Electric Cars, eco-friendly?

On Earth Day, many people with best intentions start to talk about Hybrid cars or zero emission electric cars but in my view this is about the worst thing you can do for the planet. People who buy electric cars and hybrids end up feeling justified in driving more miles. You have to remember that its carbon footprint we are trying to minimize here. If you drive you Prius 45 miles to work each way then you are much more of a “planet-trasher” than someone with a Hummer who only drives 2 miles to work. And what about those electric...

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Elliott Hulse?

Last week I watched one of Elliott Hulse's videos when he was answering a question about "substitutes for squats" and I have to say, not only was I entertained but I liked his "stop making excuses" approach as well. I didn't necessarily agree with everything he said but because fitness isn't an exact science, no two people ever do. Anyway, after watching the video I really liked the guy and understood why so many people watch and like him too. I wanted to find out more about his training philosophy and found his blog which doesn't really put together a...

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How to legally avoid Federal and State income tax

Move!  If you don't want to pay federal and state income taxes just move to another country!  Its the advantage of living in a free democracy, if you don't think you are getting your money's worth from your taxes just move to another country where you think it will be better.  Where exactly will you move?  In study after study Scandinavians seem to have the highest standard of living but their taxes are way higher than ours so don't move there.  The six countries with the lowest tax rates are Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Zambia, Qatar, and Namibia.  You...

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How to make a fortune selling supplements

We all know that the marketing people for supplements just tell people what they want to hear to get rich selling their supplements but *how* you tell the lies is very important! ALWAYS MAKE UP EXACT NUMBERS!!! Lets look at this actual graphic from some marketing literature I saw recently: Now they have done well here. They have exciting, bold colors. They show a huge arm and show the bicep throbbing with power. The message is kept simple and exciting. They entice with vague claims of research without actually confusing you with what that research is, who paid for it,...

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Killer Cross Training Beach Workout

Killer Cross Training Beach Workout SWOD - Scooby's Workout Of the Day for 4/8/14 A beach workout!  All you need for this is my $6 SRX suspension trainer.   Many people throw around the term "cross training" but in my book, the only way to really get cross training is to get out of the gym into the real world!  Next time you visit the beach, maybe on your next vacation, consider this invigorating and killer cross training workout: 45 min barefoot beach run 60 minutes suspension training pull workout 90 min of beach "flying object" sport Here is the...

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Core work for lower back pain

80% of people will experience lower back pain at some during their lives.  Some of us have a genetic pre-disposition to lower back pain and it definitely runs in my family. Every year or two I have a bout that sets me back, that happened to me in January. What to do?  I have a lot of faith in modern medicine and am not one of those people who avoid doctors like the plague, I believe in yearly physicals and going to the doctor when it is warranted.  When it comes to lower back pain though, from my experience, Voodoo...

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