Grant Gochnauer: Awesome Humans — Issue #98

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Our family was in Door County, Wisconsin enjoying family, sun, water, and great food!

Awesome Human

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The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make —

““When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner

There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.”

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This Emotional Intelligence Test Was So Accurate It Was Creepy —

“Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.”

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Here’s Einstein’s Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning —

“The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.”

Healthy Human

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How Much Sleep Do Fitbit Users Really Get? A New Study Finds Out — 
 Get tucked in: Fitbit’s new sleep study stats are anything but a snooze.


What’s happening in your body during acupuncture? —

“Thousands of years after acupuncture was invented, controversy remains over whether the Chinese traditional medicine technique works. While previous trials have shown mixed results, a new study shows that, at the very least, those needles really do cause something to happen in our bodies.”

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Coconut Oil Is Going to Kill Us All (or Maybe Not…) — 
 When it boils down to it, the AHA’s condemnation of coconut oil is just another salvo in their futile war against saturated fat consumption. They focus only on the tendency of coconut oil to increase LDL and ignore everything else it does, even referring to coconut oil’s lack of “offsetting favorable effects.”

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This popular painkiller also kills kindness —

“In research published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience scientists describe the results of two experiments conducted involving more than 200 college students. Their conclusion is that acetaminophen can reduce a person’s capacity to empathize with another person’s pain. “We don’t know why acetaminophen is having these effects, but it is concerning,” senior author Baldwin Way, an Ohio State University psychologist, said. One of the studies has half the group consume a liquid with acetaminophen while the other group received a placebo. The group that drink the acetaminophen thought that people they read about experiencing pain was not as severe as the placebo group thought.”

Human Builders


Elon Musk’s Promises and Goals for Tesla, SpaceX, and More —

Fantastic interactive infographic: What’s on track, late, and ahead of schedule. Elon is a machine!

Future Humans

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017 —

Scientific American asks: Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?

One More Thing

The age of distributed truth

Extremely fascinating post on distributed truth and the point it becomes common knowledge. The author touches on recent sexual harassment revelations that have recently rocked Silicon Valley but also how the concepts of distributed truth apply to both human psychology as well as new technologies like blockchain and finally commenting on what this all means.

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