Boner alert: Scientists/bloggers at NaturalNews recently compiled a list of sensual aphrodisiac foods that are said to improve your sex life. Surprisingly, our date night go-tos – Cheetos and Red Bull – didn’t make the list. Which is weird, because we always score, although admittedly our dates are usually NASCAR fans who burp a lot. NaturalNews indicated that oysters, bananas, chocolate, and truffles contain either amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, or scents that may help desperate dudes get lucky, but while having a fridge-full of sensual foods may help a batter round the bases to home, each aforementioned piece of produce has the potential to ruin a night of fun and fornication, big time. [Read more...]
It’s no secret that the essence of Broccoli City derives from the energy of youth. So when we began to build out an idea that became known as the Smile Project – a premier, family friendly street carnival–it was a foregone conclusion that we’d enlist the partnership of some of DC’s remarkable young students. Enter the sustainability patrols: a program employed by the District Department of Environment, consisting of DC Public School students who are selected each year to ensure the sustainability of their schools. Now, I’ve been introduced to some super dope educational concepts over the years, but this program takes it to another level! Considering I was a safety patrol in my day; an honor I held at the highest regard, this new version of what that position entails reflects the times in which we now live adequately. [Read more...]
The following is an excerpt from “1,227 Quite Interesting Facts” [W.W. Norton, $15.95], a collection of difficult to believe yet entirely true miscellanea, assembled by the creators of British quiz show, “QI.”
1. One in ten European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
2. Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.
3. British spies stopped using semen as invisible ink because it began to smell if it wasn’t fresh.
4. A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops. [Read more...]
When: Saturday, September 21st at 9am-Noon
Where: Surfas in Culver City (8777 W Washington Blvd)
What: A chance for urban farmers, backyard growers and community gardeners throughout Los Angeles to showcase the best produce from their summer gardens!
Participants can submit produce in one of three categories:
Tastiest tomato: a chance to share your favorite tomato varietals with your friends and neighbors.
Edible Oddity: anything from oversize pumpkins to unusual crop varieties are fair game.
Best-in-show: A subjective evaluation by the judges of the most “impressive” vegetable submission.
A panel of three urban farming experts – Kevin West, author of Saving the Season; Brandon McEachern of Broccoli City; and Renee Gunther of Daily Organics – will then select the winners for each category and award prizes.
Following the state fair portion of the event, Kevin West will conduct a cooking demonstration, where he will prepare a homemade tomato sauce using tomatoes from the event.
To reserve your spot in the state fair competition, please send an email to StateFair@farmscapegardens.com with your name and the category(s) in which you would like to submit produce. Participation will be limited to the first 25 submissions in each category. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome, although we cannot guarantee space (capacity is 85 people).
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We’ve all heard that food is the best medicine, but a new study out of the University of Arizona found that nutrient-dense foods could also be useful as topical applications. According to researcher Sally Dickinson, a naturally occurring compound in broccoli is loaded with chemopreventive properties. The nutrient is known as Sulforaphan, and if added to the list of ingredients in sunscreen, could dramatically increase the products cancer-preventing properties. “Sulforaphane is the kind of compound that has so many incredible theoretical applications if the dosage is measured properly,” Dickinson says. “We already know that it is very effective in blocking sunburns, and we have seen cases where it can induce protective enzymes in the skin.”
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Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
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The “Smile Project” Street Carnival, Hosted By Broccoli City Will Be An All Day Event For ALL AGES From Noon To 10pm On Saturday October 5th Located At Washington National Parking Lot W. #TheSmileProject Was Curated To Celebrate DC And Be Reminded What It Is Like To Have Fun, And Smile Freely.
The Event Will Be Kids & Families Friendly Between 12pm- 4:00pm. After 4pm, We Recommend Attendees To Be At Least 18 Years Old Due To Mature Music Content, Libations, And Adult Language.
More and more consumers want to buy from socially responsible companies. A big new survey from Nielsen finds that 50% of shoppers are now willing to spend more with brands “that have implemented programs to give back to society.” That’s a 5% increase from 2011, when Nielsen last carried out the survey.
Not all consumers are the same, though. Nielsen, which interviewed 29,000 people in 58 countries, finds big differences depending on age and where people live. For example, people under 29 are 20 points more likely to reward socially responsible brands than those who are
over 65. Indians are almost three times more likely to pay a premium than Estonians (75% versus 27%). [Read more...]
We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind? What does a “beautiful mind” really mean? What qualities of mind do we prize the most, and which ones best reflect this notion? And how does meditation support us to train our mind to be comfortable and able to take life in its stride? The meditation experts at Headspace explore 5 elements that make a beautiful mind. What does a happy mind mean to you? Join the discussion in the comments below — we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Some pretty good info..
1. Spinach – It may be green and leafy, but spinach is also the ultimate man food. This noted biceps builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate also increases blood flow to the penis. And spinach is packed with lutein, a compound that fights age-related macular degeneration. Aim for 1 cup fresh spinach or ½ cup cooked per day. SUBSTITUTES: Kale, bok choy, romaine lettuce FIT IT IN: Make your salads with spinach; add spinach to scrambled eggs; drape it over pizza; mix it with marinara sauce and then microwave for an instant dip. PINCH HITTER: Sesame Stir-Braised Kale Heat 4 cloves minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger, and 1 tsp. sesame oil in a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. water and 1 bunch kale (stemmed and chopped). Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add 1 tsp. soy sauce and 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds.
2. Yogurt – Various cultures claim yogurt as their own creation, but the 2,000-year-old food’s health benefits are not disputed: Fermentation spawns hundreds of millions of probiotic organisms that serve as reinforcements to the battalions of beneficial bacteria in your body, which boost the immune system and provide protection against cancer. Not all yogurts are probiotic though, so make sure the label says “live and active cultures.” Aim for 1 cup of the calcium- and protein-rich goop a day. SUBSTITUTES: Kefir, soy yogurt FIT IT IN: Yogurt topped with blueberries, walnuts, flaxseed, and honey is the ultimate breakfast—or dessert. Plain low-fat yogurt is also a perfect base for creamy salad dressings and dips. HOME RUN: Power Smoothie Blend 1 cup low-fat yogurt, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 cup carrot juice, and 1 cup fresh baby spinach for a nutrient-rich blast.
3. Tomatoes – There are two things you need to know about tomatoes: Red are the best, because they’re packed with more of the antioxidant lycopene, and processed tomatoes are just as potent as fresh ones, because it’s easier for the body to absorb the lycopene. Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Aim for 22 mg of lycopene a day, which is about eight red cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice. SUBSTITUTES: Red watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava FIT IT IN: Pile on the ketchup and Ragú; guzzle low-sodium V8 and gazpacho; double the amount of tomato paste called for in a recipe. PINCH HITTER: Red and Pink Fruit Bowl Chop 1 small watermelon, 2 grapefruits, 3 persimmons, 1 papaya, and 4 guavas. Garnish with mint. [Read more...]
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By the end of this time management article you will have an important gift – a bundle of time to get more things done today. Check it out [Read more...]
This video is super cool, but I guess everything is cool in slow motion..lol, check it out [Read more...]
In honor of yesterdays Nike Women Half Marathon D.C., Nike Georgetown has released the “We Run DC” limited collection, a set of exclusive women’s shoes made up of the Nike Free 5.0+, the Nike Roshe Run Woven and the Nike Studio Wrap Pack. Check them out [Read more...]
Check the official Broccoli City Festival, DC recap video. The great visuals courtesy to Jon the Genius.
#BCFest brought 5,000 people from diverse backgrounds out to celebrate Earthday and living a healthy life. Thanks to all that came out, great vibes!
How do you make a tiny New York City apartment into a livable 240-square foot space with a sleeping loft? You enlist the help of Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman, who renovated this Upper West Side brownstone studio into what it is today. More pics [Read more...]
According to promising new research after maintaining it’s spot as the most popular drink in American for two decades, soda has finally be dethroned by water. From USA Today:
For more than two decades, soda was the No. 1 drink in the U.S. with consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons a year, according industry tracker Beverage Digest. Americans drank just 42 gallons a year of water at the time. But over the years, as soda increasingly came under fire for fueling the nation’s rising obesity rates, water quietly rose to knock it off the top spot. Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17 percent drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink has increased 38 percent to about 58 gallons a year. Bottled water has led that growth, with consumption nearly doubling to 21 gallons a year. (VIA)