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Running Barefoot – A New Era of Exercise?

I saw this interesting discussion on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart last month about how Running Shoes are actually counterproductive because humans were really meant to run barefoot. This guy Christopher McDougal went to a remote cave in Mexico where he saw a tribe called the Tarahumara Indians who run hundreds of miles non stop- in sandals.

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This is the Vibram Five Fingers , a shoe designed to mimic running barefoot while still protecting your foot bottom.

Below is a short clip about the Tarahumara. The end shows them running. Read the rest of this entry »

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William Kamkwamba on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

After having to drop out of school to help his family due to famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba went to the library and found a book called “Using Energy”. From this book, the 14 year old created his own windmill to harness energy in his small African Village.

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During the interview, Jon Stewart calls him the closest real life version of MacGyver. The story William tells at the end had me cracking up.

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The book mentioned, “The Boy Who Harnessed Wind” is currently #10 on Amazon.

Wow A Reality Show That’s Actually Good! – abc’s Shark Tank

I don’t watch a lot of T.V. But when I do its CNBC Fast Money, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Colbert Report, Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, and my NFL team (Eagles of course). And even with¬† that being said, I can watch most of these online now.

This new show by Mark Burnett the creator of, well, a crapload of reality shows including Survivor and Apprentice has his best one yet. ¬† It’s called Shark Tank and it’s essentially The Apprentice meets American Idol. People pitch their business Ideas in front of would be investors (including Daymond John creator of FUBU) in an intimidating atmosphere. If you have a business idea and have plan to execute it, this show is a really good depiction of what you may encounter (without the dramatic background music).

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The Daily Show interview w/ Will Ferrell

This is one of the funniest and silliest interviews I’ve seen on the Daily Show. Will Ferrell is hilarious.

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Pakistani Ambassador on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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What’s going on right now in Pakistan is a big deal and can affect us all. I’ve posted an interview before with Fareed Zakaria and ex-President Musharraf but it was kinda long. Here’s a video that’ll explain the problems for all my slackers out there.