Michael Levin

Michael Levin is a News Columnist at Grit Daily.

How Do You Stay Sane When You’re Pretending To Be Someone Else? Find Out At Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum

One of the markers for mental health is integrity—you are who you say you are, and you are that same person with everyone in your life. By contrast, anyone who enters into the espionage game surrenders that level of personal integrity and lives a life of compartmentalization. That individual is one person to family and friends, and a completely different person altogether to the people with whom he or she lives a secret life. Espionage Remarkably, one of the key lessons learned at the...

People Aren’t Just Working Out At Their Health Club. Turns Out They’re Working There, Too

Work. Workout. Work. Workout. For an increasing number of professionals, business owners, ad consultants, the new model is having neither an office nor a home office — but instead working out of the café at their local health club. I joined my club, LifeTime Athletic in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, partly because a friend pointed out that the café was so large and attractive that I could give up my co-working space membership – and the $450 monthly dues that went with it – and work from...

If You’ve Ever Wanted To Get Started In Bitcoin, This Is Just The App For You

Psst: Want to get $5 of Bitcoin for free? It sounds unbelievable because when you read about Bitcoin, it’s basically in terms of people investing tens of thousands or even millions of dollars. But thanks to a new app, Gracias, brainchild of Deana Burke, you can receive $5 worth of free Bitcoin, no strings attached. You can even refer your friends, as long as they’re over 13 years old. You’ll get $2 more of Bitcoin for every person who signs up. More about the App What’s this all about? Gracias...

NY’s Second Oldest Bar Gets Updated, But Don’t Worry, It Won’t Lose Its Old-time Charm

New York’s second oldest bar, the landmark White Horse Tavern, home to literary types, and neighborhood folks, is about to take a huge leap into the future. The White Horse was founded in 1880 and was the primary watering hole for such luminaries as the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the Beat author of On The Road Jack Kerouac, and singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. Due to its proximity to the New York waterfront, when the White Horse opened its doors, its clientele comprised...

If You Haven’t Been To The Opera At Glyndebourne, You Haven’t Done London

If you need proof that there will always be an England, head to Victoria Station, book a return or round-trip ticket to Lewes, about an hour south of the city, grab the shuttle bus and take the 10 minute drive through the rolling hills of the gentle English countryside to Glyndebourne. But please remember to wear your formal wear. Tuxes and dinner jackets only for the men, unless your kilt is back from the dry cleaners. And for the ladies, wear whatever might be the nicest thing you own. WHAT...

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