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Workout Program for People that Hate Working Out

The idea for this workout program dawned on me the other day as a way to slowly (very slowly) get into a fitness routine that you are meant to keep going the rest of your life. I was sick of training schedules and programs that were so extreme I could only keep them up for [...]

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Ian Lungold, Indigo Children and Our Increasing Consciousness

I read an NYT article today called “Are They Here to Save the World?” – “they” being Indigo children. The term “Indigo” coming from the color of aura these children are said to have. Indigo children are said to share similar traits to one another: high intelligence, challenging to authority or social norms, curious, empathetic [...]

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380 Million Eggs Recalled in 17 States due to Salmonella Scare

380 million eggs from Iowa are being recalled after a Salmonella sickens hundreds of people across 17 states. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, now says the potentially tainted eggs were distributed to wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, [...]

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Sunsceen Performance and Safety Testing Guide

The results were recently published of an independent study done by the EWG. They took over 500 store bought sunscreens and put them to the test. And the results were pretty shocking. The worst offender being “Banana Boat Beach Baby Max” with an advertised SPF rating of 100, but after performing an industry standard test, [...]

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Happiness is Not a Disease

This literally just dawned on me while watching TV 5 mins ago and I felt compelled to step in here and write it up… I think the ultimate argument against the legalization of drugs is to look at the fast-food industry and what it has done to us. In this paper I use “fast food” [...]

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Ardi Rizal: The 2-year-old Smoking Baby

Thanks (I think?) to Preston Lee for sending in a link to a story by The Sun about Ardi Rizal, a 2-year-old addicted to smoking after his father gave him his first cigarette to try at 18-months. I’ll let you digest that first sentence… Ardi’s mom, Diana Rizal (26), “weeps” that her child is addicted [...]

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Whole Foods Market "Organic" Food is Uncertified China-Grown Food

In the interest of making this information more visible, Marc Chung forwarded an email along this morning by Scott McNeil which was sent to Dewayne Hendricks. To be clear full credit goes to Scott McNeil for all the research done in this email, I’m merely acting as a proxy to promote this information so it [...]

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Dietary Supplements Effectiveness – Bubble Chart

Information is Beautiful has a very slick interactive bubble chart of all the dietary supplements out there sorted by both size (indicating how popular the supplement is) and position (the higher up in the chart, the more scientific proof confirms it works).

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30 Year Study – Happy People Socialize, Unhappy People Watch TV

A University of Maryland study of 30 years worth of national data confirmed that watching television may provide temporary pleasure, but lead to long-term depression while socializing with friends and reading lead to longer term happiness. The study also found a direct correlation between watching TV and times of economic crisis (e.g. now), with many [...]

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I Might Have a Sunburn… or Leprosy

Sometimes you are huge and totally ripped, and other times your chest itches and you just want to peel your skin off with a hand-rake. It really depends on the seasons and if you are allergic to cats or not. What you see on the holy hell right there is a series of “scientific” shots [...]

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Handling Self Doubt and Battling Inactivity

About a month ago I wrote a piece about “Chronic Underachievement” and yesterday the CEO of OpenRain wrote an article about “Handling Self Doubt” that touched on 3 excellent points I skipped over completely and still struggle with today, more specifically: Criticism is a good thing (it means people care) Self-Doubt can cause you to [...]

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Are You a Chronic Almost-Achiever or a 95% Kind of Person?

Introduction The purpose of this post is to take a look at a phenomenon I saw in my life and I think some of you might see in yours: chronic almost-achievement. The ability to give every task 95%, but avoid giving anything 100% like the plague for fear of failure and self-disappointment. Outline What’s a [...]

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Sweden Processing Sewage Into (Methane) Biogas

Sweden is currently leading the charge in processing sewage, using bacteria, into methane gas that is captured from sewage processing facilities and delivered into the natural-gas grid to filling stations that biogas-enabled cars can use to fill. While other European countries are also on the biogas bandwagon, there are huge commercial backers to the ethanol [...]

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Playing Games (for 10mins) at Work Increases Productivity

Caught the results of a new report (issued by PopCap) that taking breaks and playing games for 10mins at work increases productivity (and no, World of Warcraft doesn’t count): A new report published today reveals that the current trend towards banning personal internet use in the workplace could be costing British businesses up to £4 [...]

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Diet Coke additive, Sodium benzoate, tied to DNA damage and ADD in children

Diet Coke Drops DNA-Damaging Additive

Coca-Cola has announced that it will be discontinuing the use of Sodium benzoate (AKA E211) in it’s Diet Coke drink. Sodium benzoate has been used to to stop carbonated drinks from moulding but research has also linked it to DNA-damage (leading to cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s disease) and hyperactivity (A.D.D.) in young children. [...]

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McDonald's Dumps Trans-Fat Oil

I shouldn’t be so happy about this, but loving McDonald’s fries, along with 2/3rds of the world, it was nice to see that McD’s has finally decided to drop the trans-fat induced oil they were using to make fries. I seriously think that just extended the American lifespan by 5 years collective across our entire [...]

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Neoplastic Tumors: 1 More Reason to Set Fire to Yourself

Continuing with our trend of posting “something disgusting Jens Eckels sent us” here’s a shot of today’s goodies… Neoplastic Tumors. Neoplastic Tumors are an excellent reason to fucking stuff your hands in acid… they are also a great reason to cover your hands in sterno and set them the fuck on fire… I’ve also decided [...]

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Depressed Cat Hates Nature

Completed Antidepressant Study Suggests No Benefit

The PLoS Medicine Journal has published a piece of work that suggests when all of the study data from antidepressants is considered and not just the positive material that was submitted to the FDA for approval, the real-world benefits of antidepressants are no better than a placebo, showing a barely measurable change of 1 or [...]

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I Eat Good

So… I ate this today for lunch: I’m on a new training plan… I’m upping my carbs… boosting my amino acids… tweaking with my reps… keeping those sets strong… got my intake manifold carbureted… you know, all that exercise stuff that weight lifters do. I’m doing it… pretty much got it all tied up now. [...]

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Picture from Aspartame Experiment showing Rat Cancer

Aspartame Rat Experiment Proves Dangers

Grant Gochnauer, more or less the obsessive pinnacle of health, sent over a link to a site that represents Victoria Inness-Brown personal experiment with 108 rats over a 2 year and 8 month period, studying the effects of aspartame in them. The photo above was one of the rats in the study that had a [...]

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JobVent: Vent About Your Employer

I ran across this site by way of one of our users. A while ago I made a post about how Progressive Auto Insurance offered to plant a tree in my name if I chose to go paperless with them. Well s2tigger replied to that post with a link over to the Venting page for [...]

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Bottom

Diabetes is Bad

In a bid to make me throw up and hate him forever Jens Eckels has showered me with images of people with diabetic ulcers. What’s a “diabetic ulcer”? It’s this: and yes, just incase you are curious (or NOT throwing up blood) that is the fatty tissue on his foot dissolving away into an open-body [...]

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Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance is… Progressive

Just got this in my inbox today from Progressive Insurance: “Go Paperless and Save the World!” Why is that interesting? My bank has been trying to get me to go paperless so they can save money for years. Same for my goddamn utility companies. They never offer me ANY INCENTIVE (are you guys reading this?) [...]

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Staring at Boobs Extends Male Life by 5 Years

The best German researcher ever has published in the New England Journal of Medicine that a study including 200 health men over 5 years, including 3 separate hospitals, has concluded that men looking at “busty women” for 10mins every day, will extend their lifespan by 5 years. The actual statistics are surprising, as it’s said [...]

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