3 ways to reclaim 520 hours every year

If you’re anything like me, you have to constantly struggle to keep up with the ever-changing technology world and social media. Here are a couple of new ways that I save time every day that add up to save me hours a week: Hello Launch Ticker, Goodbye Google Reader I realized, very quickly, that I could spend all day reading …

The “I don’t have time” myth

I hear it all the time: “I don’t have time to write.” “I don’t have time to workout.” “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” “I don’t have time to read.” I have one thing to say: BS! Wait…there is one thing that you don’t have time for.¬†Bronchitis. Ain’t no body got time for that. ūüôā A new research study …

How to manage email in 6 easy steps

  We all have a love-hate relationship with email. In fact, that relationship is scientific. It turns out that we all release a little bit of dopamine when we get a new email. It feels good, it’s addictive. Too many of us are addicted to email, hanging on until we get that next email, that next push notification, that next …

The plan that started it all for me: The Slow Carb Diet.

I first read The 4 Hour Body about a year and a half ago. It¬†completely¬†changed the way that I think about dieting. First of all, no diet is ever¬†successful¬†in the long-term. You need to find a plan (notice how I didn’t call it a diet at the title?). This plan needs to work all the time. It needs to allow …

How to get rid of allergies forever (Part One: Acupuncture)

I haven’t always suffered from allergies, but since moving to Fort Worth, Texas (from Oregon) 10 years ago, my allergies have gotten progressively worse. No wonder Native Americans called North Texas the “Land of the Bad Air.” Over the past couple of years, I suffered from chronic sinus infections (over five last year) due to the allergies. Here’s what I’ve …

Stressed out? Take this pill.

It’s been very, very crazy over at the Balcom Agency. We’ve got a lot going on. On top of that, there’s the rest of my life which is full of ¬†the¬†typical¬†stress like cars not working and¬†guacamole¬†being so expensive at Chiptole. If you’re anything like me, when you are very busy and stressed, it’s tough to wind down and get your …

The Most Important Weight Loss Tactic You’ve Never Heard Of

Ready for it? It’s called intermittent fasting and I believe it’s the tactic that has helped me lose the most weight. What exactly is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is simply not eating for a period of time over the course of a day. The most popular form of intermittent fasting (and the form of fasting I prescribe to) is pretty …

Does the world need another blog?

Alternate title: Why the heck is Chip starting a blog? I was actually encouraged by my buddy Aaron today to share a lot of the things that I’ve learned through a couple of years of self-experimentation and being a nerd. What is self-experimentation? It’s pretty simple – I experiment on myself. I’ve try new supplements, new workouts, new technology and …