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How to Erase Your Brain: Sleeping Pills, Alzheimer’s, and Car Crashes


When I was on the university rowing team I had to face a grueling two hour practice every morning, six days a week. This meant I’d go to bed at 9pm and wake up at 4:15am, which proved difficult since I lived in a college dorm with students who played beer pong until midnight every ...

The Four Pillars of Good Sleep


We all know that sleep is important, but what many of us don’t know is how the quality of our sleep is determined. The four pillars of sleep are: Depth/Quality (your brain waves produced during the different stages of sleep) Duration (7–9 hours, non-negotiable) Continuity (waking up during the night) Regularity (going to bed and waking up at the same time every ...

Revenge of the AI Nerds: How Blockchain Will Save Our Lives and Pay You for Your Data


“I think it will take 15 years for a big chunk of jobs to be displaced. ” — Kai-Fu Lee on the automation threat In the sci-fi movie Her set in a near-future Los Angeles, the protagonist Theodore purchases an operating system with an AI-powered virtual assistant, Samantha voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The two hit it off and ...

3 Miles and 7 ATMs


A few months ago I was visiting my friend in Chennai, a city of 7 million on the eastern coast of India. Her office was smack-dab in the center of the city. I asked if there was an ATM nearby so I could withdraw some cash before we went to lunch. “Sure, but we better leave now. ...

Wax on, wax off


I just completed my first “Dhamma service” at the newly constructed and secluded Dhamma Mutta meditation center in Hong Kong. While you wouldn’t normally think of the financial capital of Asia as a great place for a meditation retreat, the center is an hour away from the city on Lantau Island, surrounded by nature and ...

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