Thursday, February 23, 2017

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The Lazy Human’s Guide to Exercise

February 22nd, 2017

Exercise can seem daunting, exhausting or downright impossible if you are busy…and who isn’t busy? Time and gym access are the two biggest excuses Americans cite for not working out.  Research conducted at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, suggests that taking the stairs 30 minutes a week can give our body adequate exercise for good health. Stair climbing is a rigorous activity and previous research has found climbing stairs can burn calories two to three times faster than just walking. In the McMaster study, 17 healthy men, average age 64, were asked to walk, lift weights, and climb... Read More

March

February 21st, 2017

I can feel my bones hardening, a stolid ache of the marrow like monoliths being built under the skin. I have spilled more blood in the last five months than life ever taught me was even mine to spill. The flesh of my lip split into ribbons is the prettiest pink, I see, soft and newborn and a flower springing out amidst decay, as I stand in the mirror in true form, a landscape of gashes like canyon walls viewed by vultures. If the sun is not out to pull me from roots, then into the soil I sink. And my yawns are continents shifting, the groans of plates brushing shoulders and oiled by dust. There... Read More

Madwell: Think Big, Act Smallish

February 21st, 2017

“Think Big, Act Smallish” is the motto of local ad agency Madwell. They think of themselves as a tiny little giant agency: tiny and little because they are tiny and little enough to be able to deeply pay attention to their clients, but giant because they believe they have the ability to make a giant impact. Madwell has stated, “Our integrated team is shortening the runway between smart, interesting brands and smart, beautiful creative that can work in any medium.” They believe technology is so big in our current world that it breaking the barriers between mediums. In this type of world,... Read More

The Events Not Being Advertised

February 19th, 2017

It’s the last full week of the month, and there are some real gems going on that, for whatever reason, are not getting a lot of exposure.  If you want the inside scoop on some lesser known, but fantastic, events this week then you’ve come to the right place. 1.On February 23rd at the Terrain Collective Inc Studio is your chance to experience Pockitudes Storytelling.  These are stories told by people from our own community about life, challenges, hope, redemption, and so much more.  Pockitudes has become a space for anyone to share their stories.  This event will run from 7-9pm and will... Read More

I Liked It Better When It Was Called Shutter Island

February 19th, 2017

Let me begin this review by stating that I kind of hate my friends sometimes. I’ll explain. Our fearless editor Scott Armstrong gives me enormous latitude to review anything I want. If I decided that I’d review Icelandic lesbian cinema exclusively, I suspect he’d be a-okay with it.* Some weeks the film to review is a no-brainer, as it’s either the major release of the weekend, like Rogue One, or it’s something I desperately want to share with you guys, like Green Room.  This week was different. There were three semi-major releases, those being Matt Damon’s... Read More

CU’s LEAF Club

February 17th, 2017

Photo Credit: LEAFclub.org CU prides itself on being one of the few schools in Colorado to take environmental initiatives. One club that is recognized on campus is LEAF club, which stands for Learning and Environmental Awareness Force. The goal of LEAF club is to cover different projects made by students, faculty and administration to push CU’s green footprint forward and farther. This club wants to raise awareness of recycling and how to do it properly which has become an issue that needs to be addressed. CU has begun using compostable materials which is great, but there are not enough receptacles... Read More

Stout Season Continues at Boulder Beer Co.

February 17th, 2017

Are you looking for something fun to do tonight? Are you excited about all the new stouts this month? Do you love special, limited release craft beer? Are you feeling lucky? If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, I’ve got excellent news. In case you missed the West Flanders release party for Infinite Velocity, you’ll be excited to hear that Boulder Beer Company is hosting a release party for their Irish Blessing stout tonight! The event will be held from 4-10 PM and promises to be an entertaining evening, complete with an Irish-themed jokes and toasts competition. Irish... Read More

Sancho’s: Boulder’s Best Breakfast Burrito is Made Inside a Shopping Mall

February 17th, 2017

Boulder’s best breakfast burrito, a classic dish smothered in green chiles and cheese, is made inside a shopping mall. Sancho’s Mexican restaurant, home of the aforementioned to-die-for burrito, is a hidden gem buried inside Diagonal Plaza mall, one of those half-abandoned 90’s relic spaces sparsely scattered with tattoo parlors and insurance agencies. The restaurant prides itself on its Mexican authenticity, which is reflected in the restaurant’s colorful decor and house made jugs of horchata and agua de jamaica resting on the self-serve counter. The atmosphere is free of pretension... Read More

Ask Your Yogi If Laughter Yoga Is Right For You

February 15th, 2017

Ever heard of laughter yoga?  It’s a real thing that, evidence suggests, is beneficial to your health.  Laughter yoga, or Hasyayoga, is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. A handful of small-scale scientific studies have indicated that laughter yoga may potentially have some health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and mood. A study by Oxford University found that pain thresholds become “significantly... Read More

Blear

February 13th, 2017

A somewhat serious back injury, then inflamed shoulders, aching joints, and now a weak wrist. In four weeks I have climbed as many times, and I am finding myself searching for excuses to not go back. It is easier at times to not climb, to keep in mind but the ghost of a passion, something unsullied and as near to perfect as it could be. Before getting hurt, movement was a love that held me dear as I held it, and I fear marring it with now-shaking hands. I dream as sweetly as any man could, and I know intimately the rousing touch of morning, a threshold concrete like that of sleep’s gentle thaw.  Read More

Three Exciting Events This Week

February 12th, 2017

February always moves quick, so it’s important to make sure and keep up with the events going on before the month is over.  If you haven’t already gone out and checked out something new and exciting this month, let these three suggestions be your guide. The renowned Sculptor Kevin Box will be presenting his work at SmithKlein Gallery on February 14th from 2-6pm.  Kevin Box begins his work with a single sheet of paper, a clean slate in his eyes, and works to bring out the potential of that clean slate in each precise fold he makes.  Despite their paper like appearance, the final products... Read More

John Wick Blasts His Way Into Our Hearts

February 12th, 2017

There are many reasons why I want a time machine. I’d like to see a live t-rex – from a safe distance, of course. I’d like to see The Beatles live, or stroll through the streets of Renaissance-era Venice. You do it like that, you don’t have to worry about screwing up the space-time continuum. But I know myself, and I know I’d eventually become highly irresponsible. I’d travel back to 1988, specifically to San Dimas, California. There, within San Dimas High School, I’d see the filming of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. During a break, I’d... Read More

Academic Success

February 10th, 2017

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com For those students who are having a hard time staying focused during the academic semester, instead of getting prescribed Adderall, CU is offering workshops on how to achieve academic success for the remainder of the year. I received an email from my advisor outlining these various workshops, and I think it would be useful to share it in my blog. However, these workshops are only being offered from February 13-28th so take advantage of the help if you feel like you are struggling! Procrastination Busters 2/14, Tue 4-5:00 PM Fleming 150 Is procrastination getting in... Read More

Infinite Velocity Limited Release

February 10th, 2017

With a name like Infinite Velocity Spirit Hound Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, it’s easy to understand why this beer was worthy of its very own release party this week. Just this last Thursday Feb. 9th, West Flanders Brewing Co. and Spirit Hound Distilleries released their unique, limited time stout at West Flanders’ brewpub on Pearl Street. The event was even complete with pan-fried frog legs from chef Chris Cunningham and live music by the Thursday Night Pickers. Spirit Hound, the partner that helped bring us this brew, is located just north in Lyons. The owners of the distillery were... Read More

Brewing Beer?? — So that’s what your physics professors have been up to

February 9th, 2017

When patrons enter Boulder Beer Company, there is a hushed air of anticipation. Any bar really, seem to possess this strange, otherworldly quality, where this magical space—for a few hours at least—provides a jovial interlude for relaxation and good times, where people can forget their worries for a little while and indulge in a beer amongst friends and coworkers. Boulder Beer Co seems the pinnacle of such locations, with its good vibe atmosphere and surprisingly interesting (& eccentric) history behind it. Being a college town with hard-working students looking to blow off a little steam,... Read More

Ask Your Doctor if the TB12 Nutrition Plan is Right for You

February 9th, 2017

On Sunday, the New England Patriots pulled off an incredible come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons.  Much has been made of quarterback Tom Brady and his amazing performance as an athlete at what, for most athletes, would be the twilight of their careers.  Love him or hate him at 39, Brady’s performance does not seem to be waning. Tom Brady has great genes.  He is not yet showing signs of decreased muscle mass and other natural signs of aging. The Boston Globe recently did a story about Tom Brady’s remarkable  biology, citing “maniacal workouts to maintain his VO2 max (the... Read More

Anthem Branding: Create An Authentic Story

February 8th, 2017

“Let’s create something together.” That is the motto of Anthem Branding, a boutique creative agency that specializes in brand strategies and delivering exceptional design. They want to partner with you, to create an authentic brand experience on your time, with your budget, with their inspiring creativity. Anthem Branding is involved with developing highly compelling creative concepts. They focus on articulating the core message of their clients, as well as connecting them with their audience, and defining their brand. They work with clients to create their own authentic story unique to... Read More

Weighted

February 6th, 2017

Ten feet above my last bolt, I look down and start trying to do calculations. Math that I, admittedly, am not great with, considering the fact that I have never really been able to visually judge distance very accurately. With that in mind, ten feet was probably far less than that. The theoretical and actual fall factors are differentiated by the amount of available rope in the system, and with stretch I’ll fall… how far? Twice the distance between my harness and the previous clip, plus…. The answer didn’t matter. The biggest issue was my apprehension, the fact that I could not find it... Read More

Three events you weren’t aware of this week

February 5th, 2017

Another week, another look into events in Boulder you probably weren’t aware of.  Let’s not waste any time and dig right in and see what you might be up to in the coming days. 1.These two authors will be speaking about, and doing signings, for their new books on the 10th at our very own Boulder Bookstore at 7:30 pm.  “The Evening Road”, by Laird Hunt, is the story of two women on the run through Jim Crow-era Indiana.  The two travel a violence and hate filled America in search of a new life and escape their pasts.  “Make yourself Happy” by Eleni Sikelianos is offering an answer... Read More

All Your Buried Corpses are Now Beginning to Speak

February 5th, 2017

It’s entirely unsurprising that the first casualty of the Revolutionary War was a black man. That would be Crispus Attucks. There is considerable disagreement by historians about his early life, but there’s one thing everybody agrees with. During the evening of March 5, 1770, a disagreement broke out in Boston, regarding the failure of a British officer to pay a barber’s bill. Tensions were running high, and a crowd of civilians starting pelting a company of Redcoats with snowballs. Some witnesses said that Attucks attacked a soldier with a piece of wood, while others claimed... Read More

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