You can also use a microwave to do things like cooking potatoes.
Similar, scientifically, to Alton Brown, but much more detailed (and less humorous). This is equivalent to an O'Reilly book on food.
* standing desk: I love mine. 2x6 legs, 2x4 connecters, $50 at Home Depot, and 4 hours of work -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/niels_olson/5097452401/lightbox...
* live close enough to work to walk or ride. Ride to the train or ferry if necessary. (I ride 17 miles, take a train, then another 4 miles)
* Move to Southern California. I'm not kidding.
50 low crunches, 5n pushups, m half-down pullups
50 side crunches, 5(n-1) pushups, m-2 half-down pullups
50 crunches, 5(n-2) pushups, m-4 half-down pullups
50 opposite side crunches, 5(n-3) pushups, m-6 half-down pullups
Vary n and m to ability
* Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
Michael Pollan, Unhappy Meals (Food, Inc; King Corn, and Omnivore's Dilemma condensed into one essay) --http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/magazine/28nutritionism.t....
Join the Slow Food movement: http://www.slowfood.com/about_us/eng/manifesto.lasso
Four books I'd like to see in every kitchen:
* Deborah Madison, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (number one among vegetarians, but also the vegetable cookbook everyone should have) -- http://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Cooking-Everyone-Deborah-Ma...
* Mark Bittman, Fish (If you can't cook fish after this, kill yourself) -- http://www.amazon.com/Fish-Complete-Guide-Buying-Cooking/dp/...
* Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking (unrivaled, in depth, the go-to resource for food hackers) -- http://www.amazon.com/Food-Cooking-Science-Lore-Kitchen/dp/0...
* Julia Child, Mastering the Art of French Cooking (the original food hacker) -- http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Art-French-Cooking-Vol/dp/03...
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