A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App

We use apps to play games. We use apps to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. We use apps to read the news. None of these apps makes us a better person or improves our relationships with those we are close to. In fact, it might be argued that if we are using these … Continue reading A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App

You May Want to Hold Your Nose While You Read This Post

David Whitlock has not showered or bathed for 15 years, yet he does not have body odor. “If I get a specific part of my body dirty, then I’ll wash that specific part” – but never with soap. Sarah Ballantyne uses only water to wash, even though she is “at the gym sweating buckets six … Continue reading You May Want to Hold Your Nose While You Read This Post

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Last week I mentioned the autobiographies of Scott Jurek and Rich Roll, two incredible endurance athletes who realized their success while eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Their books were two of the five books that I had reviewed as part of my first attempt at blogging, Sportsographies. Part One from last week featured my original … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two

Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

This past weekend I was lucky to catch a local radio show, Flashpoint, while driving in my car. The show is hosted by Cherri Gregg and features debates on hot topics in the news and newsmaker interviews. The story that caught my attention was the segment, "Change Maker of the week". This week's Change Maker … Continue reading Hug Mobsters Aim to Satisfy Skin Hunger

These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants

According to Wikipedia, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that affirms one's prior beliefs or hypotheses. It's something we're all guilty of, and this post is an example of me indulging in confirmation bias. I've been a vegan for nearly 13 years, and I'll admit … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants

Birthday Savant Sends 5,000 Birthday Cards Every Year, Using Just Her Memory

I n the July 2009 issue of Reader's Digest, Beth Catlin was named "Best Birthday Wisher" in RD's "Best of America" feature. Back then, Beth was sending birthday cards each year to 3,834 people. Today, that number is greater than 5,000. Beth's extraordinary mission began sometime in 1972: She sends hand-made birthday greetings to every … Continue reading Birthday Savant Sends 5,000 Birthday Cards Every Year, Using Just Her Memory

The 18 Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Amazing Soap

This is not the post I had planned to write tonight. We were watching Jeopardy earlier, and one of the clues involved Q-Tips and how its web site had a list of Life Hacks. So I thought that sounded interesting. My first guess was that it truly was a list of clever life hacks, but … Continue reading The 18 Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Amazing Soap

The 11 Things I Miss Most Since Becoming a Vegan

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

A PSA for Men about Your Prostate and Your PSA

The current issue of AARP, the Magazine featured an informative and entertaining article, "Interview With a Prostate: The Misunderstood Gland". I know, it's hard to imagine an article about the prostate gland being entertaining, but it was a clever way to share useful information about the prostate that men might actually read. The article, written … Continue reading A PSA for Men about Your Prostate and Your PSA

How Do You Compare – the Annual American Time Use Survey

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