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  • Juice Cleanses That Are Local & Organic

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    Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    Participating in Juice cleanses may seem like an activity only uptight lettuce heads in Lululemon, pushing strollers can afford… but that is actually not the case! If you add up what you actually spend on food per day,  you will see Juice cleanses can be comparable or cheaper (depending on how often you eat out)! Lets face it, eating like shit makes you feel like shit. Poor diet contributes to depression,  fatigue, depression, obesity!  Eating unhealthy, “cheaper” foods costs you way more in the long run, in terms of medical visits, co-pays, prescription medications, and…
  • SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Pay What You Wish for NYC Museums

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    Martini Cocoa
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Taken @ Whitney Museum, June 19, 2015Getting lost in a museum is my idea of a good time. There is nothing better than visiting a favorite painting and discovering a new artist  to soothe and heal during times of turmoil and discontent.  And although I would love to pay full price to support NYC's museums, my current budget doesn't allow for such indulgences.What's an art-loving girl to do? Compile a Pay What You Wish list for NYC museums! This is not a definitive list so please feel free to share any that I've missed in the comments. BBrooklyn Museum, All the…
  • Notes for Monday – June 29, 2015

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    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    June 29th, 1868 is the birthday of astronomer Dr. George E. Hale. Dr. Hale was credited with founding the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago and the Mount Wilson and Palomar Mountain Observatories in Southern California. He also invented the spectroheliograph and first learned that the sun’s outer shell is made of gas. He photographed colossal hurricanes of incandescent vapor and discovered that the flaming whirlpools of hydrogen leaped 300,000 miles from the surface of the sun and were large enough to engulf the earth like a cinder in a furnace.
  • Mediocrity – Is That Your Goal?

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    BigMike
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Jim Rohn for a long time. I got away from this kind of thinking for a long time & it was a dark part of my life. Mr. Rohn was an awesome speaker, & he helped a lot of people. His philosophy of life & business can turn your world from one of mediocrity to one of true & lasting success and happiness. Your philosophy has much more to do with your destiny than your circumstances. If you’re not familiar with Jim Rohn & his work, you can learn more about him HERE     Mediocrity – it’s a choice I believe that every single…
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  • Juice Cleanses That Are Local & Organic

    Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    Participating in Juice cleanses may seem like an activity only uptight lettuce heads in Lululemon, pushing strollers can afford… but that is actually not the case! If you add up what you actually spend on food per day,  you will see Juice cleanses can be comparable or cheaper (depending on how often you eat out)! Lets face it, eating like shit makes you feel like shit. Poor diet contributes to depression,  fatigue, depression, obesity!  Eating unhealthy, “cheaper” foods costs you way more in the long run, in terms of medical visits, co-pays, prescription medications, and…
  • The Most Anti-Gay Countries…A Travel Guide for the Homophobic and Hateful

    Charles Daly - Cut-Rate Curmudgeon
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:34 am
    It must be a tough week to be a homophobe. Maybe you feel oppressed now that some Americans are a just as equal as you. Maybe you’re worried about the inevitable terror and natural disaster your God will soon visit upon us. It must sting to find yourself on the wrong side of ‘love it or leave it…’ Maybe it’s time to make like Lot and his wife and flee Sodom while you still can. As a patriot and vagabond, I would like to encourage your exodus. You won’t be missed. Here are a few countries that might welcome your hateful self: JAMAICA Source: Ebony Time Magazine suggested…
  • BAS Pride 2015: The Harvey Milk Club Marches with #MyNameIs and Disco Daddy Pride Edition (6/28)

    Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Good morning you queer grey city of love! Pride week comes to a close today with the massive annual parade and the culmination of a memorable June, to say the least. The Supreme Court finally recognized rights that should have been in place in the first place and the city has exploded into one big ball of love.   The battles at home wage on you can see in the work of so many artists on the brink ongoing at Incline’s #HoldingOnToSF and the continuing strength of the Galería de la Raza and Marícon Collective’s preservation of our narrative in the face of hate and threats of violence.
  • BAS Pride 2015: What The LGBT Community Taught Me About Love & Marriage

    Jamal Frederick - Second Hand Scribe
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Photo credit: www.saintpetersblog.com   My heart is filled with love this morning. Same-sex marriage is legal in every single one of these United States of America. Living in America, believing in the American ‘dream’, these ideas, this almost imaginary possibility – one can quickly become disheartened by all the bad news, the hypocrisy, the going-back-on-their-promise, the mythic creature of equality, but this morning we all woke to some great news. The LGBT community won a long and very hard fought fight today. The most basic and primal and eternal concepts of union and…
  • Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful’s Video Premier of “That Text”

    Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    The wonderful guys of Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful were lovely enough to give us the pleasure of debuting their new video for the song, “That Text.” This will be first single off the group’s new album due to hit the airwaves early next year. Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful are a NYC band that’s putting a new swing on an old familiar sound. Think of them as an indie rock version of Michael Bublé and his band. One part rock, one part pop, one part swing, one part jazz…shaken, not stirred for something totally unique. Joe, a native to Germany, is backed by…
 
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  • SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Pay What You Wish for NYC Museums

    Martini Cocoa
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Taken @ Whitney Museum, June 19, 2015Getting lost in a museum is my idea of a good time. There is nothing better than visiting a favorite painting and discovering a new artist  to soothe and heal during times of turmoil and discontent.  And although I would love to pay full price to support NYC's museums, my current budget doesn't allow for such indulgences.What's an art-loving girl to do? Compile a Pay What You Wish list for NYC museums! This is not a definitive list so please feel free to share any that I've missed in the comments. BBrooklyn Museum, All the…
  • Mystery Solved ---> Video Art Installation at 120 Fifth Avenue building lobby is by....

    Martini Cocoa
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Jenny Holzer and it is called Truisms.Highly recommend that you check it out.I am going to figure out the who, what, how and why of this art project, located in the lobby of 120 Fifth Avenue.  Stay tuned. 
  • How many times a day does this song fit your mood?

    Martini Cocoa
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Don't lie. 
  • I'm watching #highfidelity and I gotta say....

    Martini Cocoa
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:04 pm
    ...the scene where brokenhearted Rob (John Cusack) bonds with brokenhearted Sarah (Lili Taylor) and they begin a relationship, on the basis loneliness, bitterness and despair made me happy.I am SO glad I didn't have another relationship immediately after my last relationship ended.This kind of glad:At the time, I would have given anything to rush into a new relationship.  A part of me wanted to believe that would be the best way to numb the emotional upheaval that was overwhelming my day to day of work, wine and Gilmore Girls. Alas, I discovered that I am not one of those women that…
  • Song of the Day: "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

    Martini Cocoa
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    My backstory for the band Deep Blue Something is that they are four guys who lived in a ramshackle but large house in Austin. They had no intentions of being a band or having a hit. They got lucky with Breakfast At Tiffany's because the book is the favorite of misguided romantics everywhere and that catchy hook.Also how sweet is it to try to build a romantic relationship on shared like of a book, movie or other cultural ephemera. 
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  • Notes for Monday – June 29, 2015

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    June 29th, 1868 is the birthday of astronomer Dr. George E. Hale. Dr. Hale was credited with founding the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago and the Mount Wilson and Palomar Mountain Observatories in Southern California. He also invented the spectroheliograph and first learned that the sun’s outer shell is made of gas. He photographed colossal hurricanes of incandescent vapor and discovered that the flaming whirlpools of hydrogen leaped 300,000 miles from the surface of the sun and were large enough to engulf the earth like a cinder in a furnace.
  • Scot’s Product Review: Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Application Sling and More

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    I’m not sure who first coined the phrase, but whoever it was suggested that we think of a sling as a holster for a long gun, and I’ve always rather liked that analogy. Some slings also help the shooter be more accurate by providing support in shooting positions. By and large, however, the main use of the sling is to carry a long arm while keeping one or both hands free for other purposes. There are a number of types of slings and ways to attach them to a rifle or shotgun. The most common is a simple carry strap that attaches at the butt of the weapon and near the tip of the forend. To use…
  • Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Kershaw’s Emerson CQC-4KXL

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:12 pm
    I still remember the first time I toured the Kershaw Knives plant, some 20+ years ago. It was for an article in Knives Illustrated. I wrote for Knives Illustrated for many years, probably longer than any other writer at that time, and I was promoted to their West Coast Field Editor position, where I mostly covered knives made in the Pacific Northwest area. To be sure, Oregon alone houses numerous knife companies itself. It might just be the cutlery capitol of the USA. Back during my first Kershaw tour, if I recall, they only had, at best, a couple dozen employees, who actually made and…
  • Recipe of the Week: Baked Pineapple, by BanjoNinja

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    At our house, people would fight over the pineapple on an Easter or Christmas ham, until a friend suggested this recipe. It’s a favorite recipe, for the holidays or anytime, that is good tasting and relatively inexpensive to make: Ingredients: one can of crushed pineapple one can of chunked pineapple one can of pineapple rings 1 cup flour 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed), plus about 4 tablespoons for later 1/2 stick butter, chilled 1 tsp. cinnamon, plus more to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Drain and reserve the juice from…
  • Letter Re: Illusive Self-Sufficiency

    Hugh James Latimer
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    HJL, I have a question for you and the SB readers. This is our third year living on our rural retreat and fifth year prepping in earnest. We have animals, a large garden, stored food, and other essentials. We’ve come a long way, but I can’t help but think when I survey everything how far we still have to go to become truly self-sufficient. Our garden wouldn’t come close to feeding our family year-round, but I’m already stretched to capacity with the current size, not to mention the animals and general farm chores (like cutting and splitting wood for the winter). Of…
 
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  • Mediocrity – Is That Your Goal?

    BigMike
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Jim Rohn for a long time. I got away from this kind of thinking for a long time & it was a dark part of my life. Mr. Rohn was an awesome speaker, & he helped a lot of people. His philosophy of life & business can turn your world from one of mediocrity to one of true & lasting success and happiness. Your philosophy has much more to do with your destiny than your circumstances. If you’re not familiar with Jim Rohn & his work, you can learn more about him HERE     Mediocrity – it’s a choice I believe that every single…
  • Gardening Yesterday With Noah

    BigMike
    28 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I LOVE Garden Time!!! Noah and I were working in the garden yesterday, & got one of the new raised beds dug, leveled & set. Then we put wheel barrels full of wood chips around it before he had to leave. It was raining this morning, so our plans to do more got postponed. I have to admit, I’m out of practice with the shovel. I’m a little sore from using muscles that I don’t normally use. Not too bad though, I’m ready for more! We’ve got 8 yards of garden soil being delivered for the beds, so I’d better be! I love my garden! Marisa helps me any time I…
  • How Much Time Do You Have Left?

    BigMike
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    I haven’t written anything for the blog in awhile, because I’ve been working on other projects. I’m still working on my books, and some other things. I decided to put the blog on the back burner for awhile. I’m still reading. I read a lot. I don’t spend much time reading fiction. The majority of the books I read are on personal development, business, finance, or something spiritual. I spent a large portion of my life just kind of existing, without any purpose or direction. I don’t feel as though I was a good steward of the time & talents I was given. So…
  • Hump Day – Monday Is NOT Your Enemy

    BigMike
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    It’s HUMP DAY! Does that make you happy? Are you excited that you’re halfway done with another week at a soul-sucking job that you hate? Is the only pleasure in your life when the work day is done on Friday & you get a break until Monday morning? Do you hate Monday morning with a passion because you have to go back to a place you despise? Guess what? You’re doing it wrong! Hump Day I understand the feelings, believe me. Hump day used to be a big deal to me too. And Friday was the big goal in life every week for years. That’s what happens when you settle. When you…
  • Middle Age – Why You Want To Be Here – Mike Marlow

    BigMike
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Dictionary.com says: “Though the age period that defines middle age is somewhat arbitrary, differing greatly from person to person, it is generally defined as being between the ages of 40 and 60.” So here I am – right in the middle of middle age – Fifty years old. I believe it’s a good place to be. Fifty used to seem ancient to me. I can remember it clearly. My dad died when he was forty five years old. I was twenty one at the time. At twenty one, it seemed like he had lived a pretty long life. I knew he wasn’t old, but forty five was “kind of…
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