5 Things I’ve Used to Help Fall (and stay) Asleep

Magnesium: Magnesium glycinate specifically. This is the most absorbable form and provides the highest levels of bioavailability. Helps with cramping and nerve issues too. Tea: Specifically Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea & Yogi Soothing Caramel Bedtime tea. Honey: 1 tablespoon honey (preferably raw) mixed with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1 cup hot water. … [Read more…]

Noah Kagan’s Coffee Challenge

I recently listened to an episode of The Tim Ferris Show featuring Noah Kagan, the founder of SumoMe. Among his business and personal growth advice, Noah encourages people to take the “Coffee Challenge”. It involves asking for 10% off whatever you order the next time you’re at Starbucks or some other coffee shop. The purpose … [Read more…]

Integrating Losses

The flip side to segregating gains is that people generally prefer experiencing one (bigger) loss to multiple smaller ones. That is, we prefer integrated losses to segregated ones. So, it’s less painful to lose $100 once than $50 twice. More practically, it helps explain why ripping a band-aid off is preferable to removing it slowly. … [Read more…]

Segregation Can Be Good

Segregation of gains that is. What does that mean? Well, according to behavioral economic theory, it brings people more pleasure to experience multiple, smaller positive outcomes (gains) than one big gain. This means you’d experience more overall pleasure finding two fifty-dollar bills a couple hours apart than you would finding a single hundred-dollar bill. Even … [Read more…]

I Don’t Know

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”   Thomas Edison “It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”                         Epictetus “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”         … [Read more…]

Pulling 180s

I used to hate coffee. I called it dirt water. Because that’s what it tasted like. Then, one day when I was home from college, I saw a pot on the kitchen counter. I poured a cup. And then another. It didn’t taste like dirt water anymore. That’s how I started drinking coffee. I used … [Read more…]