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 …

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 …

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 …

Prison Isn’t The Answer To Crime

“Do the crime, do the time” is a pretty accurate summary of American judicial philosophy. The assumption that criminals should be put in prison is so fundamental that most people have trouble imagining anything else. However, there are more effective and less expensive solutions to many Read More …

It’s Time To Admit That Neo-Nazis Are Real

When I was 11 years old, my dad gave me the Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics for my birthday. This wonderful anthology collected many of the most historically-significant stories in comic book history, including the first appearances of Superman and Batman. Near the end Read More …

Making Your Life Matter

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, is challenging, frustrating, and absolutely essential reading. Keller’s premise is deceptively simple: the key to living a life that matters is identifying the One Thing that defines your purpose Read More …

Rethinking Personal Security (Podcast #14)

In this episode, my guest is Benjamin Drader, creator of the Combatives Personal Protection System – a highly intensive and comprehensive training program that incorporates physical fitness, defensive tactics, situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, and knowledge of the legal ramifications of self-defense. The self-defense industry is Read More …