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I will always remember the day my work appeared in a graphic design magazine.
I went home and started taking the flaxseed oil . . . today she said my gums were much better.
I drew cartoons that illustrated why clients might not be paying us - e.g. "You're probably just trapped under something heavy" under a crude illustration of a guy pinned to the floor by a filing cabinet. Weird, whimsical stuff.
Humor has a way of making change easier. For example, a giant greeting card...
In science, if you dissent from a popular view -- such as the idea that humans have caused serious global warming -- you fear retaliation.
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego reported that graduates they couldn't locate had jobs.
Standardized testing helps me see what works and what doesn't work.
The usual arguments that humans have caused great global warming omit one itsy-bitsy detail: Evidence that climate models, the ones used to predict catastrophe, can be trusted.
The tremendous accomplishment of this book is to bring the puzzle of economic stagnation to mainstream economic attention.
It attacks Harvard and Columbia professors and to some extent the institutions themselves. You don't see that every day.
The researchers failed to see a larger picture -- that another, much more common, far cheaper source of microbes (fermented foods) has also been shown to have big health benefits.
Wanting to get something for nothing, I start working.
Personal scientists, people using science to solve their own problems, have more freedom and focus than professional scientists and are catching up in other ways.
The first Quantified Self meeting was in Kevin Kelly's house in San Francisco in 2008. I was there. I think it is the beginning of a movement that will greatly improve human health.
There are four kinds of people: 1. Man. 2. Woman. 3. Woman with Ph.D. . . .
Adam Stoffa had early awakening. He came across my discovery that skipping breakfast reduced early awakening. He decided to find out if delaying breakfast would help him.
We need certain things from our environment just as we need certain things from our food.
I discovered that walking (boring) plus studying Chinese (boring) = pleasant.
Seth Roberts is a professor of psychology at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and author of The Shangri-La Diet.