This is not the first time I've said don't watch TV, or don't sit at work.  But this new article from NY times references some new studies that make the dangers of lethargy all the more vivid.

"Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.  By comparison, smoking a single cigarette reduces life expectancy by about 11 minutes, the authors said."

Of course that prompts me to quote again from one of my favorite old articles "Turn It Off" by Craig Russel (read the whole article, it'll only take you a minute and it's well worth it!)

"Each of us only has so much time allotted to him. We glow but a short while upon this earth, and then the flame dies. Why would we spend even a second of it in the fatal radiation of an infernal device that promises 'entertainment,' that promises 'enlightenment,' but delivers only weak facsimiles?"

Don't trust the marketing!

Sun April 29 2012 by Christopher Aedo

The harder someone tries to sell you something, the more suspicious you should be.  Why don't more people realize that?  When something is truly great it sells itself.  When it doesn't, throw marketing at it!  Got milk?  Seen a McDonalds add lately?

If you've ever wondered why food makers switched …

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Get up, stand up!

Thu August 19 2010 by Christopher


Last year a coworker and friend (Rocco) set up his workspace so he could use the computer standing up. It wasn't the first time I'd heard of people doing that, but he was the first person I knew who was giving it a try. After a few days, he swore …

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Shaming myself into fitness

Thu March 18 2010 by Christopher

A few years ago I would occasionally ride my bike to work (25 miles each way). I stopped when we had Nate because there was no way I could get home in time to have dinner with him if I rode. I also got pretty damn lazy the first year …

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