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A Quick Hack to Help Intermittent Fasting

My intermittent fasting plan restricts eating to between noon and 8 PM. Sometimes intermittent fasting is hard because I get hungry. I’ve noticed instead of committing not to eat for X hours it’s sometimes mentally easier for me to commit

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On Science and Religion

This article aggregates a few talking points on the relationship between Christianity, education, religion, and science. Ecklund and Scheitle, 2017, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really ThinkAbout 36 percent of evangelicals think scientists are hostile to religion, compared to

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Plz Appropriate Me Bro

Obviously white people, on average, obtain higher levels of income and various other measures of success in America. You can call this White Privilege and call on government intervention to solve the problem, but this is a band aid solution.

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Patience Over Race

While much of the news over how to improve society today revolves around such topics a supposed need to reduce white privilege, a study published just today has found that a person’s ability to delay instant gratification is a more

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5 Steps to Correct for Own Bias

This article briefly describes how to correct for own bias. It’s motivated by the question of a Facebook friend: “What steps do you take to actively correct for your bias when you want to determine the answers to complicated socio-economic

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Thomas Sowell’s Interesting Points on IQ

In his interview with Crowder, Sowell made at least four points I thought were interesting related to IQ, showing IQ to be more nurture and less genetic than previously thought: The first-born child has higher IQ than a later born

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Why Use Points for Estimation?

I’ve often been asked to map points to hours as part of an estimation process. This kind of works and kind of doesn’t. I’ll give my rule of thumb at the end, but first I want to defend the use

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Measuring Importance with Stack Exchange

This article discusses a way to leverage Stack Exchange to generate importance data. There are two sorts of articles and it’s important to correctly identify which is which: Articles written because an author wants to write it and articles written

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Google’s Disconcerting Project Aristotle

NYT released an article reporting Google’s findings from an internal research project called Project Aristotle. It found that technical skill doesn’t matter that much in team building. They found the key factor was psychological safety. This article discusses some reasons

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The Case for Angular, from a Hater

I am an Angular hater, although less and less so each day. This article discusses why someone like me would recommend a commercial application be written in Angular. 1. What Was the Problem? Why don’t I like Angular? I looked

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