Great stuff from Contrapoints

Here’s a basic rundown of the history (and fanaticism) of neuroplasticity. Turns out our brains are neither hardwired at birth nor able to make us fly by thinking. Who knew!?

Here are a few fun tests of our biases. Learn about your brain!

This is a well written, humbling, and very interesting book detailing some of the strange findings of psychology. I recommend it to everyone for the mere fact that it helps one understand their own brain which is a pretty cool

Personal experience of non-aggresion

This is a video by Chögyam Trungpa about aggression and giving. He’s a pretty controversial Buddhist who escaped Tibet at 20 in 1959ish, moving to the USA in 1970. (He has a pretty thick accent so I recommend reading the

Dichotomous thinking

I was reading a letter in the MOFGA newsletter the other day that sounded to me like some ignorant old man complaining about organic hydroponics: “There isn’t any soil in hydroponic production.” Yes, that’s the idea. And, “Big money is

Aaron Swartz’s blog

An insightful group of articles about “getting better at life” called Raw Nerve. There’s also a movie about his political struggles and consequential suicide. Website for the film.

Dan Ariely TED talk

A series of simple experiments about pain and cheating from the author of The Upside of Irrationality