Ian Stewart

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  • What I learned about building habits from 30 days of exercise

    As of this morning, I’ve done some sort of bodyweight exercise for 30 days straight. It’s been mostly push-ups, with some chin-up training, dips, and squats, mixing it up with…

  • The Checklist Manifesto

    I’ve been catching up with Shane Parrish’s Knowledge Project Podcast recently. It’s really good. I was happy to hear his guest for February’s edition, Naval Ravikant, mention The Checklist Manifesto as…

  • The “Golden Age” Fallacy

    This is an easy fallacy to find oneself falling into: looking at the evils or wrongs of the day and thinking to yourself, “things are getting worse! It used to…

  • The empathy of Sherlock Holmes?

    This older article in Aeon looks at the science of empathy with Sherlock Holmes as a guide. The ability to see the world from another set of eyes, to experience things…

  • Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize Lecture

    This lecture starts out a little stiff but it takes off when Dylan begins to share his understanding of three “grammar school” texts — Moby Dick, All Quiet on the…

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