The amount of carbon pollution in our atmosphere keeps rising. We can see the impacts of climate change — from extreme weather to deepening droughts — right before our eyes.
But here’s the good news: There's a simple action that you can do about it right now. You can support the first limit on carbon pollution in the U.S.
Push button. Save planet.
Most people are used to feeling okay. Why not great? What has happened to the real feelings of great energy and vitality?
The answer is a chronic state of stress. Stress comes in many different forms: physical, chemical, electromagnetic, psychic, nutritional and thermal.
Stress can be a positive state. It makes us achieve goals, win races, get fit, succeed in work, relationships, etc. Imagine the caveman, stressed to the highest when hunting or running from a lion. When he was safe, the stress levels came down and he recovered and healed all of the exhausted systems in his body.
A cool refreshing salad for any day from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
5 ears corn, husk removed, brushed with olive oil and grilled, remove kernels with sharp knife
2 Avocadoes, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning
2 cups tomatoes, red and yellow cherry variety or equivalent
1 small red onion, finely diced
3/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 cup English cucumber, skin on and chopped small/diced
Add to large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
6 T. Olive oil
2 T. Sherry vinegar
1 t. Garlic powder
2 T. Fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 t. Salt
10 grinds of gresh ground pepper
Add all of the above ingredients in a small glass jar with a lid. Shake really well. Taste and adjust seasoning and ratios of oil and vinegar as you desire.
When ready to serve salad, add the dressing and gently toss.
"Oh, so you're part of the Boomerang Generation?" - Lady at DMV.
The first time someone called me a Boomerang, I didn't really know how to react so I just chuckled & brushed it aside. Boomerangers are defined as "Generation-X aged persons who return home to live with their parents after being unable to find jobs that will provide adequate compensation to support them as well as their parents did." The definition should probably get modified to add other generations as the trend is increasing with 85% of college graduates moving back with their parents.
Recently, the Heartland Institute put up — and just as quickly pulled down after a firestorm of criticism — a truly bizarre billboard in Chicago attempting to equate climate science with radicals and murderers. Since the billboard was suddenly and unexpectedly empty, we thought we would take the opportunity to remind Heartland who is really on the fringe here.
So in advance of the Heartland Institute’s annual conference next week, we’re putting our own ad in its place. We’re also putting up eight other billboards nearby — so that Chicagoans and everyone at the conference will see our response.
Of course it’s more than just every major national academy of science in the world that understands the science and the threat we all face from the climate crisis. It’s also businesses large and small, doctors and nurses, religious leaders, military leaders, governments and concerned citizens everywhere. So the next time someone tries to tell you climate change is a hoax, remember you’ve got reality (and just about everyone else) on your side.
Stand up for climate science! Join scientists, businesses and faith leaders from around the world who view carbon pollution as a major threat. Sign here.
If you ever watch me at the gym or in a video training, you will see me pulling, pushing, lunging, squatting or twisting. I love moving my body in the way it was supposed to. As Paul Chek states: “to move means to experience.” With that said, I am constantly looking to have a work out experience at the fullest because it helps me connect with all parts of myself.
I am frequently changing the format of my training so I can continue getting results by challenging my body. I change the tempo, sets, repetitions, resting time, exercise order, intensity and so on. My latest change was my footwear, I wanted to increase the connection between my body and the ground, increase foot proprioception, work more my stability and enhance my overall experience as I move my body. The moment I tried "barefoot training" shoes I felt all those aspects in action.
For almost two years the cottage that has housed FearLess has faithfully kept us warm and dry and although I try not to get attached to inanimate objects the truth is that I feel some affection for the old place. I've been looking for a new home for the odd projects I get myself into and so I would often worry about what would happen next with the cottage. I don't own it, a lovely local man does, so this attitude that it's my responsibility to make sure something wonderful continues to happen in the cottage is misplaced. But the place has gotten under my skin and for now I'm a caretaker of sorts.
FearLess isn't really a place. But we call this place the FearLess Cottage. What's evolved here has been important to me. And some of the most important moments have been time working to further the mission of Al Gore's Alliance. The rebranding of the cause The Climate Reality Project, and the creation of events like 24 Hours of Reality have meant a lot personally and arguably for the cause. The link between extreme weather and climate change was thrust into the consciousness of the press and the public first during 24 Hours of Reality.
Today's Meatless post is from our friend Kelley Lear, @SuburbanSous. Check out her blog at http://suburbansous.tumblr.com. She has other yummy and healthy recipes for meals and juices, too.
"I should start by saying that I hate eggplant. It has always given me the creeps, but after delivery upon delivery of the bulbous purple things from my CSA, I decided that it was time to conquer them. I figured frying them would go a long way in their favor but didn't want to go the expected "Eggplant Parm" route. I found a base recipe I liked in Veganomicon and then spent some time experimenting with coatings, stuffings and sauces. I un-veganed it, crunchied it up a bit with panko and added fresh basil to the stuffing and the eggplant is now my friend. My friend that I eat. And like."
A new Kickstarter-style campaign looks to fund a bomb designed to blow up Monsanto and anybody else who sees food as a product they can manipulate for profit. Crowd-sourced funding has famously funded i-phone docks, watchbands, and bluetooth speakers with millions of dollars. Nice projects but in five years will anybody care?
Now the same tool is being harnessed as a way to take back the right to know if our food has been genetically engineered. The bomb is made of money and will be used to get genetically engineered foods labeled in California. Monsanto has been fighting the whole way. Why? Maybe it's because in countries that require GMOs to be labeled consumers have rejected them. Yeah. That might be it. Or maybe it's because the genetic engineering they do is designed primarily to allow their patented GMO crops to withstand massive doses of the herbicide "Round-Up" without dying. Oh, and they sell the Round-Up, too. Might be that.
What we know is that they are not concerned about what is happening to the health of Americans. As Americans who are used to kicking the ass of anybody who threatens our way of living, it's time to drop a bomb. Monsanto is an invader. An enemy. And our government is sworn to protect this country from enemies both foreign and domestic. After decades of allowing Monsanto and others to corrupt our politicians and regulatory agencies, to intimidate everyone from small farmers and state legislators to the Governor of Vermont, it’s time to say “No more!” Tell Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies that we demand the right to know whether the food we eat has been genetically engineered and it needs to be clearly labeled.
None of us has enough money on our own. But together we are mighty. And not to be fucked with.
Click here to drop the bomb.
In the first part of this article I addressed primarily the hip, and how we need to move the hip joint complex in all different planes and ranges of motion.
In this video today, I will show how to add three very important movements to the lunges, incorporating the upper body: reaching, bending and twisting. Reaching, bending and twisting are part of our everyday life tasks and part of many sports. Injuries happen every day from simply bending over to pick up a pencil. If you teach your body how to function properly during your workouts, you will most likely be preventing injuries and your performance will be increased.
Caution: DO NOT perform these movements if you have a vertebrae disc issue or any other condition of your spine. Consult a professional for a full movement evaluation first.
Perform 2 to 3 sets of 4 repetitions, you can do the first set with reaching/bending and the second one with the twisting. Progress from bodyweight to light weights. Bend your knees as you reach down. Start with short range of motion and increase it, as you get stronger and more flexible.
By Ale Gil