Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow coloring. If you’re a fan of curry flavored wings, it’s also the spice that will turn your fingers yellow! Turmeric is most popular in India where it’s been used for thousands of years. Indians consider the spice a medicinal herb just as much as they view it as a tasty addition to the local cuisine. Read More →
I love apps. They’re what make smartphones feel so… smart. I also love to run. Running is one of my many hobbies and my preferred form of exercise. Naturally when I found out about the Zombies, Run! app by developer Six to Start, I had to try it. Read More →
I have been a coffee drinker since my sophomore year of college. Finals were coming and I needed an edge to get me through some late night study sessions. A few people I knew told me that it provided the boost they needed so I figured I would give it a try. I ran out and bought one of those little 4 cup coffee makers, sat it on top of my dresser and brewed my first cup. I didn’t like it. I added a little sugar and that made it better, but not much. But I had to admit, I could feel a little bit more mental sharpness and stuck it out through finals week making a cup when ever I needed to fight of the Sandman. Read More →
Cinnamon is one of the most beneficial spices on the planet. In the distant past, it used to be rare and expensive but today it’s pretty cheap and can be found in any grocery store. Thousands of years before science came along to confirm it, the health benefits of cinnamon were considered common knowledge. Read More →
Though I occasionally enjoy ripping the trails on my mountain bike, I’ve never been one to spend time on an exercise bike. I’m a runner. Running will always be my exercise of choice. Unfortunately, I’ve been struggling with a running-related achilles injury for the past couple years and being unable to run as much as I’d like has forced me to find other options for cardio. I settled on the Schwinn 130 upright exercise bike after shopping around on Amazon.
I don’t ever plan on being a serious stationary biker so I wasn’t looking for something super expensive. At $299 the Schwinn 130 was the right price. I looked for some reviews online to help make my decision. What I found was that the reviews on Amazon are all over the place. There is a good review over at Excercisebike.net that’s more technical in nature. I’ve been using it now for a few weeks and decided to share my thoughts in a more non-technical version. Read More →