Category: Cool Stuff

7 Awesome Things About Having a Goal That Scares Me

Exactly 4 months ago, I committed to something that scared the hell out of me. (Keep in mind that I suck at running and hadn't jogged more than a handful of miles in over 6 months) Here's what I said: I'm going to enter the Bekkai marathon in October And what seemed so far away back then is now just 23 days [...]

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Shenanigans! The Biggest Scam in Health & Fitness…

True story: Over the past 30 years, I've wasted thousands of dollars on supplements, programs and who knows what else. I was a regular patsy. Dangle the carrot of easy and spectacular results, and you had my undivided attention. Hit me with an eye-popping before/after transformation shot, and I'd be reaching for my wallet. Come to think of it, I'm still [...]

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Forget James Bond: Here’s How to Protect Yourself Out in the Real World

This is a guest post by Mark E. Hurling, a devoted father and husband with over four decades in law enforcement and security. Knowing how to protect your family and avoid becoming a victim of violent crime is something we all think about. Fortunately for us, Mark has condensed 43 years of experience into these practical and effective personal safety tips. This [...]

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The Big, Fat Potato Lie

I hate it when potatoes get a bad rap. You know, all that stuff about them being high GI, "spiking insulin" and making us fat. It's almost as if they're inherently evil, kind of like the Keyser Söze of the vegetable world. But do you know what? Potatoes are really just another convenient scapegoat to pin the [...]

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The Sunk Cost Fallacy

The sunk cost fallacy can end up wasting us months, years or even decades, not to mention many thousands of dollars. For some, the price is even higher than that. And do you want to know the really scary part? We all fall for it from time to time. Now that's precisely what happened to me in the early [...]

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80s Action Stars’ Weird Japanese TV Commercials

Let's be honest, we had real action heroes back in the 80s. I mean, who could forget classic movie scenes like: Jean-Claude Van Damme taking out Tong Po in Kickboxer Sylvester Stallone defeating Ivan Drago in Rocky IV Bruce Willis unfastening his wrist watch, causing evil terrorist, Hans Gruber, to fall from the Nakatomi building in Die Hard Then [...]

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AeroPress Coffee Maker Review – Don’t Believe The Hype

Most days I'm up by around 4.30am, perhaps even a little earlier in summer. After all, there's no daylight saving time here in Japan - it gets light around 3am in mid-June, and it's dark before 8pm. But you just work around it. Simply get up really early and play a round of golf, go running, or do your 4-hour [...]

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Evian or Volvic – How The Hell Did I Swallow This?

OK, I'm almost too embarrassed to admit this but here goes. One of the lecturers at my personal trainer certification course claimed that Evian was healthier than Volvic. Even worse, I believed him! After all, just look at this table. So Evian has over 600 % more calcium, 300 % more magnesium, and almost 50 % less sodium. [...]

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Red Bull – A 2¢ Bang For Your Buck?

In 1982, an Austrian businessman visited Thailand and found that local drink Krating Daeng cured his jet lag. Now most folks would've thought nothing more and left it at that, right? But not Dietrich Mateshitz. He partnered with Krating Daeng's owner, invested $500,000, and Red Bull was born. Both men are now worth over $4 billion. Success stories don't [...]

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8 Simple Steps To Get Stronger, Faster & Healthier

OK, how long do you think it would take you to increase your strength by 25%? Naturally, that depends on how close to your genetic potential you are right now. A newbie following a decent training program (think squats, standing presses, and deadlifts) could hit that in just three sessions or so. On the other hand, a [...]

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