Horse and motorbike rider, brand new doctor in geology, French, scuba-diver and pocket knives collector. Do not ask why I'm here, I'm not so sure myself... Previously in an abusive relationship with my PhD but free as the wind now!
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IS BEING HYDRATED REALLY WORTH ALL THIS PEEING?
BEING HYDRATED LEADS TO BETTER BRAIN FUNCTION, BETTER DIGESTIVE FUNCTION WHICH CAN MEAN WEIGHT LOSS, PRETTIER SKIN, FEWER HEADACHES, MORE ENERGY, LESSENS CRAMPS, AND IT HELPS YOUR KIDNEYS CLEAN YOUR BLOOD WHICH MEANS YOU FEEL BETTER OVERALL
SO PEE AS MUCH AS YOU NEED TO MY FRIEND
The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad students toil away in the hot sun, quietly picking away at a stucco relief or the markings on a stone pillar.
In this heat, it’s good to wear a hat, preferably something sturdy with a wide brim. Every archeology site in the world is littered with rugged people in wide-brimmed hats talking about long dead civilizations. Tulane archeologist Marcello Canuto, for instance, prefers the khaki, floppy variety. Walking back to camp with after a long day at one Northern Guatemalan site, I can’t help but make the obvious comparison.
“Oh God,” he groans, “Don’t even go there. Indiana Jones is not an archeologist.” Read more.