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Guest Spotlight: Louis Ferrante


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Flights from New York to Nigeria can be as long as 18 hours.

I grabbed a few books to read in the airports and on the planes.

Among those was Unlocked, the autobiography of former mobster Louis Ferrante. I bought Ferrante’s other book, Mob Rules: What The Mafia Can Teach The Legitimate Businessman, a couple years earlier; it was fantastic.

Unlocked did not disappoint, providing the backstory behind many of the anecdotes presented in Mob Rules.

I’ve invited Mr. Ferrante to the blog to share more of his story.

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Three Freedoms We Should Be Fighting For


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National holidays have inspired posts from this blog in the past.

In the spirit of Independence Day, here are three national policy changes that Americans should be fighting for.

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How To Shed Fat: A Sample Program For Women (and Men, too)


On the heels of my last post, on why women should embrace resistance training, comes a basic workout regimen for getting in better shape. 

I’ve sent this write-up to a few female friends in the past. It’s a simple, yet comprehensive program for anyone looking for a concrete answer to the “how do I start a workout program?” question.

It’s effective for both women and men and doesn’t require a gym membership or any equipment (although you’ll want access to weights, eventually).

Consult a health professional before starting any new program.

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No, Weightlifting Will Not Turn You Into A Monster


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First, my exculpatory Kene-is-Not-Liable Disclaimer:

You will not hold me or this website responsible for any damages you may incur as a result of reading this information. See a health professional before starting any diet or exercise program.

I hate having to include this legalese, but that’s the world we live in today.

Let’s continue….

'How to lose weight' is one of the more popular search queries in the Google engine. The importance of appearance to our self-esteem is well-documented, doubly-so for women.

The current fashion in mainstream America is a light weight workout, featuring weights that a yorkie could carry.



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If you’re lifting weight that weighs less than this dog, you’re wasting your time.


Swimsuit season is here; give yourself a fighting chance to get it right.

Ladies….

Lifting (heavy) weights will not turn you into a muscle-bound monster.



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Bills That Should Be Laws


In honor of Memorial Day, some bills the government should sign into law:

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