Bob Knight, former Indiana head coach, takes the opposing view to Norman Vincent Peale's The power of Positive Thinking. In his Book, The Power of Negative Thinking ($14). Bob explains that negative thinking will actually produce more positive results, Whether that be in athletics or everyday life. Instead of focusing on the positive, Bob believes you should focus on the things that could wrong and work to prevent them. Sounds like classic risk management, but I'm sure Bob has an original spin on it.
We don't need no stinking hills.The Verrado Electric Drift Trike ($1560) lets you do some Tokyo drifting without the need for hills. The Verrado combines a BMX fork with 20" heavy duty front wheels featuring aluminum casting around brushless hub motors, and two rear karting wheels lined with PVC. You also get a disc brake and a powerful programmable electric motor in their complete package. The lithium cobalt manganese battery will charge in about three hours and get you about 45 minutes or 12 miles of play time. You can check out the Verrado trike on Kickstarter.
It seems there's a lot of development going on in the area of bottle openers nowadays, and we've got one more for you. The DropCatch Senior ($60) just dropped on Kickstarter and they've developed a beautifully functional bottle opener. The DropCatch is made with walnut , steel, and those rare earth magnets you've heard so much about. Three coats of varnish protects the wood and the magnets catch the caps before they hit the ground. The DropCatch Senior holds up to 51 caps, while the Junior ($40) will hold 15. Check out this video to see just how much fun a bottle opener can be.
The Native Union Monocle Speaker ($50) is one of the most flexible portable speakers around. The Monocle connects to your music device via a 3.5mm jack and can be held to your ear and used as a headphone or flipped around to be used as a mini boom box. If you need additional volume you can daisy-chain up to 10 of the speakers together. Additional features include a full duplex enabled microphone, a retro-inspired nylon chord, metal speaker grills and a volume control wheel on the speaker.
Here's another outfit for those rainy days. This one is geared towards cooler nights with the addition of the Norse Projects Halfdan Cotton Linen Sweater. The Baldwin Henley In Josh Denim and the New Balance By Sea lighten things up for those overcast days.1. Jacket: Penfield Gibson Lightweight Dry Wax ($115) 2. Sweater: Norse Projects Halfdan Cotton Linen Sweater ($88) 3. Denim: Baldwin Henley In Josh ($315) 4. Shoes: New Balance Made in USA Explore by Sea ($160+) 5. Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350) 6. Sunglasses: Westward Leaning Concord 6 ($205) 7. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Hickory ($100)
If you're still broken-hearted over the demise of the Land Rover Defender, then we might have a replacement for you. The Russian brand UAZ looks to fill that hole with the release of their UAZ Hunter ($CALL). The Hunter features two engine options, a 2.6-liter gas engine that puts our 128 horses and 209 Nm and a 2.2-liter diesel engine, that puts out 83 horses and 270 Nm. These engines are paired with a part-time four-wheel drive system and a 5-speed manny. Although these engines feel unpowered UAZ is claiming pretty good fuel economy. With the gas engine providing 24.5 mpg and the diesel giving you 29 mpg. Additional features include 16-inch alloy wheels, a dependent coil setup in the front and leaf springs in the back. The whole setup lets you get through about two feet of water with no issues.