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 …

Sense of purpose and longevity

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Sense of purpose is correlated with longevity. This is scientifically clear, but what does it really mean? Is the long life indicator of a lifelong mission, or people who learn to FIND purpose live longer? Can all of us learn from them, live longer and better. Learn more here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Grounding, resting your eyes, and becoming creative outdoors

Hugging trees is not just for the hippies! Apparently everyone can enjoy nature and get some measurable extras: grounding, creativity, eye rest. For more reading, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Oh, and I provide plenty of my own tips to small to be a part of any course. No-brainer …

Extra meaning: experts and dilemmas

Suppose you have an absolutely wonderful idea. You are afraid someone will steal it. You share the idea with people you trust the most. And they give you a cold shower. Probably this will have a strong effect on your confidence… But really, should it? Today’s reading can be found here, here, here, here, here, …

Intuition in a blink of the eye

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Can we trust our intuition? Possibly. Some of the best and the worst decisions were based on intuition, especially highly creative or controversial ones. Many people have an extraordinary level of luck and intuition. Others are just never right. For more reading please see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Practical advice If …

Do we trust science?

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The premise of science was a methodological search for the truth and the nature of the universe. Faith or philosophy claims something to be true because it was claimed by authorities and is logically consistent. Science uses the scientific method and claims to predict the outcome of events. Science is valid as long as the …

7 Tips to get a Teen Interested in Philosophy

I am not very successful in getting my kids interested in philosophy or history. Occasionally I am not sure why to bother. In this guest post, Carla Davis shares her perspective on the subject. 7 Tips to get a Teen Interested in Philosophy Philosophy is a Greek word, which means “love of wisdom.”  Philosophy is …

COVID-19 and critical thinking

For this article, I suggest you read this study. There is no way to ignore coronavirus, yet there is not very clear what to do about it. I want to share some original thoughts on the subject. Some of them will be controversial and thought-provoking. I start from pessimistic notes and gradually increase the level …

Brain hacking

Brain hacking sounds really exciting, only nobody knows that this actually means. We can do all sorts of cool things: improve brain functions by applying an electrical current, consume nootropics and get high scores, do things much better due to cool strategies. I will discuss these aspects and more. You can read further here, here, here, …