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5 Online Workouts That You Can Do Right in Your Own Apartment

August 24, 2016 4:00 pm

Looking for a quick, simple workout that you can do right at home? These 5 apartment-friendly exercise routines are perfect for even the smallest spaces.

20 Minute Kettlebell HIIT Circuit Workout
All you need is a kettlebell to complete this high intensity cardio workout — and it only takes 20 minutes out of your day!

The Don't-Wake-the-Neighbors Workout
This workout is broken down into 1- or 2-minute intervals, and because it only uses simple squat variations and floor exercises, it's also quiet enough to do late at night.

Popsugar's 20 Minute Apartment Workout
No space for an elaborate workout at home? No problem! This circuit workout is all you'll need to work out your entire body.

6-Minute Morning Workout Before Shower
Jump start your morning with this quick and simple workout that you can do before you get ready for the day.

Do Yoga With Me
Yoga studio memberships can be pricey, but there's no reason why you can't practice yoga at home. This free website is filled with high quality instructional yoga videos in a vairety of styles, levels and lengths.

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Kiraku: East Bay Japanese Fare

August 17, 2016 4:01 pm

Kiraku literally means to relax in Japanese and that is exactly what you'll do at this Japanese-style pub in Berkeley. After a long day at work enjoy a meal in the dimly lit restaurant with great food. The menu is full of unique examples of Japanese fare like stewed oxtail and deep fried chicken cartilage. Meals are ordered tapas style, so try a bunch of the small plates to share amongst the people at your table. Regulars recommend the lotus chips, roasted duck, and kimchi pork belly. Order a flight of sake to go with your meal. Kiraku does have limited seating and is popular so reservations are recommended, especially on the weekends.

Kiraku,
2566B Telegraph Avenue
Berkelye, CA 94704
(510) 848-2758

www.kirakuberkeley.com
www.yelp.com/biz/kiraku-berkeley

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Fresh-Cut Flowers

August 10, 2016 4:01 pm

Everyone knows that nothing gold can stay, and that's especially true when it comes to fresh-cut flowers. You may try to put them in water immediately after receiving that colorful bouquet, but it always seems like the flowers die before you even get a chance to enjoy them. What gives?

If you want to elongate the lifespan of your fresh flowers, these smart tips might help you out.

  1. Cut the stems. As soon as you get the flowers, cut approximately 3/4-inch from the stem. You'll want to cut at an angle to allow the water to flow up the stem.
  2. Fill the vase. Fill the vase with fresh, cool water and a packet of flower food, which is often included in the bouquet (for wildflowers, you can pick some up at your local nursery or garden supply store).
  3. Remove debris. If some stray leaves or pieces fall off of your flowers during cutting, make sure to remove them from the water, as this can cause bacteria to grow.
  4. Give them enough room. Placing too many flowers in one vase can prevent them from properly absorbing water, so make sure that they can sit comfortably inside the vase.
  5. Don't place in direct sunlight. Make sure to display flowers in a cool, dry place.
  6. Change the water. One of the most common reasons why flowers die so quickly is because people forget to change their water. You'll want to add fresh water and more flower food every other day or so.

How to Care for Fresh Cut Flowers [Teleflora]

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