Why the World Currently Hates Martin Shkreli, Big Pharma's Most Recent D-Bag, How to get the Abs You've Always Wanted, Los Angeles is Spending $100 Million to Help Their Homeless

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

Why The World Currently Hates Martin Shkreli, Big Pharma's Most Recent D-bag

Why the World Currently Hates Martin Shkreli, Big Pharma's Most Recent D-Bag

Lifesaving drug Daraprim goes from $13.50 a pill to $750

Martin Shkreli (the fratty looking clown pictured above) has made it very clear he is in the pharmaceutical game to make money, not to give away free health.

The hedge fund manager turned founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals made headlines recently by raising the price of Daraprim, a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis and malaria, by roughly 4000% overnight.

Shkreli found himself in a media whirlwind after the price hike, which was intensified after Hillary Clinton Tweeted her issues with the situation.

Shkreli enjoys talking shit

Hours after the media hate-hype started against Shkreli and the greedy pockets of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli took to Twitter to basically tell them all to fuck off. Even quoting Eminem in response to the initial outrages. Shkreli’s Twitter account has since been privatized.

But these days no rich kid know it all is too big for the Internet to take down. Even after defending his price spike of the lifesaving drug multiple times, even Shkreli had to admit he was kind of being an ass.

“Yes it is absolutely a reaction — there were mistakes made with respect to helping people understand why we took this action, I think that it makes sense to lower the price in response to the anger that was felt by people,” Shkreli told NBC.

Thankfully, those in need of the drug won’t end up schilling out $100k for a year’s supply, and hopefully Shkreli learned that when the whole world hates you, take a step back before you start talking shit. You’re probably doing something wrong.

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How To Get The Abs You've Always Wanted

How to get the Abs You've Always Wanted

It’s not gonna be easy…

Summer may be over,  but your journey to fitness and washboard abs has just begun. Fitness cliche as it may be, summer bodies are indeed made in the winter. Well in this case, you can start early and begin your quest for a killer six pack this fall.

While we could have just read up on fad diets and Biggest Loser tips to get our 6-pack of knowledge, we decided to reach out to someone who knows what they’re talking about firsthand. So we spoke with Dr. Christopher Austin, who currently works at the US Athletic Training Center in Midtown Manahattan, and is both a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Here’s what your intense ab training should consist of if you want to see results…

Frequency, Intensity, Duration

Increase the frequency, the intensity, and the duration. If you do all 3, you will be ahead of the game. Dr. Austin recommends 3-5 days per week of physical activity, moderate-high intensity (meaning quick pace, keeping rest breaks 30-90s), and a duration of 30 or more minutes.

If you’re moving quickly you can get a lot done in 30 minutes. The more intense the workout for 3 days per week. 5 days per week if the intensity is reduced. It really depends on your goals and what kind of shape you are starting out in.

As a general rule though, if you are working out less than 3 days per week, it will be tough to achieve those washboard abs. If you are resting or taking time off from working out for 3-4 days you will already be losing those strength gains you made on your previous workout.

Dr. Austin suggests checking out this video for a great quick routine.  

Specific Core Stabilizing

When it comes to the routines or particular exercises that get the best results for washboard abs, it’s all about strengthening your core. Dr. Austin confirms this saying, “Any movement pattern that forces you to brace your core and draw all those abdominal muscles in tight (like a tourniquet) can be very beneficial.” 

“I prefer the exercises that force these holds like planks, side planks, bridges. Yoga is great and the classes that incorporate fast paced holds and movements are awesome. It is not all slow stretching. Moving through each one with minimal rest and progressing the amount of time you hold the position will gradually make you stronger.”

“Planks can be made more challenging by putting your feet on an uneven surface or putting your hands on a balance board. Start with a traditional plank and then work yourself up to uneven surfaces/soft surface/rubber discs etc. Bridges can be done with feet on a bosu ball for a greater challenge and working up to single leg bridge on a bosu ball with the opposite leg held off the ball (very difficult to maintain balance if you don’t use your hands),” Austin told us.

Nutrition Boost

Getting a six-pack isn’t just about strength and conditioning workouts, what you eat plays a big part as well.

Dr. Austin advises, “Eating a proper diet can go a long way. Keep your sugar intake low, keep your processed carbs (breads etc) low… if you don’t think you are getting enough vegetables [you can supplement your diet] with all green powders.”

Editors note: We recommend these ones.

Smoothies are also an excellent way to get your much-needed nutrients. Having a healthy smoothie in the morning is beneficial and can get your day off to a healthy start. Plus it’s quick, easy, and the best possible alternative to your current strawberry filling Poptart.

Want more tips on getting killer abs? Read this entire article in its original posting on Lifetailored.com


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Los Angeles Is Spending $100 Million To Help Their Homeless

Los Angeles is Spending $100 Million to Help Their Homeless

LA to spend at least $100 million in next year

It’s no surprise that Los Angeles has a large population of homeless residents, with somewhere around 26,000 people living on the streets of LA.

Los Angeles is finally sick of seeing the way a large portion of city dwellers are living, and their aiming to put a stop to it. “The mayor and City Council have pledged a sizable and coordinated response, proposing Tuesday to spend at least $100 million in the next year on housing and other services. They plan, among other things, to increase the length of time shelters are open and provide more rent subsidies to street people and those in shelters.” According to The New York Times report. 

Now if only New York could do something… 

We’re pumped to hear that the Los Angeles Mayor is putting forth such an effort to combat this growing issue. But we’d love to see something substantial done in New York as well. And while building shelters and keeping them open longer technically keeps people off the streets, it doesn’t solve the underlying issues.

According to the NY Times, shelters housed around 60,000 homeless people in New York last winter, with this past week still having the numbers up to 57,000.

Read more on this issue from the New York Times.


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