Hi all! This is hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
Totally enjoyed this one on the science and psychology of how we gain and lose influence.
We pay 10x more attention to negative news than positive news. I’m happy Peter Diamandis counteracts this whenever he can.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.
The findings suggest that the health benefits of both green tea and black tea go beyond their antioxidant benefits and that both teas have a strong impact on the gut microbiome.
The study strongly supports the idea that a typical unhealthy western diet is a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s disease.
“Archetypes are recurring patterns of behavior that give insights into the structures that drive systems. They offer a way of deciphering systems dynamics across a diversity of disciplines, scenarios, or contexts. Think of these archetypes as the storylines of systems in the world. Just as you can identify the same formula for a romcom or a thriller in a Hollywood film, these archetypes help systems thinkers see behaviors and flows in more concrete terms.”
“So if your work-life balance feels strained, pause to ask yourself whether your expectations need to come down in one area in order to keep the bar high in another. After all, it’s always up to you when to move the bar again–and at what height.”
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