#477: Yuval Noah Harari on The Story of Sapiens, Forging the Skill of Awareness, and The Power of Disguised Books
1 hr 45 min

Yuval Noah Harari on The Story of Sapiens, Forging the Skill of Awareness, and The Power of Disguised Books | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with ~700M users, Pique Tea high-end, instant tea crystals (pu-erh, etc.), and Allform premium, modular furniture

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari (@harari_yuval) is a historian and bestselling author who is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today. His popular books—Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century— have sold 27.5 million copies in 60 languages. They have been recommended by Barack Obama, Chris Evans, Janelle Monáe, Bill Gates, and many others. The Guardian has credited Sapiens with revolutionizing the nonfiction market and popularizing “brainy books.”

He is also behind Sapiens: A Graphic History, a new graphic novel series in collaboration with comics artists David Vandermeulen (co-writer) and Daniel Casanave (illustrator). This beautifully illustrated series is a radical reworking of his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The series will be published in four volumes starting in fall 2020 with Volume 1, The Birth of Humankind, which is out now.

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The Peter Attia Drive
Peter Attia, MD
#138 - Lauren Miller Rogen and Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s disease prevention—patient and doctor perspectives
Peter is joined by writer, director, actress, and founder of HFC, Lauren Miller Rogen, and previous podcast guest and director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian, Dr. Richard Isaacson. In this episode, Lauren tells the heartbreaking story of watching members of her family succumb to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) which motivated her to proactively address her own risk with Richard’s guidance. Richard discusses the various genetic and lifestyle factors that influence the risk of AD and uses Lauren’s unique situation to explain how he diagnoses patients and personalizes care. They go through Lauren’s protocol of preventative measures that have already produced marked results, and end with the uplifting message that one’s genetic predisposition does not seal one's fate. We discuss: * Lauren’s deep family history of Alzheimer’s disease (3:10); * The influence of genetics, epigenetics, and lifestyle on Alzheimer’s disease risk (13:45); * Lauren’s mother’s disease progression and the enormous stress it causes for family members (24:30); * The various manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease depending on the location of pathology (29:30); * The three stages of Alzheimer's disease (34:45); * Richard’s deep exploration into Lauren’s family history revealing clues about a diagnosis and a roadmap to successful disease mitigation (39:15); * How exercise reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk, and the different risk between males and females (58:00); * Why knowing your APOE status is important, and whether certain people should be wearier of head trauma (1:08:00); * How Richard uses genetic testing to personalize care (1:14:45); * The “ABCs” of Alzheimer’s prevention, lifestyle interventions, and Lauren’s personal protocol for reducing her risk (1:21:45); * Unique treatment for people with the ApoE4 variant (1:36:30); * Richard’s mixed opinion on CBD and THC as a tool for disease prevention (1:40:00); * Cognitive testing procedures, and how Lauren’s tests furthered her commitment to her disease prevention protocol (1:41:45); * The relevance of sense of smell and hearing in Alzheimer’s disease risk and prevention (1:50:00); * The emotional benefit of knowing you have control over your mental and physical health (1:57:30); * HFC—a charitable organization founded by Lauren and Seth (2:00:15); and * More. Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode: https://peterattiamd.com/laurenmillerrogen-richardisaacson/ Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on _Faceboo__k_ | _Twitter_ | _Instagram_.
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ChooseFI
ChooseFI
The Unstuck Network
272 | Understanding Compound Interest & Investing for Beginners
* As the ChooseFI community continues to grow, it's necessary to discuss some fundamental basics that serve the audience who are just getting started, as well as provide a refresher for those who have been on the path for a long time. In this episode, we revisit the magic of compound interest and investing for beginners. * Getting to financial independence where work becomes optional and your investments are producing enough income to live off of for the rest of your life is easier when you understand why saving and investing now is important. * Kimberly asked a question in the ChooseFI Facebook group requesting help understanding compound interest and the basic principles of a compound interest account. * Investopedia states that interest may either be simple or compounded. Simple interest is based on the principal amount. 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It starts small in the early years but really ramps up later on. * Using simple interest, a $1,000 investment at 10% will have earned $4,500 (45 years x $100), for a total of $5,500. * To illustrate why compound interest is often called the 8th wonder of the world, when using compound interest, that $1,000 investment at 10% grows to $72,890. * The difference becomes even more apparent when using the example of $1,000,000 earning 10% simple interest versus $500,000 earning 10% compound interest. After 45 years, the simple interest balance grows to $5,500,000, while the smaller $500,000 principal grows to $36,500,000 with compound interest. * When you don't spend everything you make and invest in compound interest vehicles, you can be well on your way to becoming a millionaire or multimillionaire. * Einstein has been attributed with saying, “Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. 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39 min
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets
152: Reaching Financial Independence Despite a Very Late Start with Baby Boomer Super Saver
To say that Kathy from Baby Boomer Super Saver had a difficult journey ahead of her is an understatement. She was $70,000 in credit card debt, with a big mortgage, and a spouse that had a medical emergency. So how did she make her way to the millionaire retirement level? Through financial management communities like the FIRE movement, she was able to correct her spending faults, earn more, and invest most of her income into retirement accounts. Kathy put in the work to change her mindset about money as a whole, and reach for abundance instead of just survival. Now, Kathy teaches others how they can reach their retirement goals (even if they’re behind where they want to be) on her Baby Boomer Super Saver blog. Whether you’re just starting your career, or are a few years away from retirement, Kathy has some incredible tips on money management, maxing out retirement contributions, and being intentional with your money and your journey. In This Episode We Cover * How to reach your retirement goals even if you start later in life * Snowballing your debt so you can save more * Changing your financial mindset to get where you need to be * The 2 key ways to get your retirement savings up * How catchup contribution accounts like the 457b plan can accelerate your investing * Being intentional with your money while lining up your saving/investing with your values * The importance of educating yourself and not relying entirely on others for financial advice * And SO much more! Links from the Show * BiggerPockets Money Facebook Group * BiggerPockets Forums * Dave Ramsey * BiggerPockets Money Podcast 18 with Mad Fientist
1 hr 6 min
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419: Defeating Distraction and Why “To-Do” Lists are Dangerous with Nir Eyal
Ever missed out on an important moment because you were staring at your phone, distracted by TV, or just zoning out? Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable, felt the same way when he missed an important moment with his daughter because he was locked in on his phone. This spurred Nir’s curiosity on why people get distracted, what they’re getting distracted by, and how people can turn their distractions into the opposite: traction.  As a business owner, angel investor, Stanford lecturer, and father, Nir understands what it feels like to live a hectic life, but he also understands that most of the time, we ourselves are the ones making it hectic. So what prompts us to take action? What prompts us to take inaction? How can we make ourselves do the things we need to do, with better results, and still have time for our children, relationships, hobbies, and even down time? It’s all possible, and the key to a distraction-free life is even easier than you would think.  In This Episode We Cover * Why most people know their distractions, but not how to eliminate them  * Why we need to “get out of our own way” to accomplish our goals * How to find your “traction” and use it to get ahead * The 4 steps to eliminate distraction  * Understanding your values and using them to schedule your time * How to “time box” your calendar and get your tasks done * Leaving the victim mentality behind and empowering yourself to do what’s important * The 3 “life domains” that we revolve around  * Why you need to prioritize consistency over intensity  * And So Much More! Links from the Show * BiggerPockets Podcast * Indistractable book’s Website * Nir’s schedule maker tool * Article “Why schedules are better than to-do lists” * Brandon’s Instagram * David’s Instagram Books Mentioned in this Show * Hooked by Nir Eyal * Indistractable by Nir Eyal Connect with Nir: * Nir's website
1 hr 4 min
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