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Take Your Pills (Netflix) – Review

This documentary covers the use of Adderall in America, and more widely the consumption of prescription stimulants. Prescription stimulants are a $13 billion industry and one that only appears to be growing. The focus (pun intended) begins with Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used by college students for studying and taking exams. The benefits are those of a traditional stimulant: the …

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CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession (Netflix) – Review

CT Fletcher is a former drug-free Bench Press champion turned motivational speaker. He rose to fame following a YouTube interview, seen below. ´╗┐ The opening credits contain my absolute favourite clip. A young CT, casually talking to the camera during pause reps with 180kg (405lbs) on the bench press. In his prime he managed a 295kg (650lbs) Bench Press and …

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Sleep Smarter – Book Review

Over the last few decades technology has shaped the way we sleep – and not in a good way. From an abundance of artificial light to constant stimulation from social media and blue light emitted from screens, it’s harder than ever to get a good night’s sleep. Even when we do manage that elusive 8 hours, how much of that …

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Tools of Titans – Book Review

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Tools of Titans is a collection of tips and tricks from the 200+ highly successful podcast guests Tim Ferris has interviewed. From Billionaires to professional athletes and actors, each guest is profiled in 3-5 pages of important information conveyed during their 1-2 hour interview. Tim’s podcast episodes have surpassed 200 million downloads, and once you hear them you can understand …

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7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Book Review

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This book offers a structured approach to improving your life. The habits improve your organisational skills, people skills and critical thinking, which can be used in both career and personal life. They are lessons in personal change, which can be practised and tackled one habit at a time. Book thirteen is… The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen …

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Four Day Fast-Mimicking Diet: The Results

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The Fast-Mimicking Diet I first heard about Fast-Mimicking from Dom D’Agostino as a guest on a podcast (Ben Greenfield Fitness). He then popped up in the Tim Ferriss podcast, as did Dr Rhonda Patrick who had this to say: “When it comes to fasting there are a few things that really differentiate it from a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) …

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The ONE Thing – Book Review

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“What ONE thing could you do today, such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”. This is the main question of the book. The authors argue that anyone multi-tasking isn’t really doing so. Similar to a computer they’re simply switching between one task and another. The task you work on is in the foreground of your …

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The Happiness Hypothesis – Book Review

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This book delves into the mechanisms behind our emotions and the role they play in happiness. I found it to be an easy read with some fascinating insights. I’m aware of the research into “things” being less value for money than “experiences”, but this goes further. The Law of Diminishing Returns states that the enjoyment of a possession decreases the …

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Why You Should Be Taking Vitamin D Supplements

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What Is Vitamin D? Commonly called “The Sunshine Vitamin”, Vitamin D is something your body can produce from exposure to sunlight. It helps your body to use calcium in order to build strong bones. ┬áVitamin D is also responsible for supporting your immune system. It’s estimated that 1 in 33 cases of the common cold would be prevented in the …

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Should I Quit My Job? Answer These 12 Questions!

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Should I quit my job? Here are 12 Yes/No Questions to ask yourself about your current role. The following questions are taken from a Management Book [1] by Marcus Buckingham. The more Yes answers you give, the happier and more valued you should feel at work. Questions 1-6 are particularly important for a positive work environment and a sense of …

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