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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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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Exercise — Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

Key Takeaways Three ways to expend energy: Rest: about 60-70%, relatively fixed. Digest: about 10%, relatively fixed. Activity: 15-30%, variable.  Activity consists of two components. Exercise = intentional activities. Non-exercise = unplanned physical activities. Increasing non-exercise activity is easier than

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Testing – Sensitivity and Specificity

Takeaways: There is a trade-off to where you set the sensitivity for a test. You’ll either have more false positives or false negatives. When you test for a disease, a more sensitivity test means: Improve your chance of catching a

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Exercise — Energy Systems and Exercise Zones.

Key Takeaways: Aim for regular moderate intensity exercise: Uses and builds low twitch muscle fibers. These fibers have the highest number of mitochondria – you want more of them. These fibers also help clear lactate. More low twitch fibers =

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Exercise — High Intensity Work-Outs

High Intensity Training As you get older -> diminishing exercise capacity -> more robust and hard exercise. Dynamic endurance (interval training) – acidosis, oxygen debt – no warm-up…: Running. Speed and strength. Beach, hill or track. 2 session per week.

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