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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