What I learned this week, May 06, 2022

French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana Halloween

What happens to your body and brain when you stop eating sugar

Cutting sugar out of your diet will likely decrease inflammation, boost your energy levels, and improve your ability to focus.

George Tobolowsky Square Deal #2 Irving, Texas (click to enlarge)

The Great Resignation is becoming a “great midlife crisis”

Older, more tenured people are increasingly quitting their jobs.

12 Simple Strategies to Lose Weight After 50

You hear all these stories about how it’s harder to lose weight after age 50 than it was earlier in life. While there are some biological factors that can make it harder to take off extra weight in your 50s and beyond, some of what’s keeping the weight on is that your lifestyle has changed.

Why Feeling Lost Is Necessary to Build the Life You Want

Myself. I want to be myself.

Tree in the frozen fog, Kansas Turnpike

Economy contracts as ‘Bidenflation’ glides toward ‘Bidencession’

To be sure, people generally overestimate presidents’ ability to control the economy. But Biden has done some very specific things to cause damage despite multiple warnings.

Perforations in the roof of the Pavilion in Pacific Plaza Park, downtown Dallas, Texas

An aerospace engineer explains how hypersonic missiles work

Hypersonic weapons fly much higher than slower subsonic missiles—but much lower than intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

4 smart reasons to keep an old USB drive around

Old dongle, new tricks.

What Does the Beauty Of A Building Mean To Us Now?

“…Originally everything about a Greek or Christian building meant something, and in reference to a higher order of things. This atmosphere of inexhaustible meaningfulness hung about the building like a magic veil. Beauty entered the system only secondarily, impairing the basic feeling of uncanny sublimity, of sanctification by magic or the gods’ nearness. At the most, beauty tempered the dread – but this dread was the prerequisite everywhere. What does the beauty of a building mean to us now? The same as the beautiful face of a mindless woman: something masklike.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

Downtown Dallas