self improvement

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Project Euler

"Project Euler exists to encourage, challenge, and develop the skills and enjoyment of anyone with an interest in the fascinating world of mathematics." We all know the importance of training our physical bodies every week, like working out at the gym or going for a run. Making our muscles sore,…
Abundance Game

Abundance Game

We are talking about Survivorship Bias. That we only see the ones that survive, and we do not see the potentially magnitudes-greater number of the ones that die. The most famous example is of the WW2 fighter planes that survived, with certain parts showing significant damage; instead of beefing up…
Be a Farmer, Also

Be a Farmer, Also

We hunt. We kill. We eat. It is immediate gratification and empowering. It feels good. When we get shit done, it also feels good. We check items off of our to-do list and get to physically see progress being made. We address time-sensitive issues and live moment to moment, staving…

Sleeping well

For an entire academic year during college, while I was going through a neurotic self-improvement phase, I kept a sleep log. I recorded when I slept, when I woke, how long that period was, a sleep quality rating 1-5, and a brief note explaining context. It was one of the…