Category Archives: Health

Weekend Reading, Sept. 14-16

Great links that found me over the weekend –

  1. On Caffeine and Writing: A fun read on how much caffeine it takes to kill you and where a good writing spot can be found. Of his list of caffeinated drinks, Starbucks Grande Coffee scaringly can kill you the fastest (although it would still take you a lot).
  2. More on Caffeine: I couldn’t help but follow the links from the post above and try it myself. The site is called ‘Death by Caffeine,’ and it allows you to choose your favorite caffeinated drink, enter your weight, and then it will tell you how many servings have to be in your body at one time to kill you. I tried Spark Energy Drink (my personal favorite – I’m drinking one right now), and I would need to chug 113 cups in one setting to go bottoms up.
  3. Marketing requires problems: A steady favorite of mine, the UberEye himself, shares an enlightening chart on the two kinds of problem solvers/starters in marketing.
  4. US Government now owes $9 trillion: Great random post to remind of us how messed up our government is.
  5. eHow: Came across this awesome site while refreshing my memory on how to change a bike tire. Great website! No comments allowed on me having to look this up.
  6. Kentucky Beats Louisville: To say “UK football” and “3-0” in the same sentence is unheard of, as is “Kentucky beats a top 10 team.” But it happened – can the Cats keep it up?
  7. 13 Tricks to Motivate Yourself: Good common sense ways to stay motivated, and a great statement on what’s wrong if you are never motivated (get a new job!).
  8. Unmarried America: Here’s a great summary from Church Relevance on the later ages that we’re all getting married at. He has some nice insight on what this means for singles’ ministry and the church. Maybe the singles pastor is going to have to come up with studies different from “finding the love of your life. . . . .”
  9. Someday it’ll all be worth it: Another excellent cartoon over at Indexed.
  10. Greatest Prank Ever: This is outstanding – enjoy!
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Weekend Reading, Aug. 3-5

Interesting links from my browsing this weekend:

  • Viruses in web ads? Say it ain’t so, Joe. Magnosticism points out that now you’ve got to think twice before you click on that sponsored banner on the side of your favorite website. What does this do for pay per click advertising (an already diminishing advertising tactic)?
  • Life improvements: Here are 10 general but pretty effective ways to improve your life. My favorite quote: “Most people, even your friends and colleagues, aren’t talking about you, thinking about you, or concerned with you at all for 99% of the time.”
  • Tips on web design: Jim has some simple ways to help your design suck less. Pretty practical tips – I don’t really incorporate many of them, but then again, I’m the low man on the totem pole when it comes to designing.
  • More news on bottled water: The AdvoCare blog has more to share on recent developments with bottled water, specifically the crap that Aquafina (Pepsi) and Dasani (Coke) are trying to sell. Makes you wonder why we’re paying for it . . . .
  • Hilarious O.J. Simpson Video: Frank shows us the recent phone calls that bombarded OJ on a recent web video show. Can someone say bad idea?

Weekend Reading May 25 – 28

Here’s another edition of ‘Weekend Reading’ with lots of great links worth at least a minute or two of your time:

  1. All You Can Eat Baseball? A story on Yahoo detailing how the L.A. Dodgers are doing well with a new buffet seat at ballgames. Seems like a great idea – I would be a sucker for it every time. Great example of taking something that seems to be set in stone and doing it a different way.
  2. Real Meaning of Genius: Tom Asacker’s got an excellent post about how genius has more to do with doing and risking and less about knowing. It’s full of excellent quotes, like Oscar Wildes’s “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
  3. The Differentiation Trade-Off and Marketing to Values: I’ve said it before, and here it is said even better. If you’re aiming for a target, you’ve got to pick one and neglect the rest.
  4. Miss USA Falls Down: OK, I’m sure you’ve seen this one by now, but just in case you haven’t . . . . Priceless. My question – how did Tony Romo become a judge?
  5. How to Cure Your Bad Breath in 12 Minutes: I don’t think this is an issue for me, but you can never be too sure. Something about the headline drew me in, so maybe it’ll work on you, too.
  6. Why Do People Refer?: With word-of-mouth being all the craze, answering this question seems to be all too important. The duct-tape marketer has a great post leading the way.

My Newest Blog – SupplementalScience.com

I’m pleased to announce a project I’ve been working on for quite some time is now live – SupplementalScience.com.

As some of you know, I am the Marketing Manager at AdvoCare, a direct sales company that markets nutritional supplements. I won’t bore you with all the feature-advantage-benefit talk, but suffice it to say we’ve got the best (and safest) stuff on the market. Am I biased? Maybe, but it’s helped me lose over 30 lbs. and is now helping me gain some muscle as I hit the gym.

Anyway, SupplementalScience.com is about way more than just AdvoCare. Here’s why you’d want to check this new blog out on a daily basis:

  • You’re a health nut, and you love reading about the latest in the industry. The site has several authors, including members of the AdvoCare Scientific & Medical Advisory Board.
  • You’re not a health nut, and you’re looking for something simple to help you better understand nutrition and supplements.
  • You’re an AdvoCare Distributor, and you’re always looking for new training tips to help you out.
  • You like Brett’s Blog, so you assume SupplementalScience.com will be good to.

SupplementalScience.com is a group effort – lots of people from the AdvoCare R&D staff help make it happen. Anyway, check it out. You’ll get most of my nutritional thoughts and rants on that site.

Exercise Might Keep Your Memory Fit

You’ve heard of muscle memory, right?

Now, we’ve got memory muscle. A recent study is showing that exercise actually helps increase memory. Pretty fascinating, especially this line:

Small suggests that doctors may one day be able to prescribe specific types of exercise to improve memory.

So, don’t forget to exercise (pun intended – I can’t help myself).