I've been a vegan for over 12 years, and at this point, I assume I'll be one for the rest of my life. The book that opened my eyes and led me to completely change my eating habits was John Robbins’ “The Food Revolution”. The book highlighted the many positive impacts that a vegan/plant-based diet … Continue reading The 11 Things I Miss Most Since Becoming a Vegan
Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the results of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS). These data include the average amount of time per day in 2018 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure and sports activities. Additionally, measures of the average time per day spent providing childcare—both as a … Continue reading How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey
Old-time readers of my blog should know who Dan Ariely is, given how often I've used his work in my posts. If you're not sure who he is, Dan Ariely is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He is also the author of several New York Times bestsellers and he has … Continue reading According to Dan Ariely, I Should Be the Most Productive Person in the World
I've always said that I want to live to be at least 100. There's no particular reason why, it just seems like a nice round number and perhaps confirmation of healthy living. I've always viewed running out of money as my biggest worry if I were to live to 100, but after reading an article … Continue reading Is It Worth Living to 100?
It seems like every day I find a new thing to annoy me, and I often wonder if it's just me. So it's nice when I find out that there are other people who get annoyed at the same thing, and even better when the Wall Street Journal does a story about that annoyance. It … Continue reading For Once, It’s Just Not Me – Getting Annoyed at Poor Gym Etiquette
Forget all those books and web sites that offer you the latest advice on how to lose weight; I've got the perfect plan for you. I even came up with a name for it, to make it sound even more impressive - the Lencten Diet©. Many of you have probably tried this diet in the … Continue reading A Weight Loss Program That Really Works!!! The Lencten Diet
Thanks to Daniel Pink's most recent Pinkcast for helping me come up with an idea for today's post. It's after 11:00 at night, and I had exhausted many of my usual sources of material for my blog, from what I did and saw today, to reading a variety of newspapers, to scouring through my emails. … Continue reading I Don’t “Have to Blog”, I “Get to Blog”
The WSJ had a great story about the owner of a local car dealership - Fred Beans. Fred recently celebrated his 80th birthday by doing 125 push-ups - straight through, with no rest. An impressive feat at any age, but unbelievable at 80. For the past 11 years, Mr. Beans has been working with a … Continue reading I’d Buy a Car from This Guy
I heard about this fascinating web site from Daniel Pink's monthly newsletter back in October, and I had to meant to write about it back then, but it must have somehow slipped into the deep abyss that is my mind. Fortunately, it was still in my inbox, and I stumbled upon it again today. (By … Continue reading Dear Future Me,
I finally came across a Dan Ariely answer I agreed with. Or at least I thought so until I read the comments. Here was the question someone had submitted to Dan: My children’s school has a mix of affluent and poor families. Some of the students qualify for free breakfast, but they don’t take advantage … Continue reading Is There Such Thing as a Free Breakfast?