Blogging (aka How To Write A Blog Post)

Just write it. Getting started is the hardest part. There’s nothing difficult about the process of actually writing a blog post. Get yourself onto WordPress (don’t bother using any other platform if you’re just getting started), click on New Post and then write something. Make it rough and ready, say what you think, have something you want to say of course, but then just say it. The Headline There is a lot you can put into a good headline. Subscribe to a few popular blogs about blogging (just google it, it won’t take you long to find the top ones. … Read The Full Article …

Automation (aka Efficiency Hack #10: How to Supercharge your Efficiency with If This Then That)

This Efficiency Hack is going to be a little longer than normal because I want to tell you a story… If you want to skip to the usual brief overview without my little story then click here: How To Automate Your Internet Based Tasks Before Picture: Anti-Automation OK, so I’m exaggerating a little to call it anti-automation, but here is my true story of someone (well, many people actually) doing things manually to a ridiculous extent and me automating all of that…

Zepp (aka The Quest for Improvement)

Have you ever wanted to get better at anything but struggled because it was something complex? I have. In fact my two passions at the moment, Golf and Table Tennis both fit that description. Both of these activities ritually humiliate and frustrate me. Golf is well known for being a difficult and frustrating sport. To master it is difficult as it’s a very technical game and a lot of the movements necessary to perform a really good golf swing consistently are a little counter-intuitive compared to the movements we are used to making in our everyday lives. I won’t go … Read The Full Article …

YouTubers (aka A World with Blurred Boundaries)

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an architect. OK, so I ended up giving up on that idea because when I looked into it it seemed a very long route to get there with lots of years of study before I’d actually start earning any decent money – so I went into IT instead – but I still think architect would have been pretty cool for me. I suppose for a stretch of my career I did end up working in (IT) Strategy & Architecture, so that’s something. My son also likes … Read The Full Article …

XMas (aka How To Have a Happy, Stress-Free XMas)

Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Christmas is often a stressful time … At this present moment in time with problems in the world economy, many people feel like the expense of Christmas is the last thing they need. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, or stressful at all. Doesn’t Everybody Love Christmas? I always assumed everybody loved Christmas: the cards, the food, the presents, being with the family. Until I heard a radio show a few weeks ago saying that November, December and January are the most difficult months for people who suffer from depression because of the … Read The Full Article …

Water (aka Why You Should Drink More H2O)

I reckon it’s fair to say that a lot of us take this ‘free raw material’ for granted… Can you imagine a world without water? It wouldn’t be very nice, would it? …but access to good, clean, drinkable water is a privilege and don’t you forget it – and a privilege to relatively few people if you look across the globe. Drinking More Water Drinking more water is definitely a good idea. How many calories? Zero. Well, there you go then. Did you know that often when we feel hungry, it’s actually our body craving water. At least if you … Read The Full Article …

Violence (aka What Has Happened To Our Humanity?)

Madness. The cycle of stupidity: Make weapons Sell weapons to friends (who could later turn out to be enemies) Spend millions going to war (airstrikes, friendly fire, reduce entire cities to rubble, kill innocent civilians, breed more hatred) Spend millions cleaning up the mess we’ve made Make more weapons (go to step 1) What has happened to our humanity? Today’s world feels like an even more twisted version of 1984. Violence breeds violence. Madness.

Untitled – Afraid I Can’t Tell You This One In The Title…

Why all of the mystery all of a sudden? Well, it’s not that exciting but has something to do with the way I thought about writing this post. You’ll see soon enough and will probably work it out before I tell you. I’ll shortly be going on holiday – skiing if you must know – and I intend to take about 200 books with me. At least 200. Even though I’m certain I will have very little time to do any reading at all (our skiing holidays are quite exciting you see). “How will you fit all of those books … Read The Full Article …

Trans-Fats (aka The Clever Science That Clogs Our Arteries)

Trans-Fats are used by the food industry to make products last longer and cost less. You may have already heard about trans-fats also called hydrogenated fats. You’ll find them in margarines, cookies, fast food,… The Problem With Hydrogenated Fats ‘Slight’ problem…hydrogenated fats are not naturally-occurring fats. They are made artificially by bombarding fats with hydrogen atoms in order to change their molecular structure. Pretty clever science… but not for our body which does not know how to deal with it and cannot eliminate it. Consequently, hydrogenated fats clog our arteries. They also raise the levels of bad cholesterol and decrease the … Read The Full Article …

Sleep (aka What Our Bodies Get Up To Whilst We’re Dreaming)

Sleep is one of the pillars of health. So why do we need sleep? Although the precise mechanisms and functions of sleep are still being studied and some questions remain without satisfactory responses, one thing is certain: without sleep we do not function properly. Sleep gives our body a quiet time, away from the demands of daily waking functions, to clean, repair, replenish, regulate, restore itself and prepare for another day. Why We Need Sleep: What Sleep Does For Us… Here are some of the processes taking place during our sleep: cells, damaged by free radicals during the day, are … Read The Full Article …