Does Moderate Drinking Make You Live Longer?

Does Moderate Drinking Make You Live Longer?

You might not know this about me, but I’m on a bit of an anti-aging mission. I want stay in my 20s, biologically-speaking, for as long as possible. I want to be like Laird Hamilton.   Unfortunately, my past self wasn’t aware of this mission. Back in college I...
The Truth about Coffee and Cholesterol

The Truth about Coffee and Cholesterol

Recently I started using a french press to brew my morning coffee. The reason was simple: to get more cafestol and kahweol – two beneficial compounds that paper filters remove – into my system. My $80 drip maker has, unfortunately, been sidelined. Which...
Why Do We Still Work So Much?

Why Do We Still Work So Much?

“Work,” wrote Lord Bertrand Russell in 1935, “is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the Earth’s surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so.”   The great philosopher’s words remained more or...
Does Meditation Make You a Better Person?

Does Meditation Make You a Better Person?

Meditation, it’s obvious, has gone mainstream. Once reserved for serious practitioners in the Far East, its many methods have seeped, streamed and now surge into the West. Meditational advice is not in short supply. Some of it is sound. Much of it is not.   And...
6 Shortcuts to a Longer Life

6 Shortcuts to a Longer Life

A version of this article first appeared right here on my blog. Then Paleo Magazine published it in November of 2015, and I sheepishly removed the original post. Since then, I’ve written less on primal living and more on topics such as philosophy, meditation, spooky...

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