In the 1970’s, social scientists made two assumptions about people. One, people are mostly rational. Two, when they behaved irrationally, it was because emotions such as anger or fear intervened.

Behavioral scientists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky managed to demonstrate that both of these assumptions were false. People did not…


Certain foods are good for our good bacteria. These foods are prebiotics, and they are much more suitable for daily use than probiotics. To gain the benefits of prebiotics, good bacteria must already exist in the gut.

List of Prebiotics

Artichoke, asparagus, endive, green bananas, Jerusalem artichoke, garlic, onion, parsnips…


Bacteria can also perform this service outside the gut. Yogurt is nothing other than milk that has been predigested by bacteria. Much of the sugar in the milk (lactose) has already been broken down and transformed into lactic acid (lactate) and smaller sugar molecules. …


  1. Squat the Right Way: Squatting has been the natural defecation position from time immemorial. Incline upper body slightly, place feet on low foot rest placed in front of toilet.
  2. Brush your Teeth: Brushing at bedtime reduces mouth bacteria. Morning brushing is like cleaning up after last night’s party. Saliva is…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an unpleasant bloated feeling or gurgling in the abdomen (and susceptibility to diarrhea and constipation). IBS sufferers report anxiety and depressive disorders. If the brain insists, it can receive unwanted information from the gut.

Such a state can also be caused by tiny but persistent micro-inflammations…


  1. Squat the Right Way: Squatting has been the natural defecation position from time immemorial. Incline upper body slightly, place feet on low foot rest placed in front of toilet.
  2. Brush your Teeth: Brushing at bedtime reduces mouth bacteria. Morning brushing is like cleaning up after last night’s party. Saliva is…


If you wanted to find the antidote to bullshit, look not further than the fine craftsman. Each product designed by the craftsman is as it should be. At no point does he relax his thoughtful self-discipline, even for parts of his work that aren’t immediately visible. But he does not…


Naked Lunch

The reader follows the narration of junkie William Lee, who takes on various aliases, from the U.S. to Mexico, eventually to Tangier and the dreamlike Interzone.

The Biology of Desire

  • Title: The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease
  • Author(s): Marc Lewis
  • First Published: 2015

Through…


Atomic Habits by James Clear is a concise guide to breaking bad habits and implementing new ones. It is essentially a compilation of psychological tricks that you can use to help you in your fight against yourself.

How to create a good habit?

1. Make It Obvious

  1. Fill out the…

In The 37 Percent Rule, the basic idea is that you have a series of candidates you are interviewing for the role of secretary (this thought experiment originated in the 1950s). You interview each candidate one by one and must decide on the spot if you will stop your search…

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