Human Optimization

Be the strongest, most resilient, highest conscious version of yourself using art and science to help you perform at the highest level possible.

Live kindly with a good heart because you'll be the happiest that way

"The crux of what the Buddha taught is realizing that everything passes, including these lives. And knowing that’s what’s true, I think, we are mandated not to waste any time with enmity or negativ...

  • Updated about 5 hours ago by vince
Be a responsible authority figure

Option 1: The other person believes you so you tell them what to do. The downside is that this completely takes away their agency Option 2: Give them their options and tell them to choose. The down...

  • Updated 15 days ago by vince
Understand the difference between a true altruist versus an accidental altrui...

Monkeys are nicer (i.e. show reciprocity) when they perceive your actions as true altruism. 40% displaced reciprocity versus 7% when they were not the recipient of [true] altruism When Monkey B see...

  • Updated 24 days ago by vince
Wellness practices that help lose weight and keep them off

Don't restrict yourself Don't let your brain trick you Make sure you're doing this for yourself No extreme workouts Get out into nature Eat mindfully Deal with your emotional traumas Be accountable...

  • Updated about 1 month ago by vince
Extend your sleep time by reducing your sleep runway

Ironically you can get better sleep by setting your alarm every morning a little earlier than you would normally wake up. I learn't this little trick from my sleep therapist. For example if you nor...

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Be more productive

Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management “Time management” is not a solution — it’s actually part of the problem attention management: Prioritize the people and pro...

5 steps to help you figure out your passion

grit equals passion plus persistence Clear out the distractions Think of a passion as like an internship Be patient Stay motivated by remembering the bigger picture Avoid burnout with this one weir...

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Share a plate of food for more successful negotiations

eating similar foods led to people feeling emotionally closer to one another lead2 people to become more aware of others’ needs and drive co-operative behavior as a result those who shared food res...

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Understand why we procrastinate so you can stop putting things off and start ...

It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative...

Intentional forgetting

Most people find a way to bury, or at least reshape, the vast majority of their worst moments. Could that process be harnessed or somehow optimized? It’s less about erasing than editing: incrementa...

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Regulate Emotions

Instead, I will use this opportunity to prove to myself that it is possible to do something I don’t really feel like doing, even when my emotions might get in the way https://goodmenproject.com/hea...

Understand the psychology behind morality

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means. If you don’t believe that about ...

The Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called ikig...

  • Updated about 2 months ago by vince
Comfort a Dying Person

We will all face painful moments sitting next to dying people. What can we say? “You will not be alone.” “You will not feel pain.” “We will be okay.” And when the person passes repeat the Three Mag...

Mewing

I paid a few hundred dollars to see an orofacial myopathy therapist last year and found it quite useful. "Mewing" has some of the same techniques https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3medj/mewing-is...

  • Updated 2 months ago by vince
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight

The simplicity of calorie-counting explains its appeal As a general rule it is true that if you eat vastly fewer calories than you burn, you’ll get slimmer labels on American packaged foods miss th...

  • Updated 2 months ago by vince
Train your memory

Great article from WSJ (https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-store-data-along-memory-lane-11547853504) by a memory champion (who can memorize 10,000 numbers) on how to train your memory. His book is...

How successful people talk

"How are you?" is useless. The person asking doesn't really want to know, and the person responding doesn't tell the truth and this is a lost opportunity and meaningless exchange with zero connecti...

  • Updated 2 months ago by vince
Give and receive better feedback

there are no bad teams only bad leaders We humans do not do well when someone whose intentions are unclear tells us where we stand, how good we “really” are, and what we must do to fix ourselves. W...

  • Updated 2 months ago by vince
Practice Effectively

consistently at the edge of your abilities focused https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2017/03/06/518777865/the-most-practical-tips-for-practicing-according-to-science