How to make cheap, tasty, healthy meals – even if you’re lazy

  Eating well isn’t trivial, and most people don’t do it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to cook tasty healthy meals, even if you have little experience and don’t know where to start. The basics of health If you want to treat your body (and yourself) well, there are 3...

Kindness and compassion are trainable skills

For most of my life, I viewed kindness and empathy as a fixed character trait. Sarah was kind. Jim was not. That’s just who they were. It wouldn’t change. I slowly realized that this idea was profoundly stupid. There is no reason why we can’t become kinder. If we’re willing...

How to wake up early and sleep well

Why get up earlier? The main is reason is that you’ll have a lot more time to do things that are more interesting than sleeping. The other reason is that the morning is a good time to work. It’s quiet, you can do whatever you want in peace and you’ll...

How to increase your energy, time and focus to get things done

Predicting how much you’ll get done is hard. Unless you know exactly what you’re going to do and how much time each task takes, it’s only a rough approximation. It depends on 3 things: the tasks you have to do, your environment and your internal state. How could we improve...

How to consume the information that matters and eliminate the rest

There are 2 main reasons to consume information: 1. For pleasure (distraction/entertainment) 2. To use it Here’s the thing: most of the information we consider useful is actually distraction. We don’t need it. Or we forget it after 3 weeks. Or we bookmark it never apply to our lives. Most...

Blog posts I like to re-read

Once in a while, I read an interesting or useful post which I’d like to re-read regularly. I list some the interesting ones here: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person  The Overthinker’s Guide For Taking Action: A Complete Guide  Beginner’s Health and Fitness Guide  Hell...

Insights

Here’s a list of insights I learned or discovered that had an impact on me. Desire is a contract for unhappiness Kindness and compassion are trainable skills I’ll update this list as I add more Insight posts....

Desire is a contract to be unhappy

I was recently listening to a great episode of the Tim Ferriss podcast with Naval Rabikant, the founder of AngelList. Almost at the end, Naval said something that made me stop the podcast. For 10 minutes, I kept thinking about it – in fact, I felt like an idiot. It...

Small programming projects you can do to learn

Here are a few projects that you can make to have fun and improve your skills. Most also require you to learn about some technology or area of Computer Science, which makes it a double win. Check r/dailyprogrammer for new challenges every week. A BitTorrent client A spam filter An...

Interesting people and organizations

This is a list of people and organization I find interesting. It may be useful to you too, so here you go: Software developers: Julia Evans (very curious, machine learning, OS, exploring), @b0rk Dan Luu (very clear; tech, hardware and tech world) @danluu Steve Yegge (lots of fun, tech,...