Yesterday, Lifehacker posted an article about how to get student discounts forever. While we personally don’t agree with the implications of using deceit for savings, everyone should make up their own mind about this. However, there are easier ways of getting student discounts without resorting to deceitful tactics. Also, there are other ways of getting significant discounts at various shops and retailers.
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As a freelance writer/teacher and now graduate student, I find my schedule pretty full. I work the whole day and come home for a lunch break. Then I leave again for the afternoon. I tend to come home anywhere between 4PM and 8PM, depending on the day. I’ll go out for bike rides 5 times a week.
Since I only start writing after midnight, I usually go to bed at around 2 or 3 AM. I wake up at 8AM. I have to be at school for about 9AM, so my routine is scheduled by the minute in the mornings. This includes taking a shower and walking the dog. This means that I need a nap to function correctly. I usually take a 20-45 minute nap during my lunch break, which is usually from 12 to 1:30PM. That’s my power nap.
I also train in cycling and ride at least 400 km a week.
[This will be true of starting this week. I'll write more about what impact my daily training has had in my life at a later date. ]
This means that if I finish my day early, let’s say around 4PM, I’ll come home and take a nap before going out to cycle. Without the nap, I wouldn’t always be able to train.
Napping is very common in Asia, though I haven’t grown up there.
[Almost everyone naps because they have very long days, even the teachers. Nap time lasts from 12:30 to 1:45PM in most places]
In the US and Canada, napping is usually seen as being lazy, though taking power naps and caffeine naps is really energizing and can be used systematically in order to function for long periods of time at full capacity, without nodding off.
Power naps are short. Anything from 20 to 45 minutes is usually enough to reinvigorate you. If you nap for more time, you’ll likely end up more tired. A good thing to remember is that a usual sleep cycle lasts about 3 hours. So either nap for 20-45 minutes or 3 hours.
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Based on that recipe, I’ve come up with my own. I’ve discovered the virtues of raw cocoa and it’s been shown that its restorative powers are important for endurance athletes. I’ve added a milky variant, using 15 oz of milk and 4 oz of yogurt. In order to keep the yogurt from separating, I’d infuse the tea first and let it settle then combine the other ingredients in a food processor. I’ll try the milky variant today to see the results. Another way of getting more out of this milky drink, is to use a type of milk that has extra vitamins and such. I’ll report on this later, after I’ve checked out a pro-vitamin milk at the supermarket.
GreenT Ingredients (32 oz or about 1 liter):
2 green tea bags
6 level teaspoon sugar (24 grams)
A pinch of salt (0.5 grams)
2 oz lemon juice (about 55 grams)
1 oz raw cocoa unsweetened (about 25 grams)
30 oz boiling water
5.26 g proteins
10.75 g carbs
5 g lipids
500 mg Sodium
60mg of Potassium (from the lemon juice)
Milky GreenT Ingredients (32 oz or about 1 liter):
2 green tea bags
6 level teaspoon honey (120 grams)
A pinch of salt (0.5 grams)
4 oz 0+yogurt
2 oz raw cocoa unsweetened (about 50 grams)
15 oz milk
11 oz boiling water
32 g proteins
148 g carbs
26 g lipids
720 mg Sodium
Vitamins A (24% daily intake), D (98% daily intake), B2 (5% daily intake), B12 (8% daily intake)
Iron (1% daily intake)
Phosphorus (5% daily intake)
Magnesium (3% daily intake)
Folate (3% daily intake)
Calcium (68% daily intake)
Probably using something like Natrel Nutrition 24 beats the purpose of brewing your own drink. Here is the composition per 350ml serving, which I found interesting:
|Total lipid (fat)||3.71 g|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||35 g|
|Calcium, Ca||360 mg|
|Iron, Fe||2.87 mg|
|Magnesium, Mg||80 mg|
|Phosphorus, P||300 mg|
|Potassium, K||450 mg|
|Sodium, Na||276 mg|
|Zinc, Zn||5.99 mg|
|Copper, Cu||0.49 mg|
|Manganese, Mn||1.015 mg|
|Selenium, Se||~ mcg|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||12 mg|
|Pantothenic acid||1.995 mg|
|Vitamin B-6||0.455 mg|
|Folate, total||128 mcg|
|Vitamin B-12||2.41 mcg|
|Vitamin A, IU||1100 IU|
|Vitamin E, added||7.21 mg|
|Vitamin D||159.985 IU|
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Pesky wires are always a problem with modern gadgets. All of those gadgets need to be charged. Strabes found an interesting solution to this problem. Strabes turned a drawer from a nightstand into a handy charging station.