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January 26, 2012

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The Effects Of 2 Common Sweeteners On The Body

by Daren
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Study comparing short-term effects of sucrose and HFCS. Both HFCS and sucrose have historically been considered to have nearly identical effects on the body. But this study finds that indeed there is a difference between the two. They found that the makeup of the sugars resulted in differences in how much fructose was absorbed into […]

January 7, 2012

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Be your best self

by Daren
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Be a first-rate version of yourself; not a second-rate version of someone else.

January 1, 2012

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2012 Goals

Applied fitness My first two goals are things I should have done years ago when I first started my current job.  I train astronauts how to do space walks.  Part of that training involves donning the space suit and training underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab – an enormous indoor pool with a full-size mockup […]

January 1, 2012

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Community

by Daren
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The NBC comedy Community is a spoof on community college.  It’s a great, even if fictitious, example of how we humans are a social creature.  We are so diverse, yet the majority of us find comfort and support from others.  It’s why we gather around the water cooler, post on Facebook, tweet, and hit happy hour.  Whether […]

December 31, 2011

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Patience

by Daren
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When is the last time you stopped to reflect on patience?  Think about how much is centered on instant gratification these days.  Entrepreneurs and capitalists are finding more and more ways to give us what we want sooner.  As a consequence, we are conditioning ourselves to expect results without putting in the work.  How about […]

December 29, 2011

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Discover yourself

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Don’t wait for someone to discover you. Discover yourself. Borrowed & modified from Quora topic on life-changing quotes.

December 25, 2011

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Recomposition

by Daren
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This site has always been focused on my interest in music.  I’d like to open things up a bit. In the past year, I successfully recomposed my body.  I tracked my progress in a spreadsheet and periodically posted updates via Twitter and Facebook.  I found several online sources of motivation and I think it’s time […]

October 24, 2010

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Mixology – Live @ the Davenport Lounge 10-23-2010 (Part 4)

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Live set at the Davenport Lounge in Clear Lake. This is part 4, by Gropius. Feed mp3

October 24, 2010

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Mixology – Live @ the Davenport Lounge 10-23-2010 (Part 3)

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Live set at the Davenport Lounge in Clear Lake. This is part 3, by Daren Welsh. Feed mp3

October 24, 2010

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Mixology – Live @ the Davenport Lounge 10-23-2010 (Part 2)

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Live set at the Davenport Lounge in Clear Lake. This is part 2, by Gropius. Feed mp3


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