The Fear of Misplaced Wine Kindness

So bright. This strange new place, the uncomfortable tile, an overabundance of light. My once-wet cork

gulps air with the futility of a netted fish. It’s all so sad. After such an amazing night, it’s hard to believe I’m here now. Like going to prom and getting dumped instead of laid.

I used to live the life. I had elegant, well-known, and respected friends. I lived in the lap of luxury, always perfectly cool, dark, and humid. The past few years, I felt myself maturing, coming into my own, ready to express my true self. I felt happy inside. Read the rest of this entry »

We All Want To Be Useful

Posted: May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
Where is the intersection of speed and value?

Research done in part by The Nielsen Norman Group shows that less than 20% of the words on a webpage are actually read, even by a visitor with above-average intelligence.

The previous paragraph contains thirty words, five of which I’d consider essential to it’s meaning. Let’s try again.

80% of your webpage is ignored, research shows.

That’s better. The problem is, will you only read 20% of those eight words? Not if I keep the total to 111 words or less. Those results are much betteras high as 50%.

And…I’m out of time. Tweet me @winslow462. 140 characters or less, please!

Also published on Medium.com

Another Book Review

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The following is an excerpt of a book review I wrote.

The Paleo Dieter’s Missing Link by Adam Farrah is now in its second edition. What was previously an eBook has been expanded and bound in hardcover with color plates and high-quality appearance. I had the pleasure of reading the new edition and also interviewing Adam about his book.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

The following is an excerpt of an original article I wrote based on several studies and sources about goals, goal setting, and motivation.

Learning how to create and pursue a vision using proven tools and techniques, rather than trudging along but getting nowhere like Conan on the mill wheel, can help you achieve a new level of self-control and determination.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

The following is an excerpt of an original article I wrote based on a scientific research study.

It is common knowledge that for strength, you must work sets in the 3-5 RM range more than any other. Similarly, doing many sets with high reps will get you huge. You can stretch your muscles if you get a big enough pump going. Consume at least 2g of protein per pound of body weight every day or you will always be a skinny loser.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

Another Supplement Review

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The following is an excerpt of a health supplement review I wrote.

MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, are one of those products that seem to have been around forever (the medical community has been experimenting with it since the 1950s), but never really caught on with the mainstream. You probably remember Robb Wolf mentioning them and that they exist in coconut oil and coconut milk. With the rise of paleolow-carb, and ketogenic diets in the past several years, MCTs may finally take a place among the staple foods of lean, healthy people.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

The following is an excerpt of a book review I wrote.

While Paul Wade remains a secretive and elusive character, the techniques he divulges in Convict Conditioning are simple, effective, and obviously useful. Using progressions, you are shown how to work the “Big 6” movements to create your own personal fortress – a strong, injury-resistant, highly functional body.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

The following is an excerpt of a health supplement review I wrote.

Vitamin C is well established in the scientific community as a beneficial nutrient.It is also an essential nutrient, meaning that the human body cannot synthesize it. We must get it from our diet. We are very good at absorbing small amounts – we will absorb about 19mg out of 20mg we take in. As the dosage increases, however, our ability to absorb vitamin C drops off quickly due to limiting factors in our digestive system.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

The following is an excerpt of a product review I wrote.

When it comes to training, athletes who care about performance know that small details matter. You probably know people who track a million things about their training, from heart rate to carb grams. One of the newest things you can track is your heart rate variability (HRV). And, as it turns out, it might be just as relevant for fitness newcomers as it is for veterans.

To read the full text, visit BreakingMuscle.com.

 

 

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
– Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898

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