The invisible colonies of Russia and China

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Western intellectuals are consumed by paroxysms of postcolonial repentance. While that is ethically understandable, it is unclear why they’re preoccupied with European colonies 200 years ago while remaining curiously silent about the colonial... READ MORE

How to change habits

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How to effectively change habits is one of life’s big and permanent questions. There are a bunch of “hacks” on the internet. But to qualify as a real life hack, a tip must... 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

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