Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger – incredible achievements and life

I was just watching documentary about Arnold and then briefly read his biography on Wikipedia.. What a guy. Despite all the scandals, i know he’s my kind of person and we would click if we ever met.

He was born in Austria, his father was former Nazi and his mother was strict too. As a kid, he was beaten and forced to conform of what his father was expecting of him, but he chose to be a rebel. He gave up soccer practices that his father signed him up for, and decided to pursue weightlifting instead. He watched a lot of american movies and idolized American bodybuilders, so since ten, all he wanted was to move to America. And at 21, he finally packed his bags and moved here. It takes so much courage and determination to move to a country without speaking the language. But that didn’t stop him from working hard and he quickly learned English and started winning bodybuilding awards, slowly gaining popularity. Take a look at one review i liked the most.

 By the late seventies, he was well established in bodybuilding community, but he didn’t stop at that. He made up his mind that next thing he wanted to do was acting and started gaining roles, despite the fact that his accent was very thick and nobody could understand him. His accent was so bad that the first film had to be dubbed over. He himself said that all he faced was rejection at every corner. Everyone told him that he wouldn’t make it in hollywood because of his accent, and that he should just give up. But Arnold didn’t listen and it paid off – just few years later, he got leading role in Conan the Barbarian, which was a smash hit and jump started his career. After making one hit action and comedy movies after another, he amassed net worth of 300$ million dollars and decided to take a break from acting to focus on his family.

 But soon enough, his competitive spirit still got better of him and he decided to get into politics. As always, he didn’t have it easy, but after a few years he managed to run for governor of California and win. It is notable though, that he did it as a republican and not as a democrat. Perhaps it’s just me, but everyone in hollywood seems a diehard democrat.

Now, after retiring from office, he’s still back to acting. Guy’s 70, and he still does not take a break from fighting for greatness. He achieved all this in one lifetime, and for most people thousand lifetimes wouldn’t suffice to achieve the same. I have nothing but respect for this great man.

 

Just discovered Bill Burr and LOVED him – here’s why

As i was scrolling through my Netflix shows, i stumbled upon Bill Burr’s stand-up, and since i enjoy having a good laugh, i decided to give it a go. Long story short, 3 days later, i’ve went through everything i found of him on YouTube and i love all his material. Guy’s so funny and keeps it real, unlike most people who, after striking it big, lose the touch with reality and become complete douchebags. He also discusses issues that no one has guts to talk about, and will make you re-think your opinion of topics you were sure of.

 But i think the problem with his stand up is that it attracts wrong kind of fans. I think he’s awesome and talks honestly, but his original thoughts such as hating faminism attracts a lot of sexists. In era where there are no other famous comedians or actors sharing their thoughts, these people found Bill and it felt just like home. Even though Bill clearly says that he’s against violence towards women, he does criticize them a lot, and talks about hypothetically hitting them. That usually is considered taboo for most people, but not for Bill.

 Personally, i agree with some of his takes on issues like feminism, but not all of them. And that’s okay, as i can still enjoy his stand-up because he makes me laugh. Although it made me rethink my male-guilt towards the women and made me see how selfish they can be sometimes. So, even though he didn’t totally change my opinions on stuff, his arguements actually affected me. But i gotta say that his fan-base is weird, with their talking about hitting their girlfriends or calling them whores.

 If you want to listen to Bill’s podcast, i think you can find it on iTunes and Soundcloud too. He releases it every week, so you have whole new hour of Bill Burr every seven days. I know i catch up on it and never miss any episode.

 As mentioned above, i’m subscribed to Netflix, so i also noticed his new comedy animation, which is called F is for Family. It follows his childhood and family, and having watched only one episode, it was looking pretty good. It’s also rated 8 on imdb, i think, and it’s created and written by Bill Burr, so it has to be awesome.

 

My secrets about procrastination – different take on the topic

With all the self-help books and overpriced courses, we hear the word ‘procrastionation’ at least few times a day. If you ask me, it’s not nearly as damaging as a lot of people make out procrastination to be, and let me explain why.

I first read about benefits of procrastination in Adam Grant’s book, Originals. In the book, Adam argues and actually proves that procrastination can boost originality. But it doesn’t mean that by sitting on couch every day for a week you’ll come up with something genius. It means that sometimes, taking your mind off particular task and spending it leisurely can be beneficial. But thing is, that you also have to keep your work issue in the back of your head, so your brain can passively brainstorm. I know it doesn’t make a lot of sense, so i recommend reading his book for more detailed and frankly better explanation. But i do also know that whenever i’m stuck at a challenge and can’t seem to find any way around it, taking my mind off that task and doing physical exercise really helps me. I don’t know why, but i’m brainstorming at my best when i’m hiking or in the gym. I don’t have any scientific proof for this, But i think it’s because when focusing on brainstorming for this particular idea, our brain is under a lot of pressure and fails to come up with original ideas. Instead, it reverts back to suggest what has worked before, and it’s in that loop forever.

 Very interestingly, i’ve also noticed that whenever i’m away from my computer traveling for a few days, ideas just come flowing into my brain. I think because i work with my PC,  and therefore have no work during the travels, my mind kind of starts to miss the mental challenge and starts churning out the ideas to fill that void. I know it might sound insane, but i think that’s how it works. If anyone has any idea or interesting study to share, i’d love to hear your thoughts in comments.

Secret to making best vegan soups – guest post from my vegan friend

Head up to France, keep in touch with the very first chef you will find who is wearing shorts that are fancy, and inquire what the most crucial ingredient inside their own kitchen would be. The possible answer? Great stock. Now jump up to Japan, keep in touch with the very first itamae you will find who is wearing a fancy kimono (okay, Japanese chefs do not wear kimono), and then inquire exactly the same. The possible answer? Great stock. Notice an issue?

Oahu is the actual backbone of this kitchen, adding pulling the natural flavors of foods and including a dab of richness and sophistication in a way that plain water can not. A fantastic meat-based broth is really straightforward. Heck, fried chicken broth is going to do at a pinch. Fantastic vegetable stock, alternatively, is tougher to find.

Have you ever engaged in a storebought vegetable stock preference evaluation? I’ve, also it was not enjoyable. Many are strangely candy with dried herb flavours or alternative off-notes. Not merely this, it could be completed in roughly a quarter that the period of a penny stock.

I really don’t really wish to get in to the cluttered particulars of nomenclature between stock and broth, while it’s got bones or merely beef, howmuch gelatin it’s, etc.,. It is really a consistent source of disagreement regarding comestiblely-inclined pedants (and of course pedantically-inclined hamburgers), and none worth stepping into. A soup by another name would function as significant, and all that.

I make use of the exact language just about interchangeably, though I lean towards “stock” when after all some thing pretty affluent that I am gont cook together and “broth” when after all some thing my noodles or noodles have been already floating inside. In cases like this, I am calling this a vegetarian inventory, since it’s as flavorful, layered, and packed with rich flavor like any meaty broth I have had. It can develop the backbone to some range of rice dishes, make sure that they soups or even stews, and sometimes maybe utilized in plain pan sauces or even to moisturize or unsalted veggies and pasta.

Now we will utilize this to earn a hearty winter vegetable stew.

An extremely basic vegetable broth could be made out of conventional mirepoix. Carrots, onions, tomatoes, and celery are traditionally utilized together regularly because of this.

To up the intricacy of my broth, I’d love to make use of a mixture of alliums–yellow onion, leek shirts, and also a few crushed garlic cloves. Herbs play a major role in addition, adding elegance to the odor. Parsley stalks and leaves put in much more of this vegetal bitterness, whilst chamomile gives it a fruity odor that I connect with leafy veggies or braised dishes. A couple of of saltwater leaves will also be vital, their different vibrant lavender odor bringing freshness and thickness to the mixture.

For spices, even I proceed with a mixture of black pepper, a bit of sweet seeds, and coriander seed. Not one of them are therefore assertive concerning completely take more thanthat I attempted star anise and every soup I’ve left wound up tasting such as pho).

Most of that really is very good, plus it may result in an adequate base for glazing cooking or vegetables, state, risotto. However, also for a extremely rich, hearty cold broth–that the dish equal into a roasted poultry broth, state–I needed something with darker colour and also a more impressive umami kick into it.

Glutamates, the chemicals that activate the impression within our brain. There are loads of good all-natural origins of glutamates, a number of them vegetarian. The greatest defendant? Kombu, giant sea foliage, could be your bottom of the majority of Japanese stocks, prized because of its savoriness it attracts for them (for most decades, kombu was actually utilized to synthesize monosodium glutamate powder). I wondered whether this type of Japanese ingredients are out of place in what’s actually a Japanese stock, but that I do not have.