Physical activity intensity

This is a summary of my own small research for my own purposes, sort of demo of research diary. When I start I do not know where I end. The question is interesting and important: what kind of training is most useful? I have no idea where we end, so each research is a small …

Evolution, revolution and science

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Science works in mysterious ways. Since we read and write scientific publications, we at least hope that people will read and cite what we have to say. But will that really matter? Hard to say. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The nature of scientific evolution There is a persistent …

Productivity for wisdom workers

To which extent can we optimize our life? What are the limiting factors and reasonable goals? Just how productive should we become? Here I will try to answer these questions. The goal of productivity What exactly is productivity? This question changes as our economy evolves and we undergo personal development.  I argue that a modern …

The nature of trust

Trust is very important for many social activities. Be it trade, collaboration, or competition, the trust ensures fair game. We want to be trusted. This provides access to better deals, emotional support, and better sleep at night. What does it take to be trusted? TLDR Before we go into a long discussion, I want to …

Disambiguation

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Some words mean many things. How do we memorize them? How should we read and remember wordplay? How should we search dictionaries when we encounter new words? These are valid questions without equally valid answers. I will try to address them here. The question that leads to this post I month ago one of my …

Less is more and charity

Some of my articles I write as a figure of authority, others as a confession. Minimalism is not something I am good at.  Giving away is something I do often, but without real joy. This is an issue of personal style and it comes with warranties. Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and …

Interesting facts on some of the greatest ancient warriors

This is a demonstration of how I enjoy history. The focus is not so much on my answers, as on fun. The way I think is a great source of joy for me, so why not share? The question is very simple and open: who was the greatest warrior in human history? Now, for sure …

Critical thinking and how a crisis can change our perception.

Any crisis is a challenge and an opportunity. It makes us focus on different things, change priorities and step out of our comfort zone.  Does stress really change our perception and affect our decision making process? In this post I focus on WWII as a mind-changing crisis. More reading on COVID19 crisis here, here, here, …

Secular pilgrimage

During the COVID19 crisis, we saw on TV images of empty West Wall and via Dolorosa, Mecca, and museums of Vatican, Louvre, and Times Square. These are the places which are much more than a magnet for tourist. There is something common to these cultural icons and the way they change us. What is a …

Learning survival skills – the new mainstream?

There is something I do not fully understand in the American culture, and this is the prepping phenomenon. I do not think there is an equivalent elsewhere.  Here I will try to make sense and provide tips if I can. Acquiring survival skills In every culture that I know of, the elite warriors are trained …