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In and Out

November 27, 2015 |

Have you ever wondered how many events occur within a single moment? Technically, this would encompass all of the movements, chemical processes, thoughts, and precise locations of atoms and sub-atomic particles.

We could say the answer depends on the vastness of the Universe or Multiverse. Read More

Thank You

November 26, 2015 | | 4 Comments

You were with me in 2010 when I started a wonky podcast called This Week in Paleo. I was sure no one would listen, but I always loved radio and figured I would at least learn something. I might even end up with a few recordings that I could give my children when they were older, I thought. But not only did you listen, you inspired me to continue and improve. Read More

The Meaning of Diet

November 24, 2015 |

The definitions of ‘diet’ are straightforward; anyone can understand them. Too bad definitions don’t make us healthy or help us lose weight. Read More

Cutting the Cord

November 23, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I first “cut the cord” over 10 years ago, and I’ve never regretted that decision. In case you haven’t heard that phrase before, I’m referring to severing the umbilical between the home and the cable TV company.

If you’ve been thinking about cutting the cord, maybe my experience can help you a bit. And feel free to ask questions in the comments.

The main benefits of cutting the cord have been: Read More

More Must Be Better

November 22, 2015 | | 5 Comments

It can be tempting to believe: if something is good for me, more must be better. Sometimes it’s downright automatic in our thought processes. Even if we grasp the fallacy, we may still fail to recognize when we are thinking this way.

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”
― Ayn Rand

But is it? Read More

You’re Worth It

November 21, 2015 |

There’s something that feels good about taking care of your belongings.

The time and money are well spent, because good maintenance leads to less waste, fewer breakdowns, lower cost of ownership, lasting beauty, longevity, and higher satisfaction.

Yet, when it comes to taking care of ourselves, 70% of our diet consists of processed foods. Read More

The Other Fat-burning Mode

November 20, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Did you know there is another fat-burning mode besides ketosis?

It doesn’t require a long fast or a special diet. Yes! You, too, can be a fat-burning machine and all it takes is a few simple steps. No, really, that’s all. Read More

Time for Drug Ads to Go Away

November 19, 2015 | | 17 Comments

This isn’t a trick question: Why have pharmaceutical companies spent $20 billion marketing their drugs directly to consumers over the last 5 years?

Answer: Because marketing works.

This Vioxx ad from 2002 features Dorothy Hamill, an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating. Read More

The Paint-by-Number Life

November 18, 2015 | | 8 Comments

Paint-by-number kits were invented back in 1951 by Max Klein and Dan Robbins. Klein was an engineer and owner of The Palmer Paint Company; Robbins a commercial artist. They went on to sell 12 million kits under the Craft Master brand by promising, ‘A beautiful oil painting the first time you try.’

According to the Paint-by-Numbers Museum: Read More

Beginner’s Mind

November 15, 2015 |

Have you heard about the new Miyazaki world record?

No, not that Miyazaki. The other one, Hidekichi Miyazaki. He’s the quick one.

He recently set an official world record for the 100-meter sprint.

Sure, there’s not much competition in the 105-year old age group, and in Miyazaki’s case, that’s a big part of what makes his efforts so special. Read More