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Now Try Something Extraordinary

Now Try Something Extraordinary ​Take a deep breath. Count to ​ten. Let the breath out. ​Now, ​it probably doesn’t feel like​ you’ve just completed an exceptional feat. But holding your breath is a very unusual ability in land-living mammals. Strang​ely, we humans are the only ones who can do this. ​All ​other terrestrial mammals  are on automatic​ so they can’t stop […]

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Hey, Teacher…

​Hey Teacher! If you think about it, schooling quite a strange business. Taking young children away from their parents. Shutting them in a building for hours every day. Filling all of their impressionable minds with the same information. It sounds a bit like mass kidnap and brainwashing! We based our school system on the Prussian education, which in turn was […]

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Hemmingway Fitness Secret

​Hemmingway Fitness SecretI love this photo of Ernest Hemingway ​and his first wife Hadley Richardson​ with their son Jack. It was taken in 1925 before he wrote his first novel and became well known.  A time when they were, ​​to quote the man himself  “…very poor and very happy”.  That winter they had moved out of […]

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Rockstar Health Tip

Rockstar Health Tip​ When Keith Richards (guitarist in the Rolling Stones) was younger, he had one strange habit. He would often stay awake for days on end. Regularly 3 or 4, sometimes a week. His record, if I remember right, was 12 days without sleep! During recording sessions, he remembers feeling sorry for those around him who had […]

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My Diet Confession

​My Diet Confession​ It’s not that I was living on doughnuts. But a few years back my diet wasn’t that great. Lots of sugar. Tons of carbohydrate. Liberal doses of caffeine. And quite a bit of Coke, Pepsi and other sodas.The reason it got this way was that I became disillusioned with the ever contradictory advice coming from the nutrition […]

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I Love Lucy

​I Love​Lucy​ I’ve known her for ten years. It’s been quite a stormy relationship. We’ve had a few fights and arguments. But we’re still together after all this time. I’m not having an affair – Lucy is ​our number one dog. She’s getting a bit slow and creaky now.​That’s not surprising as she hasn’t looked after herself that well.Lucy is […]

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