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New Decade, Bigger Mission. My Plan Heading into 2020.

The trajectory of the sports nutrition supplement industry, the industry I am a part of, has been a completely unexpected yet incredibly satisfying thing to see. We’re now at a point where there are SO many brands who are doing it “right” that it’s made our lives easy. In this case, I consider “right” as full efficacious dosing, manufacturing disclosure, providing lab tests or having drug-tested supplements, etc… and they taste good these days too. …

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Jillian Michaels is a “Diet Disinformation Agent”. But We Can Save Her.

By now, if you follow the low carb community online, you’ve likely seen the video that Jillian Michaels put together on the Big Think YouTube channel. Or even more likely, you’ve seen the responses to her video, since those responses have far more views than hers.

Many of those videos attack, criticize, and even belittle Jillian’s intelligence. But not this one. I could sit here and cite boring studies and talk about biological pathways until …

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What the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Success Means to America

Yesterday morning, SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon capsule into orbit, and safely brought Dragon back home. This was COTS Demonstration I, which means they are proving to NASA that they are capable of launching and maneuvering cargo (and eventually astronauts) into orbit and to the International Space Station.

This mission is paramount because the Space Shuttle program is being decommissioned and we’re going to have to rely on Russian Soyuz …

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The Great Unamerican Beer

This past Friday, I was asked to buy some beer for a party. On my way to the grocery store, I deposited my Stimulus Check, then used some of that to buy a case of Bud Light. A few hours later, I realized that this seemingly normal sequence of events was an ironic microcosm for the economic disaster that this country faces, and I was part of the problem.

Over the past decade, our government …

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Regarding This Week’s Shark Attack in San Diego

Before I begin, I’d like to send my condolences out to the family of Dr. David Martin, who was killed by a great white shark in Solana Beach earlier this week.

I’ve recently received a good number of concerned messages after Dr. Martin’s death, since I’ve been swimming and surfing a lot lately. While I appreciate your concern, I am here to publicly state that I am not going to stop swimming or surfing due …

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Fed Cuts Interest Rate to 0% In Emergency Effort

August 5, 2008 — The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark interest rate by 1.5% to a new target lending rate of 0% yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement in Washington. It’s the largest reduction since the Fed began using the rate as primary tool of fiscal policy around 1990.

“Broader financial market conditions have continued to deteriorate and credit has tightened further for some businesses and households,” the Fed said in …

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