Category Archives: Diet

Lazy, Weak and Dumb

People overwhelmingly think they’re smarter, stronger, more industrious and better looking than they really are.  To some extent, this is healthy.  If most of us realized how ugly and dumb we really were, we’d have trouble leaving the house, landing … Continue reading

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The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he … Continue reading

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Sugar and the Brain

A new UCLA study indicates that a diet high in fructose impairs memory and inhibits learning in rats.  The form of the fructose doesn’t seem to matter much.  Whether the fructose comes from high-fructose corn syrup, sugar cane, or fruit, … Continue reading

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How To Not Get Sick

I haven’t had a cold in three years.  I haven’t had the flu in… I honestly don’t even know how long.  I touch door handles (gasp!).  I shake people’s hands all day long (swoon!).  I eat stuff that falls on … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be Uncomfortable

Sometime in the last two generations, Americans decided that it’s never okay to be uncomfortable.  Any hunger should be sated immediately.  Any pain should be assuaged post haste. Instant gratification not only became a staple of modern life, it became … Continue reading

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Pay People To Insult You

Here in California, nobody sends anything back at restaurants.  Even when the food is terrible or prepared totally incorrectly, most people refuse to send it back.  This isn’t a regional phenomenon either.  Even in New York, the bastion of speak-your-mind-straight-shooters, … Continue reading

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Free Will Doesn’t Exist?

I would guess most people in the U.S. believe in free will.  It’s nice to think that we actually have control over our thoughts, decisions, actions, and ultimately, our lives.  But do we? This piece in the Atlantic seems to … Continue reading

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