Are you Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D – a huge discussion these days. Especially as we all do a better job of protecting our skin from the sun.

From UnclutteredWhiteSpaces:

Vitamin D keeps popping up in all kinds of research. Evidence seems to be growing for its extensive role in health, cancer prevention and even mental health and mood.

Deficiency may even be a contributing factor for the greater prevalence of heart disease and diabetes among African-Americans (dark skinned peoples have much more difficulty synthesising vitamin D from sunlight). Nearly 100% African Americans have insufficient Vitamin D. Nearly 1 in 3 are severely deficient. (study)

Whoa, new feature alert: Forget highways, cruise these byways

You might remember my DLT post about

Roadtrippers Helps You Find Great Attractions Between Points A and B

Well the good folks at Roadtripper just added a cool new feature

Forget highways, cruise these byways

Roadtrippers Forget highways, cruise these byways

To me, it doesn’t get much better than cruising America’s backroads and scenic byways.

In fact, we love it so much, we just had to build a new feature for Roadtrippers: scenic drives. Yup, now you can add short drives to your trip (and static points of interest)! Just head to the fancy new ‘Scenic Drives’ category under Find Places and see how rad it is for yourself. For your added convenience, here’s a huge button you should press if you like scenic drives…




And just to make sure you’re feelin’ it, we sent out some dude named Joel to timelapse the Columbia River Scenic Byway in Oregon, complete with awe-inspiring waterfalls! Click below for an eyeball massage…

Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon from Roadtrippers on Vimeo.

Bellagio-style Water Show in Pool

I love the Bellagio fountain! This is a cool DIY backyard version – very creative!

Bellagio-style Water Show in Pool

From Neatorama:

Who needs a computerized fountain when you’ve got a dozen teenagers with Super Soakers? This ad for a pool chemical company is much more fun than their regular videos about how to take care of your pool. -via Buzzfeed

50 Best Places for Summer Vacation in the U.S.

50 Great American Places to Visit This Summer

50 Best Places for Summer Vacation in the U.S.

Where do you want to go this summer – hiking along the Oregon coast or surfing the Snake River, stargazing in the darkest corners of the Allegheny Mountains or exploring late-night Chicago? We scoured the USA in search of every state’s hidden summer gem. All you have to do is get there.

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Roadtrippers Helps You Find Great Attractions Between Points A and B

This looks like a really cool service for helping you plan out an awesome Road Trip for this summer! Take a look at this from Lifehacker:

Roadtrippers Helps You Find Great Attractions Between Points A and B

Roadtrippers Introduction from Roadtrippers on Vimeo.

We mentioned an early version of Roadtrippers about a year ago, but the attraction-finding service has since added a ton of new content and features, and it’s worth taking another look.

As before, you just enter the starting point and destination for your upcoming road trip, and Roadtrippers will prepare a Google Maps route to get you from A to B. From here, you can specify how far off the beaten path you’re willing to go, and which types of attractions, historical sites, restaurants, and more that you’re interested in seeing along the way. The map will then populate with pins to point out great places to check out during your drive.

The level of granularity available is impressive. Only interested in seeing amusement parks and microbreweries? You can filter the map down to just these options. Every point of interest also includes a place page with a crowdsourced “Rad-O-Meter reflecting the views of the Roadtrippers community. If you’re just interested in browsing, the site also includes some handpicked guides that curate points of interest into unique tours. Want to visit the shooting locations of every American-filmed James Bond scene? RoadTrippers has you covered.

When you’re ready to hit the road, you can even save your itinerary and pull it up on Roadtripper’s iPhone app. Unfortunately, you can’t plan new routes on the app, but you can check out attractions nearby, and pull up the directions you found on the web.


Self Freezing Coca-Cola (The trick that works on any soda!)

Slushies! It is summertime and these always taste more delicious! Here is a cool trick that you can do at home to

Magically Turn Liquid Soda into a Delicious Slushie with This Trick

Take any bottle of soda, and get it to freeze on command! This “super cool” trick works with cans of soda as well.

To date, I haven’t seen any tutorials on exactly how to get this “self-freezing coke” effect, so I’m excited to release this video in response to thousands of viewer requests.

Most Expensive Home Movie Ever: A Phantom Flex Summer Story

Oh WOW! This is amazing footage! What would you do if you could use a $300,000 camera for an afternoon? This has been tagged as the most expensive home movie ever made!

A Phantom Flex Summer Story from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.


So what do you when you have a day off and a $300k camera package sitting at your house? Invite all of the neighborhood kids and throw a water balloon party of course! Duh!

As summer coms to an end and Autumn begins, kids go back to school and dream of warm days filled with laughter and joy. This short film is a reflection of that dream. Shot with a Phantom Flex it captures the magic of the moment. With frame rates of up to 2564 fps at 1080p we see every detail, every smile and every sparkle in the kids eyes. And that is where the magic lies. Within the hopes and dreams of our children.

Phantom Flex
Zeiss super speed glass
Canon 5DMKII
Canon L series glass
100 pack multi colored water balloons
Water hose
Wham-O Slip N Slide
15′ Trampoline with enclosure
Seedless Watermelon
Broom handle
Gaff tape