“Bail-Ins” And The War On Cash: Will Your Money Be Safe?

During the financial crisis of 2008, most of us became very familiar with the term “bail-out.” Banks that were considered “too big to fail” – i.e. vital to the stability of the national economy – received truckloads of taxpayer dollars to keep from collapsing. We Read More …

Carbs & Insulin Explained In Plain English

Have you noticed that there’s a tremendous amount of confusion associated with nutrition in general, and carbohydrates in particular? Let’s clear things up. What Is A Carb? First of all a carb is not a TYPE of food, it is a PART of food. There Read More …

Minimalist First-Aid Kit

How do you reconcile the “two is one, one is none” mentality of emergency preparedness with a desire for budget-friendly minimalism? The short answer is: the more you know, the less you need! An even shorter answer is: when in doubt, ask an expert. Why? Read More …

Martin Armstrong’s Clockwork Universe

In the past few days, a few surprising things happened. The Philadelphia Eagles, who had never won a Super Bowl and were using their backup quarterback, unseated the five-time champion New England Patriots, defeating both the only five time Super Bowl quarterback in history and Read More …

A Metaphysical Defense of “Propping for Instagram”

Social media is like a crowded bar. It may be unpleasant, but everybody goes, because everybody is there. As a result, much like an overstuffed room full of belligerent drunks, Twitter and Facebook have devolved into ideological echo chambers full of vitriol, decorate with all Read More …

Flow: Where Science Meets Zen

If you’ve ever played a sport, you’ve probably heard a coach yell, “Get your head in the game!” This is because it is universally understood in the sports world that the fewer extraneous thoughts you have, the better you’ll perform. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the Read More …

Stress Makes You Stupid (The Neuroscience of Survival)

After every emergency, mass murder, or questionable use of force by police, all the armchair quarterbacks come out. From the comfort of their living room or their parents’ basement, they second-guess the people involved, and always ask, “Why’d he do this? Why didn’t she do Read More …

Technology, Advertising, and the Golden Calf

Have you seen the Chevy truck commercial where the “not an actor” guy actually falls to his knees in front of a Silverado? It’s one of the most literal examples I’ve seen of something Neil Gaiman pointed out in his terrific novel, “American Gods” – Read More …

Using Technology To Transform Fitness (Podcast #16)

In this episode, my guest is David Amerland: journalist, author, consultant, five-time national British Taekwondo champion, technology guru, and spokeman for the Darebee online fitness initiative.   Topics Include What the Darebee project is, and how David got involved. How Darebee is transforming fitness, socially, Read More …

Leadership Communication Skills (Podcast #15)

In this episode, I chat with Ita Olsen, one of the world’s leading authorities on speech and human communications. She coaches executives, entertainers, and even regular folks to improve their vocal skills and to become more effective and more persuasive in their interpersonal communication. If Read More …