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Weekly emails

Nutritional biochemistry

Topo Chico

Am I going to throw out my current stockpile of Topo Chico?

Aging

A few things worth sharing: 10-04-2020

Longevity in mice; The wonders of F1.

Diseases

Colorectal cancer screening

When I learned about Chadwick Boseman’s death from colorectal cancer (CRC) at the age of 43 a few weeks ago, it broke my heart.

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?

Fasting

A few things worth sharing: 08-30-2020

Shitty first drafts and accelerating fasts.

Understanding science

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.

Mental models

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

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