Welcome to this week’s installment of From Our Friends, our weekly roundup where we highlight some of our favorite posts from the past week and more from our friends and partners around the web. This week’s edition includes articles on the importance of reviewing priorities, plastic bottle alternatives, DIY energy bars, the deeper side of yoga, how to choose between good and bad carbs and the sustainability of e-readers.
1. Everyday, we fill our schedules with a seemingly endless amount of tasks. In the hustle and bustle, it is easy to forget to take time to review our priorities. Read about the importance of reviewing your never-ending to-do list on Experience Life.
2. Plastic bottles are a pain. They are not cost effective, take a lot of energy to make and ship and contribute 1.5 million tons of plastic waste to landfills. What are your alternatives? Reusable glass and stainless steel bottles, of course! Head over to MightyNest to learn more about the different types of reusable bottles available.
3. Low on energy? Make your own energy at home with 5 DIY energy bar recipes from Blisstree.
4. True or False: Yoga is simply stretching. FALSE! Beyond the poses exists ethics and energy that make yoga much more than a way to get fit. Find out more about the deeper side of yoga at YogiTimes.
5. Bikini season is set to begin soon and with that comes a whole lot of diet talk. Carbs are one of the most discussed elements of diet and it can be hard to determine what exactly makes a carb good and why other carbs would be bad. Luckily, The Organic Whey gives a great guide that will help you choose the good carbs over the bad. Check it out.
6.Do you own an e-reader? While it might appear at first glance that e-readers are environmentally friendly because they eliminate the high demand for paper and shipping that traditional books require, they might not be as green as you think. Explore the sustainability potential of the e-reader with Ecosalon.
You can follow Spencer on Twitter @SpencerKent