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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
New Family Dinner Game We Are Enjoying
I’m a big believer in my friend Naval Ravikant’s idea that the five most important skills a child (or adult) can learn to set them up for success in just about any arena of life are: reading, writing, arithmetic, persuasion (rhetoric), and computer programming (logic). Naval unpacks this idea in detail on this podcast.
As a result, I’ve been implementing in my twin 12-year-old boys’ unschooling curriculum a focus on each of these five skills. Initially, persuasion/rhetoric was a tough nut to crack until I discovered The Rhetoric Game. Available as both a phone app and a physical board game, this game (designed by two professional speakers) allows each player to “step onto the stage” and take turns delivering a series of short, entertaining speeches. It’s been a ton of fun to play at the dinner table and my boys, my wife, and I are all learning to become better “impromptu” speakers and having a ton of fun in the process.
Being able to speak well in public is extremely important. You may have great ideas, but if you cannot convey those ideas to others in a manner that is engaging, persuasive, concise, and memorable, then much of your potential will not be realized. This is a fun and effective way to get you and your family up on your feet and sharpening your rhetorical skills. You can get the app version for iPhone here, for Android here, and the physical board game here.
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In addition to some other pretty impressive features you can discover here, the Ironwood 885's double side-wall insulation improves temperature consistency and pellet efficiency—making it perfect for cold weather use.
Yes, now you can smoke, bake, roast, braise, bbq, and of course, grill whatever your little carnivore heart desires with pure, hardwood flavor year-round.
Until you've eaten a steak, brat, or chicken thigh cooked over a hardwood flame, you won't know what you're missing out on by cooking with charcoal or gas. Not only do Traegers produce the tastiest grilled delicacies your mouth will ever have the pleasure of tasting, but they're also super simple to use.
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Everything you think you know about fat loss is wrong! For instance, if I asked you to tell me where fat goes when you lose it, what would you say? Do you burn it? Do you sweat it out? Does it simply vanish? I answer this question, give my 2 reasons you’re not burning fat, why you may be resistant to weight loss, and exactly what you can do about it – along with how to transform yourself into a fat-burning machine in one of my most-read articles. Check it out at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/fatloss101 (in bio) So, what are your guesses? If you know the answer already, feel free to drop it below! ***Also, remember that ***anything*** I tell you about fat loss this week still has to begin with one foundational principle: if you eat more calories than you are burning you are not going to lose fat, period. I would NEVER deny CICO (calories in/calories out as critical for fat loss). There are just a ton of other important, oft-neglected variables that need to be taken into consideration.****
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