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Planck

The Planck length, denoted ℓP, is a unit of length, equal to 1.616229(38)×10−35 metres. It is a base unit in the system of Planck units, developed by physicist Max Planck. The Planck length can be defined from three fundamental physical constants: the speed of light in a vacuum, the Planck constant, and the gravitational constant. Planck time is the time required for light to travel in a vacuum a distance of 1 Planck length, which is approximately 5.39 × 10 −44 s.

PQQ

Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a coenzyme and antioxidant that may support mitochondrial function and biogenesis, provide cardioprotection (e.g. limiting the damage done to the heart by a myocardial infarction), and stimulate nerve growth factors in the brain, leading to improved memory and brain function. Most studies thus far (it seems) have been performed on rats, although there is a large body of anecdotal evidence from human biohackers. See https://selfhacked.com/2014/09/11/pqq-review/ When combined with CoQ10, PQQ may significantly preserve and enhance memory, attention, and cognition in ageing humans.

Productivity

Listening to something from Ramit Sethi (iwillteachyoutoberich.com) about productivity, and decided to take notes. Ramit’s approach breaks down to: Test assumptions Don’t assume that this or that “productivity framework” (GTD, Pomodoro, etc) will actually work for you. Try it, but take notes and determine metrics. Different people have different behaviour models, so one size does not fit all. SCIENCE! Be brutally honest with yourself … which really means being self-aware. Not a morning person? Don’t tell yourself you “should” be one. Again, testing. Have clear outcomes You can’t measure unless you know what you’re working towards. There are only so many hours in the day. If you don’t determine your own outcomes, you waste cycles. Unsorted “lifehacks” from Ramit’s readers […]

Psychology

Some rules of (human) psychology humans are social and empathetic: mirroring someone subtly (body language or speech) will make them more agreeable to you more likely to associate if we perceive that the “others” are similar to us we are more persuasive if we point out shared traits with the people we’re persuading “service with a smile” really works, as long as the smile is genuine (try focusing on the positives, and generating good-will) mirrors cause a person to act more sociably (!!) pictures of eyes cause a person to act more sociably humans are herd creatures: point out the majority action/preference and we’re subconsciously drawn to it “97% of people in this neighbourhood recycle you know!” shopping channel: “if you […]