Tame Bear on October 25th, 2013

When the hubbub finally settles, and all the remaining web site glitches have been ironed out, and society at large has grown tired of the dull critique from politicians on the sidelines, and the roll-out of “ObamaCare” becomes a done deal across the land, then some 33 million Americans who have not previously had access to […]

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Tame Bear on August 29th, 2013

An article in the April/May 2013 issue of AARP Magazine (yes, I am old enough to be a card carrying member of AARP) talks about “Superfoods that Power You Up” and why they contribute to health and slow the processes of aging. Here is a list of the “longevity” foods: Coffee Thyme Wild Salmon Kale […]

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Tame Bear on April 18th, 2013

About a month ago I discovered the 5:2 diet — 5 days per week eating normally (following my LoseIt plan), and on any two non-consecutive days of my choosing I “fast.” Fasting in this case does not mean eating nothing. Because I’m a guy, I can eat 600 calories. (For women, it’s 500 calories.) After […]

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Tame Bear on July 19th, 2011

If we tend to think things are going from bad to worse, this video is clearly the antidote. Hans Rosling’s global health video — “200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes” — plots lifespan on the vertical axis, and income/wealth on the horizontal axis, animating data in realspace.

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Tame Bear on January 18th, 2011

In the summertime, The Bear buys a season pass at the Shanklin Park Pool, an outdoor swimming pool operated by our local Parks Dept. I go swimming three or four times a week, but I need to qualify what I mean by “swimming.” You see, bears don’t do your typical crawl stroke, breast stroke or […]

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