Lets face it, life would be a whole lot easier if it came with a tutorial. Luckily, for us mere mortals, we have the internet- which is just as good. During the school year, procrastination becomes an artform that I have all but perfected. And in this dawdled time I have actually managed come across some really awesome stuff that I think everybody should know about.
Today I’m going to be sharing with you a few of my all time favorite internet and iTunes finds for. ‘Cuz let’s be real- listening to podcasts, watching food shows, and working out is a blast, but is always better when you’re procrastinating.
The Edgy Veg: Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, or a carnivore, The Edgy Veg is for you. Run by the ever charming Candice and James, this channel has quickly become my go-to place for fun, healthy, and easy food. In the past couple months I have moved towards a vegan diet after 9 years of being a vegetarian and have found that The Edgy Veg has made the transition far easier than I was anticipating. With everything from recipe videos, to vegan taste tests, The Edgy Veg provides an awesome way to encorporate healthier food options into your daily life.
Yoga With Adriene: Right off the bat I’m going to say that, shockingly enough, I am no gym rat. And I never have been. But whether you love working out or not, getting daily exercise into your routine is undoubtedly a must. While looking for some good ‘at home’ workouts, I stumbled across the YouTube page, “Yoga With Adriene” and, more specifically, her playlist “30 Days of Yoga”. Yoga has always been one of my favorite forms of exercise but if you aren’t knowledgable on routines and poses, it can be tricky doing it all by yourself. But with the helpf of 30 Days of Yoga, I’m happy to say that I have gone from incompetant at yoga, to mediocre at yoga- and BELIEVE me, that’s a pretty huge leap. Not only is Adriene an awesome presence in general, the 30 Days playlist truly works as awesome incentive to get in a 15-30 minute workout.
Minimalist Baker: I’m sure many of you already know about the popular blog, “Minimalist Baker”, but if you haven’t I highly recommend checking them out. I love cooking and always have, but sometimes you just don’t have time to go all out. That’s where this blog comes in. Almost all recipes are either 30 minutes or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 10 ingredients or less to prepare- making breakfast, lunch and dinner quick, easy and delicious.
Sleep With Me Podcast: I don’t know about you guys, but getting to sleep has always been a struggle for me. I’m the kind of person who will daydream about crawling into bed and passing out at 8pm, while in reality I shut everything off at 11:30, and lay in bed completely restless for 3 hours before I manage to get any shut eye. And don’t get me wrong- I love sleep. But there’s just something in my brain that refuses to let me get any. After trying just about everything, I stumbled upon the Podcast “Sleep With Me”. Despite the questionable title, Sleep With Me is a podcast that has quickly become a staple in my life. The basic premise is this: A man with a raspy and mumbling voice tells you bed time stories but uses an insane scientific way of speaking to literally bore you to sleep. Because I am not eloquent in explanations, here is an article on how it works: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-podcast-that-tells-ingeniously-boring-bedtime-stories-to-help-you-fall-asleep
Lore Podcast: Next up is the podcast that started my podcast addiction. It’s the mother-load. The top dog. The best in show. “Lore” is a podcast that delves into the origins and background of some of the most prolific myths, legends, and mysteries in history. Creator Aaron Mahnke discusses the real life reasoning behind classic tales of horror. Even if you aren’t super into ghost stories or fairytales, the history that is uncovered in this podcast is truly fascinating, and the scripted storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking it out. As the podcast mentions- sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
“My Favorite Murder” Podcast: On a more lighthearted, yet still bloody, note, there comes “My Favorite Murder”. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, My Favorite Murder is a place for those who are fascinated by the reasons behind some of the worlds deadliest deeds. This podcast is a lighthearted and comedic approach to telling tragic tales, and is an awesome option for anyone who loves Forensic Files but isn’t a fan of the nightmares to follow. Each episode, Karen and Georgia talk about a murder story that fascinates them, along with their take on what happened. Along with their commentary on famous cases, they also share “Hometown Murders,” which are submitted by listeners. All in all, these ladies are absolutely fabulous and give a wonderfully fresh take on mysteries that we all secretly love.