Better Yourself

What the Japanese can teach us about super-ageing gracefully
bbc.com/future/article/20200327-wha… 

Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world, but some of the country’s elderly aren’t slowing down.

Fast Carbs Are Killing Us
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/… 

Processed carbohydrates have become a staple of the American diet, and the consequences are wreaking havoc on our bodies.

Lessons from running a business
youtube.com/watch?v=89Vpqm2IaPE 

In this interview '12 Rules for Life' author and Clinical Psychologist Jordan Peterson talks with Rob Moore about predictors for entrepreneurial success, the...

Do whatever you can't stop thinking about
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Since the start of the year, I’ve been making mistakes with with my free time. I’ve been spending some of my leisure time on wrong activities.

My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since the 1990s
gwern.net/Improvements 

A list of unheralded improvements to ordinary quality-of-life since the 1990s going beyond computers.

How to Think About the Plummeting Stock Market
theatlantic.com/business/archive/20… 

No one knows exactly how much damage the coronavirus will do to the global economy, but investors have to guess.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Mental Models
fs.blog/2020/02/mental-models-in-sp… 

There isn’t a harsher environment for a human being to live than outer space. Chris Hadfield shares some of the thinking tools he acquired as an astronaut to make high stakes decisions, be innovative in the face of failure, and stay cool under pressure.

How to reduce 'attention residue' in your life
bbc.com/worklife/article/20200130-t… 

Mundane chores take up our time and headspace. Bundling life admin into specific time slots - known as GYLIO - might be the ultimate act of self-care.

The Comfortable Life is Killing You
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Despite existing in an era with the highest living standards in the history of mankind, despite having easy access to most of our material needs, recent polls have revealed that we modern people are miserable, angry, fearful, depressed, and riddled with anxiety. More so than ever before.

The Passion Economy and the Future of Work
a16z.com/2019/10/08/passion-economy/ 

The top-earning writer on the paid newsletter platform Substack earns more than $500,000 a year from reader subscriptions. The top content creator on Podia, a platform for video courses and digital memberships, makes more than $100,000 a month. And teachers across the US are bringing in thousands of dollars a month teaching live, virtual classes on Outschool and Juni Learning.

Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger
nytimes.com/2020/01/15/well/maratho… 

Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.