Book Synopsis: What Doesn’t Kill Us

I’ve been obsessed with the idea that improvement occurs at the edge of ability. With that in mind I read the book, What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength. I wanted to know what this extreme conditioning thing has to do with improvement. I… Read More »

Salt, Better Eating Habits and Extreme Frugality

    Three Hidden Factors Linked to Better Eating Habits | Gallup 1. Surround yourself with supportive and health-conscious people, 2. Find the right career for you, 3. Get your finances in order. Seems simple enough. Hang out with the right people, have a job that gives you a feeling of purpose and plan for your financial… Read More »

House Votes to Repeal Obamacare. What Happens Next?

Nothing. The Senate now takes up the House bill, which it will not and cannot pass. The Senate will try to write its own bill. While House Republicans celebrated the passage of their Obamacare replacement bill by busing over to the White House’s Rose Garden for a celebratory press conference, their Senate counterparts were already… Read More »

Random links for weekend reading

Matching Ex-Offenders With Hard-To-Fill Health Care Jobs Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia | Stroke Improving memory with magnets: Discovery expands our understanding of how we remember sound — ScienceDaily The effects of magnesium supplementation on subjective anxiety. – PubMed – NCBI

From Minimum Wage to the Welfare Roles

Washington D.C passed the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016 last June. The Act increases the minimum wage to $12.50 per hour in July and will scale to $15.00 per hour in 2020. After that it will increase with the area CPI as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The D.C.… Read More »

Harvard Study: Minimum Wage Laws reduce employment AND consumer choice

In a study published by the Harvard Business School, researchers found a direct impact on the number of firms that are forced to shut down as the minimum wage is increased: The evidence suggests that higher minimum wages increase overall exit rates for restaurants. However, lower quality restaurants, which are already closer to the margin of… Read More »

The Water’s Fine. Hop on in!

I have to be reminded of simple truths often. Otherwise, in my comfort zone, I will forget them. Over the past couple of days I have been reminded several times it is impossible to get better at anything if you work on it from a place of comfort. Improvement comes from training on the edge… Read More »

Brush Your Teeth!

Brushing your teeth doesn’t just prevent cavities, it could also help lower your cancer risk. Source: What your mouth bacteria reveals about your cancer risk  | Daily Mail Online