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"I'm 49 years old, I constantly went through the fitness ups and down struggles. Your best bet is to start off with the most simple routine you can find and do it 3 to 6 times a week. A simple workout after a warm up would be pushups, bodyweight…"
"I was fat, then got thin and in really good shape, then had liver problems and got fat again, and now I am working it back off.
First off, you need to track everything you eat and drink. EVERYTHING. I use myfitnesspal's app on my…"
"Unless there's a metabolic situation of some sort, fitness always works out to be "Eat better & less. Move more."
My best weight was in college. Owing to no budget and an oddly laid out campus, I was eating two modest…"
"I just lift. It helps. It really does. But the problem is that most advice on the internet is written from the viewpoint of those who are very good at it, often not very good beginner advice. For example they are very much against machines. And in…"
"I think everybody has different leanings. I skew to the brain side of things. But I think what's really important for developing yourself as a person, is learning new things, going outside your own box. One of my friends just finished his…"
"Few learn to ride on the first go. I don't see why it would be much different for an adult learning than a child. I learned to ride at four years old. I fell again, and again, and again. Eventually I became very adept at riding. Like anything,…"
"Hey, I'm a freelance writer and I do a lot of articles on higher education. There is a lot of information out there that isn't very well known that can help people go to very high quality schools, for much less money than one might expect…"
"This is the correct response. I have used similar responses before three or four times, it's good fun, if you make her laugh, you feel great even if she never calls. It shows her you can take rejection (if she is rejecting you) and it shows her…"
"If you focus on making improvements in the right order, things will fall together more quickly. Find something you're interested in besides television and go do it. College gym doesn't have kickboxing? I bet a local gym does, or teaches…"
"Caffeine is a highly addictive drug and I personally think there's nothing manly or proper about being an addict.A lot of casual coffee drinkers drink far more than they admit to, and a lot of people that don't drink coffee but a few…"
"If I'm telling a story I thought was funny and nobody else is laughing at the end of it, I tend to say something like "well, I thought it was funny" or "guess you had to be there". If the story is funny though, it should be…"
"My answer wasn't intended to be any sort of politically correct. I was giving advice out of my personal experience. I stated in my post. I'm an introvert. I have no idea how to make friends, for me, it has just happened. I don't have…"
"It also helps me better put myself into the mind of the other when I am talking to them, or arguing with them. Books have taught me to listen, to seek to understand a person and where their motivations lie, before rendering judgment. I am then…"
"Perhaps the way in which I read books and think about other people is different from most. But when I read a book, and I come to understand another person's situation, that leads me to better understanding their feelings and motives. Which…"
Philosophy, Politics, Writing, Reading, Competitive Gaming, Entrepreneurship. I find I am interested in just about anything, especially if I am being paid to write about it.
The Great Gatsby, Timequake, God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Song of Ice and Fire Series, Snow Crash, The Cryptonomicon, Anathem, Reamde, 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Secret of Closing the Sale, The Tao Te Ching, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Fear and Trembling, Beyond Good and Evil, Totality and Infinity, The Republic, The Autobiography of Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Leaves of Grass... so many more.
The Godfather Trilogy, The 300, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Lost in Translation, The Lethal Weapon Series, The Die Hard Series, Girl Interrupted, Everything is Illuminated, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Waking Life, I Heart Huckabees, A Scanner Darkly... many more.
My taste in music is ridiculous. I love everything from Sinatra, The Beatles, and Dylan, to Death Cab for Cutie, mewithoutYou, and Taylor Swift... I am more a fan of artists than genres. My collection is a huge mess.
“I am eternally grateful for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.” -Kurt Vonnegut in Timequake
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"Hmmm. Ah, the old classics, a pinch of salt, some tomato juice (V8 if you're feeling exotic). I get the cultural thing with the lime or the onion. Otherwise, the whole idea of "infusing" a beer seems like something…"
""Third world" doesn't refer to level of development or quality of life; it refers to political alignment. First world means aligned with capitalism/democracy/"the west", second world means aligned with communism/the USSR and…"
"Yeah let's not pretend like it's entirely altruistic. It's a transaction wherein there is a mutual exchange of cost and benefits. And we all know that it's easy come / easy go. If / when it's no longer beneficial to the US,…"
"People often refer to Krav Maga like it's this super micraculous unbeatable system that will make you invicible.
The reality is that Krav Maga can be good but it all depends on the quality of the instructor and his training methods. IMO most…"
"I'm 5'5" about 140 lbs. soaking wet. Because I live in Taiwan, there's not a soul I fear, as I'm about average size here. But I remember working in a gym as a personal trainer (working mainly on clients looking…"
""Rebekah I think most self-defense classes for women-and men-, but for women in particular are worthless because they are not nearly violent enough."
It's true. IMO, a self-defense program isn't super useful if it doesn't…"