How to Stock a Home Bar Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM reader Jeff Trexler. For the gentleman who enjoys entertaining, a properly stocked bar is a must. A well-mixed drink can help schmooze a boss, romance a date, and impress a friend. Mixing drinks at home for friends and family makes me feel like some swanky 1960s gentleman pouring drinks in his Space Age-inspired mid-century home. I love that feeling. Starting a home bar can seem like a daunting task to any man, but it doesn’t need to be so. The Home Bar Rules Home Bar Rule #1: Pick alcohol you actually enjoy imbibing. Another reason I recommend picking spirits you enjoy is that the home bar is your chance to share your personal tastes with your friends and neighbors. Home Bar Rule #2: Start small. So my advice to the man just starting out: start small, grow gradually. As you get more comfortable mixing drinks, expand your menu to include other cocktails. What follows are my suggestions on what a properly stocked home bar should have. Alcohol
Precision Nutrition Coaching | My Favorite Gourmet Nutrition Recipes The Gourmet Nutrition V2 cookbook was created to show people that great-tasting food can also be great for you. We took the healthiest ingredients and whipped them into nearly 300 pages of delicious culinary creations that you can serve with confidence to the most discerning foodie – or the most nitpicky nutritionist. We also included detailed cooking instructions and ideas for improvisation. And we’ve even photographed every recipe in beautiful color to show you just how appetizing healthy food can be. To say the book has been a big hit would be an understatement. For an upcoming project, a collaboration with a 3-time New York Times bestselling author, I was asked to share my top six Gourmet Nutrition recipes. My favorite “post-workout” recipes Post-workout meals are those meals that contain a moderate to high amount of carbohydrates (greater than 25% of total calories). Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal (page 42) Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal Ingredients Serving size Serves 2 large or 4 small. 3 min.
DIY Marbled Glassware When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. Have fun! You’ll need:flat bottomed glasswarevariety of colorful nail polishclear nail polisha disposable plastic containernail polish removerpainters tapetoothpicks Mask off the bottom of the glass with painters tape. Fill a disposable, plastic container with water. Layer the colors one on top of the other. Submerge the bottom of the glass into the polish. Allow to dry completely before applying a layer of clear polish. Once everything has dried, remove the painters tape and touch up with nail polish remover and a cotton swab. Your glowing glasses are finished! Bottoms up!
ADVANCED STYLE Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
tree tents by luminair nov 26, 2012 tree tents by luminair ‘tree tents’ by luminairall images courtesy of luminair the culmination of three years worth of research, these ‘tree tents’ by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural. spherical tent suspended amidst tree trunks ladder leads into front door side window door entry fabric door rolled up bedroom
Favorite and Forget: 16 YouTube Channels to Unlock Your Creativity 1. Mark Crilley – How-to-draw videos on almost every topic you can imagine, from manga and anime styles to highly detailed photorealism. 2. Draw With Jazza – A channel with drawing tutorials, speed-paintings, streams, competitions, and more. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 25 Tips For More Muscle And Superstrength! by Muscle & Fitness Last updated: Aug 17, 2012 Lift barefoot, if possible, or in minimalist footwear like Vibram FiveFingers shoes, wrestling shoes, or converse chucks. having your feet flat on the floor lessens the distance you have to pull the bar on a deadlift, increasing your leverage and helping you lift heavier weights. Training barefoot also strengthens your feet, which in turn adds stability and traction to all your lifts. Squeeze your glutes at all times during a set, especially on lifts like the bench press and overhead press. It stabilizes your entire torso. If the total number of reps you perform for an exercise adds up to 25, you're more likely to maximize muscle and strength gains. Train with heavy loads one month, using sets of four to six reps. Hold an 8- to 10-pounder and throw it hard into a wall a few feet in front of you, as if you were passing a basketball down the court. Want to look leaner without dieting? Fat Gripz Find Fat Gripz on our store. About The Author
highexistence Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction from me. Nearly everything that can be said about him has already been said… Some claim he was a superhuman genius polymath with an IQ of 210, five hundred years ahead of his time. Others say that he was an opportunistic idea thief, only modifying the designs of the better inventors that came before him. A few even believe that he was a prophet and left hidden symbols, codes and upside down animal shapes in his paintings (that’s a topic for another post…or not). But whatever you think of Leonardo da Vinci’s place in histories’ list of top IQs, there’s one thing that’s agreed upon by both the conspiracists and skeptics alike. The man was a damn good artist. So damn good, in fact, many art historians (and artists) have brandished him with the title of ‘the most technically gifted artist that’s ever walked the earth.’ Not bad, eh? The Da Vinci Talent Code So what I can’t go to university, they don’t know everything anyway. More Myelin = More Talent 1. 2. 3.