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Anti-charities?

char·i·ty noun An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need. Hang with me here. This is going to be a bit backwards because we are going to be talking about Anti-Charities. Quick definition: An anti-charity is an organization who's very...

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Trying to fail

"Failing doesn't have to mean not succeeding. It can be, 'Hey we tried that. We can go forward, smarter." Astro Teller Astro Teller is a pretty smart guy. He is the Captain of Moonshots (CEO) for "X". For those who don't know - and I didn't - X is the Moonshot factory...

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Good advice

"It's actually very easy to give people good advice. It's very hard to follow the advice you know is good....If someone came to me with a list of problems, I would be able to sort them out very easily." Sam Harris There it is: The clarity of distance. I, like everyone...

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Resolutions

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably...

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Old friends

I didn't want to go to work today. My old friend is moving away. We met with another old friend for our last lunch. Then we shook hands and I hurried back to the office. I have known my friend since 1965. My family moved right next door when we were both three. That's...

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Moving targets

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) -...

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Pizza, BMR, Michael Phelps and Nikka

Pizza, BMR, Michael Phelps and Nikka Here are the brutal numbers: Two slices of peperoni pizza are about 500 calories. It takes about 45 minutes at 10 MPH ( that's pretty fast!) on a treadmill to burn up those calories. How long does it take to eat those slices of...

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Quick Hits for the Weekend!

Hi again. I'll be brief because the weekend is here! Quick hit #1: Remember MED? (Minimum Effective Dose. I talked about it in the first News Note.) To recap: It simply means getting the most benefit from the least amount of work/money/time/activity. In short, getting...

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