4-Hour Body Promo – Half-Naked Girls, Erections, and Stickers

On this blog, I try and strike a balance — well, it’s more like a ratio — of 80% useful content and 20% fun for sh#$% and giggles. If the blog isn’t fun for me to write, it will end up boring to read, so I sometimes visit Random Land. This is such a time. …

How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream (or Lose 10 Pounds in 14 Days)

Ruh-roh. (Photo Credit: We Love Costa Rica) Following our Paleolithic ancestors, our Neolithic ancestors lost an average of six inches in height. Most people now have those last 5-10 pounds that seem impossible lose. The causes for both, surprisingly, may be the same. Robb Wolf can explain. Robb, a former research biochemist, has functioned as …

Vanity Metrics vs. Actionable Metrics – Guest Post by Eric Ries

Vanity metrics: good for feeling awesome, bad for action. (photo source: UK Guardian) This is a guest post by serial entrepreneur Eric Ries. He was most recently co-founder and CTO of IMVU, which has more than 20 million registered users and generates $1,000,000+ in revenue per month. Eric is also a venture advisor to Kleiner …

Vibram Five Fingers Shoes: The Barefoot Alternative

Tim Ferriss on Vibram Shoes from Kevin Rose on Vimeo. “The human foot is a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering.” —Leonardo Da Vinci “OK, dude, what’s up with the goofy shoes?” It was the second day of Pavel’s RKC kettlebell course, and I’d seen more than a few people wearing what appeared …

How to Take Notes Like an Alpha-Geek (Plus: My $2,600 Date + Challenge)

I take notes like some people take drugs. There is an eight-foot stretch of shelves in my house containing nothing but full notebooks. Some would call this hypergraphia (Dostoevsky was a member of this club), but I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory, and note taking is—in my experience—one of the most …

The Holy Grail: How to Outsource the Inbox and Never Check Email Again

What if you never had to check e-mail again? If you could hire someone else to be spend countless hours in your inbox instead of you? This isn’t pure fantasy. For the last 12 months, I’ve experimented with removing myself from the inbox entirely by training other people to behave like me. Not to imitate …