The airport. It’s not a place where most people want to spend more time than is absolutely necessary. Stand in line, have your documents evaluated, walk around, repeat. Even fewer people would consider living there, even though most of them are already packed for it. But why? San Francisco International, like most big metro airports, has many of the same features as a city neighborhood – restaurants, shopping, museums, cranky neighbors, rail transportation and public art (and the renovated Terminal 3 is only slightly more gentrified than Valencia Street in the Mission District). And the cost of living there, apparently, is comparable to that of a San Francisco apartment.
Wrestling legend Ric Flair is experiencingmultiple organ problems and remains listed in critical conditionat an Atlanta-based hospital, according to his fiance,Wendy Barlow.
I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events, Barlowsaid in a statement posted to her Facebook account, according to TMZ.
Flair, 68, who wrestled for four decades during stints in WCW and WWE, has been hospitalized since the night of Aug. 11 after he complained of abdominal pain.
I want everyone to know he still needs prayers, Barlow reportedly said. I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible.
Details have been sparse, but TMZ reports Flair was placed into a medically induced coma before preparing for an unspecified operation on Aug. 14.
Flair’s daughter, Charlotte Flair, posted a photograph to Instagram on Aug. 15 that addressed her father’s condition.
On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls and support, Charlotte said. Our Dad is a FIGHTER and your continued thoughts and prayers MEAN THE WORLD to us.
There is no word as of yet if Flair is out of a coma.
A rep for WWE did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the Mona Lisa! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying machines! He was a genius about, um a lot of other things and, um, stuff…
Okay, I’m sure you know a bit more than that, but unless you’re a Renaissance scholar, you’re certain to find yourself amazed and surprised at how much you didn’t know about the quintessential Renaissance man when you encounter a compilation of his notebooks-Codex Arundel-which has been digitized by the British Library and made available to the public.
The notebook, writes Jonathan Jones at The Guardian, represents the living record of a universal mind. And yet, though a technophile himself, when it came to publication, Leonardo was a luddite. He made no effort to get his notes published.
For hundreds of years, the huge, secretive collection of manuscripts remained mostly unseen by all but the most rarified of collectors. After Leonardo’s death in France, writes the British Library, his student Francesco Melzi brought many of his manuscripts and drawings back to Italy. Melzi’s heirs, who had no idea of the importance of the manuscripts, gradually disposed of them. Nonetheless, over 5,000 pages of notes still exist in Leonardo’s ‘mirror writing’, from right to left. In the notebooks, da Vinci drew visions of the aeroplane, the helicopter, the parachute, the submarine and the car. It was more than 300 years before many of his ideas were improved upon.
The digitized notebooks debuted in 2007 as a joint project of the British Library and Microsoft called Turning the Pages 2.0, an interactive feature that allows viewers to turn the pages of the notebooks with animations. Onscreen glosses explain the content of the cryptic notes surrounding the many technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics (see a selection of the notebooks in this animated format here). For an overwhelming amount of Leonardo, you can look through 570 digitized pages of Codex Arundel here. For a slightly more digestible, and readable, amount of Leonardo, see the British Library’s brief series on his life and work, including explanations of his diving apparatus, parachute, and glider.
And for much more on the man-including evidence of his sartorial preference for pink tights and his shopping lists-see Jonathan Jones’ Guardian piece, which links to other notebook collections and resources. The artist and self-taught polymath made an impressive effort to keep his ideas from prying eyes. Now, thanks to digitized collections like those at the British Library, anyone can study the mind of Leonardo.
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Because of my work as Health‘s Food Director, people will sometimesask if I either cook elaborate, multi-course meals every night, or if I never cook at home sinceit’s part of my job. The reality is actuallyneither of these-I’m a busy working mom, and I cook oftenfor my family (my husbandis an excellent cook and does a lot of it as well), but the meals we make are usually pretty quick and simple. Here’s what I eat in a typical day.
Every morning, the first thing I do isdown a big glass of water and take my vitamins. Water just helps get me going. I drink a lot of water all day (I don’t count glasses or ounces, but I’m always sipping), and that glass first thing is a good jump-start. After that, I makea cup ofBulletproof coffee: in my Vitamix, I blendabout 12 oz.coffee with 1 oz. grass-fed butter, 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil($23; amazon.com), and a few scoops of collagen peptides, such as Vital Proteins ($40; amazon.com). It sounds a little weird, I know, but I absolutely love it-Bulletproof coffeetastes delicious, and I findIget asteady stream of caffeine instead of the jolt-and-crash I used to get from having just coffee with milk. Plus, it’s satisfying,and I don’t get hungry until about 11 a.m.
If I’m not meeting anyone for lunch or attending an event, I usually eat pretty early, between 11 a.m.and noon.I’ll usually have a big salad with someraw vegetables and whatever cooked ones are lurking in the fridge, plus a moderate (around 4 oz.) portion of protein andlots of healthy fats,such asavocado,olive oil, and maybe a sprinkling of nuts or seeds.Thesalad below is a pretty typical lunch for me: mixedgreens, beets, fennel, leftover grilled artichokes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, olives,avocado, androasted rock shrimp. Often there’s something fermented in there, too, usually some kind of sauerkraut. Of course, if I’m developing recipes, they mightsneak into my meals.
If lunch is going to be later, I’ll have a snack, usually a few macadamia nuts or a spoonful of coconut butter. Or I’ll grab a handful of olives.
I try to eat a little lighter at night, though not always with success.My dinnertends to followthe same theme as lunch:lots of vegetables, moderate protein, plenty of fat, and sometimes a carb like sweet potatoes or rice. Sometimes dinner is a piece of fish cooked in lots of grass-fed ghee with a salad or cooked vegetable on the side, orone of my favorites: spaghetti and meatballs made with 100% grass-fed beef and zoodles (below).
I likereally dark chocolate-70% is the absolute lowest-and I look for organic, fair-trade chocolatethat has very little or no refined sugar withtasty add-ins like nuts, coconut, sea salt, or cacao nibs. Some of my favorite brandsare Hu Kitchen ($8; thrivemarket.com), Taza($5; thrivemarket.com), Raaka($70 for 12; raakachocolate.com), and AlterEco($4; thrivemarket.com).I also love Eating Evolved’s Coconut Butter Cups ($35 for 9; amazon.com).
I have a piece of dark chocolate every night. Every. Night. It’s a ritual for me.Seriously, do not attempt to get between me and my chocolate.
One step forward, two steps back Just when it was looking like everyone was making some fantastic strides towards maturity and honesty, events conspire to put them back in their places. It’s frustrating to watch two couples who can’t just say what they’re feeling, bad or good, because by trying to avoid the risk of
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