8 Moderate Climbs for Your Tick List: No matter your ability…

8 Moderate Climbs for Your Tick List:

No matter your ability level, there are plenty of reasons to jump on an excellent 5.6. It can provide an opportunity to hone a certain skill set, like building anchors or perfecting hand jams. It can be a great entry point into unfamiliar and remote terrain. It can also mean cruising up stellar rock with spectacular scenery, removing us from the numbers-chasing game and reminding us why we all came to love climbing in the first place. Here, a collection of some of the country’s best 5.6s that every climber should add to the “must-do” list.

A couple of these are already on my tick list even though well below what I know I can climb. Sometimes climbing is about what they mention…climbing in that stellar scenery.

Moderate Marvels: 8 of the Best Multipitch 5.6 Routes in the U.S.

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The iPhone X: Even though I don’t follow Daring Fireball as…

The iPhone X:

Even though I don’t follow Daring Fireball as closely as I used to, (too much politics crept in to the feed), John Gruber is still the best in the biz when it comes to even toned Apple analysis. He takes his time and publishes his take on a new platform when his thought are fully baked…unlike many high volume sites.

What we’re left with, though, is truly a unique situation. Apple is attempting to move away from iOS’s historical interface one device at a time. Just the iPhone X this year. Maybe a few iPhone models next year. iPad Pros soon, too? But next thing you know, all new iOS devices will be using this, and within a few years after that, most iPhones in active use will be using it — without ever once having a single dramatic (or if you prefer, traumatic) platform-wide change.

This slow change with Face ID may not seem as dramatic as the headphone jack disappearing, or the move to the 5.5 inch screen size, but it is just as impactful on the future of the platform. He nails it with this one.

The iPhone X

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3 Tips to Avoid That Posterior Pain (sponsor): With over 50% of…

3 Tips to Avoid That Posterior Pain (sponsor):

With over 50% of the population suffering from them, you would think we’d be more open to talking about them instead of hiding away from the very mention of their name from sheer embarrassment. If you are one of the unlucky people who have the displeasure of suffering from hemorrhoids, then you have our sympathy.

Hemorrhoids can cause significant pain and discomfort. We could get descriptive here, but won’t! The important thing to know is that there are many things that you can do about them before you have to resort to the painful option of surgery to get rid of them.

Some of the treatment options available include over the counter options prescribed by your doctor, but there are others that are more natural. Check out HemClear reviews or other similar natural healthcare products, to discover if the natural route is an effective option.

The best way to tackle hemorrhoids is to stop them from developing in the first place. The best way to do this is through diet and staying hydrated. Here we detail some helpful foods and tips to take note of when it comes to avoiding hemorrhoids. 

Let Fiber Be Your Friend

Constipation is one of the main causes of hemorrhoids and you should do whatever you can to make sure that constipation is not something that you are afflicted with.

Fiber can make stools softer and easier to pass and decrease the chances of a blockage.

It is recommended to eat 14 grams per 1,000 calories of consumed food per day. Food rich in fiber include:

  • Legumes: these include split peas, (all colour) lentils, beans (black, lima, cannellini or kidney beans).
  • Whole grains: these include barley, bran, oatmeal, and brown/black rice.
  • Vegetables: these include squash, green peas, broccoli, green leaf veggies and Brussels sprouts.
  • Fruits: these include bananas, raspberries, pear (with the skin) and prunes (stewed).

Stay Hydrated With Water

Drinking water is essential for our general health but paramount for preventing hemorrhoids. Aim for 8 x 8oz glasses per day. If you live in a warm climate and are prone to sweating, then you may wish to increase this. A healthy guideline is to drink half of this amount prior to lunchtime, the remaining over the course of the rest of the day. Staying hydrated will ensure that your stools remain soft and easily passable.

Make Sure To Exercise

It may not seem important, but exercise is key to optimizing vascular and cardio health. Aim for three times per week, 30 mins each session.

A healthy diet is essential for healthy living. Take care what you put into your body and the results will pay off in the end. If you suspect that you are suffering from hemorrhoids, don’t delay in getting treatment. This is not something that simply goes away. Fast, effective treatment will make sure that you keep these little critters at bay and that they don’t grow into something that you are unable to handle.

Take Home Message:

Eat well. Stay hydrated. Exercise. Be proactive.

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Good Review Sites: Stumbled across EverydayCommentary.com while…

Good Review Sites:

Stumbled across EverydayCommentary.com while perusing the Tom Bihn forums. This guy is a lawyer that reviews stuff he uses, is interested in; he does a great job.

Check it out

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The Short-Cut is…There is No Short-cut: You want a…

The Short-Cut is…There is No Short-cut:

You want a shortcut, here’s one: Stop believing that anyone who’s successful at anything has some secret other than focus, drive, and a shitload of hard work. There’s your shortcut.

The Short-Cut

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