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Body Transformation Basics

Carbs make you fat. Carbs don’t make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Good carbs, bad carbs. You need a lot of protein, too much protein is dangerous. A calorie is a calorie, a calorie is not a calorie. Organic produce is healthier, regular produce is just as...

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What is Life and Death?

September 1914, the German Army is advancing towards Paris. The French government is in a panic. The Germans had to be stopped or France would undoubtedly fall. It was decided that the French were to make a final stand and drive the Germans back, or die in the...

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You, The Hero.

Luke Skywalker wanted something different. Bored with a life of farming on Tatooine, a backwater planet in the Galaxy’s Outer Rim, yet owing loyalty to his uncle who raised him, Luke aspires to attend the space Academy and become a great pilot, as his father was...

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Living With Regret

Orpheus and Eurydice were inseparable; young lovers who passed their days wandering lilac filled meadows, the affairs of the world far from their minds. During one of these blissful romps through nature, Eurydice was bitten by a snake, died, and sent to Hades. At that...

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How You Know You’ve Won in Life.

So many of us go through life wondering whether we are doing the right things, making the right choices. After I quit my old IT job just about 10 years ago, I decided to go away for a month. I spent two wonderful weeks studying Spanish and living with a Mexican family...

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Lessons on Loneliness.

One of the most interesting teachings of Buddhism is that there are two types of pain. The first is the one that you try to avoid, yet it tends to follow you everywhere. This type of pain leads to long drawn-out suffering. It can go on for months, years, or decades....

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How Desire Can Make You Miserable.

“There are two great disappointments in life: Not getting what you want, and getting it.” The Problem of Desire As humans, we desire. We desire stuff. Some things we desire are absolutely necessary for healthy survival: basic food, water, shelter,...

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What the F*CK am I Doing With My Life?

I’ve heard it said that war consists of long periods of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror. That’s kind of how my IT career was for me. Hours of tedium interrupted by network failure, complete pandemonium, and skyrocketing stress levels....

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10 Years.

My life started to turn around 10 years ago, when I was 28. I turn 38 today. Upon reflection, these are the things that have made a dramatic impact upon my happiness. There are probably more, but these came to mind. 1. Realizing and accepting I was lost. Many times we...

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