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Category Archives: Nature

Avoiding “fiber-removed” foods in general instead of avoiding sugar

posted by Joshua on February 3, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Nature

In response to someone posting how he avoided sugar, I shared my practice, which I find simpler, less artificial, and closer to the original plants and fungi, which is to avoid foods whose fiber has been removed. Here are a few posts I wrote, first my original response, then my responses to responses. I worked[…] Keep reading →

Does holiday joy and family require chainsaws and landfills?

posted by Joshua on January 23, 2017 in Nature

Look at these wasted trees. I took these pictures in one-and-a-half blocks! … about two weeks after Christmas, not even after the peak of trees being out on the street. The city is filled with trees chain sawed for a brief stand and then thrown away. I don’t think Manhattan is unique. Where you live[…] Keep reading →

New York Times front page normalizes what makes people fat

posted by Joshua on January 19, 2017 in Fitness, Nature

The New York Times wrote Saturday on the front page: Food stamps are supposed to help improve nutrition for the poor, but a study shows that, just like everyone else, food stamp users buy soda and junk food. Just like everyone else?!? Bull-f-ing-shit! “Everyone else” does not buy soda and junk food. I have never[…] Keep reading →

Op/ed Friday: How climate change scientists are failing climate change initiatives

posted by Joshua on January 13, 2017 in Education, Leadership, Nature

I teach leadership and I am passionate about reducing global warming. Global warming is a global effect meaning changing it will require global efforts, meaning changing behavior on a global scale. Changing behavior is leadership. In other words, changing global warming patterns requires leadership, no matter what technological solutions we find. Global warming leadership: is[…] Keep reading →

Cheetah extinction, the Earth’s carrying capacity, and how many kids you want

posted by Joshua on December 31, 2016 in Nature

News a few days ago said the cheetah is approaching extinction. As the BBC wrote in “Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes,” The sleek, speedy cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction according to a new study into declining numbers. The report estimates that there are just 7,100 of the world’s fastest mammals now left[…] Keep reading →

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement

posted by Joshua on December 13, 2016 in Art, Awareness,, Leadership, Nature

My article today, “Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement,” began Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and Trent Reznor’s Important but Flawed Statement Before the Flood brings global warming to your living room and Hollywood. But does it lead to changing the behavior that causes it? Leonardo Di Caprio played Romeo,[…] Keep reading →

It pays to blow your mind sometimes

posted by Joshua on December 8, 2016 in Awareness, Models, Nature, Nonjudgment, Perception

Flexibility in your beliefs and mental models is a key part of intelligence and leadership. Your beliefs influence how you see the world. Only being able to see things one way confines you to a mental jail and keeps you from solving problems. Think of the 4-minute mile. When everyone believed breaking it was impossible,[…] Keep reading →