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1. Time Management- Successful People Series Part II – Roger Lawson

Some of you may recognize Roger from his less than exemplary performance from a few months ago:

I don’t know which made my eyes hate me more- those walking lunges or the AHHHHHHH, MY EYES, MY EYES. MAKE IT STOP. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S HOLY, MAKE IT STOP spandex pants. Nonetheless, Roger has since moved to the Boston area (from Michigan) and started his own blog. The above article is a great read on time management. Namely, get your ass out of bed.

2. Dr. Oz Greatest Health Tips – Dr. Oz

I actually came across this article perusing Mike Boyle’s blog , and like Mike, thought it was outstanding. Tons of simple, albeit useful advice that is applicable to just about every person with a penis. In particular, I loved tip #17:

Crosswords and card games aren’t the only way to keep your brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don’t be such a wallflower on your next night out. As a bonus, dancing may help you with tip No. 17.

I don’t have any scientific research to back this up, but I’m pretty sure my air guitar (as seen above performed at Brian St. Pierre’s wedding a few weekends ago) is as complex as they come when it comes to dance moves. Furthermore, I think NASA is still trying to come up with some advanced algorithm as to how I was able to pull off a matching outfit all by myself.*

3. Artificial Sweeteners- More Dangerous Than Ever Imagined – Dr. Mercola

Personally, I think Dr. Mercola tends to swing the pendulum waaaaaaay to the right at times. However, he does bring up some valid points in this article that can’t be ignored. An interesting read on the history of aspartame, and how it may be affecting your health.

On a personal note, I’ve actually made an effort to reduce my artificial sweetener intake, and have noticed a profound difference in my overall mood. Which is to say, my girlfriend isn’t waking up in the middle of the night suffocating from the mushroom cloud of stench leaving my colon.

4. I’m finishing up Nudge this week, and it’s easily been one of the more interesting (and entertaining) books I’ve read this year. Similarly, I stopped by Borders this past weekend and noticed that one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, has a new book out called What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures .

What the Dog Saw

It’s not necessarily new material from Gladwell. Rather, it’s a compilation of articles he has written during his tenure as a writer for The New Yorker. Love him or hate him, Gladwell is a fantastic story teller, and I’d highly recommend you check his stuff out if you haven’t already.

* It’s simple really—-magic!

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