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Just in time for the +Merchants of Deva *REPLICANT 2014* party, Last Exit To Nowhere is having a 15% sale on all items. Including this little number for the ladies.

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A one colour design, hand screen printed on a Ladies fit 100% cotton charcoal T-shirt.
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Alternate title, Progress Before the Fall.
Day 2: Saturday, July 20, 2013 Oh, fsck, woke up in bed next to a Coyote Ugly Oregon Coast… The day itself was a blur of driving down the Coast Highway from Central Oregon into California, towards my first real landing zone in San Francisco with long-time friend, Erik Seaberg. Since I felt that I had lost time on the previous day’s wild goose chase, I didn’t stop for much along the way, apart from refueling myself or my car, and the occ...
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Two weeks after the fact, and I finally find the ability to put into into words…
Day 1: Friday, July 19, 2013 (Allow me some artistic license to include the preceding Thursday night in this day’s narrative, as it is vital to our continuing story. Think of it as a cinematic flashback sequence, if that helps.) Still stinging with shame over Wednesday night’s bail-out, I avoided Ray for the bulk of Thursday, despite having crashed there for the previous night and I was slated to do so again Thursday. Previous to this da...
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Come on, now, +Google. You can do better than fund anti-science idiots.
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Yeah, I was far from alone in cringing at what our PAC felt they needed to do, but we at least went on the record as disagreeing with him on climate change policy.
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Hey, +Raymond Churchfield , here's one of those rechargeable battery deals I mentioned awhile back.  I know your boys chew through them like candy.
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I have to admit I'm leery about the spinach & banana smoothie, but everything else lines up with my own research.
 
Practical Guide to Eating Healthy
A reasonable guide to eating just a little bit healthier by changing our eating habits and not going broke in the process. That’s all we all want. When it comes to eating we just need to know what kind of food we can find in a local supermarket, that’s tasty and affordable but healthy at the same time.  

Have a high protein breakfast. What you want at the beginning of the day is high protein food. Proteins are complex molecules that break down slowly during cell respiration (the ‘burning fuel’ process that helps keep you alive) keeping you full longer and give you energy while keeping your blood sugar low. When you eat sweet baked goods, like waffles, pancakes or cereals for example, you get a quick energy boost and a sugar rush, but the effects very soon wear off and you end up feeling hungry again much sooner and in some cases you may also start feeling psychologically down (the so-called sugar rush mood swing cycle). If you combine protein rich food with some complex carbohydrates you can set yourself up for the day. The slower conversion process of proteins and carbohydrates into sugars the body can use for energy make you feel energized and able to go about your day, longer. 

Breakfast ideas: oatmeal with nuts, spinach and banana smoothie, homemade protein bars, eggs, low fat (not fat free!) Greek yogurt with honey

Pre-make your lunches and plan ahead. We only eat junk because it’s accessible; it’s an easy just-reach-for-it solution. If you make healthier lunches just as accessible you will eat a lot healthier, naturally. If you pre-make your lunches and take them to work with you and have easy-to-reach-for snacks on hand you are less likely to want to go and buy doughnuts or low quality ready-meals from a fast food joint. 

If you have a fridge at work you can make lunches and take them with you in a tupperware. Sandwiches aren’t evil either, especially if you make them yourself and put some fresh vegetables in them like lettuce and tomatoes.  You don’t need to spend a lot of time and money to put it together, especially if you do it beforehand and just grab it & go in the morning. 

Lunch ideas: turkey or chicken + vegetable wraps, pasta with vegetables, light no-mayo Caesar salad, tuna or smoked salmon sandwiches, sweet potato with cottage cheese and broccoli, a variety of vegetables with ham

Make healthy dinners by basing them on vegetables. We slow down in the evening and so does our metabolism so we don’t need the extra calories after the sun goes down. Unfortunately, we often end up going through the entire day either feeling hungry or being too busy and simply forget to eat and when the evening comes we either overeat and/or we pick the kind of food that is fast and comforting, like pizza or several burgers and a beer. These would not be so bad as an exception but on a daily basis they will not help you stay healthy and fit. So, if it comes to it and you end up feeling really hungry in the evening do have a big meal, just make it 60-70% vegetables. Make a big salad and stick to lean protein as a main course, in the evening carbs are no longer your friends.

Protein is broken down into amino acids that go into making other proteins (i.e. muscle) with excess amino acids deaminated and converted into glucose, ready to enter glycolysis which burns them up for fuel. The point is it takes a lot of meat to create that kind of scenario and when you mix protein with vegetables you are unlikely to overeat.    

Most basic vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, green beans and lettuce – are easy to find and they are not expensive, especially if you buy them locally at a farmers’ market or/and buy seasonal fruit and vegetables – they are always cheaper.

Dinner ideas: large lettuce salad with grilled chicken, baked eggplant with tomatoes, pork steak with sliced tomatoes, pork meatballs with mushrooms and green beans, peppers stuffed with pork mince, crustless quiche in the oven, baked fish with broccoli. 

General advice: get some fish or meat (preferably lean or at least cut the visible fat off it) grill or bake it in the oven and add some vegetables on the side, as many as you want. 

Choose relatively unprocessed foods when you can, if you can. Practically everything you eat is processed in some way but not all of it is processed equally. Heavily processed food is often loaded on fat, sugars and salt, but is very low on vitamins, minerals and fiber. The stuff is designed to make you feel good because, due to the high amounts of fat, sugar and salt, it tastes delicious, at least until you retrain your taste buds to recognize what real food tastes like. The simpler the item you buy and the closer it is to its original form, the better. You don’t have to buy everything this way, but the more natural foods you add to your menu the more likely you are to get the most out of what you eat beyond just getting the energy required to stay alive.

Pick a Treat Day. There is nothing wrong with chocolate and ice-cream as long as a) you don’t eat too much (we’re talking pounds) b) you don’t eat too often – like every day with every meal. You will actually value these more if you make them treats instead of a standard addition to every dinner. Denying yourself treats all together is not a great idea either, just choose them wisely, don’t add them to an already complete meal and don’t eat too much in one go.  If you are watching your figure, the best way to manage sweets is to pick one day a week when you are allowed whatever sweets you want, in reasonable amounts, and that will help you not just manage your sweet tooth but also give you something to look forward to. It’s a lot easier to deny yourself something when you know exactly when you will be able to have it. 

Also, if your diet is balanced and you eat plenty of protein rich foods you don’t crave sweets so much.

Stock up on healthy snacks. And keep them where you can see them in a ready to eat kind of way.  If you buy healthy food it doesn’t mean you are going to eat it unless you make it easy for yourself to reach for it when you need it. If you buy fruit, wash it and put it in a bowl where you can see it and have raw nuts on hand as an easy pick-me-up or homemade nut or protein bars for a more serious snack. The same goes for quick-snack vegetable packs like peppers, baby tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers, if you slice them up for the day and keep them in the fridge at home or work it’ll be a lot easier for you to grab them. That extra step of not needing to prepare food when you are hungry can make all the difference. 

Snack ideas: any kind of fruit and  nuts, apple slices with peanut butter, cheese sticks, tomatoes with mozzarella, ham & cucumber rolls, Greek yogurt, deviled eggs with light cream cheese.

Tips
- Aim to stay away from fast food and make your own meals as often as you can.
- Try to avoid sweet sodas and energy drinks altogether. Most of them are just sugar in liquid form. 
- Try not to get to the point when you are so hungry you no longer care what you eat, snack mindfully throughout the day and keep your main meal portions small. Anything your body doesn’t use up goes into storage. 
- Pick unprocessed food or as less processed as possible when you can. 
- Try to eat at least one type of fruit and one type of vegetable a day. If you can’t fit them in, make a quick smoothie: 2oz spinach, 1 ripe banana, 1 medium apple blended with 2 cups of water.  
- If you don’t want to eat meat every day, consider swapping it for a plate of giant beans in red sauce once in a while or make a large salad with lettuce, eggs and nuts in it.
- If there are some vegetables like spinach or broccoli that you can’t eat in any form but you would like to, consider adding them into a smoothie with some fruit e.g. bananas and apples.
- Try to include sea food in your menu at least once a week. You can buy frozen salmon that can be baked from frozen in less than 30 minutes.
- If you feel hungry really late at night eat a small portion of low fat plain Greek yogurt with some cinnamon on top – it’s the perfect midnight snack that curbs hunger. 

In general, it’s not so much about weight as much it is about feeling good, having more energy and potentially being in a better mood. You can lose weight while eating unhealthily if you eat in small amounts. It’s the deficit of food that makes your body optimize and drop the pounds. Healthy food is not necessarily low calorie or low fat, it’s food that is good for your body – after all it is what is used to build it. 


post on the web: http://neilarey.com/food/healthy-eating-guide.html

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Blogging about a spacemonkey who's gone to the sun…
Day 0: Wednesday, July 16 2013 Before truly starting the Official Roadtrip™, I decided to take a quick day trip up to Vancouver, B.C. This allowed me to visit with a couple of friends before I moved, as well as see the city for one last time for the foreseeable future. I really love the way Vancouver looks and feels as an urban center; it really is a gorgeous city. Also, as pointed out by my friend Ray, it would allow me to claim that I tre...
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As well as signing the petition, help report & hopefully kill this project's funding pay-out!!!

1) Go to the project's page
2) Scroll all the way to bottom
3) Use the [Report this project to Kickstarter] button
4) Fill out the form
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So, I looked through the kickstarter page and his link.  Didn't see anything like that.  Looks like standard PUA effluvia; not worth the energy.
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Should the +Merchants of Deva ever do a Star Trek-themed event.
 
Vinport has created a Star Trek-themed wine collection featuring artwork by Juan Ortiz. The three wines are named after episodes from The Original Series, "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Mirror...
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Oh come on, they're not even trying...

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Hey, +David K. , I got your outfit for SDCC picked out for you…
 
At FanimeCon 2013 in San Jose, California, photographer David Ngo captured a shot of a cosplayer who combined Ronald McDonald and the Joker, resulting in a most sinister mashup. Anyone up for a hap...
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