Ideopunk: 100 Tips for a Better Life

These 100 Tips for a Better Life is a solid glance and consideration. Here are some of my favorites:

4. “Where is the good knife?” If you’re looking for your good X, you have bad Xs. Throw those out. 

13. When googling a recipe, precede it with ‘best’. You’ll find better recipes. 

17. Done is better than perfect. 

21. Exercise (weightlifting) not only creates muscle mass, it also improves skeletal structure. Lift!

22. Exercise is the most important lifestyle intervention you can do. Even the bare minimum (15 minutes a week) has a huge impact. Start small. 

23. (~This is not medical advice~). Don’t waste money on multivitamins, they don’t work. Vitamin D supplementation does seem to work, which is important because deficiency is common. 

35. Noticing biases in others is easy, noticing biases in yourself is hard. However, it has much higher pay-off. 

59. Those who generate anxiety in you and promise that they have the solution are grifters. See: politicians, marketers, new masculinity gurus, etc. Avoid these. (Jeremy’s note: I would include openly religious people)

92. You have vanishingly little political influence and every thought you spend on politics will probably come to nothing. Consider building things instead, or at least going for a walk. 

95. Some types of sophistication won’t make you enjoy the object more, they’ll make you enjoy it less. For example, wine snobs don’t enjoy wine twice as much as you, they’re more keenly aware of how most wine isn’t good enough. Avoid sophistication that diminishes your enjoyment.

92. You have vanishingly little political influence and every thought you spend on politics will probably come to nothing. Consider building things instead, or at least going for a walk. 

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