Archive

September 2015

  • Visiting Kris in New York      September 23, 2015      Photo
  • Can big data help you get a good night's sleep?
  • High-Tech Lights to Help Baby Sleep, or Students Stay Alert
  • Apple Watch Fitness Tracking: Cardio > Everything Else
  • Can techies improve food?
  • August 2015

  • No, it's not your opinion. You're just wrong.
  • Science isn't broken
  • Hall et al.      August 20, 2015
  • Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes
  • An open letter to my 15-year-old self just before the start of high school
  • Outside the Metropolitan Opera      August 11, 2015      Photo
  • A review of Soylent 2.0
  • Stand for Mac
  • July 2015

  • The science of stress and how our emotions affect our susceptibility to burnout and disease
  • Short term memory with Due
  • NSAIDs increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes
  • Octopress 3.0 is coming
  • The skinny on the trans fat ban
  • Deconstructing the Deadlift
  • The ‘Stunt Your Growth’ Myth
  • The problem with "calories"      July 9, 2015
  • The Sweet Setup compares Instapaper and Pocket
  • "The computer gives bad hugs. And it never kisses me back."
  • I love Due.app      July 2, 2015
  • June 2015

  • Instapaper vs. Pocket      June 23, 2015
  • Sunlight and the circadian rhythms in your skin
  • Stop icing your sore muscles      June 16, 2015
  • On iOS badges and information density
  • Why "The Online Photographer" chose Fuji
  • Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain
  • Some practical thoughts on suicide
  • Cultivating health during difficult times      June 2, 2015
  • How to shop for a barbell
  • May 2015

  • Dr. Kirk Parsley's TED Talk on America's biggest problem
  • Ben Brooks reviews the Fuji X100T
  • I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.
  • Personalized medicine: Time for one-person trials
  • Cur: the first smart pain relief wearable
  • Artificial light is a drug
  • How We’re Setting Our Kids Up to Be Fat, Sick, and Unhappy
  • April 2015

  • Ben Brooks goes JPG only
  • Neue Haas Unica
  • A few "standing desk" best practices      April 3, 2015
  • The Disease of Being Busy
  • March 2015

  • Are Low-Salt Diets Necessary (or Healthy) for Most People?
  • Thoughts on the new MacBook(s)      March 16, 2015
  • What, exactly, is the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee's case against saturated fat?
  • Inside the Powerful Lobby Fighting for Your Right to Eat Pizza
  • Quick thoughts on the new Google Calendar iPhone app      March 10, 2015
  • David duChemin uses Fuji X on the job
  • My experience with nootropics      March 6, 2015
  • What it’s like to need hardly any sleep
  • February 2015

  • The new maximalist running shoe trend
  • The problem with Apple’s price tag cheerleaders
  • Eating peanuts prevents peanut allergies
  • The science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards
  • Digit, the automated savings account
  • Debunking the Debunking of Bulletproof Coffee
  • Where's Wallet: The Smart Wallet You'll Never Lose
  • When health stories are politicised, mistaken views are given far too much credibility
  • Slow runners (don't) come out ahead
  • Store-brand supplements are mostly house plants and rice
  • A head coach botched the end of the Super Bowl, and it wasn’t Pete Carroll
  • Wearables are totally failing the people who need them most
  • Winding Refn's "Drive" and the quadrant system
  • January 2015

  • Our sleep problem and what to do about it
  • How America got addicted to road salt — and why it's a problem
  • BPA and hand sanitizer: a toxic mix
  • Low-fat folklore
  • Using Keyboard Maestro to create new Jekyll posts
  • This futuristic office doesn't have chairs and desks
  • Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit
  • Young men losing ground in education, emotional health and jobs
  • Resolving Squarespace → Jekyll permalink incompatibility      January 21, 2015
  • Jekyll      January 19, 2015
  • November 2014

  • The Secrets of Sleep
  • An Open Letter to Crossfit: The 2 Mistakes
  • Ben Brooks on The Synopsis
  • October 2014

  • VSCO Film 06: Do you need it?      October 31, 2014
  • Are You Sacrificing Your Health?
  • The Synopsis
  • Yosemite: Dark Dock and App Switcher with light menu bar
  • Yosemite Wait-and-See
  • Study: the Paleo Diet for metabolic syndrome
  • Shure SE215-CL in-ear headphones      October 13, 2014
  • My Favorite Supplement Brand is Now Foods
  • Dan Hawk's Response to 'God, Darwin and Biology'
  • God, Darwin and My College Biology Class
  • September 2014

  • What we’re learning about drug company payments to doctors
  • Jacket and Tie
  • Dark Mode as an iOS Accessibility feature
  • Men need an analog timepiece more than ever
  • Medical bills are unaffordable; try preventing them instead?
  • Kindle Voyage
  • Maximal Butt-Load
  • Why you have to walk everyday
  • Visualizing the slow-death that is sitting
  • Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
  • Comparing the X100T to the X100S
  • Always on
  • Mitigating blue light at night
  • What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?
  • August 2014

  • How to tell when a scientific study is total B.S.
  • "I wouldn't go to this game if I lived in the locker room"
  • The Best Wireless Carrier
  • In Diet, Extremes are the Enemy      August 25, 2014
  • Should You Tell Your Boss about a Mental Illness?
  • Ben Brooks on Compassionate Tools
  • The Relationship between Physical Activity and Compliance
  • Two Studies on Social Stress
  • Head Down
  • On Swearing Off Services      August 10, 2014
  • Fitness: Paint a Complete Picture      August 7, 2014
  • Squirt.io
  • Carlos Slim's global three-day workweek
  • Cognitive function unimpaired by treadmill desks
  • July 2014

  • Ben Brooks on Hacking and Self-teaching
  • Total darkness at night for melatonin production and cancer therapy
  • Keep your kid's heels on the ground      July 30, 2014
  • Zack Arias reviews the Fuji X-T1
  • Modular Scale Design      July 25, 2014
  • The Brooks Review Podcast with CJ Chilvers
  • Young and Unfit
  • Chocolate milk is a superior sports drink
  • The great white space debate in Java
  • Sorry, phone number, but it’s time for you to die
  • The August 1st "Whole30" program
  • Burying the URL
  • Wide images and narrow content on Squarespace      July 18, 2014
  • The forty-hour workweek is not for me
  • Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today
  • Daily Photo Vacation Hiatus      July 10, 2014
  • The Promise of Health
  • Metabolically obese normal-weight
  • June 2014

  • Neanderthals were omnivores, according to poop
  • Sports Should Be Child’s Play
  • Data Plans vs. The Cloud™
  • The relationship between sleep and wake habits and academic performance
  • This chimp has better short-term memory than you do
  • Diet versus Lifestyle for Health
  • The Wrong Camera
  • Political Correctness      June 18, 2014
  • Fujifilm announces weather resistant 18-135mm lens
  • On Collegiate Success      June 15, 2014
  • The metrosexual is dead. Long live the 'spornosexual'
  • To Teachers
  • How to Learn
  • Do orchestras actually need conductors?
  • The GQ No Cry Challenge
  • The Economist: "The case for eating steak and cream"
  • The way we’re working isn’t working
  • May 2014

  • The state of teacher pay in North Carolina
  • 50 Ways to Get a Job
  • It's OK not to use tools
  • Does Gluten Have Any Effect on Non-Celiacs?
  • Miley Cyrus Fugue      May 21, 2014
  • Thomas Edison and the Cult of Sleep Deprivation
  • 'Bulletproof' Coffee May Hike Lipids
  • Robb Wolf on gluten sensitivity, culprits, and self-care
  • (Don't Play) The Mirrorless Camera Game      May 15, 2014
  • Spurious correlations
  • Fitness Is Not A Computer
  • The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade
  • Microsoft’s Not-so-Holy War
  • April 2014

  • Actually Reading
  • The 10 Commandments of Typography
  • The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes on Sleep
  • The more things change
  • Social networking without the numbers
  • xkcd's excellent explanation of the Heartbleed bug
  • Overwhelmed
  • When servers bleed
  • Heartbleed
  • Do you deadlift your toilet seat?
  • Marketing "Real" Bodies
  • "Hey! It's Me, The Little Guy"
  • Stop calling them fitness trackers      April 3, 2014
  • "Calm Down. Facebook Is Not Screwing You."
  • Why runners can't eat whatever they want
  • Shawn Blanc’s sweet Mac setup
  • March 2014

  • If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?
  • WTF, HTML, and CSS?
  • Wikipedia is getting a much-needed redesign
  • TypeConnection
  • Why Squatting Is So Important (plus Tips on How to Do It Right)
  • Mute Social
  • Squarespace for Students
  • The Web Economy Bullshit Generator
  • The Sweet Setup's staff favorites
  • The Next Big Health App Needs to Do More Than Just Track Our Numbers
  • The Case Against "Wearables"      March 20, 2014
  • The resume that makes for a top executive
  • Turn any song into a canon
  • Good Meeting
  • The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation
  • Getting into the B&W mindset
  • 10,000 hours myth debunked (again?)
  • A bass's-eye view of choral music
  • Hacking Squarespace via Sid O'Neill
  • Caffeine improves long-term memory when consumed after learning
  • Devices: One vs. Many      March 7, 2014
  • Examine.com looks at the "high protein is as bad as smoking" study
  • Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest
  • Media Temple’s New Managed WordPress Hosting Service
  • Apple’s stuff continues to just work
  • February 2014

  • Food labels set for a new look
  • "WTF of the Week"
  • No more job titles!
  • Morning Phase
  • Only a Few Can Multitask
  • The Anti-VSCO Photographer      February 25, 2014
  • What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug
  • Tchaikovsky on Work Ethic vs. Inspiration
  • Caffeinate your Terminal
  • Facebook to Buy WhatsApp For $16+ Billion
  • Tumblr's incredibly subtle logo redesign
  • The Semicolon Is the Perfect Punctuation for the Digital Age
  • Why Nutrition Is So Confusing
  • Spotify is planning an IPO
  • xkcd: Frequency
  • The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything
  • The best music streaming service (?)
  • Tabdump
  • Thinking about Domain Names and Online Identity      February 12, 2014
  • Federico Viticci reviews the Retina iPad mini
  • Flickr turns 10
  • Threes!
  • Seth's Blog: Uninformed or ignorant?
  • Simple Science Fitness
  • Really Simple Syndication for Non-Nerds      February 6, 2014
  • We Must Build a New New York City Somewhere Warm
  • Macro snowflakes with a mirrorless camera
  • The future of Microsoft
  • 37signals is now all Basecamp
  • The Great Discontent's Kickstarter
  • The Last Photographs of Hoffman
  • Paper vs. Paper
  • "Tore the final pages to shreds. Burned them in a fire."
  • "Who gave Sheldon from 'The Big Bang Theory' a sideline headset?"
  • Doing Something First Versus Doing Something Right
  • The Fat Lady Is Still Singing
  • Sid O’Neill ditches Squarespace for Statamic
  • January 2014

  • The Matrix of Manning
  • Squarespace Commerce now available to everyone
  • Question Your Defaults
  • Vitamin C, Immune Function, and Geekery      January 30, 2014
  • How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username
  • How Spike Jonze Made the Weirdest, Most Timely Romance of the Year
  • Dark Sky 4.0
  • The Real Benefits Of “Placebo Sleep”
  • Don’t Scratch the Itch
  • The .GIFYS
  • Hey, Look At Me, Bigtime Bloggers
  • What Jesus Said About Gays
  • How many words do you know?
  • Debunking the 10,000-Hour Myth
  • "Gradually and then suddenly"
  • “We’re Just Flipping Through Index Cards”
  • How much range of motion do you actually need?
  • All the reasons you need a good night's sleep
  • Study: Coffee Hydrates as Well as Water
  • Long Live The #Shortread
  • ”What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”
  • SEO for Non-dicks
  • Monetizing this Site, Step 1      January 18, 2014
  • One diabetic'€™s take on Google's Smart Contact Lenses
  • Google's smart contact lens for diabetics
  • The Road to Geekdom
  • Slow Death By Texting
  • The NYT's strange coverage of a movie theater shooting
  • The Unretrofied "Artifacts" Series
  • Canon 5D Mark III vs. Fuji X100S
  • The Child That Holds Us Back
  • "Mistakes"
  • The Fatal Arrogance of TL;DR
  • Give Your Writing a Nice Home
  • Fujifilm announces 56mm f/1.2 X series lens at CES
  • Fujifilm announces a black X100S
  • The Fender Stratocaster turns 60
  • December 2013

  • All The Lists That Are Fit To List
  • My Must-Follow List      December 30, 2013
  • Smart Watches and Computers On Your Face
  • Revolution against Resolutions
  • Reading a novel boosts brain function for days
  • What would it cost to build a Windows version of the new Mac Pro?
  • The end of the Facebook era
  • The Mask You Live In
  • The Sweet Setup announced the best photo editing app for the iPhone
  • MIT researchers have created the world's toughest tongue twister
  • App Santa
  • 12 things that show how small the Mac Pro really is
  • What a National Geographic photographer keeps in his bag
  • Peyton Manning Is the Best Quarterback Ever to Play Football
  • What You Believe About Homosexuality Doesn't Matter
  • How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000
  • 2013: The Year in Photos – The Atlantic
  • Instagram Direct
  • Contrary to what your cats would have you believe, they do recognize your voice
  • The Unacknowledged Compromise
  • White Tees and Blue Jeans: The Concept      December 9, 2013
  • Does Touch ID lose accuracy over time?
  • Three Weeks With Two iPads
  • David Hobby's Fuji Follow-Up
  • How to Make Perfect Photos
  • The Genius of J.S. Bach’s “Crab Canon” Visualized on a Möbius Strip
  • On the failure of Healthcare.gov
  • Whatever Happened to Male Friendship?
  • Color Blindness: What Does It Look Like?
  • November 2013

  • Overlook the Value of Interns at Great Peril
  • Tweetbot 3.2
  • Cheat Day Strategies For A Hedonist
  • GQ interviews Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan
  • OKDOTHIS
  • Duncan's Garage sale, pt 1
  • Only God Forgives VFX Showreel
  • The Perfect Old Fashioned      November 23, 2013
  • Caffeine: A User’s Guide to Getting Optimally Wired
  • There's no such thing as useless knowledge
  • Photoshop Blend Modes Explained
  • Looking for patterns (where they don't exist)
  • Why Do I Always Wake Up 5 Minutes Before My Alarm Goes Off?
  • This 4×6 index card has all the financial advice you’ll ever need
  • The Sweet Setup      November 19, 2013
  • The Fixer's Manifesto
  • Depression may accelerate the aging process
  • Cool Material's Techie Holiday Gift Guide
  • Snapchat rejected $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook
  • The Bourbon Family Tree
  • British composer John Tavener dies at 69
  • Russian Subways Now Accept 30 Squats for Payment
  • conormcclure.net gets a makeover
  • Tapbots releases Tweetbot 3.1
  • The 32 most powerful images ever taken
  • An Experiment      November 10, 2013