Category Archives: Life Hacking/Mental Floss

Johnny C is lazier than you: how I save money and time with my food and diet

Recently, I acquired a Vita-Mix Vita Prep 3 blender and Excalibur 3900 dehydrator, which are essential kitchen items for all raw vegans, the lazy, the cheap and broke, and the hungry. Continue reading

How I learned to love rejection

The other night, a girl I met recently and was interest in rejected me, and I feel great about it.

Yes, rejection is a great thing. Contrary to what the rest of the world feels initially about rejection, there’s a lot of potential to learn and empower yourself from being rejected. Continue reading

How to save the world on a regular basis by sending out at least one e-mail a week

In recognition of Amnesty International’s 50th birthday today, I thought it would be a good idea to show everyone how saving the world doesn’t mean having to be the President of the United States, the United Nations Secretary General, or Aung Saan Suu Kyi, but an ordinary individual who wants to make a difference. By wanting to make a difference and actually going out there, you already have the power. When you have power and don’t use it, it is wasted and a waste of the potential you have to make change with it. As the maxim goes, “The only way for evil to succeed is for good men to stand by idly and do nothing”. Continue reading

Never let the bastards win: dealing with parasites

The past week, I’ve been off because I’ve gotten sick again. The good news is, we’ve discovered why I constantly get sick: I found out I have parasites. With parasites, my body is unable to absorb nutrients that they are leeching off of me, and my immune system is constantly drained from fighting them, so as a result, I just don’t have the energy to deal with real sicknesses. For the next two weeks, I’m on a cleansing program that will purge all parasites from my system, followed by a heavy metals cleanse from all the build-up over the years. Continue reading

Lessons from putting myself out there II: getting “in” on the online scene

In the last entry I wrote about putting myself out there, I talked about just getting out there, since 90% of life is just showing up. For this post, I’m going to touch upon more of the same, but with special attention to the Internet and new media, which is not the future–it’s the present. Continue reading

Lessons from Putting Myself Out There

After going to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the We Heart Japan tsunami relief night, the Legacies of Violence conference on human rights, and all the arts and culture shows, I’ve seriously found the magic in the saying “90% of life is just showing up”. Here’s some hints for everyone to benefit from, and how I applied it. Continue reading

Strategic Withdrawal

I’ve noticed the past two weeks I’ve had an excessive amount of negativity in my attitude. Overall, I’m still very positive and forward-thinking, and some negativity has its usefulness, such as when helping identify the root of the issue that inspires negative thoughts or feelings. When someone bullies me, I get angry, and going to the root, the real problem there is that I dislike being unable to stand up or do what I should have done. That negativity had its use because in identifying a problem that is or was there, it helps me work on it. Continue reading