Nutritional Yeast is Awesome!

Bowl of nutrtional yeast.
January 18, 2018

Back when I was in high school, my brother went vegan and a bunch of weird ingredients started showing up in our house. As a huge meat lover I turned my nose up at most of this stuff, even made fun of it, but nutritional yeast immediately caught my taste buds. Decades later, my brother is back to eating meat and I have become vegetarian, but we both still like…

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Have You Read the Google Memo?

August 23, 2017

Have you read the anti-diversity manifesto written by a Google employee that resulted in his firing from the tech giant? I don’t mean have you heard about it on the news or read somebody else’s thoughts about it on social media. No, I’m asking if you’ve read the actual memo itself. If not, I implore you to check it out. It’s not hard to find. You don’t even have to…

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Stop Wasting Your Money On Fancy ‘Experiences’ (and Be Happier Doing It)

Park: Credit Ilya Ilyukhin
August 14, 2017

Today this article came up in my Facebook feed. It echoed a sentiment I’ve seen in many different places. Stop buying stuff, start buying experiences. This is good in that it helps people reduce their waste but bad in that it simply replaces one outlet for excess spending with another. Spending is a big issue with Americans awash in debt and often headed towards bankruptcy. Spending gobs of money on yourself…

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Not Everybody Shares the Same Experiences

May 25, 2017

During the most recent Presidential election and its aftermath, there has been a lot of talk about bubbles and how we’re increasingly living in echo chambers. Most of the discussion has understandably revolved around the political bubbles that we live in. Knowing what political bubbles we all live in is definitely important, but there are plenty of other less serious bubbles that we can be in as well. Here is a lighthearted…

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Going Keto (What is the Ketogenic Diet?)

February 2, 2017

The ketogenic diet is a diet that has many mixed reviews. Essentially it is an extremely low carb diet with high fat. Don’t get too excited; most desserts are also high carb. Benefits to the Ketogenic Diet Putting it simply, when you are in ketosis your body is burning fat instead of carbs. This helps you lose weight. Some people do this diet just for weight loss, but there are other benefits. Medical…

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Cruising the Carribean

Posing in the foreground with the ship
January 25, 2017

Travelling has always been an escape for me. However, my marriage and kids, despite both being wonderful, do put a damper on my ability to flit off into the sunset and see various parts of the world. I have been lucky to already travel to six continents (although one barely counts) and I would love to hit that seventh at some point… One of my favorite places to visit is the…

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Things I Like: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Edition

January 4, 2017

As part of New Year’s Resolution Week at Rampant Discourse, I thought I would mention a few things I like that help lead to a healthier life and meet your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Hydro Flask I love ice cold water. Ever since I was a kid, I would fill my glass up to the very top with ice, leaving barely any room for water because I wanted to make sure that the water…

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