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~ Wednesday, September 10 ~
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subtlestorm:

I was hesitant to upload this because I know tumblr can be very judgemental towards body modification and things of an obscure outlook on life, but here’s me doing my hook frame pull
8 ten gauge hooks in my stomach
totally worth it and such an amazing experience 

subtlestorm:

I was hesitant to upload this because I know tumblr can be very judgemental towards body modification and things of an obscure outlook on life, but here’s me doing my hook frame pull

8 ten gauge hooks in my stomach

totally worth it and such an amazing experience 


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~ Tuesday, September 9 ~
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merikenmetals:

Andrew S. or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the burn

Solar Branding begins to make sense when we consider the ability of Resonance to generate Flow

Then it’s merely a question of frequency, and what capacities are affected in what range.

and so Resistance (reinterpreted) can be found within a wince and a rugged breath.

exposure to immensity provokes a response

close or 
open up

Transcend

These experiences are shifting my approach to crafting ritual.


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sixpenceee:

And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

SOURCE


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~ Saturday, July 12 ~
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paleorecipecookbook:

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

paleorecipecookbook:

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


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~ Friday, July 11 ~
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glikegrandpa:

I’ve recently developed an infatuation with meatballs. There’s something so satisfying about these little pods of flavor-packed meat. The latest in this series is this Thai-style red curry meatball dish, featuring the red curry paste I purchased earlier in the week (that’s him right there, the little blob of red in the first picture). Again, I’ve modified the original recipe to suit my own tastes. 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs ground meat (I used turkey, but any would do)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp freshly, finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic

Mix everything together and form into however ball-shapes in whatever size you like. I made mine about an inch in diameter. Fry in coconut oil until done (~15 minutes, turning occasionally). 

For the curry:

  • 2 Chinese eggplants, cubed
  • 2 heads of bok choy, sliced
  • 1 can baby corn, drained and sliced
  • 3 tbsp curry paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups coconut milk (I used a coconut milk beverage, which may be more watery than the stuff in the cans)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream (to thicken up the coconut milk, but if your coconut milk is from a can, this step may be optional)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • cilantro for garnish

Heat coconut oil with curry paste in large saucepan until mixed. Add the eggplant, and sautee until the paste has coated the eggplant evenly. Add the bok choy and sautee until everything has an even red coat of curry paste. Add coconut milk, cream, and fish sauce. Bring to a slow simmer, then add corn. At this point, monitor the liquid level to see if it has your desired thickness and consistency, and reduce down if it seems a bit watery. Once it has your desired consistency, add the meatballs and simmer for another 5 minutes. 

I’m serving mine over fresh baby spinach, which I find is a pretty good substitute for starchy foods in terms of absorbing the sauces and liquids of various foods. 

Makes 5 servings. 


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~ Friday, June 27 ~
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magictransistor:

Huichol Yarn paintings by the Huichole or Wixáritari people; indigenous to the Jalisco, Zacatecas, Durango and Nayarit regions of North Western Mexico.


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skunkbear:

As Virginia Hughes noted in a recent piece for National Geographic’s Phenomena blog, the most common depiction of a synapse (that communicating junction between two neurons) is pretty simple:

Signal molecules leave one neuron from that bulby thing, float across a gap, and are picked up by receptors on the other neuron. In this way, information is transmitted from cell to cell … and thinking is possible.

But thanks to a bunch of German scientists - we now have a much more complete and accurate picture. They’ve created the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synaptic bouton (that bulby bit) complete with every protein and cytoskeletal element.

This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry.

says the press release. The model reveals a whole world of neuroscience waiting to be explored. Exciting stuff!

You can access the full video of their 3D model here.

Credit: Benjamin G. Wilhelm, Sunit Mandad, Sven Truckenbrodt, Katharina Kröhnert, Christina Schäfer, Burkhard Rammner, Seong Joo Koo, Gala A. Claßen, Michael Krauss, Volker Haucke, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O. Rizzoli


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~ Thursday, June 26 ~
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Bulletproof Coffee - Compact Travel Kit.

If you’re into BPC, you know it works very well to provide energy in conjunction with an overall shift in diet away from processed industrial foods towards whole plant foods, proteins, and healthy fats. I’ve lost 29 pounds in 2 months and gained 10 lbs of muscle with minimal shift in my activity level, and am still seeing gains.

Point is, it’s something I can’t afford to give up when I’m traveling for business.

I just tried out this compact solution and am very satisfied. The Aeropress makes a double espresso quickly and efficiently. Add a tablespoon each of Grassfed butter and MCT Oil and let the Aerolatte froth it up! Then I top off with hot water to lengthen it all out just a little (I’ll probably be making them a little shorter next time.) 

It’s not glamorous, but it’s fucking delicious. And the gear doesn’t take up valuable space, and isn’t vulnerable to breaking or prone to setting off bored TSA inspectors.

If you don’t now anything about this, there is info here: https://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/

Tags: bulletproof coffee travel tips mct oil grassfed butter
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~ Wednesday, June 25 ~
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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Photographers Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto produced the "Clourant" series of high-speed photographs of colorful liquid splashes. The artists took special care to disguise the origin of splashes, making them appear like frozen sculptures. The photos are beautiful examples of making fluid effects and instabilities. Many of them feature thin liquid sheets with thicker rims just developing ligaments. In other spots, surface tension has been wholly overcome by momentum’s effects and what was once ligaments has exploded into a spray of droplets. (Photo credit: C. Warner and J. Floto; submitted by jshoer; via Colossal)


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~ Monday, June 23 ~
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~ Friday, May 16 ~
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cassiatsura:

perspectiva corporum regularium by Wenzel Jamnitzer

(Source: hellohaters)


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~ Monday, May 12 ~
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awkwardsituationist:

fog over (click pic) dubai (photographed by bjoern lauen and chloratine), shanghai (wei gensheng), chicago (steve raymer and bob gaudet), london (mpsinthesky), vancouver (andy clark), and new york (girish tewani)


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~ Sunday, May 11 ~
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~ Monday, May 5 ~
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lycanteeth:

I feel so lazy today.

lycanteeth:

I feel so lazy today.


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~ Thursday, May 1 ~
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