The Future of Work Is a 60-Year Career
I'm doing my best to follow the Carstensen plan!
A nice, thorough article on healthy brain aging
"The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness. Our parents may be able to leave us money, houses, and land, but they may not be happy people. If we have happy parents, we have received the richest inheritance of all."
Helpful frameworks and mental models for tackling the challenges of the human flourishing conceptual domain
Good term — Autonoetic Consciousness. " We know that time has an impact on memory, but it is also memory that creates and shapes our experience of time. Our perception of the past moulds our experience of time in the present to a greater degree than we might realize. It is memory that creates the peculiar, elastic properties of time. It not only gives us the ability to conjure up a past experience at will, but to reflect on those thoughts through autonoetic consciousness — the sense that we have of ourselves as existing across time — allowing us to re-experience a situation mentally and to step outside those memories to consider their accuracy."
Stunningly massive fraud, and seems to be under-reported
The nuances are important given how broad an impact Maslow's hierarchy of needs has.
I wonder what happens to a society when they decide to do away with painful rituals.
Intending to change personality can work, though it will take awhile and the effected change is modest.
Scott Barry Kaufman is a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the scientific director of the Imagination Institute. He is the co-author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind.
Gene-envIRONment interaction :) Beware too much iron for longevity.
Flow doesn’t have to be an accident!
The most common symptoms in the COVID-19 group were loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and breathing problems. In this group, there was no apparent increase in other symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19, including “brain fog,” problems with memory or attention, heart palpitations, or muscle and joint pain.
Excellent list of the unknowns that I hope will soon be known
It's definitely not all fun and games (though it's still better than alcohol, make no mistake)
Really good discussion
Good reminders on the importance of meaning
Guaranteed to learn things you didn't know about Edison and Tesla...
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.
A lot of good advice here
If you're still not sure white privilege exists, ask yourself this one question
One of the best articles on screentime and distraction, from Nir.
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."
It seems to me that money spent sanitizing surfaces is one of the least cost-effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID19.
Very good techniques for dealing with an all-too-common cause of procrastination and broken focus
Save your family from climate cancer!
Good overview of the current state of our understanding of the immune system and COVID19
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%)
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.
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.
Good prompts for reconceptualizing problems