The Drive with Peter Attia — Alex Hutchinson

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)

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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

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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

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Ezra Klein Show — Alison Gopnik

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.

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Giftedness and genius: Crucial differences

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.

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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

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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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