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    Science is Not a Faith

    A few days ago, I heard something from a guest on Bill Maher which really made me scratch my head. Bret Stephens stated that “science is not a democracy” and went on to insist that the overwhelming consensus on climate change from scientists is irrelevant. His argument, as best as I can understand it, was […]

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    Traveler’s Mind, Zen Mind

    Have you ever heard someone say “travel is a state of mind?” It’s one of those platitudes that annoys me whenever I’m not on the road. Only someone who has the luxury of travel would ever say it. “No,” I want to scream, “travel is going somewhere different and seeing something new!”   Yet I think […]

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    How To Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

    This post is based upon the research science of self esteem. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   In the west, we seem to take for granted that it is important to have high self-esteem, but not all self-esteem is created equal: some of it leads to […]

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    There is No “Good” Without Guilt

    Have you ever heard someone say something like “live without regrets?” It sounds like a pleasant platitude at first, but stop to think about it for a moment. It’s one thing to not live life to the fullest because you are afraid, but this is something wholly different. To live without regrets, you must have either […]

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    Can Online Dating Make You Happy?

    Three years ago, the move to “online” dating was still confined to relatively small groups. Now, I speak regularly to friends of mine all around the country who sign on to their online dating profiles every day. The taboo has been lifted by sites like OkCupid and Tinder; online dating has become the stuff of […]

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    Mindhacks to Increase Happiness using Science

    This post is based upon research on the science of happiness. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Much of the latest psychological research is yielding surprising, even counter-intuitive insights into how the mind works (which is why we have wonderful books like Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational). A common thread […]

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    The Lone Genius and the Startup Founder: a Tale of Two Styles

    The tension between the the Lone Genius and the Startup Founder is one I’ve found myself personally struggling with throughout my life. Is it better to create, even in isolation, for the sake of creation  – or to build something large, regardless of the impact I might have upon the actual product? Some very smart people would advocate for […]

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    The 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment

    Countless productivity blogs, social psychology books, and scientific research papers have attempted to address the idea of “peak performance.” How far can we push our bodies safely? What should we reasonably expect of ourselves? What are the tricks of the trade to get the most out ourselves? I’ve spent years following these resources closely, distilling […]

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