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Weekly emails

Mental models

The pleasure of finding things out

Why do those last few “O”s in a bowl of Cheerios tend to clump together in the middle of the bowl or around the edges?

Diseases

Alzheimer’s disease and glucose metabolism

“In Alzheimer’s Research, Glucose Metabolism Moves to Center Stage.”

Mental models

The killer(s) on the road: reducing your risk of automotive death

How, where, and why do most people die behind the wheel of an automobile? Is there anything we can do to prevent deaths on the road?

Mental models

Making sense of tragedy

As soon as this week’s podcast with Ryan Holiday went up people began contacting me to say how timely it was, if not outright eerie, given it was recorded a few months earlier. Only the day before it was released, we learned about the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, along with seven other people.

Understanding science

Nobel retractions

On January 2nd, Arnold made headlines after announcing she and her co-authors retracted a paper that was published in the prestigious journal Science in May of 2019, 7 months after winning the Nobel Prize.

Fasting

Intermittent fasting

Metabolic switching and different forms of fasting.

Fasting

My nutritional framework

Nutrition is such a loaded topic—almost a religious or political one—so I’m always looking for ways to explain it that are as free from that baggage as possible.

Mental health

A new year

A couple of unrelated events over the past few months have led me to view 2020 as a year to implement some new routines around my mental and emotional health.

Mental health

Why is life expectancy in the US declining?

Midlife mortality and mental health.

Diseases

Measuring cardiovascular disease risk and the importance of apoB

Millions of Americans schedule an annual physical health examination. During their visit, many can expect to get their blood drawn for…

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