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Kamal’s Quantified Self Experiment, Week 2: The Empire Strikes Back

  In Episode I, we met a young Jedi apprentice named Kamal.  He desired to learn the ways of “Quantified Self”. In Week 2, things don’t go quite as planned, and the Empire struck back. Kamal was drawn to the Dark Side, and got a glimpse of what it’s like to be Darth KaMaul. Let’s see where he went wrong. We’ll cover all the data I collected on diet, sleep, ...

Standing Desks: How many calories do you burn?

  What if I told you that standing instead of sitting for only four hours a day will give you washboard abs, cure your chronic pain, and make you more attractive to the opposite sex?  I’m only half joking. In this series of articles on standing desks, we’ll explore health benefits (such as for chronic pain), how to build one on the cheap, and tips to keep standing comfortable and ...

How do you find a good doctor?

  In business school, they taught us that markets work because consumers have accurate information about services. Do you think this is true of the market for doctor shopping? NO WAY. Doctors have loads of reasons why you shouldn’t know everything about them, and some of them are legit. That being said, we have less information about doctors than pretty much any other service provider. ...