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Weekly Emails

Weekly Emails

The Sound of Silence

I would posit you don’t need to be a fan of Disturbed or Simon & Garfunkel (though I love both) to appreciate a remake of “Sound of Silence” released by Disturbed a few years ago. Live performance on Conan Official video A great version of the original I have a new level of appreciation for…

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Feeling entitled

When I think about healthspan—the how “well” you live part of longevity—I think of three components: cognitive, physical, and emotional. It’s this last one that is disproportionately getting my attention.

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Skipping breakfast

Nota bene: I was pretty pissed off when I wrote this, but don’t let my annoyance detract from the message. Bad science is an abomination. Incompetent news reporting on bad science is worse.

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You can win

I think this shows the power that both actions and words can have on us, and also how shame can travel with us for years and color our actions until we resolve it.

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Targeting aging

Given that “TOR” is literally “Target of Rapamycin,” it’s no surprise that rapamycin may increase longevity.

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David Brooks and the quest for a moral life

“Our individualistic culture inflames the ego and numbs the spirit. Failure teaches us who we are.”

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Trauma

Emotional trauma can have a big impact on our lives, and it’s often insidious, showing no overt signs of pathology. Yet, overcoming it might be one of the most powerful things we can do to improve the quality of our lives.

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My view on wearables

What gets measured gets managed?

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Driving while distracted

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, here’s a game of driving that I like to play in order to stay hypervigilant, and I encourage you to play it: Imagine that someone on the road is trying to kill you today.

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Why am I such a knucklehead?

I had an obsession with cracking my knuckles. How the heck does it produce such a cool sound (people around me beg to differ on the degree of coolness)?

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