Let me start with a request: I need your help getting our new paper open source fee funded. Here’s how this publishing process works: there are legitimate journals and trash journals. Some have higher reach than others (impact factor). If someone wants to be “published,” they can find a journal to put their work in print. Ideally, the peer-review process proceeds something like this: one submits to a journal, the editorial staff accepts or rejects the manuscript for the review process. If selected, it moves, blinded, to a panel of reviewers that are experts in the field Read Full Article →
The last year left enormous personal progress. It’s been a difficult year in terms of time, but scientifically rewarding. There are many reasons people launch blogs. Some need attention. Others need authority. Then there are others that are bored. Probably the most common are those that just want to make a contribution in an area that find passionate. Health, fitness, and cooking are among the top blogs and there are many, often conflicting, opinions on the subject. While people might “agree to disagree,” there are many opinions that are just wrong.
This blog really started, because Tim Ferriss insisted I put “something” Read Full Article →
I’m not much of a swimmer, but I want to be. In 2011 it is a major personal fitness goal to try to swim more frequently. The interesting irony is that I was in the pool and spa industry for about a decade and yet I wasn’t ever a swimmer. Most are not; in fact, health and fitness isn’t very common in the industry at all. There seems to be more focus on fountains than fitness.
It’s the first day of summer here the the Northern Hemisphere…to all of the readers in the Southern part of the world, you are Read Full Article →
It’s been an incredible 6 weeks… I really appreciate all the emails and comments and the amazing number of people that have signed up to read and follow this site. I know what everyone is asking,
“Ray, can you just tell me what to do?”
The answer is YES, but hang on a bit. One thing I expected would happen is the “me too” people that would just start driveling about being cold and losing weight. The other expectation was that it would be presented as miserable and extreme. I wanted to support the ideas within The 4-hour body before beginning to suggest alternative/complementary approaches. Unfortunately, the health and fitness industry is loaded people that earn expert status by learning a few new words. Face it, we’ve never been more unfit as a species and we’ve also never spent more achieving it. That’s quite a contradiction.
Perhaps it’s time to change that even if it’s just a small group of us.
WIRED March 2013
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