Transversing

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(Day 23, only a week left!) I know that I’ve unofficially extolled the virtues of Dungeon Meshi ( or as it’s romanticized, Delicious in Dungeon, lit: dungeon meals) but I want to officially include it in my month as it’s one of my favorite manga right now! I think anyone who’s followed me for a while understands that I have a penchant for cooking manga. There are actually at least a dozen cooking manga I keep up with, and still more that I’ve finished. This particular cooking manga with it’s interesting spin on the genre is my favorite of the bunch. 

A group of adventurers try and plunder a sprawling dungeon for fun and profit, as any fantasy setting would have. Until regrettably one day our knight/hero’s poor sister (the healer/mage) gets eaten by a dragon. Wracked with despair and the small hope that, due to the odd benefits of the dungeon they transverse, it’s very hard to actually die for real within it’s walls. He goes looking for the dragon that effectually is killing her very slowly. 

His party runs into a predicament though, the dragons haunt only the most difficult floors of the dungeon, it’s intensely hard to travel to these floors as provisions only last so far so you either have to bring a lot and risk getting blasted on being too slow and ungainly or travel light and be good enough to race on down there. His party is only middle experience at best. But they get a good idea. The dungeon has it’s own ecosystem of stock monsters, your mimics, your mermaids, your slimes, your various other mobs. What if instead of bringing food you just sampled some of these monsters as you go? Enter the premise of this manga! Find your sister, learn about complex dungeon ecology, and eat everything you come across in many different ways! Hilarious, touching, and incredibly interesting. I hope this manga gets localized soon so I can buy it. 

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   Yesterday I finally got my bitchin’ little All Time Low tattoo. This was the first thing I knew I wanted on my body forever. For about five years I was adamant it would be my first tattoo, but second isn’t so bad.

   All Time Low were the first band I ever felt really passionate about, and I swear myself to Hustlership, but as much as I love those four dudes, that’s not entirely what this tattoo was about.
   When I was younger - although I was never bullied or lacking in friends - I always felt out of the loop. All my friends did things and liked things that I didn’t have a clue about. I guess I was a bit of a late bloomer (laughs). I found All Time Low by accident. I was thirteen and I was listening to my friend’s iPod; Dear Maria came on and I remember thinking, “I’m gonna look this band up”. 
   You could say it was love at first listen. Being thirteen I didn’t connect with a lot of the lyrics, but I adored the music. Then when I started watching interviews, I was a little obsessed (laughs). 

   I saw them live for the first time when I was fourteen, and this was the point when things started to feel different. Standing in a crowded room in a shitty band shirt, meters away from a band I adored, letting myself go to the music, feeling unashamed, surrounded by people who were exactly the same, and not giving a shit what anyone else in the world thought, for the first time in my life I felt like a teenager. 

   I realize that music taste is fickle, and it’s pretty likely when I’m forty I won’t be listening to them anymore, or if they’ll even still be together. But I’ll have this tattoo as a reminder of how it feels like to be young, stupid and fearless.

   I can’t say that All Time Low saved my life, they didn’t. But my God, they make me feel alive. And I’ll never be able to show what that means to me.

Kangkang was a 14-month old born with a transverse facial cleft

The poor child looks like he’s literally wearing a mask, due in part to a massive cleft that extends almost all the way up to his ears.

Unable to see her son upon birth, the unfortunate mother pleaded and pleaded with her husband to see the newborn. After finally handed the child, she broke down into tears.

No one knows what causes this unfortunate condition, though theories abound. It could be caused by an infection, or even frequent drug use by the mother. 

Sadly, this condition is incredibly expensive to treat, as Yi learned when she took Kangkang at 20-days old to a hospital in Changsha. The final tally: around 300-400,000 yuan, or approximately 80,000 to 100,000 dollars.

Thankfully, there is a happy ending, as Kangkang’s family has managed to gather together enough money for treatment at the People’s Liberation Army’s Military No. 163 Hospital.

SOURCE

All Hands on Fitness Articles Master Post

If you’re looking to read some more of my articles, here are a couple of my favorites:

Mobility:

  1. Getting Rid of the “Butt Wink”
  2. 3 Reasons Why Your Poor Mobility is Holding You Back
  3. 4 Big Benefits of Eccentric Training
  4. 4 Quick Tips to Fix Your Ankle Mobility
  5. You Are What You Repeatedly Do
  6. Crossing Over to Better Movement Patterns

Injury Prevention:

  1. Why Does Your XYZ Hurt? (Your Pain Explained)
  2. Fixing 5 Flaws in Your Running Form
  3. Revamping the Dumbbell Row
  4. Text Neck: Checking Your Phone While Sparing Your Posture
  5. Sturdy Shoulders (How to Spare Your Shoulders from Injury)
  6. 5 Exercises to Help Cure Flat Feet
  7. Why I Only Train My Core Isometrically, and Why You Should Too
  8. Check Your Ribs! 4 Exercises to Fix Your Rib Position
  9. You’re Injured–Now What?
  10. Your Butt is Affecting Your Shoulder Stability
  11. Where Does Your Knee Pain Really Come From?
  12. 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Neck
  13. Train Your Brain, Not Your Muscles
  14. How Bigger Hamstrings Will Improve Your Athleticism and Prevent Injury
  15. 3 Reasons Why Your Neck is Always Tight
  16. Perfecting Your Plank
  17. Behind the Neck Exercises: Do You Need Them?
  18. A Guide to Better Oblique Training: The Transverse Plane
  19. 1 Things Athletes Could Learn from Dancers
  20. How to Improve Bodily Awareness and Proprioception
  21. Your Hips Don’t Lie…Or Do They?
  22. “Neutral Neck:” How to Avoid Straining the Neck While Lifting
  23. Just Say No to the Smith Machine
  24. The Muscles You’re Forgetting to Train
  25. Is Stretching Really Helping You?
  26. Perfecting Your Push-up
  27. Why You Need to Have a Big Butt

Training:

  1. Practical Uses of Variety in Training
  2. Contrast Training: How it Works, and How to Use It for Impressive Gains
  3. Changing Up Your Rep Scheme
  4. Channel Your Inner Athlete with Agility Training
  5. Up, Up, and Away (Exercises to Improve Your Vertical Jump)
  6. Sleep: The Missing Part of a Workout Routine
  7. Training for Symmetry: Using Bodybuilding Exercises to Improve your Lifts
  8. Your Grip Strength is Limiting Your Other Lifts
  9. Breathe Your Way to Bigger Lifts
  10. Breathe Your Way to Bigger Lifts (Part 2)
  11. To Belt or Not to Belt?
  12. The Ab Exercise You’re Doing Incorrectly
  13. Training Hard VS. Training Smart
  14. Training Simple for Maximum Results
  15. The Biggest Mistake You’re Making in the Gym
  16. Rest and Relaxation: How Often Should You Rest?
  17. How Often Should You PR?

Nutrition:

  1. Insulin and the Importance of Meal Timing
  2. Carbs Are Not the Enemy
  3. What is “Healthy” to You?
  4. Ending the 1,200 Calorie Myth
  5. What “Food” Means to Me

Enjoy :)

Transversing the Distance of Thought by Jeff Klena

JAK 10-17-2015

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Viking Horse Pendant with Amulets, 10th-12th Century AD

An assemblage of bronze and other amulets comprising: a flat-section distributor formed as addorsed horse-heads with billet detailing, transverse bar beneath with six coiled wire chains; ovoid bronze rumbler bell; silver bear-claw pendant; bronze miniature knife in its sheath; bronze casket key; silver reliquary capsule; silver axe with lunate blade; suspended on a substantial double-link chain from a wire loop.