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Comment My diet is simple (Score 1) 499

I eat five pieces of raw fruit and five servings of vegetables every single day ("five and five"). Anything goes. My fruits are usually those high in potassium: apricots, plums, bananas... but also apples and oranges. Vegetables are carrots, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, green leafy varieties, and some but not many beans.

I get protein from eating tasty animals and from pasta, which is quite high in protein.

Honestly I sometimes have a hard time eating enough, because the fruits and vegetables are so damn filling. During the summer cycling season my wife has to force-feed me steak to keep me over 170lbs (I'm 6'0).

I would say the first step for anyone to become a "former" obese person (as I am) is to STOP DRINKING LIQUID SUGAR! Jesus christ. It's the dumbest goddamn thing anyone can do. You get the calories, but no signals from your stomach to say you're full. Consuming sugar is not bad, but in nature it's packaged with tons of this wonderful stuff called fiber that makes you feel full after you've had just a little sugar, and the fiber slows the uptake.

Oh, speaking of fiber... eating "five and five" every day will... well... let's just say.... nevermind... you can figure it out.

Comment Re:longevity worth it? (Score 1) 333

I feel the same way. I am 40 and believe me it is a huge difference from even 35... In the past 5 years I have noticed many changes, not the least of which that my athletic endurance and strength have declined noticeably. It is also much much harder to keep weight off - MUCH harder.

I've always had good nutrition habits, and I honestly don't know what I could do without getting on drugs to make up for the loss...

I really don't want to be old, but I am sure attitudes change along with the body, even if they're lagging. My dad is 75 and still has a very active and full life, but just in different ways that he had in his younger years.

I hate the thought of being dependent upon others just as much as you, though, and honestly I can't understand why we don't accept allowing people to determine when they check out.

We could be having lavish parties and celebrating our lives with our loved ones and then take a nice, painless trip to the grave. Instead, we have to hide our emotional turmoil from those who love us, and ultimately go somewhere and take our own lives by monumental force, and put our loved ones through their own turmoil, and all because we have a big overbearing government that doesn't want to lose tax revenue.

Science

Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review 360

knwny (2940129) writes "Peeved by the widespread misconception that siphons work because of atmospheric pressure, physics lecturer Dr. Stephen Hughes, [in 2010] wrote a mail to the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary(OED) pointing out the error. To back his claim, Dr.Hughes tested a siphon inside a hypobaric chamber to check if changes in atmospheric pressure had any effect on the siphon and demonstrated that gravity and not atmospheric pressure was the driving principle. [This week, the] paper detailing his experiment was published in Nature. The OED spokesperson responded saying that his suggestions would be taken into account during the next rewrite."
Google

Google's Business Plan For Nest: Selling Your Data To Utility Companies 167

jfruh (300774) writes "Google spent $3.2 billion on Nest. How is it going to make its money back selling high-end electronic thermostats at $250 a pop? Well, keep in mind that Google is a company that makes its money off information, not hardware. In fact, Nest is developing a healthy revenue stream in which it sells aggregated user information to utility companies, to help them more efficiently plan their electricity-generation scheduling. The subscriptions net Google somewhere in the range of $40 per user per year."

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