Pavel: 80/20 Powerlifting and How to Add 110+ Pounds to Your Lifts

Mullet power: John Inzer deadlifts 780 lbs. at 165 lbs. bodyweight. (Photo: Powerlifting USA) Pavel Tsatsouline, former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, has made a name for himself in the world of strength. He wrote the below article, outlining the simple routine of Russian Master of Sports, Alexander Faleev, for Built magazine, which folded …

Why Language Classes Don't Work: How to Cut Classes and Double Your Learning Rate (Plus: Madrid Update)

Coffee shops vs. classrooms – who wins? (Photo: eye2eye) This is one of several articles planned as supplements to the original “How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour.” This piece focuses on acquisition of new material; for reactivating “forgotten” languages and vocab, I recommend also reading “How to Resurrect Your High …

Krill Oil 48x Better Than Fish Oil?

Krill isn’t your average shrimp. (Photo: The Sun and Doves) Krill oil, logically enough, comes from krill, which are small, shrimp like crustaceans that inhabit the cold ocean areas of the world, primarily the Antarctic and North Pacific Oceans. Despite their small size–one to five centimeters in length–krill make up the largest animal biomass on …

Measuring Social Media ROI: A Case Study (Plus: Tweet to Beat Winners)

Total Read Time: 10-15 Minutes Have you really seen ROI from Social Media? Social media marketing! Twitter consultancies! Conversational communications! Oh, these are exciting times. It seems like everyone and their grandma are getting into social media. On a whole, I think this is a good thing, but here’s the problem: whenever technology becomes fashion, …

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 2)

There are options for extending your life, but is it worth it? (Photo: Megan*) This is the second half of our two-part article on real experiments (and successes) in life extension, authored by Dr. Michael Eades. Part 1 covers supporting research for caloric extension (CR) and intermittent fasting (IF). — Dr. Eades continued from Part …

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 …

Why I Started Punching Jerks Again

Men, please take this as the verbalization of fantasies I know everyone of you has had. Ladies, take this as an inside look at the hardwiring of the male mind… Perhaps it’s too much flying monkey or watching mating battles on Planet Earth, but I’m beginning to think (once again) punching jerks might not be …

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 …

Media Feast and How to Get on TV (Plus: Winner of the Endless Summer!)

There are three main paths to getting on TV: 1. Make so much noise elsewhere that TV has to pay attention (online is the best place to kick up a firestorm, IMHO) 2. Be a billionaire heiress or pop singer, then either shave your head or go to jail 3. Create and pitch a trend …