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Some Sad News

Early this morning, I was greatly saddened to learn that our client care manager Rebecca lost her oldest daughter yesterday.

Rebecca's daughter was in her mid-20s and left behind two beautiful children, ages 7 and 4.

Those of you who have communicated with Rebecca over the past few years likely have a good sense of how kind she is.  I count her as one of the most thoughtful, hardworking, and humble people I know. Read more

 

What Does A Truly Good Friend Look Like?

Updated on February 16, 2021

I've always loved the Korean word for friendship - it's pronounced "oo jung." There was a time in my 20s when oojung was actually the bulk of my e-mail address, back when gmail didn't exist and most of us were at yahoo or hotmail.

More than ever, I find myself considering what constitutes a healthy friendship, for my own well-being, and also to do what I can to help our boys understand what a truly good friend looks like. Read more

 

Is Your Kid Worth $100 Million?

Many thanks to Michael Lazerow for allowing me to re-publish his article here. I trust that it will inspire. - Ben Kim

Would you sell one of your kids for $100 million? Be honest.

Imagine your little Ben didn't burp or fart or throw up when your boss came over. Or think flushing the toilet was "mom's job." But sat quietly with other Benjamins in piles of crisp, neatly organized rows, ready to be enjoyed. Read more

 

How to Make Kim Chi Fried Rice

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If you enjoy authentic Korean kim chi, I think you'll find this recipe for Kim Chi Fried Rice right in your wheelhouse. Talk about mouthwatering bursts of flavor with every spoonful. Once you have some rice and kim chi ready to go, the whole dish takes no more than about ten minutes from stove top to your kitchen table. Read more

 

How to Work On The Transition Phase of a Muscle-Up with Gym Rings - A Functional Strength Exercise

Gymnastics rings have become my favourite tool for developing upper body and core strength.

In this video, I have a light resistance band tied between the two rings to provide support as I work at the challenging transition phase between a pull-up and dip while moving with control. Read more

 

Mobility Exercises that Help Prevent Osteoporosis and Improve Posture

This is a brief series of shoulder and spinal mobility exercises that can be done daily to support healthy posture and help prevent osteoporosis.

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Gentle Rolling To Condition Your Core & Improve Spinal and Shoulder Mobility

This is a simple routine that can be done on a large mattress or gym or yoga mat. Though it doesn't look like much, this type of rolling is effective in improving general spinal mobility, shoulder mobility, core strength, and overall proprioception. Read more

 

What Everyone Should Know About Money

Back in March of last year, I shared some thoughts on the developing digital asset economy and why bitcoin and ethereum were well positioned to become global monetary networks in the years ahead.  With both digital assets surging over the past several months, I've been receiving more questions about bitcoin in particular, and given the undeniable relationship between personal finances and health, I thought I'd share a few more thoughts on this topic today. Read more

 

Moving Beyond Outrage Culture

As I caught up with one of my closest friends the other day, it occurred to me that most of the memorable epiphanies I've experienced have come through conversations with people who shared perspectives or facts that I wasn't aware of.

What a magical experience it is to tap into a new thought about the world and its people - it's akin to seeing the sunset for the first time. Read more

 

Michael Saylor & Ross Stevens Discuss The Brokenness of Central Banking

Ross Stevens of NYDIG explains how unlimited money printing by central banks increases wealth inequality.

For those who are interested in learning more, here is the full session with Ross Stevens and Michael Saylor: Read more

 

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