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How to Get Swole on Short Notice

It’s beach season. And you might, just now, be realizing that the “hibernation layer” hasn’t disappeared, and the enticingly balmy weather of spring has drawn you to rooftop beer taps more often than the weight racks. For shame. Despite what the late-night infomercials are trying to sell you on, there’s no quick fix for skipping on the gym. So you made the bed, and now you have to lie in it — but that doesn’t mean you can’t fluff up the pillows a bit.   Gear Patrol

Oris Is Returning to the Great Barrier Reef in Support of the Reef Restoration Project

[Partner]  Oris returns to the Great Barrier Reef with a third limited edition watch, this time introduced as part of the independent Swiss watch company's new series, The Oceans Project, aimed at raising awareness of the many threats to the health of the world's oceans. The new watch, the Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition III, is based on Oris' high-performance Aquis diver's watch, and it will directly support the coral planting activities of Reef Restoration Foundation, an Australian non-profit. It features a gradient blue dial, a blue ceramic bezel insert and a novel circular date window.  Discover Now! Advertisement

To Evade Pre-Prohibition Drinking Laws, New Yorkers Created the World’s Worst Sandwich

Near the end of the 19th century, New Yorkers out for a drink partook in one of the more unusual rituals in the annals of hospitality. When they ordered an ale or whisky, the waiter or bartender would bring it out with a sandwich. Generally speaking, the sandwich was not edible.   Atlas Obscura

The Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

You can be anything but you can’t be everything. When we compare ourselves to others, we’re often comparing their best features against our average ones. It’s like being right-handed and trying to play an instrument with your left hand. Not only do we naturally want to be better than them, the unconscious realization that we are not often becomes self-destructive.   Farnam Street

Dave Grohl Is Hooked on Barbecue

Four years ago the musician was messing around with a Big Green Egg. Now he’s cooking ribs for 400 people.   Bon Appétit

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