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Counter strategies for Master Suppression Techniques

The master suppression techniques are designed to suppress and humiliate without presenting an argument. They must be called out, and here's how to do it... Subject: I list each of the master suppression techniques and present novel counter measures. Length: 1397 words, 10-12 minutes read I've spoken before about the value of memorizing the cognitive [...]

January 30th, 2017|All, Debate, Persuasion|0 Comments

The Hormetic Bell Curve as a universal principle

Universal principles crop up in unexpected places. Here's one based on the hormetic bell curve: a concept from biology that applies to so much more. Length: 1058 words, 5-7 minute read Subject: Philosophical universal principles, Nietzsche, the crisis of modernity, hormesis   "God is dead." Began Nietzsche in The Gay Science. But people often forget [...]

January 26th, 2017|All, Philosophy, Theory|0 Comments

How to make effective New Years Resolutions

I discuss my successes in 2016 and how I design, find time for and stick to my New Years resolutions year after year.  Subject: New Years Resolutions Length: 1756 words, 12-15 minutes read Welcome back! 2016 was quite a year, wasn't it? Brexit, Trump and countless celebrity deaths, a true rollercoaster of year. But remember, [...]

January 2nd, 2017|All, Self Improvement|1 Comment

How to predict an election

I made more than £3000 betting on the US presidential election. Here's how I got everything right. Subject: I explain how I made a tidy sum of money betting on various political outcomes and why the pollsters got it all so wrong. Length: 868 words, 6-7 minutes How exactly did I figure out what the [...]

November 9th, 2016|All, Theory|0 Comments

“I want to become stronger!”

What does it mean to become stronger? I'm not talking just physically. I have identified a 5 tiered pyramid that is the path to transcendent human strength. Subject: The meaning of strength and how to become stronger. I lay out my concept of the Strength Pyramid and show examples of other people who have attained [...]

November 4th, 2016|All, Self Improvement|0 Comments

Miasmatic Disinclination

You should already be memorizing the cognitive biases, as I explain inside. But here is one that has yet to be formally recognized. Length: 755 words - 5 or 6 minute easy read Subject: Cognitive biases, including the as yet unrecognized social bias that I've named Miasmatic Disinclination. Product links are affiliate links. One of [...]

October 27th, 2016|All, Cognitive biases, Self Improvement|0 Comments

The existence and immortality of the soul

The soul exists and I can prove it. I walk through several thought experiments that help isolate the soul from both the physical brain and the brain data. Length: 2311 words - 15-17 minutes read Subject: I identify the nameless religion that informs the worldview of most westerners and call it into question by examining [...]

October 18th, 2016|All, Existence, Philosophy, Souls|0 Comments

Do we live in a simulation?

I explore the question of whether we exist in a simulation, give a concrete answer and explain how this knowledge might affect your view of existence. Length: 1880 words - 12-15 minutes read Subject: I tackle the difficult question of whether we are currently existing as a simulation within a computer and present a solid [...]

October 7th, 2016|All, Existence, Theory|10 Comments

How to become an autodidact internet scholar

If our school systems are broken, how can the self motivated individual get a first class education? I reveal the best educational resources inside. Length: 1238 words - 9-10 minutes read Subject: I explain the problem with the modern school institution and the solution in self teaching through the internet. I list all of the [...]

October 3rd, 2016|All, Learning|2 Comments

How to beat procrastination? Join it!

You can't beat procrastination with endless planning. I discuss how to tackle the problem of procrastination pain free. Length: 1992 words, 10-12 minute read Subject: I discuss how to tackle procrastination without falling into the trap of paralysis by analysis. I present novel approaches to procrastination backed by research in self determination theory. Disclaimer: I [...]

September 17th, 2016|All, Focus, Self Improvement|1 Comment