What Does Time Mean to You?

Stop Wasting Time

Time wastes our bodies and our wits, but we waste time, so we are quits. ~Unknown 76.4 That is the life expectancy for men in the United States.  We are living longer than ever, but what are we actually doing with those years? How long will time last? Will we live into our old years? Will some unforeseen travesty cut us …

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Student Loans & The Lies of Higher Education

Student Loans & The Lies of Higher Education

The following post was written continuously from start to finish, with minor breaks to gather supporting graphs and charts. This stream of conscious narrative will be an approach I will tinker with from time to time when I want to quickly put my “in-the-moment” thoughts to paper, without in-depth deliberation and contemplation. Let me know what you think! Spring 2004 …

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Find Your Reason: The Mindset You Need to Avoid Mediocrity

Find Your Reason: The Mindset You Need to Avoid Mediocrity

August 2015. I started out at the skyline, watching the sun set in the distance. It had been one year since I moved into a new apartment 10 minutes from the city center. I had everything I would ever need here – a luxurious, third floor pad with a private roof deck overlooking the city around me. Close to work, close …

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The Ultimate Guide to Stretching for Flexibility (Plus 15 Videos)

The Ultimate Guide to Stretching for Flexibility (Plus 15 Videos)

I’ve NEVER been flexible. Hamstrings, quads, hips, back, calves, glutes – my muscles and joints are in a constant state of stiffness. I’ve dealt with on-and-off hip and lower back flare ups for 12-18 months, probably related to lifting weights 4-5x a week for the last decade. However, in recent months, I have made a conscious effort to stretch more when …

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5 Terrible Excuses Hurting Your Success

5 Terrible Phrases You Need to Avoid

In today’s society, there is a clear divide between the motivated and those content with an average life path. The average person is almost always weak-minded and takes what he can get. They avoid “rocking the boat” and taking risks. “GOOD ENOUGH” is the goal. Pessimistic due to their life choices; these people will always try to dampen your mood …

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How To Stay Healthy Sitting at a Desk All Day

How to Stay Healthy Sitting at a Desk All Day

It was 3PM. I stood up, slightly agitated that I had sat at my desk for 1.5 hours without moving.back th As I walked down the hallway towards the bathroom, I glanced to my right into the 10 or so offices I passed, noticing that everyone was still in their offices just the same as they were hours ago. Same …

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Reflecting on the Death of My Father

death of my father

It has been exactly 9 months… It was Sunday afternoon, October 26th. It was a moment I had played in my mind over and over… How would I react? Where would I be? Would it be instant or prolonged? It was around 4pm. It was a lazy Sunday – I was on my 3rd hour of watching the NFL Redzone …

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5 Signs You’re In a Toxic Relationship

Most people enter relationships thinking it will last forever. The first few months are the well-known honeymoon phase. Neither person can do no wrong and the newness of the relationship keeps everything exciting. However, as time passes – you could be left with someone whom you are not compatible with. Worse yet – you might sacrifice your values, standards and sense of …

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Diagnosis Unknown: My Last 30 Days

Returning from a week-long trip to the Caribbean, I felt recharged and ready for the brutal northeastern weather to finally turn warm and pleasant. We were halfway through May, and everything was seemingly normal. Until it wasn’t. Minor aches and pains, which I thought came from my workouts, began to linger and spread. My entire body felt like it was …

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Three Leg Exercises That Will Break You

The muscles in the legs have long been underdeveloped by many self-proclaimed “gym rats.” I see countless guys in my gym with impressive, developed upper bodies on top of a very average lower bodies. Leg exercises are just not the popular thing to do in the gym. However, development of the calves, hamstrings, glutes, and quads are vital for  having …

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