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
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.
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
An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood By: Michael Lewis Published: 2009 Read: 2020 Summary The author kept a diary of what happened after the birth of each of his three children. Using his diary, he writes up his experiences as a
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
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