Do you find it so stressful to shop, cook and clean dishes that you would rather not eat all?
Rob Rhinehart does.
He’s a software engineer in Atlanta who found it hard to find time for all food-related activities.
But he did find time to research what nutrients his body needs to survive and created Soylent, a drink mixture of vitamins and minerals.
Now he drinks Soylent for 90 percent of his meals. He doesn’t find the nutrition drink boring and has actually lost the taste for other foods…although he does say in his blog that he still enjoys sushi.
I’m guessing his taste buds have surrendered…
Or just don’t have the strength to complain.
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Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
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While The Sticky Egg is no doubt your favorite egg-y blog — thank you for that — chances are you prefer eggs cooked in a somewhat different style.
But what does your favorite egg prep say about you?
An eggs-ceptional amount.
MindLab International researched the psychology behind this consumer choice in a study conducted for the British Egg Industry Council. Here is what they found your egg choice says about you:
- Poached egg-eaters — outgoing and happier than most.
- Boiled egg-eaters — disorganized and at the greatest risk of getting divorced.
- Fried egg fans — have a high sex drive (!!) and usually hail from the ‘skilled working class’ (so British, right?).
- Scrambled eggs — preferred by people who are guarded and without children.
- Omelettes — are self-disciplined.
Strangely, the study didn’t say what a preference for The Sticky Egg says about you….
Brilliant? Good looking? I’d say that’s a pretty safe bet.
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Today is World Elephant Day.
Asian and African elephants are on the verge of extinction, threatened by poaching, loss of habitat, mistreatment in captivity and other human conflict.
Please visit WorldElephantDay.org today to learn more about these beautiful creatures, and how you can support solutions for better care of captive and wild elephants alike.
You can also watch the film, “Return to the Forest,” which premieres today.
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We’re all mature until someone pulls out bubble wrap.
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Tagged bubble wrap, children, commentary, Humor, life, philosophy, true dat
Dear Time Warner Cable: Two is not enough.
(As in the number of HD shows I can record concurrently per DVR.)
I have always been aware of this restriction. But there will come a night — like tonight, Sunday night — when I have three shows in one given time slot that I want to watch and/or record.
And I’m forced to make Sophie’s Choice.
Yes, I know some or all of these programs may be available online. But call me old-fashioned — I like watching my favorite shows on my big ol’ LCD TV.
Not on my laptop or iPad. Unless forced.
And this ‘two program limit per DVR’ is forcing me to not watch television in the comfort of my own living room.
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Tagged Business, commentary, DVR, DVR box, entertainment, HD TV, Humor, Internet, iPad, laptop, LCD TV, life, philosophy, technology, Television, television online, Time Warner Cable, two program recording limit on DVR
If you’re looking for the first robins of spring where you live…
They’re all in Central Park.
I noticed a large gathering of robins on the Great Lawn when I was walking Rory this morning. They were spaced out in an almost geometric pattern, standing very still.
It looked much like the start of some sci-fi films, just before the aliens land…or creatures burst through the earth after being buried in pods for centuries.
Perhaps they were exhibiting the bird behavior that mathematician John Nash studied as a student at Princeton, which was dramatized in the movie A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe.
Of course, there is one other reason the birds could have been standing there on the Great Lawn in the early morning –
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Some people climb mountains. Others run marathons.
And then there are the people who eat emu eggs.
The latest darling of farmers’ markets, emu eggs are, on average, six inches long, weigh two pounds, and are the equivalent of 10-12 chicken eggs.
And cost $20 a piece.
Now, emus may be native to Australia, but the growing popularity and high market value of their eggs have made farming them locally a great investment. Farms like Roaming Acres in neighboring New Jersey have over 20 emus on site (and ostriches, too).
And while empty egg shells are sold to artists and some eggs go to commercial kitchens, it’s the home cook looking to impress their friends that are driving the business.
Emu eggs — the Mount Everest of the dinner party.
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