Mental health

A few things worth sharing: 09-13-2020

The Lost Years and Last Days of David Foster Wallace.

Understanding science

Randomized controlled trials: when the gold standard leaves you with fool’s gold

If I told you that I read a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial conducted over 5 years and carried out in over 18,000 participants, is there any scenario under which you would not believe it to be an excellent trial?

Weekly Emails

A few things worth sharing: 08-30-2020

Shitty first drafts and accelerating fasts.

Weekly Emails

Normative errors and Surgisphere

Last month, the New York Times profiled Dr. Sapan Desai, founder of Surgisphere, the company that supplied the data for two recently retracted studies.

Weekly Emails

A few things worth sharing: 08-16-2020

I’m doing something a little different for this week’s email and highlighting a couple of things I thought were worth sharing.

Mental health

Robin Williams

This Tuesday marks the tragic anniversary of the death of Robin Williams.

Mental models

The power of no

“When you’re saying yes, you’re saying no to something else. Everything in life has a price.” — Ric Elias

Aging

How to find a good doctor

One of the most common questions I encounter, in one form or another, is “How can I find a good…

Weekly Emails

Breakfast: a legacy of cereal…and sin?

Where did the idea of eating sugar-coated grains soaked in milk for breakfast come from?

COVID-19

COVID framework: How does this thing end?

I tried to explain to my 5-year-old son where we currently stand in this pandemic. His questions are the ones that truly matter right now.

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