10 Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relief

Picking up on an article I wrote previously that interviewed a number of Podiatrists and people with chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, I wanted to create a quick and easy article on the most specific ways to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. Top 10 Tips for Pain Relief from Plantar Fasciitis My research of countless Podiatrists and people suffering from plantar…

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Basics of Blacksmithing: Getting Started

This article builds on a number of other articles I have written about blacksmiths and blacksmithing over the past couple of years. In this article you will learn about and see (detailed video belwo) exactly how blacksmiths perform all the basic techniques that are used to work metal and you will also learn about all of the various tools blacksmiths…

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The Best Med Ball, Slam Ball and Stability Ball on the Market

Fitness equipment morphs really quickly, but a number of the best equipment choices have been around for a long time and continue to remain the top choices for professional trainers. This article outlines the best choices you can make regarding any kind of exercise ball. I am not going to rank a bunch of different products because this is not…

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The 5 Best Books for Learning to Blacksmith

Good books can shave years off of the learning curve for a blacksmith. This is a list of five (5) books that will do just that for you as they have for me. Blacksmithing is a craft someone may practice for their entire life and still not know it all. Luckily there are some really amazing books out there that…

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Mexican Beer – Discover the Best of the Best and Worst of the Worst

I love a nice cold beer and if any place on Earth makes me appreciate cold beer as much as anywhere else, it’s Mexico. That country gets down right hot! No wonder they have so many awesome beers to choose from. The ones I prefer to discuss here aren’t found very easily in the United States. Sure we’ve all had…

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The Deadlift – How to Assess Lifter Readiness

The Deadlift has been around for ages. Recently, the online community has discovered the immense value of this movement and has begun a movement to resurrect something that most fitness pros never forgot. The deadlift is a pretty straightforward lift. You bend over, grab a barbell full of weight and stand up with it. This is an oversimplification of the…

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5 Actions That Will Help You Sleep Better

Lack of quality sleep is a real issue in the world today. Let’s be honest! It has probably always been an issue, but we know more than ever before and are able to gather information that informs us better than at any previous time in history. We are simply more aware these days that a lack of quality sleep is…

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An Educated Approach to Earning a College Education

What you need to know This article is written for those concerned with earning a 4 year (Bachelor’s) degree. This is not for graduate school students. This article is not written for exceptional students who will secure significant grant or scholarship offers. This article is written with the perceived maturity of the student in mind. Different maturity levels require different…

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3 Weeks Traveling Europe – Learn to Travel Like the Pros

Extended travel scares the hell out of most people. I’m not pointing the finger here, I used to be in the same boat. The excuses not to travel are endless (believe me, I’ve used them) – kids, finances, work, danger, the plague, civil war and aunt Thelma’s not doing very well these days and could go at any time. You…

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The Culturally Significant Sculptures of Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Photographic Journal of Culturally Significant Sculptures in Tulsa, OK The story of Tulsa is relatively new when compared to the storied past of other places in the United States.  While this is true, few places pay visible large-scale homage to its heritage like the city of Tulsa.  The values of the city are on full display through the messages…

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