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The Arctic

By melting the Arctic, we are defiling ourselves. Sadly, the Arctic has warmed twice as fast as the global average since 1951. Why? It’s because we humans have been burning massive quantities of fossil fuels. This increases heat-trapping atmospheric gases,…

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Leptin

The hormone leptin is the anti-starvation hormone. It signals the other fat regulating hormones how to behave. So, if you are interested in achieving or maintaining a healthy percentage of body fat, having some understanding of how it works is…

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Being Vigilant

Since tigers exist, being vigilant can save your life. Being lost in thought can get you (and your loved ones) killed. I’m using “tigers” to refer not only to deadly nonhuman animals from insects and snakes to large predatory mammals like…

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Bug-out Bag

A bug-out bag is also called a “72 hour kit,” “get out bag,” “GO bag,” or “emergency response kit.” It’s a personal preparedness bag that is filled with what you need to survive for 3 days. Emergencies happen. If you…

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Food Intolerances

It can be important to have a clear understanding of food intolerances, especially in relation to food allergies and food addictions. They are not the same as food allergies, which are abnormal immune system responses to certain foods. Food allergies…

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Do Protein Shakes Work?

Do protein shakes work? Let me answer that question by telling you how they work for me and, even better, how you can obtain the best in the world at the distributor’s price even without being a distributor! I’m not…

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Liquid Diet Weight Loss

Liquid diet weight loss can be a good way to break through a weight loss plateau. Normally, it’s best to avoid any kind of temporary diet. Sometimes, though, an effective short-term tactic can contribute to long-term success. Our bodies have…

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Seated Barbell Press

The seated barbell press is an extremely effective upper body exercise that, when done correctly, is even safer than a standing or military press. It’s the safest overhead press. It will really work your deltoids, triceps, and traps. The purpose of…

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Barbell Bench Press

For most trainees the barbell bench press is an excellent upper body exercise. Perhaps because it’s done lying flat on your back, it’s certainly a popular exercise! Although it’s more important to master squats or deadlifts, “How much can you…

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TENS Machine

Should you invest in a home TENS machine? Well, I’m a believer. It’s a good idea for every home to have one as a method for treating pain. Perhaps because the F.D.A. only permits certain kinds of them to be…

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