Saturday Morning Links

1. Ever heard of the Bay of Fundy? Me neither. The Bay of Fundy borders Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine, and it has the highest tides on earth. So you see those trees? That’s how high the tide will get during the course of the day.

Photo by Peter Lloyd on Unsplash

2. I finished another book, Superlife by Darin Olien. I’m typically not a guy that likes to read nonfiction books. I enjoy fiction, which is probably the opposite for most people I know. Most people I know stay far away from fiction and I can’t get enough of it. Back to the book. Superlife is a book about 5 life forces: quality nutrition; hydration, detoxification, oxygenation, and Alkalization. Olien admits that some of the advice is a bit extreme and oftentimes a little over the top, but an interesting read if you are into being the healthiest version of you. I don’t know that I subscribe to everything that Olien thinks, but there’s definitely parts of it that I think is pretty terrific. I already did a bunch of the things that Olien talks about, which is try to eat as many fruits and vegetables each day. Raw vegetables are really good and I eat a ton almost every evening with a salad that I end up eating with a spoon. And also the importance of water. I typically consume 3 liquids during the course of a day: coffee, water, and beer. That’s pretty much it every day. Drink lots of water.

The other thing that I didn’t appreciate is that Olien didn’t cite his sources in the context of the book, i.e. footnotes. I’m not doubting the studies he mentions in his book, but a citation where he’s writing about it should be standard. It’s made me take a ton of stuff with a grain of salt, but there are certainly some things that are definitely true and some things that if I had the time to research, I’m not so sure they would be true.

3. Set some time aside for this. Outside Online’s Alex Perry on the last days of John Allen Chau, the Christian missionary that attempted to convert one of the last un-contacted tribes in the Indian Ocean.

4. Who doesn’t love a good poker cheating scandal? Wired has the story of Mike Postle, the alleged cheater, and Veronica Brill, who couldn’t believe the times that Postle would know when to hold’em and know when to fold’em. At a tune of 86% of getting that correct.

5. If you’re into running long distances, this post from Strength Running’s Jason Fitzgerald is really terrific and I’m here just for having never thought about the definition of endurance, “the ability to withstand fatigue.”

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