“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.” — Bruce Lee
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I was buying the standard 3mg size Melatonin pills and taking one in the evening on some nights before bed. Little did I know that this is a recipe for insomnia in adults. Sidenote: I also didn’t know this, but it’s not safe for adults with poor health or children to take melatonin.
If you love Michael Crichton’s books, especially Jurassic Park, then chances are you’ve read The Lost World. If you look at who that book is dedicated to, it’s Carolyn Conger. Carolyn is a psychologist who flies under the radar. She has a handful (many of them older) audio programs for personal exploration and development that are incredible. It’s easy to use the iTunes store or Spotify for music only, but if you go to the fringes, you’ll find fascinating, original, audio programs and trainings from people like Carolyn. Vision Quest is a great entry point into her work, and so is Sacred Pool.
The 10x Rule
Chances are you’ve heard of this by now, right? Whatever you’re preconceptions are about this book, we just finished listening to it, and it was packed with truth. This might be the single greatest tool to get out of the trap of always underestimating how long it takes to do things.
Jessica Chastain (from Interstellar and other blockbusters) is starring in upcoming film that drops on Christmas day called Molly’s Game. It’s about one of the first woman poker players to dominate the game.
Molly’s Game also stars Iris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera.
What is biomimetics? Help us Wikipedia!
Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. The terms “biomimetics” and “biomimicry” derive from Ancient Greek: βίος (bios), life, and μίμησις (mīmēsis), imitation, from μιμεῖσθαι (mīmeisthai), to imitate, from μῖμος (mimos), actor. A closely related field is bionics. –Source
Researchers from Oxford are engaging in some positive biomimetic work. There is a massive problem that all nation states are facing: drones and small drones are increasingly being used by terrorists as weapon systems. The US Air Force teamed up with Oxford researchers to help solve this problem, and they turned to one of nature’s greatest creations for help:
“peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles.”
Additionally, they are beginning to specially train Peregrine Falcons to go after small drones to stop them. Fully autonomous drone technology is years (decades?) away, but Peregrine Falcons are ready to help save us from micro-swarms of terrorist drones.
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The ocean is vast, filled with energy, nutrients, and life, but ~95% of it remains unexplored.
“Despite an increasing rate of species discovery, as much as 95 percent of the world’s oceans remain unexplored. ‘When you go to the deep sea, every time you take a sample, you’ll find a new species.’” — Ward Appeltans
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