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How much will your weight matter when going to Mars, SpaceX style?

October 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting???

June 15, 2016

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“An especially useful starting point for an aspiring healthcare company would be to think about ways to deliver a “positive good.”  Most contemporary medicine is generally regarded, economically, as a negative good – something we use or engage in because we have to, not because we especially want to.  While this creates a ready market, […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016

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The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]

How much energy could we save if no one was overweight?

March 23, 2016

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Solar, electric cars, we’re waiting for these and others, these so called energy fixes, to get cheaper so we can all have them. There are two billion cars on the road in the world. 100 million cars are made each year. If every single car produced *today* was electric, it would take 20 years to refill the […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #11

January 1, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: That time we started to detect 14 times more thyroid cancers and […]

What’s the deal with exercise and your appetite?

August 12, 2015

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This is a topic I’ve always felt was rudimentary, yet the opinions on it seem to move around. Another title for this article could be “Is exercise good for weight-loss?” I’ve trained a good amount of people who have said, “I’ve been working out for six months now, but haven’t lost a pound.” “I’ve been […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #1

July 30, 2014

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This is an idea I got from Bill Simmons. Particularly during the NFL season, Simmons will empty out his email inbox. There isn’t much of a theme to it, it goes off on tangents, can be random, but it’s a way to get a bunch of different thoughts and comments out there. I thought I’d try something […]