Friday, December 14, 2018. Issue #207
The Most Important Thinking Habit Nobody Taught You | Medium
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” 
George Bernard Shaw said that. And Einstein also said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Life is neither static nor unchanging, it’s fluid. Nothing stays the same. Elastic thinking (experts may call it cognitive flexibility)...
According to a spate of recent reports, perfectionism is on the rise, especially among young people. This is a very bad thing – perfectionism is linked to anxiety, depression and many other problems – but the silver lining is that we’re no longer talking as if it were something to be proud of. 
If you are a procrastinator, you’re in good company. Some of the greatest minds in the world — including Leonardo da Vinci — were famous procrastinators. Journalist Andrew Santella explores the upside of putting things off in his new book...
You should really exercise four times per week. Not just jogging though, high-intensity interval training. And do intermittent fasting. And drink two gallons of water a day. Don’t forget to meditate. If you’re not waking up at 4am, you’re missing the most productive hours of the day.

Money mistakes are a dime a dozen. Except, you know, they end up costing us a bit more than that. To prevent those costly financial blunders, we asked some financial advisors and professionals what clients tend to get wrong—and you should do differently going into 2019.

Two years ago, I was living the life I thought I wanted. I had a prestigious consulting job working with CEOs and a clear path to a successful life–one where I wouldn’t have to worry about money or future career options. But it was never my path. 

As a society, we tend to focus on prodigies — the young stars in their fields. But what if we looked at the people at the opposite end of the timeline instead? By studying them, network scientist Albert-László Barabási has come up with lessons that can benefit us all.

On any given day I have a dozen projects or stories in various states of completion that I’m working (you know, “working”) on. Of those, maybe I’ll finish two or three this week, come back to another two or three, put a few on the back burner for later and probably let the rest fade into oblivion.

Surveying the whole scope of human history vis-à-vis food, a couple of themes emerge. One is that humans like their food to taste good. Another is that they like it to not kill them. These two qualities often cohere in the same foodstuff—apples, for instance, taste great...
What exactly is ageing? If you could zoom into the molecular level, you would see small, incremental amounts of damage that spreads to the cells, the tissue and the organs. Eventually, the whole organism starts to suffer from this ongoing Russian-doll style accumulation of damage.
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Thomas, Curator at Postanly
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