10 Homemade vegan Energy Bars for Exercise and Refueling

Refueling after a tough workout and making sure your body is amped with nutrients, carbs and protein can get expensive if you buy energy and protein bars from the grocery store. Having a bulk box of protein bars stored away so you’re always prepared is a convenient way to stay satiated while leading a busy lifestyle, but they are not necessarily conveniently priced. You save money by buying a box of 12 or 24 or more bars, but if you purchase one bar on it’s own, you may be paying up to two dollars just for one bar. While you’re at it, there’s a chance you might be getting some fillers and add – ins with the store-bought varieties. For cheaper, healthier bars, make one of these homemade energy bars.

10 Homemade Energy Bars: The Easy and Inexpensive Way to Refuel | One Green Planet.

Edible protein per unit area of land – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soybeans produce at least two times as much usable protein per acre than any other major vegetable or grain crop, except for hemp which can produce up to 293 lbs of usable protein per acre 33 g/m². They produce 5 to 10 times more protein per acre than land set aside for grazing animals to make milk, and up to 15 times more protein per acre than land set aside for meat production.[1]

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Delta Dawn – Paddling a River Run Free on Vimeo

The 2014 Colorado River Pulse Flow. Of the 260 rivers that cross international borders, this is the first binational agreement of its kind. A short highlighting the first crossing of the delta via watercraft
(self support Standup Paddle Board) in over two decades.
Video, writing and editing by Pete McBride/ Pete McBride Productions.
Shot on assignment for Outside Online and Outside Magazine to accompany the story: “The River Was Nowhere and Everywhere. Outside Magazine July 2014.
Delta Boatman: Sam Walton, Fred Phillips, Juan Butron, Osvel Hinojosa, Rowan Jacobsen, Pete McBride.
Aerial Footage: Thanks to Owen Bissell/ Sonoran Institute.

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Elevation Training Mask | Simulate High Altitude Training

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The secret of truly elite athletes isn’t the amount of time spent working out, the intensity of the workout, or the determination to push one’s body to the limits. No, world-class athletes are beating their competition thanks to the effects of high-altitude training.

When the air is thinner, your body works harder, increasing your ability to process oxygen. When you return to lower elevations, your performance will show substantial increases in strength, endurance and speed. It’s as if you were wearing a suit of armor while working out and then removed it for the competition.

It used to be that most athletes who wanted that edge were out of luck. Unless they lived near very high mountains, or had an enormous amount of money to travel to training facilities there, they had to settle for the benefits of a hard workout at sea level.

That was then. Now there’s a way to get the benefits of high-altitude training without heading to the mountaintop.

Altitude Training Mask

Elevation Training Mask | Simulate High Altitude Training.

The History of WordPress, its Ecosystem and Community

Really nice piece on the history of WordPress

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the planet. With over 22% of websites run on this platform, we thought we would look at the history of it, how it transformed from a simple blogging system into its current form, how its community was born, and the ecosystem around WordPress.
The platform is changing how websites from all around the world work, with more power and performance than traditional websites or most other CMS systems. Because of the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) ability to change parts of your site, more and more people are becoming bloggers, webmasters, and internet marketers than ever before.

The History of WordPress, its Ecosystem and Community.

A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were severed as a punishment for having harvested too little rubber. : WTF

I saw this picture earlier in the day and it definitely had an affect on me… Later in the day the image came back in my head and I had to review it again and come to terms with what happened. I’m still in total disbelief and It really hit home because I have a 5 year old daughter and can’t imagine the heartache this dad is feeling. Some people are fucking lame…

A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were severed as a punishment for having harvested too little rubber. : WTF

It is almost certainly from the Belgian Congo. King Leopold ll took control of The Congo and claimed that he was guiding them towards independence. Instead he demanded harsh rubber harvesting quotas from the natives. If they didn’t harvest enough rubber their village would be massacred an the soldiers would cut off the hands of the corpses as proof of what they had done. They received a bounty for every hand they brought back. Many soldiers would cut the hands of living people so they could make more money.”

 

A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were severed as a punishment for having harvested too little rubber. : WTF.

Amazing Looking Analog Amps by FisherAMPS | Bringing Art Back To Music – FisherAMPS is motivated by thorough hard work, ethics and the ability to hand tune each amplifier by ear. In doing so, James Fisher is proud to say we build the finest audio amplifiers available.

Jesse James does good.

Jesse James once sought shelter at a lonely farmhouse. The widow there apologized for her poor hospitality. She said she had very little money and despaired of paying the debt collector, who was coming imminently to demand $1,400.

James gave her $1,400 and told her to get a receipt. Then he hid outside and watched the road.

The debt collector arrived, looking grim, and entered the house. A few minutes later he emerged, looking pleased.

James accosted him, took back the $1,400, and rode off.

Triple Play – Futility Closet.

Sedlec Ossuary – Church of Bones Czech Republic Kutná Hora Ossuary Kostnice Sedlec Monastery HD – YouTube

The history of Sedlec Ossuary is quite unusual as you may have expected. It all started when Henry, the Cistercian abbot was sent to the Holy Land, in Palestina.

He brought back a jar of earth from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the place where Jesus was crucified at Golgotha.

When he arrived back, he put the earth over the cemetery. The rumor about his act soon spread out all over the place, and thus Sedlec became a desired place to be buried.

Some people even brought their dead relatives to be buried in the Holy Soil of Sedlec.

Soon, in Europe the plague caused the death of many people, and many people went to Sedlec before their death.

In a little amount of time a lot of people were buried in Sedlec, and thus came the idea of creating an ossuary. The task of creating the ossuary was given to a half blind monk who arranged the bones. But only more than 300 years later, the bones were arranged artistically as they are today.

In 1870, a local woodcarver, Frantisek Rindt was given the task to decorate the chapel with the bones. And the amazing result speak for itself. 40.000 human bodies are now arranged and the place is now popularly known as the Church of Bones.

In 1970, 100 years after Rindt made the decoration of the ossuary, a Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmayer made a small 10 minute documentary about it. Unofrtunately there is no English version, only Czech.

Church of Bones Czech Republic Kutná Hora Ossuary Kostnice Sedlec Monastery HD – YouTube.

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