My "Sam Harris is wrong" series is not done; it has been on hold. I have a lot more ideas for topics in that series. You can find out what happened to it on my Twitter. In short, it's very difficult to write, and I dread it. But it's one of the only great ideas I … Continue reading Updates
I have a theory that loud, bellowing laughs come from different personalities than do quiet laughs. I know a few people who’s laugh doesn't make the sitcom laugh sound if you know what I mean. That is, if you hear it at all. It was said that Einstein had a very distinct laugh. I got … Continue reading Are comedians biased against people with quiet laughs?
I was going through pictures on my computer, and I cam across this chart I made: Though it's a bit outdated, it took forever to make. Some key points: almost all of these are below 50 (bad), the only words that are positively associated with lower corruption are "new" and "kingdom." Someone else made this … Continue reading Words in Countries’ Names vs Corruption
1. They don’t care about peanut allergies Most places absolutely trip over themselves with anti-peanut alarmism. “Does one person have a minor peanut allergy? Ban all nuts from the premises forever!” Elementary school cafeterias are the worst by the way. They resort to virtue signaling anti-peanut propaganda that isn’t even effective. Five Guys has a … Continue reading Why Five Guys is the best fast food joint
1. Leaving the tap running when brushing teeth I once read a book on conservation that touted, “look how much water you can save if you don’t leave the tap water running when you brush your teeth!” That was the day I learned a gruesome fact: there are people who for some reason let the … Continue reading 16 things I can’t relate to
Make your failures temporary and your successes permanent. Right there is how to become successful. Make your failures temporary and your successes permanent. That, simply put, means to engage in activities where the potential upside is compounding, whereas the potential downside is temporary. Take, for example, submitting a book to a publisher. A potential failure … Continue reading How to Become Successful