Do I absorb more sugar and calories when I drink fruits and vegetables in a smoothie as opposed to just eating them whole?
Source: Ask Well: The Downside of Smoothies – The New York Times
When I have a smoothie I consider it my meal. I add whey protein, peanut butter (if I use bananas) or spinach. I will not be hungry for a good 4 hours after. Roughly 250 calories it is all I need. No such thing as a downside in my book!
Before I yank this out, would any of you gardeners out there know if this is a large leafed weed or is it a wildflower that made its way up from Jurassic Park. FYI the leaf you are seeing measures roughly 14″ long
Interesting article, but what we all really need to be educated on are the big ticket items, like fracking. I just read the other day that earthquake in Oklahoma are increasing daily! Why isn’t this stuff reported along with shadow traffic and the weather?
This is us destroying our planet and we keep on being distracted by hours of endless, mindless competition shows: cooking challenges, bad housewives, celebrity families, and really, the most unbelievable of all: Naked and on an island fighting for “survival” (documented by a cameraman)
Lets turn off the TV, save some energy, recycle, teach our children to respect the earth and environment that they will be living in, read up on alternate energy and use those “maker spaces” into think tanks and come up with some solutions. Be curious, be creative.
Seven simple guidelines on how your choices today affect the climate tomorrow.
Source: What You Can Do About Climate Change – The New York Times
I just came across this in the NY Times this morning, and I wanted to share the article, as this is the book that help me plan my garden for decades, no matter what kind of space I had available. I have to admit that I never really accomplished the one-seed concept, the urge is always to put two or three…just in case, and then they all shoot up and I hate to pull the weaker one, But, the concept is brilliant, multi-use of a simple square foot of space.
For those of you who garden it is worth a look. (and look at my GardenSpot page while you are here, to see my garden progress this season)
Mr. Bartholomew’s innovation saved water and space by folding traditional rows of vegetables into a raised bed that could fit on porches, patios, decks or roofs.
Source: Mel Bartholomew, an Engineer Who Popularized Square Foot Gardening, Dies at 84 – The New York Times
Worth a listen. Supports my feelings about the trending “maker spaces” and what libraries need to do to remain relevant. In David Lankes’ words it is the library’s place to “facilitate innovation”
Source: The Myths of Innovation | R. David Lankes
21 Uses For Old Books http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Uses-Old-Books-23418154 “If you’re a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here’s a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You’ll still get to…
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