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A Writing Tip You Almost Certainly Will Not Use

I am going to share with you today perhaps the best writing lesson I ever learned. In all honesty, this turned me from a decent writer into a good writer. I always had a natural ability to write, but after applying this idea my writing absolutely soared.

Writing like an eagle.

Here’s the thing, though: I hate it. I would almost never choose to do it without coercion of some sort being involved. Just about everyone feels this way. Further, it’s not as if I’m going to tell you anything you don’t already know. It’s obvious, actually, but that doesn’t make it easy or desirable. Continue reading

Giving Up Junk Food

Change is coming. It has been for a while, to be honest. I could just no longer put it off. Rather than building up the suspense, let me just come out and say it: I am radically cleaning up my diet.

This is a clever image, and I like it … but why is the F a croissant? One thing is not like the others…

I’ve been thinking about this since the summer. Well, to be honest, I’ve been thinking about this for years. I suppose we all do, in our own way. We all know we should eat more healthy food. We all know every bag of chips is just pleasant tasting poison. We know with every bite we are digging our early graves with our teeth. We all know this, but we rarely do anything about it.

For me, this week, I’m changing that. I’m changing everything, full stop. Continue reading

Another Look at Bacon and Cancer

What if I told you there was something you could easily do to increase both your health and your lifespan? It would be simple, uncomplicated, and you can apply it instantly. In fact, it’s not so much something you do as something you don’t do. All you would have to do is avoid one simple activity and you would increase your health in a big way. You would likely be interested, yes? After all, who does not want to live longer?

Good news, because I will tell you right now: don’t smoke cigarettes.

Seriously, don’t do this.

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On Bacon, Cancer and Eating Healthy

[Note: This is my un-edited version, which I keep around just to make a point about editing and re-writing.  If you want a much better version of this article, read the improved one here.]

Over the last week you may have heard the news that suggested bacon may be linked to certain types of cancers, or more accurately, eating bacon may increase your chances of cancer. Now, if you think about it, this likely isn’t too surprising. Nobody eats bacon for the supposed health benefits; people eat it because it tastes great and it’s easy to cook. If you ask anyone to rate bacon on a scale ranging from healthy to unhealthy, just about everyone would put it closer to unhealthy than healthy.

This is unhealthy? No way!

Of course, some things muddy the water. Fresh bacon made him a local farmer who feeds his pigs only organic material is perhaps not unhealthy at all, whereas the miracle 10 second microwave processed bacon is perhaps the most unhealthy thing on the planet. Just as there are degrees of healthy unhealthy, there are degrees of bacon. Continue reading