On: Translating the science of endurance and extreme human performance Episode: 151 Date: 1 March 2021 Journalist and author of “Endure“. Key Subjects VO2 max: how much aerobic energy can you deliver. Amount of oxygen per unit time (per Kg)
Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance By: Alex Hutchinson Published: 2018 Read: 2021 Summary Endurance. The struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop, to overcome our physical and mental limits. We tend to analyze
The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life or The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense By: Rory Sutherland Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary Science and logic are useful. They provide rational
On: childhood development, exploit versus explore, attachment Episode: N/A Date: June 13, 2019 Background: professor of psychology and philosophy. Key Subjects: Explore versus exploit. Childhood = explore. Get as much new information as you can, explore possibilities. Adulthood = exploit.
By: Arthur J. Jensen In C. P. Benbow & D. J. Lubinski (Eds.), Intellectual talent: Psychometric and social issues (p. 393–411). Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996 Summary Genius. Socially recognized outstandingly creative achievement. Multiple (common) traits combine to create (rare) exceptional achievement.
Stories By: Ted Chiang Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary This collection of short stories is a highly satisfying blend of intelligent imagination, speculation and empathy. Most of the stories explore the social, every day implications of a variety of more
Summary Encourage curiosity. Create conditions for learning. Help them develop productive skills and habits. Provide clear, consistent, mild discipline. Allow for plenty of free play. Limit activities. No quitting on a bad day. Be a good example. Parenting Encourage curiosity.
Takeaways Boost immunity. Activity immunity: vaccines (including annual flu shot) Passive immunity: breastfeed babies. Exercise (not excessively). Diet (zinc, vitamin D). Avoid chronic inflammation. Plant-based diets, fermented foods. Summary Identify self from non-self. Two systems function in synchrony. Innate immune
Key Source: FoundMyFitness Takeaways Zinc homeostasis is important for many facets of human health. Immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Most people get enough zinc. If not: DNA damage, immune dysregulation, etc. Zinc supplementation can
Takeaways 15-20 minutes of sun. Oily fish, egg yolks. Summary Obtained from diet or synthesized in the skin. After exposure to UV B light. Vitamin D levels fluctuate seasonally. Reliance on dietary sources of vitamin D is greatest during the