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  1. Just got back from Arcata, CA and visiting the state and national Redwood Parks. When I lived in Silicon Valley I always liked visiting Muir Woods. This is Muir Woods on steroids. Big Trees.MOV
  2. Here is something older, 1964, but an extremely influential song as it was the first hit based around the use of power chords and distortion. The Kinks were a very influential group that unfortunately were banned from touring in the US from 1965 to 1969. This song can't be that old because I remember it on my transistor radio!
  3. I think even before PayPal he had plenty with Zip2, which was sold to Compaq Computer for $307 million.
  4. GEICO reversed their position and ended up taking this to arbitration. The arbitration resulted in an 80/20 split, so I got $400 of my $500 deductible back. GEICO also gave me a letter that it was not my fault and would not affect my rates.
  5. I've had accounts at Schwab for over 25 years. Currently 6 accounts between me, my wife, and my daughter that I actively sell puts in every week. I rarely get put to other than at expiration. Maybe 1% of the time do I get put to early.
  6. @Parsad I know it is hard, but ignore him. No other place comes close to this one and I thank you very much for hosting it. I wish I had more time to spend here learning , but the day job gets in the way! I also wish I had listened to you about META! His statement, "This forum has lost some of its best contributors and dialogue since you've implemented the paywall," is false as everyone was grandfathered in when the $50 was implemented. Mike
  7. Lisa Mosconi studies the effect of diet on brains. She sees a huge difference in brain MRIs by age 50 of people who have been on the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the Meditteranean diet, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/excerpt-from-brain-food-by-lisa-mosconi-comparing-brains-on-different-diets/
  8. I don't have eggs everyday, so I probably average about one per day, always pasture raised as you get a much better omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. Edit: Do you limit your sugar and processed food (ie. vegetable oil) intake?
  9. @cubsfan That is a great article. Thanks for posting it. The father-in-law was in the 10th Mountain Division. I have cross-country skied a small part of the 10th Mountain Division trail in Colorado, but I never stayed overnight in a hut. My wife’s uncle had a great place in Pitkin Green looking out at Ajax, now called Aspen Mountain. Loved sitting in the evening looking out and seeing the lights of the snowcats grooming the ski runs having a beer instead of roughing it in a hut! I recently had PT on my knee, which I think I hurt doing sprints on my Nordic Track. My PT was great and she quickly did wonders for my knee. (I am sure if I went to an orthopedist, they would have tried to talk me into a new knee!) She got me doing a lot of weight work in therapy--RDLs, leg presses, squats, etc. My last day she put me on a wobble board and had me try to do squats. I was terrible. I have gotten a wobble board and doing much better. It gets all those little muscles activated you need for balance. I resonate with that mention in the article of that great feeling after a weight session. There is a spring in my step, I walk faster and I feel I have more energy even though I just expended some lifting. I agree there are many myths out there that are given as factual advice, such as not doing weight work as we get older because we’ll hurt ourselves. I have one myth regarding nutrition perpetuated by MDs who get very little training with regards to nutrition. (Plus you can find studies in respected medical journals to support whatever you want to claim about nutrition.) I had an EKG done and the cardiologist told me I had had a heart attack. It turned out he was wrong. But I wanted to be sure if I needed a cardiologist I had a top one. After research I picked one. He was at a top medical school and at the time president of the American Heart Association. I also looked at some of his publications before contacting him. When we were going over what I ate, he told me to eat less eggs and if I did eat eggs to eat egg whites to avoid the cholesterol. I asked him, “Isn’t >80% of the cholesterol in our bodies manufactured in our livers? Cutting out foods with cholesterol maybe I could reduce my cholesterol by a few percent? An egg has all the nutrients to build a living organism so aren’t eggs excellent foods?” He looked at my lab numbers, HDL 56 mg/dL, LDL 47 mg/dL, and total cholesterol 125 mg/dL and told me I could keep eating eggs!
  10. About 70% of the fats in avocado oil are MUFAs, so it is a good oil.
  11. Just make sure you are eating grass-fed beef and butter.
  12. I am not sure "smoke point" correlates with which oils are healthier to use. You will have billions of more trans fats and free radicals cooking with safflower oil than with a MUFA such as olive oil. Nutrition is very complex and difficult to address with these short snippets. You also don't want to cook anything at high heat as you will generate Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).
  13. Canola oil is fragile and heating will generate trans fats and free radicals. Olive, avocado, and sesame oils are better for cooking. Here is an article, https://www.health.com/best-and-worst-cooking-oils-8405160#:~:text=Although your overall diet is,%2C corn%2C and canola oil. As I was researching for my book on learning, I started to discover the importance of exercise, nutrition, and meditation for the functioning of our brains. Our brain is 2% of our body mass but utilizes more than 20% of the oxygen we breathe and the glucose we burn! So it makes sense exercise and nutrition are as important, or more so, to the functioning of our brains as to the functioning of our bodies.
  14. I am sorry about your grandparent. Sometime after we turn 30, we start to lose muscle mass. An inactive person will lose between 3% and 5% of their muscle mass each decade. It is considered a disease and called sarcopenia. It is highly preventable with physical activity, especially strength training. Our skeletal muscles are the prime reserve of amino acids. This makes the skeletal muscles critical when it comes to fighting infections, healing injuries, and preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The reason a hip fracture is so serious for an elderly person is the lack of skeletal muscle to provide repair materials. Fortunately, by adopting a lifelong exercise routine, you can maintain your skeletal muscles, your health, and your brain function throughout your life. Climbing steps all your life helps, but you need to also do some serious work like cubsfan. Here are thigh MRI scans of a 40- and 70-year old triathletes along with a sedentary 70-year old.
  15. Vinod, Vegetable oils contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are not bad for you. But they become bad when you extract them because they are very delicate. There is a significant (I believe >5%) of the vegetable oil becomes trans fats, which are essentially toxins. Also, many of the PUFAs get oxidized and become free radicals. It gets even worse if you heat these oils, such as in cooking or frying, because they are delicate and you end up with more trans fats and free radicals. Surprisingly monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), such as olive oil, are much more stable than PUFAs. Going from a MUFA with one double carbon bond to a PUFA with just two double bonds results in six orders of magnitude more reactivity, which I don't actually understand. Boiler Edit: A fatty acid has an alpha and an omega end. An omega-3 PUFA has the first double carbon bond after the third carbon atom from the omega end. An omega-6 PUFA has the first double carbon bond after the 6 carbon atom from the omega end. You want to consume as close as possible the same number of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs. They play complementary regulatory roles. In the Standard American Diet (SAD) the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 PUFAs is about 25 to 1! So when I say PUFAs are not bad for you that is if you are consuming equal numbers of omega-6 to omega-3 PUFAs. Hence my mention of wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef and butter, and pasture raised chickens and eggs.
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