Welcome! My name is Dr. Ray Pastore and I am Professor Practical! I am 41 years old, married, and a father of 3 boys! I have a PhD from Penn State University in Instructional Systems and am currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am also a graduate program coordinator and Esports advisor. I have been making websites since before there were pictures on the internet (mid 90s) and blogging, podcasting, and making youtube videos for many years. You can read more about my bio on my personal website that I use professionally for work – http://raypastore.com.

As a researcher, who writes scientific papers and reviews them all day long, I apply my love for research into everything I do. Thus, I have become very good at ‘researching everything’. For example, you tell me a new diet is good, guess what? I am going to find studies on it to see if it truly is. I don’t take your word for it. I don’t believe blogs. I don’t believe the news. In fact, I don’t believe most research – it’s got to be good research. And I have been researching diets since I was 24 yrs old and started caring about my diet – so it’s not just a topic I will research on a whim, I have been examining it for many years. Same goes with finance, fitness, tech, and others.

As a result, the point of this site is for me to share my findings with you! Whenever I research anything I have a habit of writing it down or creating a video on it, so I wanted to share that with everyone. I have selected a few main topics I am really interested in that I will be posting videos, info, research, etc. to but I will not limit the topics and will share everything! But I have broken down a few topics to make navigating my blog a little easier.

My goal is for you to learn, question, critique, and formulate your own opinions.

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