This is definitely a “Future Human” biased week with lots of articles on science and the continued march toward the future. Enjoy!

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How to raise kids who will grow into secure, trustworthy adultsideas.ted.com

“How do we raise children who can grow into secure, trustworthy adults? Esther Wojcicki, an educator, explains.”

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Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980sgetpocket.com

Fascinating and not surprising:

“They found a very surprising correlation: A given person, in 2006, eating the same amount of calories, taking in the same quantities of macronutrients like protein and fat, and exercising the same amount as a person of the same age did in 1988 would have a BMI that was about 2.3 points higher. …


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The Only Dependable Source of Happinesswww.raptitude.com

“The great truth my “secret ally” practice hinted at, and which Stoics like Marcus Aurelius understood through and through, is that there’s a certain kind of happiness you can create by practicing being a certain way in the world. And the work that you do on that level — unlike everything else in life — is impervious to circumstances. Aurelius described this process of cultivating your character as carrying within you an invincible fountain of contentment.”

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The Third Selfgetpocket.com

“Creative work needs solitude. It needs concentration, without interruptions. It needs the whole sky to fly in, and no eye watching until it comes to that certainty which it aspires to, but does not necessarily have at once. Privacy, then. A place apart — to pace, to chew pencils, to scribble and erase and scribble again. But just as often, if not more often, the interruption comes not from another but from the self itself, or some other self within the self, that whistles and pounds upon the door panels and tosses itself, splashing, into the pond of meditation. And what does it have to say? That you must phone the dentist, that you are out of mustard, that your uncle Stanley’s birthday is two weeks hence. You react, of course. Then you return to your work, only to find that the imps of idea have fled back into the mist.” …


Really packed edition this week. I hope you enjoy!

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Secretary-General’s Address to the General Assembly @ The United Nations

www.un.org

This is an eloquent and sobering speech about the current state of affairs and our need to come together, as a global community, to solve our collective problems and improve the world for our children.

Video here

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The Age of Envy: How to be Happy When Everyone Else’s Life Looks Perfectgetpocket.com

“Social media has created a world in which everyone seems ecstatic — apart from us. Is there any way for people to curb their resentment?”

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Accept The Awkwardness: How To Make Friends (And Keep Them)www.npr.org

“Friendship is hard, but the best way to tackle it is to talk about it. …


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A 27-Year Study Says 1 Thing Is Key to Happiness and Longevity in Work and Lifewww.inc.com

“It all comes from one thing that you can spark with eight questions to yourself.”

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This Is How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness: 4 Secrets From Research — Barking Up The Wrong Treewww.bakadesuyo.com

This is a great reminder and overview of happiness and how you are really in control if your own happiness irrespective of external stimuli and situations.

“Wouldn’t it be great to just rewire your brain for happiness? Turns out science has a way for us to do it. …


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Are You Doing Microworkouts? Here’s Why You Should.www.marksdailyapple.com

“The fitness industry is in the midst of a renaissance. Flawed and dated strategies like sedentary recovery practices or overly stressful HIIT workouts are being replaced with cutting-edge practices that offer more efficiency and return on investment. Today I’m covering one emerging fitness strategy: performing brief feats of strength in the routine course of a day. Let’s call them microworkouts.”

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The bowls at Chipotle and Sweetgreen are supposed to be compostable. They contain cancer-linked “forever chemicals.”newfoodeconomy.org

“Testing reveals that fiber bowls contain PFAS, a troubling class of chemicals with no known half-life. …


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How to Be Luckygetpocket.com

“Belief in good luck goes hand in hand with feelings of control, optimism, and low anxiety. If you believe you’re lucky and show up for a date feeling confident, relaxed, and positive, you’ll be more attractive to your date. Feeling lucky can lead you to work harder and plan better.”

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131 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Wish I Had Read Ages Agomedium.com

“I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go through the actionable ideas from each book. Find Your Element by Ken Robinson (60 seconds read) Start With Why by Simon Sinek (45 seconds read) Purple Cow by Seth Godin (30 seconds read) Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (30 seconds read) Getting Things Done by David Allen (45 seconds read) The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (60 seconds read) The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (90 seconds read) The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen (60 seconds read) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries (45 seconds read) Zero to One by Peter Thiel (60 seconds…


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The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activitygetpocket.com

“Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing. Science has shown that musical training can change brain structure and function for the better. It can also improve long-term memory and lead to better brain development for those who start at a young age.

Furthermore, musicians tend to be more mentally alert, according to new research from a University of Montreal study.”

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The real midlife crisis confronting many Americanstheconversation.com

“What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.” …


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How I practice at what I domarginalrevolution.com

“Following up on my post a few days ago, about the value of deliberate practice for knowledge workers, a number of you asked me what form my practice takes. A few of you were skeptical, but it is long since established that practice improves both your writing and your memory, so surely it can do much more than that for your thinking. Here is a partial list of some of my intellectual practice strategies:”

Generalise, don’t specialise: why focusing too narrowly is bad for us

www.theguardian.com

Great read! I’m currently in the middle of this book and it’s fantastic: “Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World by David…


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It’s Never Going to Be Perfect, So Just Get It Donewww.nytimes.com

This article really resonated with me. I’ve always been a person who gets things to 90% at 10% of the effort instead of spending 90% of the effort on the last 10%.

“The M.F.D. is the minimum outcome you’re willing to accept as a consequence of a decision. It’s what you’d be perfectly fine with, rather than the outcome that would be perfect. The root of the M.F.D. lies in the difference between maximizers and satisficers. …


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Yale’s Popular Happiness Class, Distilledwww.theatlantic.com

“On Monday morning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, Santos presented the “shortest possible crash-course version of the class,” covering two primary “glitches” (and how to counteract them) in less than an hour. “You can’t just shut off the kinds of biases that I’m talking about,” she said. “But we can understand them.””

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The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100www.washingtonpost.com

“Sometimes books come into our lives just when we need them. Here’s what to read and when.”

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The Data-Driven Guide to Sane Parenting (Ep. 376)freakonomics.com

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