Weekend Wisdom – Is COVID-19 a Black Swan Event?

As worries about the coronavirus roiled global markets last week, investors and journalists debated whether or not the pandemic is a Black Swan: a statistically improbable life-changing event. By definition, Black Swan events are difficult to predict because they fall so far outside of our normal expectations. Nassim Nicholas Taleb coined the term in 2001, but it didn’t enter popular […]

A Quick Guide to Biohacking

More and more people are trying it. Biohacking is the art and science of personal experimentation designed to get the body in peak condition. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey walks through the basics of how to optimize your health by combining self-monitoring with health screenings and tweaks to diet and exercise. Get started today with […]

Dangerous Games

Neil Strauss was unlucky in love until he joined a community of men who treated sex and dating like a game. Led by a schizophrenic illusionist who called himself “Mystery” (and charged each of his protégés a $500 consulting fee), Strauss and his fellow pickup artists built a toxic subculture that preyed on women in […]

The Marriage Fixer

In the lore of the controversial radio host Laura Schlessinger, husbands are a bit like Gremlins: if they aren’t fed and cared for properly, they will become upset and lose control. Fortunately, this fate can be avoided. Our Instaread on Schlessinger’s instruction manual for a happy relationship, THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF HUSBANDS, is packed […]

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