"here are the top six sources of calories in the U.S. diet, in descending order of importance, as of 2006: Grain-based desserts (cakes, cookies, donuts, pies, and related items) Yeast breads Chicken and chicken-mixed dishes Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks Pizza Alcoholic beverages This list is..." via IFTTT from http://amzn.com/k/fGBn6Nv1RGSLstDTdgsm0Q
"We can also see from the turkey story the mother of all harmful mistakes: mistaking absence of evidence (of harm) for evidence of absence, a mistake that we will see tends to prevail in intellectual circles and one that is grounded in the social sciences. So our mission in life becomes simply “how n..." via … Continue reading Do not confuse abscence of evidence with evidence of absence
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"Happiness is about the present; meaning is about the future, or, more precisely, about linking past, present and future. The more time people spent thinking about the future or the past, the more meaningful, and less happy, their lives were. https://www.nikosmarinos.com/the-meanings-of-life.html
"YC’s standard imperative to transparency: if you’re worried about investors’ responses to a setback, “just tell them”; if you’re mystified by what a potential customer’s silence portends, “just ask them.” It’s the knottier questions that elicit his cleaving judgments. “Don’t worry about a competitor until they’re beating you in the market,” Altman told the founders … Continue reading Just fucking do it already.
"For there is no such thing as a failed soldier, dead or alive (unless he acted in a cowardly manner)—likewise, there is no such thing as a failed entrepreneur or failed scientific researcher, any more than there is a successful babbler, philosophaster, commentator, consultant, lobbyist, or business school professor who does not take personal risks. … Continue reading You can never truly fail if you take real risk in your life. You can never succeed if you do not take personal risk.
"detest the ruthlessness of selection, the inexorable disloyalty of Mother Nature. I detest the notion of improvement thanks to harm to others. As a humanist, I stand against the antifragility of systems at the expense of individuals, for if you follow the reasoning, this makes us humans individually..." via IFTTT from http://amzn.com/k/ghqMDqQPQ7SYvY90Nif44w