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Microwaved Veggies Pack Stronger Punch

A recent study suggests that the best way to cook vegetables is to
microwave them. Researchers measured the free-radical eating
anti-oxidants before and after various methods of cooking. Vegies
cooked in the microwave retained the most anti-oxidants.

I've tried this with broccoli and it works pretty good. Put your broccoli in
a microwavable dish with a little water and you have very green
broccoli with a nice texture.

Kellogg Lies

Kellogg agreed to settle a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission Kellogg was "misleading" the public in ads about Frosted Mini-Wheats.

Kellogg Company, the world’s leading producer of cereal, has agreed to
settle Federal Trade Commission charges that advertising claims touting

Get Yourself Here Right Now

One of the greatest benefits to any meditation practice it the abilility to experience presence.

Presence is merely the state of your mind being present in the space and time that you are currently in. Sounds simple and it is. But it's really hard.

The mind usually churns out thoughts about the past, the future and what could be happening somewhere else. Being able to bring the mind to the present surely has advantages. We all pursue these advantages every night in the state of dreamless sleep.

Another Legal Performance Enhancer

This time it's a steroid!

A free steroid!

One that humans evolved over millions of years to use, but are mostly deficient in. It's Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin. It's a steroid hormone precursor. And there are credible studies that show that optimal levels of active Vitamin D (50 ng/mL) actually increases athletic performance.

Real Food

Here is a study that shows no correlation between taking vitamin supplements and a lower of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

a bunch of pills

Indeed, some studies suggest that taking supplements increase the risk of certain cancers. A vitamin E study was stopped in its tracks when researchers suspected that people taking Vitamin E supplements were at greater risk of contracting lung cancer.

Another High and Great Use for Binder Clips

Toothpaste tubes don't fold up the way they used to. With these new tubes it's hard to squeeze every last bit of toothpaste on to your toothbrush.

Not anymore!

Who knows how much this little trick will save you in toothpaste that you had to throw away.


toothpaste with binder clip



How To Exercise Less and Gain More

In the "keep is simple" department by way of "stuff I thought but couldn't prove" department, here is "proof" that short but intense exercise sessions are really good for you.

intense workout"Rigorous exercise of short duration can significantly affect the body's ability to process sugars and fight diabetes..." said WebMD citing a new study.

The Orzo Project

Orzo is a pasta that looks somewhat like large grains of rice. You
can cook it like rice and that gives it an advantage over other
pastas. If your flavor the water you cook it in with broth. The pasta
absorbs the flavor of the broth like rice. You can add enough flavor that you
don't have to put a sauce on it, saving you time and calories.

There is another advantage. You can add lots of nutrition. For
example you can throw in a bag of frozen peas and a pound of frozen

Furthermore, you can brown up some protein like chicken breast and
add it.

In Pursuit of Flexibility

Everybody wants to be more flexible. As one student said to me, "What differences does it make how cut I am if I have to sit down to put on my pants?"Flexibility and stretching

Two Wolves

Good and Evil - two wolves


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on
inside all people He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves
that live inside us all.

"One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, and ego.

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