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  1. Angriest Trainer 228: The Great Dr. Peter Attia | Vinnie Tortorich

    Vinnie and Anna welcome the great Dr. Peter Attia onto the podcast to start 2014 off right.

    Check out Dr. Attia’s NUSI project here.

    Read Dr. Attia’s Eating Academy blog here.

    Photo Credit: Terry Manier

    Buy Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker here.

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  2. Task Management Episode 1

    This week is the first part in a three part series on realistic task management. Gabe is joined by Eddie Smith of Practically Efficient and Rob Agcaoili of Gridwriter to discuss GTD concepts and applying them to task and project management. This first installment covers the basics of defining tasks and projects.

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    Quiet By Susan Cain

    Pelle Notebooks

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    OmniFocus Mail Drop

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  3. Rationally Speaking | Official Podcast of New York City Skeptics - Current Episodes - RS97 - Peter Singer on Being a Utilitarian in the Real World

    while singer's reasoning is compelling to a degree, it gets worse when you take it to its logical extension for these reasons:1) you are compelled to be a martyr.

    any consumption above basic caloric needs and survival could be considered immoral.

    since there are no

    theoretical limits to the number of famines, droughts, people having children they cant afford to raise, etc… there are no limits to the amount of sacrifices you may be compelled to make.

    so you must recognize right away there are limits to this "they are as important as me" logic unless you take a vow of poverty.

    and even if you did vow poverty, you'd fall into trap #2…2) if failure to do the most good is wrong, then failure to make the most money you can is also wrong.

    if i live in a country with economic opportunities, and choose to work very little and live simply, i am sinning, because i have the opportunity to work hard and route more funds to starving people.

    lets say we have a hippie who wears sandals and a dirty t-shirt and makes 12k a year who decides he should make 50k so he can send more to charity. he has a very complicated calculation ahead.

    how much can he skimp on suits and shampoo and still make good money?

    the question becomes "what is the most i can make for others while maximally depriving myself?"

    not only can it be wrong to be rich, it can be wrong to be poor!i think when you look at it carefully, not a single person on earth both accepts and lives by this standard.

    you need to set from the beginning limits on how much you are willing to do, so you don't slip into perpetual guilt and martyrdom.

    everyone, including singer, sets these limits.

    and once you set limits, you have abandoned singers "objective" assertion that all lives are equally important.

    to one degree or another, we all give ourselves preference.

    if evolution has ingrained one thing in us, its "don't smother yourself in BBQ sauce and have your body shipped to Congo"AND FINALLY…3) the idea of objectivity in ethics is ridiculous. there is no "objective" reason to prefer a human life over a tree or a rock.

    we can go much further…

    there is no reason to prefer a universe filled with creatures, spaceships and christmas trees over a universe that is a featureless void, unless you have some preference for life and activity to begin with.

    whenever i hear someone evoke objectivity in a moral argument i sprain my eyes rolling them.

    objectively, our entire planet is an irrelevance.

    people want to be "objective" when it gives them a pretty answer, but true objectivity is a sociopath.

    if you have any feelings at all for the human race don't aspire to be objective. if you were, you wouldn't give a rats ass about what happened to anyone.

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  4. You Are Not So Smart podcast 014: How stories can change beliefs and behaviors - Boing Boing

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    You are Not So Smart is hosted by David McRaney, a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. In each episode, David explores cognitive biases and delusions, and is often joined by a guest expert. David concludes each episode by eating a delicious cookie. Enjoy! — Mark

    In this episode we discuss the power that narratives have on our beliefs and behaviors with Melanie C. Green, a psychologist who studies the persuasive power of fiction.

    According to Nielsen, the TV ratings company, the average person in the United States watches about 34 hours of television a week. That’s 73 days a year. Over the course of a lifetime, the average American can expect to spend a full decade lost in the trance spell that only powerful narratives can cast over the human mind.

    What is the power of all the stories we consume through television? What about movies and books and comics and video games and everything else? How does it affect our beliefs and behaviors?

    We discuss all of that and more with Melanie C. Green who is a social psychologist who developed the transportation into a narrative worlds theory that helps explain total story immersion and how it translates into influence over our real-world behaviors. Green is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. You can find her on Twitter using the handle @NarrProf or her website.

    In every episode, before I read a bit of self delusion news, I taste a cookie baked from a recipe sent in by a listener/reader. That listener/reader wins a signed copy of my new book, You Are Now Less Dumb, and I post the recipe on the YANSS Pinterest page. This episode’s winner is Elliot Jones who submitted a recipe for chocolate orange cherry cookies. Send your own recipes to david {at}

    David McRaney is a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. He's the author of the books You Are Not So Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb. He has written for several publications, including The Atlantic and Psychology Today. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


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