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Creativity vs. Consumption

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer The other day, Matt wrote about the difference between expertise and credentials. Expertise, he points out, comes from the process of being engaged over long stretches in a particular pursuit, and it’s enhanced dramatically when that pursuit is self-directed and borne of one’s own inclinations and predispositions. It brought to mind...

Persistence Is Better Than Perfection

By Rob Archangel, 180DegreeHealth.com staff writer Last week the the Stoner and I caught up, and I mentioned the idea I’d been keeping close to heart recently, that “persistance is better than perfection.” I don’t know where I heard it first, but Google turns up plenty of hits for that or similar phrases. He liked it and suggested I share a few thoughts on that theme....

How We Get Fat

No this is not a book review of Gary Taubes’s Why We Get Fat. Rather, this is a post about the reality of how people pack on extra weight minus Taubes’s incorrect and shortsighted assessment of biochemistry. A question I get as often, or more often than any other, is ?Well then, what does cause people to become fat??? Believe it or not, this question involves more than just a...

Childhood Obesity

By Matt Stone Recently I had an interview’tentatively set up on the topic of childhood obesity.?As soon asI knew about the interviewI started thinking about what I wanted to say?and got really excited. Then the interview got canceled. Well, I had too much that I wanted to say floating around in my head to just let it?die. Below is a faux interview on the topic. For those that don’t...