Tip: shut off the screens and play this weekend.

Go out and have some fun. Make time for consecutive deep thoughts. Play!  Get outside! Walk with a loved one, without a heart rate monitor or GPS to track your steps. Write in a journal. Pray or meditate. Turn off your alarm. Jared Diamond says in one of his books that he found Hunter Gatherer tribal men spend about 20 hrs/week supplying all the food their family needs. The rest of the time is spent in play with children, religious pursuits, dancing around the fire…sounds great to me! (He also noted that his physician, lawyer, and accountant friends were not happy to hear this particular finding.) Thanks to Michael Hyatt for this hint.

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11 foods that don’t need to be put in the refrigerator!

PaleoPathologist has sometimes looked at LifeHacker’s website and there are some good ideas there. IW probably already knows all this stuff but here is a brief and somewhat entertaining look at foods that don’t need refrigeration. Sausage is NOT ON THE LIST, but it looks so good that I had to use the picture again. Happy July 4th!sausage frying

PaleoPathologist tip of the day on Sunburn

PaleoPathologist is fortunate enough to go with Incredible Wife (IW) and a mix of daughters, sons in law, grandsons, parents, etc. to a beach trip each summer. Sometimes it is Holden Beach, North Carolina, this summer it was La Jolla, CA. The picture of course is totally candid, unposed, and naturally I was breathing in a totally relaxed and easy manner.physique at beach..

What does a PaleoPathologist actually DO?

There’s just no doubt that everyone out there is clamoring to know more about what a pathologist does in a cancer hospital!  We are definitely not CSI Forensic pathologists, who can figure out by DNA who the perpetrator was before the next commercial break. So as a public service PaleoPathologist, recipient of a 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by the College of American Pathologists,  has decided to describe in excruciating detail my day.award resized

Tip on making bacon for the Tribe.

Here is a nice recipe for making bacon, in the oven. PaleoPathologist and family sometimes get together for breakfast or brunch, or at the beach like last week, and we like our bacon and eggs. While frying bacon is a nice craft, when you need ten strips the oven method is terrific. I’ve not tried the pinching up little peaks thing, and we’ve always used foil rather than parchment paper. Sounds like a fun experiment. Don’t forget to pour off the grease into an empty coconut oil screwtop jar and save that good pigfat for cooking!

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Tip: Get outside for 5 minutes today

Get some nice blue bright light to reset your melatonin system, boost your mood.  PaleoPathologist walks outside around the building (see below) to get his 16 oz americano in the fabulous mug his daughters got him for Christmas last year, covered with pictures of the two PaleoGrand’s. There is a third grandson who just arrived two weeks ago!20140623_104244_resized

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Any tips that YOU find helpful for a quick pick me up?

PaleoPathologist Tip of the Day: Sharpen your knives!

Steven Covey said, “Sharpen the saw.” My Boy Scout leader said, “A dull axe is a dangerous axe.” In this life we have two major categories of jobs:

1.  Do the work that lies in front of you: Productivity

2.  Maintain your ability to do the job tomorrow: Sustainability

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So how could you sharpen your knives today? Would it be a nap? Stepping back and planning? Saying a prayer? Or is it literally sharpening your cooking knives?