Month: January 2017

Say “Kaixo” to the Spanish Basque Country

“Kaixo” means hello in the Basque language. A Spanish adventure is typically defined by how much sangria you drink, how many bullfighters you encounter and how much time you spend on sunny beaches. As you travel around Spain, however, don’t forget to explore the Basque country. This region has a rich history of food, sports, and culture. Basque country extends across the Spanish border and into southern France. The culture is largely the same in both countries, but there are subtle differences between the French Basques and the Spanish Basques. The lush green mountains in northern Spain have preserved...

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I signed up for a triathlon, but what am I going to wear?

Like every life event, before you run a triathlon you have to ask the question “What am I going to wear?” The proper triathlon outfit will not only make you look super sporty, but it will also make sure the race goes smoothly. What you wear during a triathlon can help you speed through transitions or slow your time as you fumble with outfit changes. Tri suits or swim suits? Many triathletes look for outfits that they can wear throughout each event. Even if you add wet suits, jackets or other layers, keeping your base clothing the same will...

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Sports and nutrition startups grow from Nebraska roots

Sports and nutrition start-ups grow from Nebraska roots Lincoln, Nebraska was once identified only by cornfields and Cornhuskers. Today, this area is earning a reputation as the country’s Silicon Prairie because of the innovated businesses that are growing from its fertile soil. Here are some of the exciting ideas for the sports and nutrition industries that are growing from Nebraska roots. Bulu Box Bulu Box is a service designed to keep consumers achieve the wellness and fitness goals. Every month, Bulu Box sends you 4-5 premium nutrition samples. You get to test these products from top brands before deciding...

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Who’s Joe and why are we drinking him?

Who’s Joe and why are we drinking him? For years Americans have been starting their days with a morning cup of joe. Have you ever wondered what exactly that means? The phrase first earned widespread recognition in the 1930s, but its definitive origins are up for debate. Some people think the term has a linguistic background, while others are confident it came from people. Here are some of the leading theories about where we get the phrase “a cup of joe”. A cup of Josephus Daniels The phrase originated with Navy sailors in World War I. Josephus Daniels was...

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The best brew for you: Understanding coffee brewing methods

The best brew for you: Understanding coffee brewing methods Whether you’re ordering from a coffee shop or making coffee from home, coffee brewing techniques can seem like a foreign language. There are many different methods of brewing coffee and each one uniquely affects the flavor, aroma and finished product. However you take your coffee, we’ll help you understand what it takes to get the perfect brew. Better beans, better brew It may seem like common sense, but the coffee beans you purchase will determine how good your cup of coffee is. If you’re buying cheap coffee beans or storing...

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