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Poll: Do you go hunting?

This time of year, the woods are thick with hunters. At Sync, we wonder how many of our readers enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

Water fowl hunters in a blind. Courtesy of Wikipedia

Water fowl hunters in a blind.
Courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Do you go hunting?

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Poll: Early voting

Early voting numbers are high in the state, as over 24k voted on the first day. This is partially due to heightened media attention of the senate race, but Republicans and Democrats alike have launched get-out-the-vote campaigns. So, who will get the advantage from higher voter turnout?

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --10/20/14-- Barbara L'Eplattenier cq, high fives with her daughter Calliope, 3, of North Little Rock, after participating Monday on the first day of early voting in Little Rock for the Nov. 4, general election.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND –10/20/14– Barbara L’Eplattenier cq, high fives with her daughter Calliope, 3, of North Little Rock, after participating Monday on the first day of early voting in Little Rock for the Nov. 4, general election.

Which political party will benefit more from increased voter turnout?

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Poll: Are you concerned about winter weather this year?

The unseasonably cold winter last year could raise concerns for this year's winter. Photo courtesy of NOAA via Wikipedia

The unseasonably cold winter last year could raise concerns for this year’s winter.
Photo courtesy of NOAA via Wikipedia

The winter weather outlook from The Weather Channel has more below average temperatures in the forecast for Arkansas. Accuweather has Arkansas sitting in the middle of an “ice threat” zone. We want to know if this makes Sync readers nervous.

Are you concerned about winter weather this year?

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The Big G and preparing for a food challenge

When I was writing about the Big G for this week’s issue of Sync, I knew I was going to try it the following week. I heard that it was nearly 10 pounds and I decided to get serious about preparation. I did what any millennial would do. I typed “How to prepare to eat a lot of food” into a search engine. I ran across a blogger’s in-depth post about his personal experiences in eating challenges. It was a bit anecdotal, and for more serious endeavors I might suggest you go to the library and find a more reputable source, but this looked right up my alley.

The Big G in all its glory. By Morgan Acuff (sorry for grain, it was really dim in there)

The Big G in all its glory.
By Morgan Acuff (sorry for grain, it was really dim in there)

Following the advice given, I ate a max-out meal 22 hours before my planned “food event,” as my blogger source, Satel, calls it. I started by eating some grapes on my way to my night job at the Capital Hotel. Once I arrived, I ate a few salads in the employee dining room. I then came back to eat another salad after I saw the lobby and mezzanine were empty (I am a lobby server). I was still not very full, and took to a bowl of tomatoes and cucumbers. The plan with the max-out meal is to eat foods that are easily digested to ensure your digestive tract is empty. I had two bowls of my cucumber and tomato mix before I left early from work due to lack of volume. Once I got home, I really maxed out with roughly two pounds of grapes (there were barely any grapes left in the three pound bag) and I drank three or four glasses of water. I felt bloated, to say the least. Read the rest

Riverfest faves

Riverfest — your chance to see national and regional talent play for more than 250,000 people on the banks of the Arkansas River — is less than 10 days away. Let the countdown begin! If you don’t recognize one of the choices, check out the Riverfest Spotify playlist here.

Chicago the band in Chicago the city

Chicago the band in Chicago the city

Which act at Riverfest are you looking forward to most?

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