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Monthly Archives: February 2017

 

So, You Want To Be A Budtender

February 28th, 2017

I have not always been too fond of the title budtender, but I always refer to myself as one. I think the person who specializes in all things cannabis, specifically pairing the right strain with the right person ought to have a stronger title. Cannacierge maybe? Budtender feels like an obvious choice, like it was the first suggestion and nobody thought of anything after, but people know exactly what you mean when you say budtender so we will go with it. Weedologist? Ganja Valet? I consider this position to be more of a cannabis pharmacist and less of a bartender. Cannabist? Wait, I think that is... Read More

A Horror Movie About Racism? Take My Money!

February 26th, 2017

Let’s take a moment to imagine something. You’re in a social gathering, and you’re immediately aware that most of the other people there are nothing like you. They think they know you, yet they frequently jump to conclusions about you based on grotesque stereotypes. They make comments that are, at best, inappropriate. At worst, their comments are ignorant and hurtful. Does everyone feel that way, honestly? Sure, there might be a few folks there that aren’t a problem, but how can you be sure? Guess what, more bad news! Due to social niceties, you can’t just leave.... Read More

The Lazy Human’s Guide to Exercise

February 22nd, 2017

Exercise can seem daunting, exhausting or downright impossible if you are busy…and who isn’t busy? Time and gym access are the two biggest excuses Americans cite for not working out.  Research conducted at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, suggests that taking the stairs 30 minutes a week can give our body adequate exercise for good health. Stair climbing is a rigorous activity and previous research has found climbing stairs can burn calories two to three times faster than just walking. In the McMaster study, 17 healthy men, average age 64, were asked to walk, lift weights, and climb... Read More

Your Weed Might Weigh More

February 21st, 2017

I would like to start off my first assignment with a kind suggestion, be polite to your budtender. You never know, it might make that bag a little heavier. We are nice people, we have similar interests as you, we are stoked to live in Colorado, and we have a cool job so finding us in a good mood is common. We work in an industry where our customers bring in tons of positive energy and are happy to spend their money, where else do you find that? We enjoy talking to new people about the subtle differences in cannabis, the possibilities of cannabidiol (CBD), and we would love for you to ask every... Read More

I Liked It Better When It Was Called Shutter Island

February 19th, 2017

Let me begin this review by stating that I kind of hate my friends sometimes. I’ll explain. Our fearless editor Scott Armstrong gives me enormous latitude to review anything I want. If I decided that I’d review Icelandic lesbian cinema exclusively, I suspect he’d be a-okay with it.* Some weeks the film to review is a no-brainer, as it’s either the major release of the weekend, like Rogue One, or it’s something I desperately want to share with you guys, like Green Room.  This week was different. There were three semi-major releases, those being Matt Damon’s... Read More

Ask Your Yogi If Laughter Yoga Is Right For You

February 15th, 2017

Ever heard of laughter yoga?  It’s a real thing that, evidence suggests, is beneficial to your health.  Laughter yoga, or Hasyayoga, is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. A handful of small-scale scientific studies have indicated that laughter yoga may potentially have some health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and mood. A study by Oxford University found that pain thresholds become “significantly... Read More

John Wick Blasts His Way Into Our Hearts

February 12th, 2017

There are many reasons why I want a time machine. I’d like to see a live t-rex – from a safe distance, of course. I’d like to see The Beatles live, or stroll through the streets of Renaissance-era Venice. You do it like that, you don’t have to worry about screwing up the space-time continuum. But I know myself, and I know I’d eventually become highly irresponsible. I’d travel back to 1988, specifically to San Dimas, California. There, within San Dimas High School, I’d see the filming of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. During a break, I’d... Read More

Ask Your Doctor if the TB12 Nutrition Plan is Right for You

February 9th, 2017

On Sunday, the New England Patriots pulled off an incredible come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons.  Much has been made of quarterback Tom Brady and his amazing performance as an athlete at what, for most athletes, would be the twilight of their careers.  Love him or hate him at 39, Brady’s performance does not seem to be waning. Tom Brady has great genes.  He is not yet showing signs of decreased muscle mass and other natural signs of aging. The Boston Globe recently did a story about Tom Brady’s remarkable  biology, citing “maniacal workouts to maintain his VO2 max (the... Read More

All Your Buried Corpses are Now Beginning to Speak

February 5th, 2017

It’s entirely unsurprising that the first casualty of the Revolutionary War was a black man. That would be Crispus Attucks. There is considerable disagreement by historians about his early life, but there’s one thing everybody agrees with. During the evening of March 5, 1770, a disagreement broke out in Boston, regarding the failure of a British officer to pay a barber’s bill. Tensions were running high, and a crowd of civilians starting pelting a company of Redcoats with snowballs. Some witnesses said that Attucks attacked a soldier with a piece of wood, while others claimed... Read More