As we have discussed previously it can be very hard to maintain self-control and motivation. One thing that has worked for me is to make the far off future seem more immediate and more real. Make it more hot.Read More »
The Italian Economist Vilfredo Pareto observed in 1896 that approximately 80% of the land was owned by 20% of the population. What is fascinating is that this seems to hold true in many other regards. Often 80% of our results come from 20% of our efforts.Read More »
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I’m sure this title is catching some of you off guard. It certainly appears if you look around my site that I run a diet website (all these go to different articles about weight loss). But that misses the purpose of this website. The tagline for this site is:
Eating for health, happiness, and longevity
That is what I study, and what I am trying to understand how to accomplish. Oftentimes a diet is counterproductive to one or many of these goals.Read More »
I was reading an interesting book recently called The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel. In this book he discusses the famous marshmallow test that was performed on preschoolers. The preschoolers could either accept a single treat like a marshmallow or wait and get two treats. Whether or not they waited correlated with their future life success, however that is not the interesting part of this book. Especially for us. What is interesting is some of the tactics that he points out to increase self-control.Read More »