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Rants & Raves – 05/26/12
I’m on a yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico this week. If things are going right, I’m either meditating, bare foot running, or sipping a pina colada right now. I’ll be back in the world of all things digital on June 4. Until then, enjoy this post and take good care of yourself.
Can you believe it?! Only one thing bummed me out this week. Well, only one thing I’m going to rant about here.
Parents everywhere say, “I told you so.”
According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, teenagers who rock out to mp3s with ear buds are almost twice as likely as they’re non-music-loving (lame-o) pals to smoke pot. And those cool kids who go to concerts or shake it at dance clubs? They’re nearly six times as likely as homebodies to knock back too many shots. Seriously? Loud music makes delinquents?! It’s like the Wild One up in here.
Now on to the fun stuff…
Well done, OKU!
There are so many words in this that I like. See if you can identify them: Vegas Strip Steak. You’re right! It’s all three. The Food & Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University discovered a new cut of steak called the Vegas Strip. (Pause again to enjoy what a badass name that is.) Now there’s all kinds of brouhaha because they want to patent it. Whatever. It’s got Vegas in its name.
Get up and Deskercise!
A few weeks ago, I started my new Get Up Stand Up habit, and I’ve mostly been sticking with it. (Although as I type this, I realize I’ve been sitting here for more than an hour… hmmmm.) Anyway, for GetUpStandUp devotees, here’s an article with 33 ideas for quick exercise breaks you can take at your desk. DESKERCISE! Maybe if we say it often enough, it will make us sound cool.
Law & Order & Food
To say the original Law & Order is one of my favorite TV shows is a gross understatement. There was a time — until we killed our cable a few years ago — that I’d seen every L&O episode… twice. Lenny Briscoe and Mike Logan?! Get outta town. They’re like family. So you can imagine my extreme joy when I found this site that combines Law & Order and food. The site’s tagline is “You have the right to remain delicious.” Can you even?!
Everybody in the pool!
Last week, I wrote about my adventures in bathing suit shopping, so I was primed and ready for this history of the bikini. Best quote ever: “It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” I’ve always loved the one piece, but I did dig these vintage photos. (There will never be another like Ursula Andress as the bikini-clas Bond girl Honey Ryder.) Take a dip!
Must-Read: Rest vs. Recovery
Melissa and Dallas of Whole9 ask: Are you recovering, or are you just resting? This piece is packed with some serious science and very helpful tips to make sure that when you take a day off, you truly recover.
Just for Fun
Turning Yoga Into Art
Um… none of my poses resemble these stunning photos of beautiful people doing yoga, but I enjoyed looking at them all the same. Most yoga poses are shot in soft light for maximum grooviness, to imply deep relaxation. These photos are vibrant, packed with life and color. These yoga practitioners look alive and alert and engaged. And also very, very flexible and very, very strong.
And this is just a dog on the beach, doing cobra pose: