Consumption Weeks 47

My notes from some of the media I consumed this week.


Tags: Work, Work-Life Balance

  • The research finds screen time leads to changes in the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, which is the base of executive functions such as working memory and the ability to plan or to respond flexibly to situations. It also finds impacts on the parietal lobe, which helps us to process touch, pressure, heat, cold, and pain; the temporal lobe, which is important for memory, hearing and language; and the occipital lobe, which helps us to interpret visual information.
  • This was deemed as both potentially positive and negative, but mainly more negative.

Tags: Children, Neuroscience, Technology

  • “Our study suggests that the emergence of micro and nanoplastics in the environment might represent a new toxin challenge with respect to Parkinson’s disease risk and progression. This is especially concerning given the predicted increase in concentrations of these contaminants in our water and food supplies.”

Tags: Health, Disease, Plastic

  • The World Only Cares About What It Can Get from You → have a useful skill
  • The Hippies Were Wrong → you are your usefulness (see above)
  • What You Produce Does Not Have to Make Money, But It Does Have to Benefit People
  • People will like you for what you can do for them. Be useful. Develop skills (through practise, which often isn’t fun). It’s doesn’t matter if you’re a “nice person”. Actions speak louder than words.

Tags: Attitude

  1. Passive income is a myth
  2. Speak the language of money
  3. People before profit
  4. Don’t wear your money (live poor to be wealthy)
  5. Leverage + expertise + time
  6. Sell the pain
  7. You want to be free, not rich
  8. Your job isn’t safe
  9. Have grit
  10. Time + focus + consistency
  11. Pay attention to $$$
  12. Get in rooms you don’t fit
  13. Master negotiation

Tags: Wealth

  • A team found that caffeic-acid based Carbon Quantum Dots (CACQDs), which can be derived from spent coffee grounds, have the potential to protect brain cells from the damage caused by several neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s)

Tags: Coffee, Health, Brains, Disease

  • Speech = s-beach, store = s-door, screen = s-green, discussed = disgust

Tags: Language




Tags: USA, North Korea, Ignorance, Geography, Geopolitics, Democracy

  • Great idea and surprisingly entertaining! And 1 horse is more than 1 horsepower.

Tags: Cars, Engineering

  • Plastic appears to be, if you consider the entire lifecycle, “greener” than most other materials. We shouldn’t reduce usage, we should dramatically increase recycling.

Tags: Plastic, Environment, Sustainability