THE MORE YOU KNOW THE BETTER YOU GET
BETTER EVERY DAY | VOLUME 8
The 100 Percent Rule That Makes Life a Lot Easier
“It’s easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time.” —Clayton Christensen
Meta-analysis of 15 studies on depression suggests significant mental health benefits from being physically active
Is exercise really that important to individual’s mental health? A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that exercise is related to lower levels of depression, even for people who are doing less physical activity than is recommended by public health professionals. ...
Resilience Isn’t Something You Just Build
Resilience is more complicated than modern experts seem to believe.
Podcast #803: How Your Expectations Can Change Your Life
During World War II, Henry Beecher, an anesthesiologist serving in the U.S. Army, noticed that 32% of the soldiers he treated for horrific battle wounds felt no pain. A further 44% experienced only slight or mild discomfort, despite the fact they had shrapnel embedded in their bodies. Beecher hypoth…
What Happens When Modern Society Rebrands an Ancient Philosophy?
Everyone from Silicon Valley billionaires to self-help enthusiasts is repurposing Stoicism for our modern age, with results that are good, bad, and highly indifferent.
MIT’s new heat engine beats a steam turbine in efficiency
The heat engine has no moving parts and could allow us to tap into renewable energy year round via thermal batteries.