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The Golden Episode

I’ve become a big fan of Shawn Blanc’s new podcast, The Weekly Briefly. I especially enjoyed this past week’s episode referred to as “The Golden Episode”. Shawn discusses “writing the internet you want to read” and addresses a major concern…

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Atlas Fitness Tracker

I’ve posted before how I’m not quite sold on fitness trackers. However, I was impressed when I saw Atlas, a crowd-funded tracking device that boasts features like real-time exercise recording and repetition counting. If there’s one thing I hate after…

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Long-Form Content

The problem is that long doesn’t mean good — it just doesn’t look like most of the junk. Too many people now ask for (and produce) “long-form” when they really want substantial. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, shared some great…

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Use Your Quantified Self Data

With more fitness watches, technical gear and health apps on the market than ever before, users have every opportunity to gain deeper insights into their daily habits, a revolution known as the “quantified self.” But while these tracking devices might…

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TRX Exercises to Build Strength

Could your own bodyweight be the only weight needed to build strength and get a great workout? The TRX Suspension Trainer makes a strong case for “yes.” With two adjustable straps that can be hung from either a mounted bar or a…

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Best Ways to Measure Body Composition

A quick Google search will reveal dozens of methods to measure body composition ranging from the quick and (relatively) painless to the incredibly detailed. These measurement techniques can help individuals set baseline values for body composition and goals for later…

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Evolution of Blogging

Let’s face it — in the past 12 years or so, the idea of blogging has been bastardized by one and all. We continue to confuse blogging as using “WordPress” or using phrases like “told me” or “I asked.” It is news releases repackaged and republished,…

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Support as Creation

Too many com­pa­nies pigeon­hole cus­tomer sup­port as just answer­ing ques­tions. It’s a cost cen­ter they believe exists only to main­tain the sta­tus quo of cus­tomer hap­pi­ness. This def­i­n­i­tion misses some­thing pow­er­ful. Great sup­port is an act of creation. Andrew Spittle on the other meaning…

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