Archive for July 2005

Dangers of Microwave Cooking

I found a couple interesting Dr. Mercola articles: Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking The Proven Dangers of Microwaves These articles claim that microwave cooking makes food more carcinogenic, decreases food value by destroying nutrients, and creates unnatural substances that shouldn’t be consumed by humans. Listed side effects of eating microwaved food include long-term brain damage,…

How To Never Lose Your Keys Again

My wife used to spend an inordinate amount of time hunting for her keys. Each time she came home, she’d toss her keys somewhere different, and then she’d forget where she left them and have to search for them later. Sometimes it would take her 30 minutes or more to find them. At first I…

Organic Produce

I think one of the reasons people don’t eat enough healthy fruits and vegetables is that they buy cheap, low quality produce — i.e. the stuff you’ll typically find at mainstream grocery stores. Mass market produce might look OK, but in my opinion it’s very bland and flavorless compared to what else is available. I…

Saving Time With Your Microwave

The ubiquitous microwave oven is an appliance used daily, both at work and at home. And yet so few people possess the knowledge and skills necessary to reap the maximum productivity from this modern time-saving device. Here are several tips for optimal microwave oven usage: 1. Reduce unnecessary key punching. Are you one of those…

Playing Follow the Follower

How many people live their lives playing follow the follower? Do you keep on keeping on, not concerning yourself that the path may be leading nowhere (or worse)? Where is your current path taking you? Are you following the path of another, maybe not a specific person but an archetype? Are you following the path…

Lifehack.org Interview

Leon Ho recently interviewed me for lifehack.org: Read the interview Probably the only thing that would be new to readers of this site would be some blogging tips I shared.

I’m a Published Author!

Well, sort of…. I recently learned that a book was published last year that includes plagiarized copies of at least two of my articles. Someone told me about the book because he found the text familiar and realized that he’d already read it on my web site. This was done without my permission, and no…

How Selfish Are You?

Several readers have informed me they’re experiencing tremendous difficulty with the issue of selfishness vs. selflessness. Deep down they want to live lives of greater service to others (STO), but they note that their current lives are designed almost entirely around service to self (STS). This in turn often leads to feelings of guilt, but…

How to Get From a 7 to a 10

A frequent question I ask when trying to improve some area of my life is: If I were to rate this area’s current performance on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the worst imaginable and 10 being the best imaginable, where am I right now? Very often I find that areas get stuck somewhere…

Six Months of Goal-Mongering

Since 2005 is halfway over, I decided to review my progress. Here’s what I’ve done so far this year: Physical completed a 30-day challenge to kick start a new exercise program revised exercise program to six days per week, mixture of running and weight training gradually extended distance runs to 8 miles (will probably hold…