Lessons from The Happiness Advantage

I recently stumbled on Shawn Achor’s Ted Talk about Happiness. I immediately liked what he presented when he talked about the Cult of the average in psychology. What the cult of the average does is, in simple terms, ignore the outliers in our data. Actually in psychology for many years attention was paid to the … Read moreLessons from The Happiness Advantage

PERIODIZATION: How to train more efficiently

Everyone seems to talk about periodization training but what exactly is it? I like the explanation of Mark Lauren from his Book You are your own gym, one of my favorite exercise books and the one with which I started my new fitness journey some time ago. Let’s read what Mark has to say about … Read morePERIODIZATION: How to train more efficiently

Research: How to tell fact from fiction — Excerpt

In the following excerpt from Dr. Garth Davis’s book Proteinaholic he explains how to recognize valid research and manipulated/biased/sponsored research. Research Truth and BS: How to Speak Science In Chapter 3, I told you about my rapid transformation from sick, overweight, and sluggish patient to healthy, lean, energetic triathlete. Had I been an accountant, a bricklayer, … Read moreResearch: How to tell fact from fiction — Excerpt

The food industry vs public health — Book Excerpt from The healthiest Diet on the Planet

The following excerpt is from Dr. McDougall’s latest book, The healthiest Diet on the Planet. Damned lies harm the public and planet Earth. In June 2015, the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a reckless opinion piece, called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) … Read moreThe food industry vs public health — Book Excerpt from The healthiest Diet on the Planet

How Buddhism relates to Science

📚 Happiness | Science | Meditation| Buddhism Excerpt From: Dalai Lama. “The Art of Happiness.” The key question is: Does Buddhism have anything to contribute to the scientific investigation of happiness? In considering this question, it is important to understand that Buddhism is not a faith-based system in the traditional sense. In fact, when the … Read moreHow Buddhism relates to Science

A mind for numbers — Summary

Restructure your study strategy by following the insights from one of the best books about learning how to learn Learning how to learn. This topic should be the first topic we learn in high school. Why? Because it makes so much sense, you can save so much time and energy and multiply your results by … Read moreA mind for numbers — Summary

Charlie Munger’s favorite Books

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time—none. Zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads—and how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.” – Charlie Influence: … Read moreCharlie Munger’s favorite Books

Elon Musk’s favorite Books

Hey Musk, how do you learn to build rockets? “I read books…” ~ Musk Interview ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by J.R.R. Tolkien “The heroes of the books I read always felt a duty to save the world,” – Musk ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams I guess when I was around 12 … Read moreElon Musk’s favorite Books

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth — Summary

Learn about preparation from one of the people who are the best at preparation, an astronaut The author explains in an entertaining way and great detail the arduous but fascinating path to becoming an astronaut. If you want to become an astronaut the odds are stacked against you from the beginning. You have to complete … Read moreAn Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth — Summary