Parenting

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.

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Immune System

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

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The Inner Game of Tennis

The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance By: W. Timothy Gallwey Published: 1974 Read: 2020 Summary Most people focus on improving their “Outer Game” (their technique, etc.). They ignore the “Inner Game”, what goes inside their head.

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EconTalk — Agnes Callard

On: Philosophy, Progress and Wisdom Episode: N/A Date: June 22, 2020 Background: Philosopher and author. Key Subjects: Progress. In science. Mechanism: seeking consensus truths (“tying up loose ends”). Finite search: once truths are established (and not challenged), the search ends

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How To Teach Your Baby To Be Physically Superb

From Birth to Age Six By: Glenn Doman, Douglas Doman, Bruce Hagy Published: 2006 Read: 2020 Summary A child’s mobility competence is linked to the development of his brain. So, if you want to help improve a child’s mobility, help

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Finance — Geometric Balancing

Inspired by the Breaking the Market blog, I did a six month experiment with geometric balancing. Geometric balancing is an investment strategy that revolves around frequent re-balancing of a portfolio of (hopefully) uncorrelated assets. The theory is somewhat complicated (I

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Finance — Breaking the Market

Summary of selected posts from Breaking the Market finance blog. As with Ergodicity Economics, I don’t pretend to understand all of the underlying math or economic concepts, but some of the takeaways seem nonetheless evident. Key Takeaways Investing: be weary

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