Contemplating big questions is fun and humbling. One of those questions is: how is it that among all the life supporting planets out there in the universe(multiverse?), planet earth is the only planet on which complex life had evolved. Where are the aliens? Karshadev scales: -K1 civilizations, as developed
Cancer is humanity's one true archnemesis. In 1970, President Nixon declared the war on cancer, but for the next 30 years, the rate of people dying of cancer had maintained a steady increase, while the death by heart disease was gradually decreasing. What is the deal with cancer?. Despite the
Rousseau's inequality theory states that homo sapiens lived in hunter gatherer small egalitarian bands until agriculture ruined this "innocence" and caused the rise of inequality, war and politics( policy/polite/ police ==> Greek's polis=city), while the Hobbesian's view of things is that even when hunter gatherer were small bands, the
Atul Gawande gives us a sneak peek into the modus operandi of surgeons. He concludes that despite the progress we've achieved in the field of medicine, it remains a complex field that is prone to the vagaries and vicissitudes of fallible humans and a limited science that doesn't provide all
This [https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Money-Timeless-lessons-happiness/dp/0857197681/ref=asc_df_0857197681/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=508977995883&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10023574095857205838&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013145&hvtargid=pla-947774987444&psc=1] book is so good. You'd think studying some successful people in finance would be
Animals feed but humans eat. People eat for different cultural reasons other than biological: bonding, spiritual, and pleasure. The human body can adapt to various different diets: low fat, high fat, high carb, but we had industrialized Eating; processed it, sweetened it, and flavoured it.Eating decisions shouldn't be based
Felix Dennis had excelled in the publishing business, starting in the UK and expanding into the US to become one of the 100 wealthiest people in Brittan. He'd had it with all the self-help books out there selling empty dreams to people and decided to rectify that by writing what
Notes: -Distraction happens not because of external triggers but because of internal triggers; escaping discomfort instead of cozying up to it, dancing with it. Opposite of distraction( action that pulls you away from your intended plan) is traction( action that pulls you toward your intended plan Time wasted on purpose(
You're walking down the street at a late hour when a mugger jumps out of nowhere and asks: "Your money or your life?" Now, if this was a sketch in a sitcom, you'd go "I'll take both, thank you very much", but, alas, this is a life or death matter.
Living paycheck to paycheck, saving aggressively, and investing in index funds won't make you rich easy. It will take decades. Fortunately, there is a "shortcut". Time to stop ceding control of your financial destiny to the market; why trade 40 years of your life for wealth at an old age?