Everyone is talking about Omega-3s, but few people talk about the *variety* of Omega-3s and what that means for vegetarians. Short answer, you need EPA and DHA and algae-based capsules are the only vegetarian way to get significant quantities. That’s the same source fish use… but without all the mercury and overfishing.
Locating Strange Characters in Word Documents with Regular Expressions
Sometimes a Word document you get from someone else will have some strange characters that do not render correctly, either due to missing fonts or incompatible character encoding. Here’s how to find them and get rid of them.
New Rules of Lifting for Abs, by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove (review)
This is one of my favorite fitness books ever. Not only is it well-researched and informative, it’s well-written and funny. Not convinced? Read the review…..
What’s Your Real Workout Goal?
Most people are just trying to feel a little less guilty. The shame is, they are doing the most ineffective workouts possible — not enough intensity to get the benefits from a short, intense workout, but not enough volume to get the benefits of an endurance workout. They are in the sour spot. But it’s not complicated to come up with something bette.
Lift Weights Slowly for Good Gains with Less Risk
How fast should you move the iron when you’re weightlifting? You can find experts suggesting everything from explosive movement to very slow movement. Years ago, a famous bodybuilder, whose name escapes me at the moment, was a huge proponent of slow lifting, but as is often the case, these assertions were just anecdotal rather than based […]
The Three Commandements of Claude Paccard
Claude Paccard’s idiosyncratic version of the Three Commandments
Remembering Bob Kingdon, 1927–2010
Mentor, friend and inspiration. Bob is and will be missed. It was a privilege to know him, study under him and work with him.
The Devil and the Consistory Never Sleep (Geneva, 1554-1556)
Sometimes the records surprise us with the pithy quips of sijple people. These types of characters and these types of quotes are what drew me to this type of work.
Bilingual street fight (Geneva, 1557)
Yeah, while I can take you in French. I can take you in Latin. Let’s see what you got!
Setting the Price of Wine in Geneva, 1556
As an essential foodstuff in sixteenth-century Geneva, the price of wine was, of course, regulated. Here we see in brief how that worked in 1556