Steven Michael Crane

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Steven Michael Crane

31 days ago

Terrible financial advice is going viral on TikTok

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Steven Michael Crane

31 days ago

Why Are Rich People So Mean?

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Steven Michael Crane

31 days ago

It's a mindset

How to be lucky

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Steven Michael Crane

73 days ago

Guaranteed to learn things you didn't know about Edison and Tesla...

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

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Steven Michael Crane

73 days ago

Top recommendation! There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading — that is a good life. A day that closely resembles every other day of the past ten or twenty years does not suggest itself as a good one.

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

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Steven Michael Crane

164 days ago

A lot of good advice here

33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

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Steven Michael Crane

167 days ago

If you're still not sure white privilege exists, ask yourself this one question

A Simple Thought Experiment on White Privilege That Anyone Can Understand

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Steven Michael Crane

177 days ago

One of the best articles on screentime and distraction, from Nir.

How to be indistractable

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Steven Michael Crane

202 days ago

Prevention just makes sense. "significantly reducing transmission of new diseases from tropical forests would cost, globally, between $22.2 and $30.7 billion each year. In stark contrast, they found that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely end up costing between $8.1 and $15.8 trillion globally–roughly 500 times as costly as what it would take to invest in proposed preventive measures."

Preventing The Next Pandemic

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

We’re 20 Percent of America, and We’re Still Invisible

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

How Police Unions Fight Reform

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

It seems to me that money spent sanitizing surfaces is one of the least cost-effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID19.

Hygiene Theater Is a Huge Waste of Time

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

Very good techniques for dealing with an all-too-common cause of procrastination and broken focus

How to Disarm Internal Triggers of Distractions

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

Save your family from climate cancer!

Simon Sinek Says We Got Global Warming Wrong

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Steven Michael Crane

205 days ago

Good overview of the current state of our understanding of the immune system and COVID19

Immunology Is Where Intuition Goes to Die

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Steven Michael Crane

227 days ago

Incredible work

From the Magazine: ‘It Is Time for Reparations’

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Steven Michael Crane

229 days ago

Helpful understanding of the factors at play needed for herd immunity, and the relatively low antibody prevalence that some researchers think is needed (20-30%)

A New Understanding of Herd Immunity

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Steven Michael Crane

283 days ago

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology

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Steven Michael Crane

283 days ago

I do hope and wish that we can find a way to protect those who are truly vulnerable while allowing the rest of society to open and assume measured responsibility for the risks as we have always done with risks of similar magnitude. Otherwise I do worry that for many groups the unintended health consequences of shelter-in-place orders may soon exceed the health benefits achieved.

Adding to Dr. Fauci's diagnosis: The critical case for ending our shutdown

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Steven Michael Crane

283 days ago

This is one of the best and single most important posts I've ever read online. Love and appreciate the limited time you have left with those you love.

The Tail End

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Steven Michael Crane

283 days ago

This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

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Steven Michael Crane

283 days ago

Good prompts for reconceptualizing problems

Claude Shannon: How a Genius Solves Problems

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Steven Michael Crane

305 days ago

100%

Scientists who express different views on Covid-19 should be heard, not demonized

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Steven Michael Crane

305 days ago

I appreciate the lengths they went to to try and validate the text analysis!

Through AI and text analysis, social media can provide insight into the well-being of a community, Stanford scholar finds

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

We need others in order to evaluate our own existence and construct a coherent self-image. Think of that luminous moment when a poet captures something you’d felt but had never articulated; or when you’d struggled to summarise your thoughts, but they crystallised in conversation with a friend. Bakhtin believed that it was only through an encounter with another person that you could come to appreciate your own unique perspective and see yourself as a whole entity. By ‘looking through the screen of the other’s soul,’ he wrote, ‘I vivify my exterior.’ Selfhood and knowledge are evolving and dynamic; the self is never finished – it is an open book.

Descartes Was Wrong: ‘a Person Is a Person Through Other Persons’

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

How the Coronavirus Could Create a New Working Class

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

It's unclear to me how well this is known outside of healthcare economics circles, but if you're in the businesses of making policy and you don't have an explicit value of a statistical life, then there's no way your policy decisions will be rational.

What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life?

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

There's some good examination here, and a very important reminder to value your time!

Are You Really the Product?

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

Paradoxes of Probability and Other Statistical Strangeness

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Steven Michael Crane

314 days ago

Very important we get this right. I'm hopeful we'll learn from early mistakes of under-regulating these. Tricky balance to achieve.

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Steven Michael Crane

318 days ago


This is such a fun and interesting article that goes so far beyond the title (appropriate as it is).

The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

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Steven Michael Crane

320 days ago

A good reminder of the value of time

Seneca on The Shortness of Time

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Steven Michael Crane

320 days ago

“You’re looking for three things, generally, in a person,” says Buffett. “Intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two. I tell them, ‘Everyone here has the intelligence and energy—you wouldn’t be here otherwise. But the integrity is up to you. You weren’t born with it, you can’t learn it in school.”

Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look For in a Person

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Steven Michael Crane

320 days ago

I've probably been slipping on this goal to be honest.

If anyone can refute me – show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from
the wrong perspective — I’ll gladly change.
It’s the truth I’m after and the truth never harmed anyone.
What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance.”
— Marcus Aurelius in Meditations

Your Response to Mistakes Defines You

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Steven Michael Crane

324 days ago

Pretty remarkable how big the beef contribution is to our climate impact. I think beans need better marketing!

this one dietary change could achieve somewhere between 46 and 74 percent of the reductions needed to meet the target.

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

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Steven Michael Crane

325 days ago

Definitely recommended. This is no time to forget about the social aspects of our flourishing.

The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic

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Steven Michael Crane

327 days ago

"Hof is one of those extraordinary characters who pops up occasionally throughout human history seeming to be nothing short of miraculous. For thousands of years, humanity has occasionally glimpsed man’s capacity to do the seemingly impossible or the miraculous using only force of will: walking on burning coals, healing the sick, enduring lethal temperatures for hours. And for all that time, we have been left to our own devices in guessing how such things are possible."

The Science Behind Miracles

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Steven Michael Crane

327 days ago

The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the Coronavirus

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Steven Michael Crane

327 days ago

I hope anybody trying to think critically about COVID-19 appreciates the major issues and assumptions for both the numerator and denominator of the case-fatality rate.

Coronavirus: Why Country Comparisons Are Currently Pointless

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Steven Michael Crane

327 days ago

Sexism Starts in Childhood

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Steven Michael Crane

329 days ago

I think this is the most important under-emphasized perspective in this pandemic. John is an all-star who can call out faulty assumptions and bad data better than anybody.

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

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Steven Michael Crane

329 days ago

I'll say it again and again: we need to prioritize random sample testing in the population, both for active COVID-19 and serological testing to see who had it but never knew for sure.

How deadly is the coronavirus?

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Steven Michael Crane

330 days ago

We'd need to see how much live virus can be isolated from those droplets, but pretty amazing demonstration! Shows the importance of air flow and air purification.

SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Micro-droplets - NHK World report

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Steven Michael Crane

332 days ago

But do examine them!

Don’t Believe the COVID-19 Models

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Steven Michael Crane

332 days ago

To protect our way of life, we need to shift within a couple of months to a targeted approach that limits the spread of the virus but still lets most people go back to work and resume their daily activities.

This approach uses two complementary strategies. The first relies on tests to target social distancing more precisely. The second relies on protective equipment that prevents the transmission of the virus.

Will Our Economy Die From Coronavirus?

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Steven Michael Crane

333 days ago

Yet another reminder that "death rate" very much depends on what you're using for your denominator.

Why Germany's Coronavirus Death Rate Is Far Lower Than In Other Countries

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Steven Michael Crane

333 days ago

More reason to try to keep that optimal indoor humidity range in the 40-60% zone

Hopes of COVID-19 pandemic respite this spring may depend upon what happens indoors

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Steven Michael Crane

335 days ago

Excellent overview of inoculation, dose-dependency of infection, etc.

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient?

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Steven Michael Crane

338 days ago

We're all connected. We're all in this together.

You Won’t Believe My Morning

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Steven Michael Crane

370 days ago

How People Decide Whether to Have Children

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