Five “Stories” For By-The-Fire Reading

For the most part, I dread packing to go home for the holidays.  Often, I put it off until the last minute, forcing upon myself tasks that I all of a sudden must get done before I leave. And even when I finally face the drudgery of deciding which things to take and start stuffing them in my suitcase, I … Read More

How To Prevent Mindless Eating

Want to eat less? Sometimes, it’s just about where, not what, you are eating. Here’s the science and the strategies.

Video: How Oprah’s Advice Can Improve Your Health.

TRANSCRIPT (~ 4 minutes) Oprah hardly needs an introduction. (But I’ll give her one anyway). We all know her as the billionaire media mogul. What most people don’t know is that the principles she used to get where she is can be used to improve our own diet and health.  This makes Oprah one spectacular, if unlikely, nutritionist. What? Oprah? … Read More

How To Get Full On Less Food

Reading Time: ~4 minutes (or less time than it takes to boil an egg, if you know how…) “We are always looking at the things around us in relation to others.” The Situation Growing up, one of the dietary staples for my brother and me was eating bowls of cereal. Pretty typical. But the problem was that, from ages 8-22, … Read More

3 Great Books For A Mid-Summer Night’s Read (plus why I am in a “book club”)

Reading Time: ~10-12 min Introduction: You Should Join A “Book Club” To say I’m in a book club would be misleading. It isn’t the ‘book’ part, though. Books, we’ve got. It’s more the ‘club’ part that’s euphemistic. It’s not really a club. It’s just two people— me and Geremy. Less book club, more like-minded duo. At first blush, this probably … Read More

How To Get 10% Smarter in 15 Minutes

Reading time: ~5 minutes (or less time than it takes to find your keys) Summary: Walking or biking to your job might actually make you better at it. Imagine in less than an hour you have a huge meeting, or exam or, if you’re particularly troubled, a stand-up comedy set. The venue is 20 minutes away. This thing is huge, … Read More