Different kinds of broken systems

From healthy to toast... Something is broken, we know it's broken, we can fix it right away and we'll learn from it. It's broken, we know it's broken, we fixed it, don't worry, but we learned…

Why drafting works

The other day, a speedster on a bike passed me as I rode along the bike path. For the next ten minutes, I rode right behind him, drafting his progress. Sure, there's an aerodynamic reason that this…

Why Food Variety Matters Much More Than Blockbuster Nutrients

Turmeric is said to be the latest “blockbuster nutrient“, helpful for “everything from heart disease to Alzheimers, asthma to arthritis.” But is there any scientific…

Why There’s So Much Confusion Over Nutrition And Health

If you believed the internet, you’d think there’s huge debate over whether eggs, coffee or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there’s significant agreement on diet and…

They’re your words, choose them

You've seen the signs: ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT CARDS. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. BATHROOMS FOR PATRONS ONLY. Guess what? There's no legal requirement that signs have to make you sound…

The Best Fitness-Tracking Apps For Every Type Of Exercise

If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you’ll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically track your location, steps, runs, cycling and…

The thing that happened before this

The most underrated scene in the Wizard of Oz is the hallway leading up to the audience with the great and powerful one. One of the reasons that Oz is seen as being particularly great and powerful is…

Seven Sneaky Food Labelling Tricks To Watch Out For

Food manufacturers regularly use deceptive and confusing descriptions such as “fat free” and “100% natural”. Here are seven — complete with examples from Australian…

Fix Dents In Car Bumpers With Boiling Water

There are plenty of car repairs you can do yourself. For example, over at Imgur, user sxpnthr uploaded a guide on how he fixed a car dent with boiling water. All you need is a teapot of boiling…

The smart CEO’s guide to social justice

It seems as though profit-maximizing business people ought to be speaking up loudly and often for three changes in our culture, changes that while making life better also have a dramatically positive…

Two ways to listen

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