, offer some cool prizes for the best creations, and then let a bunch […]

Reminders about Starting New Healthy Habits

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Have you ever decided to make a change in your life to improve your health, only to return to the unhealthy behavior you were doing before?  We’ve all done it at one time or another – maybe it was trying to improve our sleep routine, giving up cigarettes, or maybe improving our diet. For a […]

Five Easy and Inexpensive Fitness Tips

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Fitness – it’s a word we hear a lot these days, from news stories about the hottest exercise trend to infomercials for the latest workout gadget. Sometimes, it seems like in order to improve our fitness we have to run out and buy a ton of costly equipment or enroll in a pricey exercise class. […]