An Objective Look At Firearm Violence

The ongoing debate over mass shootings and gun control made me curious about the rate of actual firearm violence over the last few decades. I was surprised to see that virtually every chart available online contained cherry-picked data, either devoid of historical context, or a 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 …

“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 …

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 …