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Podcast #510: The Greatest Battle of the Korean War

The Korean War is often overlooked by Americans. But this forgotten war played a big role in shaping the world order in the second half of the 20th century. What’s more, one of the most heroic and harrowing military operations in U.S. history took place deep in the snowy and bitterly cold mountains of North Korea, creating a legendary group of fighters who became known as the “Frozen Chosin.”  My guest today has written a book that captures this event in military history. His name is Hampton ...
Tags: Manly Knowledge, Military History, Podcast


Podcast #508: Break Out of Your Cage and Stop Being a Human Zoo Animal

The human body is capable of doing a wide variety of movements, in a variety of environments. But my guest today argues that most modern people only do a few movements each day, commonly find themselves stuck in sterile surroundings, and that these confinements are sapping our physical and psychological health. His name is Erwan Le Corre and he’s the founder of the MovNat physical fitness system and the author of the book The Practice of Natural Movement: Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom. T...
Tags: Podcast, Fitness, Life, Ernest Hemingway, Desmond Morris, Health & Sports, Brilliant Earth, Instagram Listen, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Erwan, Erwan Le Corre, Reclaim Power Health and Freedom Today, Living the T Shaped Life When High School PE


Podcast #506: How to Improve Your Speaking Voice

When it comes to your personal presentation, there’s one aspect that often gets overlooked: your voice.  Your voice is a big part of what makes you, you, and what makes you likable and influential. Yet you probably don’t think too much about it.  Not to mention, my guest today argues, you’re likely not even using your true voice thanks to bad habits you’ve picked up throughout your life.  His name is Roger Love, he’s a voice coach who’s worked with some of the world’s most famous singers and ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Tony Robbins, Roger, Stanley McChrystal, Brilliant Earth, Roger Love, Moon Zappa, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Voice Nature


Podcast #504: How an Olympic Marathoner Trains, Eats, Recovers, and Stays Mentally Strong

The marathon race is one of sport’s most physically demanding events. To not just complete a marathon to but to compete in the race at its highest levels takes an incredible amount of dedication to training, recovery, diet, and mindset. My guest today gives us a firsthand look at what that kind of dedication and strategy look like. His name is Jared Ward, and he placed 6th in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and 8th in this year’s Boston Marathon. But Jared is more than just a runner — ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Running, Boston Marathon, BYU, Jared, Rio Olympics, Jared Ward, Brilliant Earth, Jared Jared, BrilliantEarth, Bulletproof Ways to Prevent Running Injuries Ditch, Instagram Jared


Podcast #485: Why Visiting Dark Places Is Good for the Soul

When you go on vacation, you probably travel to places that help you feel good, relax, and have fun. My guest today likes to visit places where great human suffering and tragedy has occurred. His name is Thomas Cook. He’s a writer of crime fiction, but in his latest book, Even Darkness Sings, he takes readers with him on the real family trips he’s taken to see humanity’s darkest places, including Auschwitz, Verdun, and Hiroshima. We begin our conversation discussing how Thomas and his wife go...
Tags: Grief, Podcast, Life, Thomas Cook, Fiji, Hiroshima, Thomas, Tom, A Man's Life, Brilliant Earth, Verdun France, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Auschwitz Verdun, Auschwitz Alcazar, Toledo Jose Moscardo Ituarte


Podcast #478: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity

Having a positive mindset comes with an unbelievable number of benefits, from better physical and mental health, to improved relationships and performance at work. If you’ve got a more negative bent, you’re really missing out on a lot.  Fortunately, my guest says it’s possible to shift into a more positive gear. Her name is Dr. Catherine Sanderson and she’s a professor of psychology at Amherst College. In her latest book, The Positive Shift, she highlights scores of studies that show how a po...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Catherine, Personal Development, Amherst College, A Man's Life, Brilliant Earth, Facebook Listen, Catherine Sanderson, Catherine Catherine, BrilliantEarth, Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness Health


Podcast #477: The History and Future of America’s Special Forces

When people talk about military special forces, the Navy SEALs are often the first to come to mind. But there are several special forces in the military that have a storied history and play a fundamental role in America’s military defense. My guest today is the only person to have been allowed to audit and write about the training programs of the respective special forces units of every branch of the military. His name is Dick Couch. He’s a retired US Navy SEAL and the author of several books...
Tags: Podcast, Navy, Life, America, US Navy, Dick, Army Rangers, Ranger School, AOM, Brilliant Earth, Military History, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Dick Couch He, Power of Team Captains Ranger School


Podcast #476: Are Modern People the Most Exhausted in History?

People often complain about being tired and burnt out these days from work and family responsibilities. We think it’s because of the way technology has sped up the pace of life, and the way we’re always “on,” and figure we’re living in the most exhausting age in history. But are we really? My guest today argues that, no, people have been complaining about being tired since at least antiquity. Her name is Anna Schaffner and she’s written a book called Exhaustion: A History, which traces the fa...
Tags: Wellness, Podcast, Sleep, Life, Depression, Anxiety, Dante, Freud, Health & Sports, Brilliant Earth, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Anna Schaffner


Podcast #475: How to Lose Weight, and Keep It Off Forever

If you’re like a lot of men listening to this podcast, you’ve likely made it a goal to lose some weight this year. But if you’re also like a lot of men listening to this podcast, you’ve made that goal before, maybe even succeeded with it, but have had to make it again because you gained all the weight back. My guest today argues that losing weight is actually pretty easy. The real trick is keeping it off. His name is Layne Norton. He’s a professional bodybuilder, powerlifter, and doctor of nu...
Tags: Podcast, Nutrition, Fitness, Life, Layne, Health & Sports, Brilliant Earth, Mark Bell, Real Science of Nutrition, BrilliantEarth, Podcast Sponsors Brilliant Earth, Layne Norton He, Instagram Twitter Listen


Podcast #469: How Valley Forge Turned the Tide of the Revolutionary War

Eighteen months after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Continental Army was on the ropes and the American Revolution was on the verge of being snuffed out. Battered, demoralized, and half-naked, 12,000 American troops marched into a small, poorly supplied encampment in British-occupied Pennsylvania to hunker down for the winter. They called the encampment Valley Forge. Despite the terrible conditions and circumstances there, something happened at Valley Forge that would change ...
Tags: Podcast, Washington, Life, Pennsylvania, Bob, Start, George Washington, Valley, Sarah Vowell, Somewhat United States, Continental Army, Valley Forge, Brilliant Earth, Tom Clavin, Military History, Bob Drury


Podcast #466: What It’s Like to Become a Widower

You probably know a widower. Your dad, a brother, an uncle, a friend. And there’s a chance — God forbid — that you might be a widower one day. Despite the prevalence of widowers in our society, they’re an oft overlooked demographic. But studies show that they’re at increased risk of depression, suicide, and health issues compared to widows. How can men who lose a spouse manage the transition to being single again and what can loved ones do to help widowers? My guest today has dedicated his li...
Tags: Podcast, Marriage, Life, Herb, Start, WSN, Brilliant Earth, Facebook Listen, Death & dying, BrilliantEarth, Herb Knoll He, Twitter WSN


Podcast #457: Leadership Lessons From the Pastor of One of America’s Most Innovative Churches

I grew up in Edmond, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. When I was teenager back in the 90s, I started hearing about some church being run out of a garage. Didn’t give it much thought then. Fast forward more than twenty years later, and Life.Church now has over 30 campuses across 10 states, and is often ranked as the largest church in America. Today on the show I talk to the guy who started this thing in a garage, and has stood at the helm of its tremendous growth, to glean his insights on leader...
Tags: Podcast, Leadership, Life, America, Craig, Eisenhower, Paul Graham, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Life Church, Andy Stanley, Brilliant Earth, Craig Groeschel, BrilliantEarth, Life Church We, Craig Craig Groeschel


Podcast #456: Myths About Kids and Sports

Youth sports in America is a 15 billion dollar industry. A lot of that money is going towards special coaching and training and participation in elite travel teams. Parents spend an enormous amount of money and time on their kids’ involvement in sports, hoping the investment will pay off in accolades, college scholarships, and even the chance to play professionally. But my guests today argue that all that special coaching you’re spending money on probably isn’t doing much to turn your kid into...
Tags: Podcast, Life, America, Malcolm Gladwell, Squarespace, Daniel, Boston University, Len, Brilliant Earth, Anders Ericsson, Daniel Peterson, David Epstein, Leonard Zaichkowsky, Advantage Leonard, Percent Mental Consulting Today, BrilliantEarth


Thanks To Lady Gaga, We're Eyeing These Pink Engagement Rings

It's official: We can't get enough of Lady Gaga (not news, but worth a reminder). Not only is she busy advocating for women and promoting one of the year's most buzz-worthy films, but she somehow also found time to get engaged to Hollywood talent agent, Christian Carino. And boy, did he do her right with the ring. A pink oval diamond — which, I might add, is the size of an old-school piece of Dubble Bubble — surrounded by a dozen colorless diamonds. Oh, and according to what Kathryn Money, VP o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Lady Gaga, Queen of Pop, Brilliant Earth, Christian Carino, Kathryn Money VP


Jewelry store accidentally sends ring to Canada

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego couple reached out to 10News after a La Jolla jeweler shipped a treasured engagement ring to the wrong country. Joe Nguyen and Lidwina Arbianto were engaged last October, and like most brides, Arbianto has been admiring her ring every day since. The couple brought the ring to Brilliant Earth in La Jolla to have it resized, but that’s when they said the problems began. They picked up the ring at the end of August, but Arbianto knew right away that something was off....
Tags: News, Canada, San Diego, La Jolla, Nguyen, KGTV, Brilliant Earth, Joe Nguyen, Lindsey Pena, Arbianto, Abrianto


Diamond dynasty De Beers stoops to conquer with new line of man-made diamond jewelry

They first launched nearly a decade ago with names like Diamond Foundry, Brilliant Earth, Mia Donna and Pure Grown Diamonds, with millions of dollars in financing and a mission to reshape the diamond industry. They were startups that were going to popularize man-made diamonds for the masses in a way that would make the industry more sustainable and wring billions of dollars from the roughly $100 billion diamond market. Now, it looks like they’re going to be quarrying up the industry’s remains th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Diamonds, Portland, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ev Williams, Cleaver, De Beers, Lightbox, Mark, Facebook COO, Popular Science, De Beers Group, Brilliant Earth, Diamond Foundry


The Biggest Engagement Ring Trends From the Past 10 Years

Engagement rings are pieces of jewelry everyone is familiar with. And whether you're already engaged, about to be, or are nowhere close, looking at diamonds and gemstones is always enticing. Over time, as it is with any article of clothing, engagement rings have experienced their fair share of trends, and today, we get to admire the biggest ones. We touched base with Brilliant Earth, now the global leader in ethically sourced bridal and fine jewelry, to get some insider knowledge on the big...
Tags: Fashion, Trends, Kate Middleton, Cardi, Asscher, Brilliant Earth, Lauren Eggertsen, Seacrest Ring, Paris Hilton Sophie Turner, Penelope Cruise


Where Americans dream of honeymoonin

One of the best parts of getting married is going on a honeymoon (and yes, sure, all the love and sharing a life part). After the celebration with friends and family, the couple has a few days or weeks to celebrate on their own, and traveling is always part of the equation. There are as many types of honeymoons as there are couples — some relax at a beach resort, some choose urban tourism, others go into nature for some adventure sports. But is there any preferred destination? The team at Bril...
Tags: Travel, Google, US, Infographic, Map, Honeymoon, All, Honeymoon Ideas, Brilliant Earth


YouTuber bites back against Brilliant Earth in ‘conflict-free’ diamond follow-up

After being threatened with legal action, Jacob Worth wasn’t deterred. One of the sources in our Brilliant Earth exposé, Worth created the video that led us down this rabbit hole of dirty dealings in the diamond industry. For his effort, he was promptly hit with a cease and desist letter after we published the piece. The letter is available in its entirety below. Brilliant Earth Cease and Desist by Bryan Clark on Scribd Curiously enough, Brilliant Earth didn’t bother sending us a cease and desis...
Tags: Startups, Video, Insider, Brilliant Earth, Bryan Clark, Jacob Worth


Our favorite collaborations of 2016

2016 was a big year for us at 100LC, and not just because we got to share fabulous weddings with you all year. We also had our share of amazing collaborations that really allowed us to stretch our creativity and dream up new ways to inspire you, like this rosé + oysters party we threw with Crate and Barrel over the summer. These collabs are not only opportunities for us to bring something fresh to the virtual page, but they help us keep our blog constantly updated with the best content we possi...
Tags: California, Events, David, Wedding, Venice, Entertaining, Kitchenaid, Dinner Party, Jillian, Brilliant Earth, Jenn Emerling


This Is What People Are Looking For In Engagement Rings In 2016

Despite what romantic comedies have been telling us for years, a blue box is not essential to a picture-perfect proposal. In reality, soon-to-be brides have been rewriting the script, opting for less traditional engagement rings. And thanks to the customization craze, women have expressed increased interest in designing their own diamonds. Brilliant Earth, a sustainable jewelry company that offers a create-your-own option, shared a few surprising facts with Refinery29 that might just make you r...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, California, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Vermont, Brilliant Earth


Find your engagement ring style with Brilliant Earth + CanadaMark diamonds

Um yeah, that would be eight engagement rings in one photo. Do we have your attention yet? We got to see ‘em all IRL and we’ve got to tell ya: CanadaMark diamonds are even prettier in person. We’ve got all the deets from our visit to the Brilliant Earth showroom here in Los Angeles, a little style guide, the rings on film, AND a $1,000 giveaway! Take a peek below. Had to set the stage a little. Every CanadaMark diamond is responsibly mined in Canada’s Northwest Territories and is natural + fre...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Canada, Wedding, Northwest Territories, Kristina, Jillian, Lauren, Sayulita, Engagement Rings, Wedding Inspiration, Brilliant Earth, Jenn Emerling, Giveaway + Contest, Wedding Advice, Sharkpig


The diamonds of the future might be grown in a lab

Image:  Blood Diamonds: also known as Conflict Diamonds, Converted Diamonds, Hot Diamonds, or War Diamonds is a term for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.When it comes time to pop the question, few people probably stop to think about the origin of the sparkling diamond ring in the tiny velvet box. But diamonds often come with an infamous backstory—of workers held in slavery, horrible working ...
Tags: San Francisco, Earth, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Stanford University, Global Witness, Angola Sierra Leone, Adelaide Mena, Boston Pilot Global Witness, Kimberley Process, Brilliant Earth, Martin Roscheisen, Diamond Foundry, Lisa Bissell