@DanielVitiello That's a pretty low CPA for something like this. I imagine you are paying around 25 cents a click on FB? So 1 in 12 people who click on the ad are contacting you? I guess it is hard to tell because some people may be finding the video from somewhere else?
Either way, not bad!
4 days, 20 hours ago on Data-Obsessed Guy Seeks Technical Cofounder via Hilarious YouTube Video
@GilHildebrand I was doing a lot of side planks and one arm handstands against the wall
2 weeks ago on FitChal #5: Max Pull-Ups + What Happened in April
@MonicaLeonelle Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience Monica. I totally agree that from an individual level, "sucking it up" is the most effective approach. In someways, Sandberg's book is telling women to do just that, but more effectively.
But in the same breath, she highlights exactly why things might feel so hard for women and as a man, that was very powerful. While her goal of a complete 50/50 world for men and women leading boardrooms and tending kitchens is a stretch, I do think the ratio could be far better than it is now.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ignore the critics: Lean In should be required reading for everyone, including men
@jbaksht thanks for sharing your thoughts. I've heard good things about Hoffman's book, will have to check it out soon. Another good one is Power by Jeffery Pfeffer.
The just world hypothesis is very pervasive and many people fall under it's trap, even Stanford MBA's (as told by Pfeffer, a Stanford B school professor).
I'm glad you're aware of it yourself, but many aren't and regardless, its always good to have a reminder of things you know to be true.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Cronyism is alive and well (or why relationships matter)
@keenahn I rate myself on four criteria: Health, Productivity, Social, Excitement for tmw. I literally just write HPSE on the side of my journal and rate it from 1-3. 3 being best, 1 being worst.
I'm not trying necessarily to get "accurate" data, it's mostly been trying to see if just tracking does anything for me. So far I ... think so.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Avoid the Emptiness of Delayed Gratification
@georgebabu Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your story George and I'll definitely be checking out Flourish. Thanks for the rec!
@stanmarion Sure! It was Aller + Aller Light + Aller Display. You can download them for free here: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Aller
3 months ago on The Six Fundamental Elements of Effective Behavior Change
@jimrhoskins Totally! Thanks for creating this stuff Jim.
Having you, Jason and Nick explain all this stuff to me is like having a patient, understanding teacher who doesn't mind repeating, stopping, starting again, and being there whenever you need them. Also really really love those behind the scenes videos - keep doing them! I love getting them and it motivates me to complete modules faster.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Learning to Code: Lessons from Building a Rails App with Treehouse
@jasonseifer Thanks Jason!
Having the same name made it a lot easier when we were doing the fixtures section =) I tend to avoid emails/forums because I hate waiting for other people to get back to me - breaks the rhythm, but I've heard great things about your support, so will give it a try!
Keep up that smile! It's soooo creepy but hilarious at the same time.
@josephmoglia Thanks Joseph - glad to hear you've also had a great experience with Treehouse. =)
@ryancarson Thanks for stopping by and for building Treehouse! Have had my eye on you guys for a while and so glad I took the plunge.
@Sean Saint Louis Awesome Sean! Glad to hear it and I'd say start off slow - the key is making this learning a long-lasting effort =)
@BenNesvig Thanks Ben! Thought I'd share the link for readers - you meant this post right? http://sivers.org/prog
@kaisdavis Hey Kai, I mention a few in the post: Butterfly Crunches (3x 12 fast up, slow down)Plank Holds (2 mins)V-ups (50)Tuck-ups (50)Butterfly kicks (100). But then I got some reader feedback: http://www.jasonshen.com/2013/fitchal-1-finale-max-sit-ups-in-1-minute/
My latest conversation: FitChal #1 Finale: Max Sit-Ups in 1 Minute
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Introducing The Monthly FitChal (Max Sit-Ups Pre-Training)
@franklinchen For sure Franklin! Crunches on the ball are a really good workout because you need to activate a lot of smaller stabilizer muscles to control the ball's movement.
Want to cast a vote for next month's challenge? http://www.jasonshen.com/2013/fitchal-1-finale-max-sit-ups-in-1-minute/
@ShaunThresher Nice going dude! That's very solid. I ended up doing about 55 post training: http://www.jasonshen.com/2013/fitchal-1-finale-max-sit-ups-in-1-minute/
@franklinchen Thanks Franklin! There's definitely some changes in the way I think about things already that are long the lines of what you've said.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on When Software is Eating the World, You Better Start Making Dishes
I disagree with the statement that "it's not rocket science: eat better and exercise. We know how to do it. We just don't."
We used to be more healthy because our work required us to move around: hunt, gather, farm, build/fix machines. We didn't need to "exercise" because we just did work and that moved our bodies in healthy ways.
The world has changed and now we sit glued to screens for hours -- so we need to do extra exercise in order to get that physical activity.
We used to eat more "real food" like rice, beans, fruit, meat, eggs, and vegetables. That naturally made it easy to eat well.
The food industry has evolved over the years to make "food products" that taste better than real food but are far less nutritious. They make it cheap, and they make it kind of addicting. Chicken nuggets, Hot Pockets, Twinkies, "veggie sticks", Lunchables. All innovations in the food product business that was a win for the bottom line, but not our life expectancy.
It may be true that not a lot of people track their health, BUT we should encourage entrepreneurs to create products and services that make it easier and more compelling to do so. There's lots of people working to make us LESS healthy - it'd be nice if you could support the people trying to make us MORE healthy.
My latest conversation: When Software is Eating the World, You Better Start Making Dishes
3 months, 3 weeks ago on All the fitness apps in the world won’t make us thin
@OrenGreenberg yep! Ill have a recording of the video posted for you later in the day!
4 months, 1 week ago on Science of Willpower: Welcome + Pre-class Assignment
I want to know the details of the resistance workouts. 3 sets of 8-10 reps of only one exercise would hardly be enough to make a dent on burning calories, building muscle or anything really at all. How could that take longer than like 20 mins? It seems like they stacked the study in favor of the aerobic workout, but I couldn't read the full text to see.
5 months, 1 week ago on Study: What Burns More Fat, Aerobic or Strength Training?