Seed Power For Breakfast



I've been looking for alternatives to my usual greek yogurt breakfast as an opportunity to incorporate more anti-inflammatory foods and less sugar into the day. This recipe is easy to fix in the morning and travels well on my way to work. By the time I get there it's nice and thick.

(Fits nicely into a pint Bell jar)
2 Tbsp Chia seeds
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds (ground)
1 Tbsp Flax seeds (ground)
1 Tbsp Cocoa, high quality
1 Tbsp PB2
2 Tbsp Almonds, slivered
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 C Coconut milk (or whatever fills your jar)
1 Tbsp Coconut butter
Pinch of salt
Liquid stevia to taste
Cacao nibs (garnish)

Mix dry ingredients together in a pint-sized Bell jar. Fill remaining space in jar...

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What an expert hand! Eye-popping images on Colossal will make art lovers of us all.

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1938 : Letter regarding Orson Welles “War of the Worlds” broadcast


“The War of the Worlds was broadcast on October 30th, 1938 on CBS radio, directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles. “The first two thirds were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress.  “In the… Read more »

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David Bowie Appears in the “Director’s Cut” of a New Louis Vuitton Ad, Nods to Labyrinth


Looking like a haute couture treatment of “As the World Falls Down” from Labyrinth, by way of Peter Jackson’s Beautiful Creatures, the “Director’s Cut” of this Louis Vuitton ad above, titled “L’Invitation au Voyage,” is pretty stunning. Bowie lip syncs “I’d Rather be High,” a stand out from his latest, David Bowie Appears in the “Director’s Cut” of a New Louis Vuitton Ad, Nods to Labyrinth is a post from: Open Culture. You can follow Open Culture on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and by Email.

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Learn to Write in Different Fonts: Helvetica Light


There isn't anything particularly revolutionary about these tutorial videos, save for the amazingly dry humor. So dry, in fact, that I'm going to grab an icy drink now. Be sure to watch through to the credits at the end so you can enjoy the music - perfect for this video.

Cardio Leg Burner Circuit


Cardio Leg Burner Circuit

Another new circuit for this morning. This one started off with a 4mi warm up run. Because it was the weekend I could wait until there was some light outside before I walked out the door. Don't get me wrong, I love running in the dark, but this time of year my neighborhood is VERY dark. Once the snow starts falling it will reflect enough light to at least make it easy to see the road/trail surfaces.

The rest of the workout is detailed above. I do want to make sure and keep this one in mind for the winter when the temps drop down far enough that going...

75 Burpee Circuit


Cardio Burpee Circuit

I know, 75 burpees really isn't that many, but on a light workout day it is just enough to make me feel like I did something without killing my arms. This is a great core and upper body workout.

Suicide 300 Circuit


Suicide 300 Circuit

Remember suicides? No not the running drills you had to do in basketball practice. The other ones.  If you're not sure you know what they are, the image below illustrates them well. I had forgotten how much I like them, they're also referred to as a half burpee, but still deliver results. The faster you do them, the more effective they are.

I warmed up with a short 2mi run and by the end of the whole workout, which only lasted 40 minutes, my core was really feeling the burn.




Kick-through Circuit


Weihted Circuit

This workout was inspired by a recent video Zuzka Light posted on YouTube. The original workout is meant for those days where there doesn't seem to be time for anything, even a quick workout to get your heart rate up for a few minutes. I'll embed that video below for you to check out if you're interested, and if you like to see how to do a kick-through pushup. I had never heard of them before watching this and I'm hooked! They are great for your upper body and core.

The workout above is much more of a strength-building and cardio workout. Change the level of difficulty by increasing...

Spartan Coconut Cake



This recipe landed in my inbox a few days ago from one of the Spartan Race newsletters. I wanted to give it a try mainly because it called for millet, coconut, and chickpea flours instead of wheat, which sounded interesting. Admittedly, I thought it could go either way - either really great or worse than a lab experiment. Fortunately, it turned out to be really wonderful.

I didn't have actual millet flour or coconut flour, so I "milled" my own using an old coffee grinder. It worked well enough, but certainly wasn't as fine as the actual flours would have been. I'm sure this changed the texture of the cake some.

True to form, I made...

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