Spartan wealth

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One of the surprising benefits of making respectable money is you stop lusting for a lot of the frivolous junk you thought would make you happy when you were not yet wealthy. Unless... READ MORE

What is wisdom?

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Let’s talk about wisdom, what it is and how it relates to intelligence. It’s in the title of the website, people use the word all the time, and yet, there seems to be no good definition.... READ MORE

Your date with destiny

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People often suffer from the notion that they should wait for their lives to begin instead of living them – that something will – eventually – happen, the stars will align, and their... READ MORE

2017 reading list

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By popular demand, and like last year, a list of recommended books follows, keeping with the format of one book per month. Realistically, not everyone will be interested in every single book, so... READ MORE

The self-driving future

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When was the last time you rode a horse to the grocery store? Yeah, me neither. Point is, nobody in the future is going to drive. By “nobody”, I mean a few eccentric... READ MORE

The Science of Douchebaggery

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There is a profound and often underestimated source of the phenomenon colloquially known as “douchebaggery”: People are not very good at realistically estimating fairness, particularly when it comes to our own rights, contributions, claims and interests in general.  Imagine, if you will, a … Continued

How to actually lose weight

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Wanna lose weight? Odds are, you do. So…how? The worst offenders are well known – sugar, fried stuff, soda, triplemocchaventimacchiatos, eating late at night and lack of exercise. We now also know that a major and historically underestimated factor are simple carbohydrates from … Continued

Plot twist

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I want to direct a movie where the trailer shows only zombies, and the first five minutes are indeed the standard prelude to apocalypse. But then, five minutes in, patient zero is shot and the rest of the movie is … Continued

Fixing finance for the future

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TLDR: Financial institutions spend untold billions every year on arbitrary opulence, trivially automatable administration and lush compensation for managers whose contributions are statistically insignificant. Monumental savings are readily achievable to get everybody a far better deal.

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