The Only Thing You Need to Fear

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by James Fell

“Terrible thing, to live in fear.” Morgan Freeman’s character “Red” spoke these words in The Shawshank Redemption. And while he was right, it doesn’t stop people from using fear to get rich. And so, one of ... Read More



Do Your [expletive] Job

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by James Fell

“I was just doing my job.” You hear this line in movies all the time to explain heroic acts. Firefighters rushing into burning buildings, soldiers taking hills while under heavy fire. Search and rescue teams going ... Read More



Why Caloric Deficits Are a Moving Target

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by James Fell

I have a stepping-on-the-scale ritual, and it’s disgusting. We have a bathroom scale because my kids are growing and want to know how much weight they’ve gained, and because last night it told me that I ... Read More


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“The Toughest Foot Race on Earth”

Published on March 19th, 2014 | by James Fell

File this one under: “Why the hell would you ever want to do that?” It’s billed as “The toughest foot race on Earth.” It’s the Marathon des Sables,” taking place next month. And don’t ask me ... Read More



An Open Letter to (Militant) Vegans

Published on March 13th, 2014 | by James Fell

I recently heard Bill Maher say, “There will be a gay president before a vegetarian president.” I remember chatting a few years back with a friend of my sister’s, an exceptional and brilliant woman I have ... Read More

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