Just Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, and Thoughts on Social Movements

Just Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, and Thoughts on Social Movements

This is a book I can’t believe I haven’t read until now. It is as highlighted as the other classic I couldn’t believe I read until now, The Effective Executive (Just Read: Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done). Both are gifts of another book, Tools of Titans …

Just Read: Diet: Less a Debate, More an Interest to Know What a Healthy Diet Is

Just Read: Diet: Less a Debate, More an Interest to Know What a Healthy Diet Is

I had the good fortune/pleasure of meeting Will Yancy, MD (@DrWillYancy) who’s the Program Director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (@dukedfc). He’s also widely published in the field of nutrition science, which is how I got to know him, from the number of peer-reviewed articles carrying his name as author, back as far …

Just Read: Challenging the role of LDL vs Insulin Resistance in predicting heart disease, via Kaiser Permanente data

Just Read: Challenging the role of LDL vs Insulin Resistance in predicting heart disease, via Kaiser Permanente data

This paper (full citation below) caught my eye not just because of who tweeted it, but because the study performed was done at Kaiser Permanente. It’s been receiving quite a bit of attention on social media in just the past few weeks, even though it was published in The Permanente Journal (@PermanenteJ) in 2015. So …

Just Read: An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Watch the Triglycerides

Just Read: An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: Watch the Triglycerides

This is a study that came out in February of this year, that I found because I am reading the The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis and this reference popped up in a discussion of the impact on lipids of a low-carbohydrate diet. The study itself is a small randomized trial (total of …

Just Read: PURE Study: Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths

Just Read: PURE Study: Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths

This is the third paper in what I would call a “curiously well done” study looking at the rates of death and cardiovascular disease based on diet. The first two papers established clear connections between more fat in the diet being healthier (Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and …

Just Read: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, Tim Ferriss

Just Read: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers This is a thoroughly enjoyable book written by a person (Tim Ferriss – @TFerriss) who lives in the extremes. I’ve read most of his books and have never gotten around to blogging about them, which is unusual. I suspect that each …

Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

The book has been widely discussed in other places, with rich and passionate conversation, some on the hostile side directed at the author. It’s about the conversion of this part of Washington, DC to a “gilded ghetto,” which attracts people of different backgrounds to a very deprived place that’s “Black Branded.”

I’m in this place and have met some of the scholars (see: Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks doing work here) and respect what they are teaching.

What I’d like to add to this work are some images from this most important learning lab in our nation today.

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Just Read: More Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and Lipids

Just Read: More Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and Lipids

This is a companion paper to the one looking at the impact of diet (specifically fat, carbohydrates, and protein) on cardiovascular disease (see: Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death) and overall death rates as part of the PURE study – 18 countries and 125,287 people. I …

Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death

Just Read: Validation of Low(er) Carb High(er) Fat Diets: The PURE Study and CVD/Overall Death

I know this is not the title of the article, which is below. I am being bold on purpose, because the opposite has typically been the case around evidence for the low-fat diet (which really doesn’t have convincing evidence). Dehghan M, Mente A, Zhang X, Swaminathan S, Li W, Mohan V, et al. Associations of …

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often – American Journal of Public Health

Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often - American Journal of Public Health

Between 3 and 75 times as often as their cisgender Black female age cohort for Black transfeminine trans women, and between 2 and 44 times as often as their cisgender Latina female age cohort. In percentages, that’s murdered 300% – 7500% and 200% – 4400% as often. As the images on the right show I …