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Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later
By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

by NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR July 30, 2014 1:54 PM ET Source: NPR How much is too much? Robert S. Donovan/Flickr To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now. In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking […]

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ChainLink: Headlights for Bikes?
By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

ChainLink: Headlights for Bikes?

Background Reading A Teachable Moment: Bike Design Arrogance (BeezodogsPlace) ‘This is the bike for Chicago’ (BeezodogsPlace) Summary There is a recent thread (cited above) on the results of the design competition for an urban bicycle for Chicago. You can read portions of the thread by following the links above. At the end of a rather long series […]

George Carlin — Religion is Bullshit
By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

George Carlin — Religion is Bullshit

No folks, he is not talking about the Urban Cycling Movement. Really! But the next time you find yourself shoved into the ‘Bicycle Ghetto‘ on the right side of the street where all the glass, metal debris and spent bullets (this is Chicago, right) lie, just hark back to this video. Folks, the Urban Cycling […]

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You’re never too old to be Happy! New Zealand nursing home’s perfect frame-by-frame remake of Pharrell’s hit tune
By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

You’re never too old to be Happy! New Zealand nursing home’s perfect frame-by-frame remake of Pharrell’s hit tune

By Lillian Radulova Published: 20:00 EST, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 04:37 EST, 29 July 2014 Source: Daily Mail 60 residents and staff were part of creating 80 Odd Years Of Happy It was made to celebrate the ability to do anything, regardless of age Residents at Ryman Health Care’s villages often also perform and train for flash mobs at their local shopping centres […]

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SAFETY TIP: HOW TO AVOID DOORING (AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DOORED)
By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

SAFETY TIP: HOW TO AVOID DOORING (AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DOORED)

BY ERIC TUVEL ON JULY 23, 2014 Source: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition As we connect the city with more protected bikeways, biking in San Francisco continues to become even more safe and comfortable for people of all ages. Unfortunately, many bike routes in San Francisco still don’t have protected bikeways, so people driving and biking need to be extra […]

A Teachable Moment: Bike Design Arrogance
By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A Teachable Moment: Bike Design Arrogance

Background Reading ‘This is the bike for Chicago’ (BeezodogsPlace) The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights (BeezodogsPlace) On the ChainLink a discussion erupted over the design entry posted by MINIMAL. It began like this: Reply by h’ 1.0 on Friday I’ve been frequent party to “best winter bike” discussions for over a decade and have […]

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These all-natural dishes never need to be washed
By Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

These all-natural dishes never need to be washed

By Sarah Laskow 3 Jan 2014 1:55 PM Source: Grist An energy-efficient dishwasher may be a step above hand-washing dishes (at least on average), but it still requires water and energy to get dirty dishes back to a state you might actually want to eat off of. Unless you are cool with eating off plates that […]

Letter: Bike use does not have to change character of Barrington Hills
By Monday, July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Letter: Bike use does not have to change character of Barrington Hills

Bill Gotfryd | Letter to the Editor July 22 9:23 a.m. Source: Barrington Courier As the long-time manager of the Barrington Hills Bicycle Club (“BBC”), an area resident, and former Barrington Hills resident, I have observed very closely the growth of regional cycling. Cycling continues to greatly gain in popularity everywhere in America, even while […]

Posted in: Chicago ChainLink
Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy
By Monday, July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy

By Nathanael Johnson 23 Jul 2014 2:15 PM Source: Grist The health effects of antioxidants came up recently because a study found that organic food has more of them. Now science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff has a fascinating story on a theory that upends conventional wisdom about antioxidants. The original idea was that antioxidants were good because they sopped up […]

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Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes
By Monday, July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

Source: CBS By Mason Johnson — This is part one of a series of articles on bike thefts. You’ll be able to see future articles here. How many bikes are stolen in Chicago every year? I don’t know. Nor does the Chicago Police Department. They don’t keep track of individual bike thefts, which are categorized with all other larcenies. […]

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Marcellus and Dilbert Have It Right!
By Monday, July 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Marcellus and Dilbert Have It Right!

Background Reading Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Hamlet (1.4), Marcellus to Horatio Summary Americans of all political persuasions are enamored of things ‘European‘. And the funny thing is there is a fair amount of external envy of ‘all things American‘. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. It […]

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Comment of the week: How paying for on-street bike parking could be awesome
By Sunday, July 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Comment of the week: How paying for on-street bike parking could be awesome

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on July 26th, 2014 at 7:58 am Source: Bike Portland The other day, an exchange about one of BikePortland’s favorite topics (the many benefits of charging money for car parking) took a turn when a reader who goes by “meh” asked if we all wanted to pay to park […]

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Are Chicago’s pedestrian safety campaign posters too depressing?
By Sunday, July 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Are Chicago’s pedestrian safety campaign posters too depressing?

by MICHELLE STENZEL on JANUARY 11, 2012 Source: Grid Chicago Editor’s note: Michelle Stenzel is a co-leader of the North Side planning district in the Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan and co-chair of Bike Walk Lincoln Park, a committee to make walking and cycling safe in that neighborhood. All photos feature ads in the campaign and […]

Posted in: Grid Chicago
The future of urban transit?
By Saturday, July 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The future of urban transit?

By Brandon Griggs, CNN Source: CNN By Brandon Griggs, CNN Say you step off a train in a new city and need to get to your hotel, about a mile away. Most taxi drivers don’t want to take people such a short distance. But with your luggage, it’s too far to walk. Someday, there may be […]

How to Breathe Cleaner Air While Biking: Ride at 11 MPH
By Saturday, July 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

How to Breathe Cleaner Air While Biking: Ride at 11 MPH

by Angie Schmitt Thursday, July 24, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Portland State University Ph.D candidate Alex Bigazzi has been biking around Portland with a $300 homebuilt air quality monitor. His goal: to get a sense of how much pollution he was breathing and how to minimize exposure to harmful fumes. Bigazzi has recently been sharing his […]

Posted in: Bike Portland
Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy
By Saturday, July 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

by ELIZA BARCLAY July 25, 2014 4:44 PM ET Source: NPR While testing whether a dash of yeast could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it’s pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking. Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as […]

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Sola Scriptura or Sola Velocipedes?
By Friday, July 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Sola Scriptura or Sola Velocipedes?

At what point did the Almighty decide that anyone not on a bicycle was unacceptable?

Posted in: Chicago ChainLink
Davis Street Disagreement Tables Evanston Bike Plan Progress
By Thursday, July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Davis Street Disagreement Tables Evanston Bike Plan Progress

by Melissa Manak Thursday, July 24, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Last year, the City of Evanston started work on a 2014 Bicycle Plan Update [PDF], envisioning further improvements in its cycling infrastructure. The previous bicycle plan, adopted in 2003, resulted in 38 miles of bicycle facilities and a marked increase in bicycle ridership. The new plan will bring a new […]

Alderman: Helen Keller could see graffiti cancer in Chicago
By Thursday, July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Alderman: Helen Keller could see graffiti cancer in Chicago

By Hal Dardick and John Byrne, Tribune reporters 3:35 pm, July 24, 2014 Source: Chicago Tribune The small percentage of graffiti vandals who get nabbed by Chicago police would face potentially higher fines under a proposal put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and endorsed Thursday by the City Council Public Safety Committee. Aldermen, city officials […]

‘This is the bike for Chicago’
By Thursday, July 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

‘This is the bike for Chicago’

By Patrick Sisson Source: Chicago The worst winter in decades inspired a design firm and frame builder to fashion During last winter’s polar vortex, the brave souls who cycled through the ice, snow, salt, and sludge could be viewed as examples of midwest resiliency. They also could be seen as bundled-up question marks, daring us […]

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