Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Lightbulb Conspiracy

I just got finished watching this video on planned obsolescence and consumerism (and waste). I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you're at all interested in what I'm doing here with With Hands (or the reasons WHY I'm doing it), you just might appreciate it too.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lawns are evil.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Book Review: The Ultimate pH Solution

The Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose WeightThe Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight by Michelle Schoffro Cook

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was one part hokey, one part marketing, and eight parts quality content. And I would have never picked it up if a trusted friend hadn't recommended it highly. After all, she had gotten me drinking lemon water, I should at least understand why.

I like this book because it explains how diet effects health in a body-chemistry way. Eating right to improve your health instead of popping pills is absolutely in line with With Hands!


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Friday, July 1, 2011

A simple solution to a long standing problem.

This is a repost from my personal blog, but felt it relevant to share here.

My cat Igby is a bit of a bulimic. I don't think it's for any concern for her figure, and I don't think she purges intentionally. It's just that she hasn't figured out how to pace herself when eating.

When I think of it and have the time, I limit her consumption by just putting out a small amount of kibble at once. This is super annoying. I don't have a dog because they're too dependent. I needed to find a better way.

I started searchingbthe internet for automatic or cat-powered food dispensers. I was intrigued by this hamster-ball looking thing, but I didn't like the idea of a non-stationary feeding device.

On instructables I found an awesome food dispenser mod, and decided I should go out and buy the little feeding dish base and make it.

Before I got that far, however, I was struck with a far simpler idea. I often see Igby reaching her little paw underneathe some cabinet to retreive kibble she'd knocked there. If I put a bunch of food in something she couldn't get her face in, it would slow her down and solve my problem. BAM.

Jars are handy in so many ways.