Favorite links 5/15

Useful links: travel, running, fitness, nutrition, science, language, writing, and recipes.

The semester is over – actually it’s been over for more than a week – and somehow things don’t seem to have slowed down at all. I promise I’m working on some useful blog posts, but in the meantime I hope you can settle for these useful links.


2016 summer airfare will be the cheapest in 7 years. There’s also tons of other flight price data here, if you’re the type to analyze everything to death before you buy tickets (I am).

And ways to save money in expensive destinations: a cheapskate’s guide to Paris and 6 places for cheap eats in Honolulu.

Travel guides that make you want to visit: Jamaica and Portland.

Running and fitness

How to balance hiking and long distance running.

Things you need to do before your first ultra.

What you need for pre- and post-run nutrition.

In defense of specialization – are you training for performance (i.e. improving race times), or for general fitness?

If stretching your hamstrings doesn’t seem to be accomplishing much, maybe your hamstrings feel “tight” for one of these reasons.

If you sit most of the day, try these chest stretches and this hip flexor release.

How to start a home yoga practice. (And some short yoga videos to try at home.)


Everyone needs this nutritional nonsense detection kit.

Signs your “healthy lifestyle” is actually a diet.

A dietician’s experience with and review of┬áthe Whole 30.

Common nutrition mistakes runners make.

Making an informed transition to veganism – you do have to pay special attention to some nutrients.

Vegan foods to eat every day: in my (not professional) opinion some of the recommendations here seem a bit extreme – I love legumes, but *every* meal? – but there’s some interesting information here, like Americans’ biggest dietary deficiency is fruits, not vegetables.

Brain food

“We will not know our own injustice if we cannot imagine justice. We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom. We cannot demand that anyone try to attain justice and freedom who has not had a chance to imagine them as attainable.” – Ursula K. LeGuin on power, oppression, freedom, and storytelling.

An introduction to microbiomes, in comic form.

Learning how microbes live in space.

It’s not helpful to label habits good or bad.

Stop saying “I feel like” – please. Please stop. Unless you’re saying “I feel like I need a nap.” That’s legitimate.

Stomach food

3-ingredient meals for when you have nothing in the fridge.

Made both of these last week and recommend them: chickpeas in turmeric peanut butter curry and spicy braised tofu tostadas.

More dinner ideas: loaded vegan butter chicken, beetroot and smoked paprika falafel, spicy avocado tuna sushi bowls.

Cardamom pistachio everything, including zucchini bread.

Very simple peanut butter protein balls.

Desserts: tiramisu brownies and vegan lemon bars.

And dessert-for-breakfast: churro waffles and healthy single serve apple crisp.

6 Comment

  1. Lots of great things I need to read here! Thanks so much for including my link as well. Much appreciated.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You’re welcome, it was a great review!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! :)))

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You’re welcome!

  3. Jen says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing my post!! So many other great links to check out! Can’t wait!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You’re welcome!

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