Bitlife gaming experience

My son installed a mobile game called bitlife. It sounds fun and I decided to give it a try. The game is strangely addictive due to the surprise element. It is only strangely educative for its 17+ ranking. To play or not? This game is addictive and different. It is probably not for kids, but …

Soundtrack of life: physical and emotional stability

  Music plays an important role in the lives of most of us. The musical soundtrack is often also our emotional soundtrack. It is also an indicator of physical and emotional stability. We kind of know that our musical preferences are influenced by the weather.  It is well-known that the musical rhythm should be fit …

Middle class: money, happiness or both

Money does not bring happiness, it brings comfort. Happiness does not require money: it needs a sense of purpose and simple pleasures. Money and happiness compete over similar resources. How come so many think they are the same? Can we have both? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Money buys comfort …

Own your choices

I am writing as much for myself as for the readers. Anna envies the quality of therapy my writing provides. Currently, in my forties, I am reevaluating my own life choices. Some of them I love more, some less. Being responsible for my choices, I am making peace with that responsibility. So I am making …

Multi-monitor setup revisited

What is the best multi-monitor setup? New experiences and new technology makes me reevaluate my previous advice. Call it minor optimization.  The main reason for it? Cheaper more powerful hardware! Why do we need multiple monitors? Honestly, the main reason to have multiple monitors: because we can. Two monitors are pretty much a must now, …

A Quant Finance Qualification Will Help You With Your Job Hunt And Investment Portfolio

If you know a bit math and some investment theory you can make money. This can be a very competitive opportunity, and if you are good you will make more money and a fancy career. This guest post by Laura Jimenez is a bit strange. It was written long before it was submitted to me, …

How fast should my PC be?

We are addicted to our technology. Computational power is one of the fastest-growing technological products. No matter how much we have it seems not enough. We constantly fine-tune and overclock our computers, and yet they are not fast enough for our growing appetites. Is this normal? The vicious cycle of computational overdose Take for example …

Mindful writing

Writers say that their writing is the best therapy. How can this therapy be further nuanced and improved? Can writing take you beyond curing and into the domain of bliss? Can everyone write this way? Why writing cures? There are several therapeutic mechanisms in writing. Self-expression via a medium. We can confront our thoughts and …

Gaming nootropics for math supremacy and antiaging

Learning math is like playing chess. Young people do it better because they have better visuospatial intelligence. This is raw processing power, the sort of processing gamers do when playing DOTA2 or other complex real-time strategy games. Using the nootropics that help video gamers gain an extra edge may also help us. The same agents …

14 Ways to Maintain Your Health While Working Nights

Not everyone can have a nice daily schedule. Emergency workers like doctors or firefighters need to be sharp even after long hours of work, day and night. This is anything but easy. I came close to this when experimenting with polyphasic sleep almost a year ago. That’s why lifestyle is especially important for those who …