From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Why the Timing of Fat Consumption May be Important

by Stephen Mills July 29, 2010

high carbohydrate meal later in the day. In the other group of mice, the a high carbohydrate meal is consumed early in the day and a high fat meal later in the day. Most of us tend to eat more fat later in the day at the big meals, so we are like the early-carb / late-fat mice.

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Home is Wherever We Are

by Stephen Mills July 27, 2010
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Guest Article Tuesday Note From Stephen:  I get a lot of requests for guest articles.  I’ve decided to create a new feature called Guest Article Tuesday where readers or other bloggers can express their ideas to my readers. Hugh DeBurgh, The Passionate Warrior, has dedicated his life to the achievement of the ultimate family lifestyle. […]

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Do You Want To Live Longer?

by Stephen Mills July 24, 2010
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I think the key is where the emphasis lies; whether it is on the word live or on the word longer. People are concerned about quality of life in old age; things like losing their health, losing their mind, and losing their ability to live independently. I don’t want to live like that either. Those humans who live to a very advanced age, like the current record holder Jeanne Calmet who died in 1997 at the age of 122, don’t just live longer; they age slower. They stay healthy, vibrant, alert, and independent into advanced ages. Jeanne was still riding her bicycle at 100, a good 20 years after the average woman has already died.

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Is Being Organized Worth It?

by Stephen Mills July 20, 2010
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The argument is basically that organization is inflexible and resistant to new information, changing circumstances, and unexpected events. On the other hand messy systems are flexible and allow more creative connections of apparently unrelated information.

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Why Honesty Will Save Your Day

by Stephen Mills July 13, 2010

Honesty seems to be one of those things we all value but we often stray from practicing. But really, if you talk with people about honesty (which I do a lot), you discover that many only value it only at a superficial level, as an unpractical virtue.

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How Do You Spend Your Life Dollars?

by Stephen Mills July 9, 2010

experiences you didn’t enjoy. You don’t get to go back and do it over.

My attitude about how I spend has definitely changed. Realizing when you give someone a dollar you are giving them some of your life is a big step towards more awareness. It’s truly a different way to look at it. When you are young, it can seems like you have an eternity to figure things out and get it right. You don’t and it will go by faster than you would ever imagine. Spend wisely my friend and thanks for spending a small part of your life on my blog.

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Why Television Commercials Increase Viewing Pleasure

by Stephen Mills July 5, 2010

As it turns out, interrupting the adaptation resets it. Interrupting something unpleasant, taking a break for example, resets the adaptation you have already made to the unpleasant experience and so you have to experience the initial unpleasantness all over again. Interrupting a pleasant experience also resets the adaptation and so you get to experience the initial pleasant experience all over again.

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