Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

FE points leader Jean-Eric Vergne adds ELMS campaign

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jean-Eric Vergne will combine his Formula E title bid with a full European Le Mans Series assault with G-Drive Racing

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Blue Majik Is the New Superfood Taking Instagram by Storm

Acai bowls, you’ve been dethroned. Instagram’s latest wellness obsession/smoothie bowl base of choice isn’t a deep, dark purple but an electrifying Smurf blue. Blue Majik, an intriguingly named blue-green algae supplement that’s been popular in health food stores for years, is just now gaining traction amongst wellness bloggers and ‘grammers. Why? Well, in addition to turning all that it touches the aforementioned Insta-baity shade of teal, the spirulina extract boasts some seriously compelling potential health benefits.

As Brooke Alpert, registered dietitian and author of The Diet Detox, recently told Fashionista: “Blue Majik is rich in vitamin B12, vitamin A and iron, which are all part of a balanced and healthy diet. Vitamin B12 is essential for nervous system function and the creation of red blood cells. Vitamin A supports healthy eye function and a healthy immune system. Iron and other minerals help build strong bones and teeth, blood, skin and hair. Using Blue Majik as a supplement to improve your overall health and bodily function could be beneficial to some.” (Read: if you struggle with constipation, this will help you go.) Per Alpert, Blue Majik is also “a great choice for vegans and vegetarians who may have more difficulty getting enough B12 and iron from a plant-based diet.”

Simone Shepard, VP of product development at Juice Generation, joined Alpert in singing Blue Majik’s praises: “To say that this powerhouse ingredient is a superfood is an understatement,” she began. “Blue Majik has risen amongst purveyors of health drinks and foods because of its richness in amino acids and antioxidants. It boasts a powerful deck of nutrients: protein, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins A, K, B12, iron and manganese.” It’s also chock-full of C-phycocyanin, a pigment-protein that’s been shown to help remove heavy metals from the body, reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, maintain healthy pH levels and protect cells from DNA damage. (Insert low whistle here.)

Still, as with any health fad — especially ones fueled by “like”-ability — it’s recommended you consult with your doctor before adding this supplement to your diet, which should still primarily consist of regular health foods like organic fruits, veggies, etc. “Blue Majik has some antioxidants in it, and anytime something has antioxidants it is beneficial,” nutritionist Stephanie Clarke told the Cut. “But there is not a lot of research to say it is more beneficial than other foods with antioxidants.”

Also, it’s not all roses: the algae-derived ingredient has been shown to cause side effects like nausea, upset stomach and fatigue, and if you’ve got health issues that are aggravated by the consumption of iron or vitamin B12, it’s definitely not for you.

Got the go-ahead from your doctor or anxious to just see what all the fuss is about? Click through the slideshow above for some delectable Blue Majik food porn (and recipes). Yes, there are smoothies and smoothie bowls, but also donuts, cheesecake, waffles and even a cocktail or latte or two.

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Getting Rid of Ants, The Most Common Home Invader

Often considered the No. 1 nuisance pest, ants also pose significant health and property risk as they destroy wood and contaminate food items. And with more than 700 types of ant species in the United States, it’s not surprising that ants can quickly become a source of disgust, frustration and concern for homeowners.Pest Control

Some of the most common home invaders include:

  • Odorous House Ants: These ants get their name from the unpleasant odor they give off when crushed, often described as smelling like a rotten coconut. They typically nest in wall voids and crevices and prefer sweet foods.
  • Pharaoh Ants: Pharaoh ants prefer sweets, but also consume grease and even shoe polish. They live in extremely large colonies and keep warm near artificial heating sources like baseboard heaters and ovens.
  • Carpenter Ants: This species hollows out nests in both dry and moist wood, though they prefer the latter. They can be particularly hard to remove since their nests can be more difficult to locate.
  • Fire Ants: Fire ants can cause severe allergic reactions in addition to structural damage caused by chewing through the insulation around electrical wiring.

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Winter Climbs 2018: Injury on K2, Summit Bid Scheduled for Everest

It seems the news from the two big winter expeditions that we’ve been following is coming at a fast pace. Just when you think there isn’t much new to share, suddenly their is an update that brings important information. Such is the case for both K2 and Everest, where things are progressing nicely.

We’ll start on K2 where the Polish Ice Warrior team continues to make slow but steady progress….

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Nico Hulkenberg says he did not 'slack' alongside Jolyon Palmer in F1

Nico Hulkenberg has denied he could “slack” when he had Jolyon Palmer as his Renault Formula 1 team-mate, and says Carlos Sainz Jr’s arrival made no difference to his efforts

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Toyota unveils new look for 2018/19 WEC season

Toyota has released the first image of its 2018/19 World Endurance Championship challenger

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McLaren set to land major new Dell F1 deal

McLaren is to announce a new sponsor in the shape of American-based multinational computer company Dell Technologies for the 2018 Formula 1 season, reports Sky News

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