Introducing Philosophical Espresso

“I need at least one philosophical espresso shot every day.” – Jason Silva. Jason Silva is a jack of all trades, master of many: filmmaker, public speaker, game show host and Youtube personality. He calls himself a performance philosopher – a rare breed indeed – and has a brilliant Youtube channel called Shots of Awe…

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Tools of Titans: Morning Routines

Have you ever pondered your life as toppling of dominoes? On my 18th birthday, my grandmother and my aunt gave me Tim Ferriss’ first book “The 4-Hour Work Week”. Neither of them, nor I, could have foreseen what a lead domino in my development that would be. Since then I have read the rest of…

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What Is Your Movement Diet for 2017?

“Why should we move and why do we move in complex ways. Well, movement complexity is by far the reason why we became human. The reason for brain development and our departure and ascent to the top of the food chain is related to movement complexity. So I have a newsflash for you: you are…

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German Progress Week 6

This week I had my first conversation with a native German speaker. I was positively surprised that I managed to speak German for the entire 30 min session. Granted, I had to regularly ask about how to say certain words but that’s to be expected at this level. My italki teacher Marcelo was also very…

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German Progress Week 4 and 5

Since the last update, I have gotten back into the German studying routines. That being said, I’ve had to recalculate the minimum effective dose a little in order not to get adverse side-effects. In particular, I had to focus on a legal essay that was due to make sure my study results didn’t suffer. My…

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German Progress Week 3

Dear friends, Let’s be honest, last week was not the best week for me. I was, and in many ways still am, in a rather reactive and distracted mode for different reasons. That’s all right though; you can’t always be proactive and focused. I filmed a progress video in the beginning of this week (week…

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

For some years now the idea that sitting is the new smoking has spread around the internet and in academic circles. Here are just a few examples: http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/doctors-now-warning-sitting-new-3393908 http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2015/01/13/is-sitting-the-new-smoking/#5176d932239 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-active-times/sitting-is-the-new-smokin_b_5890006.html It seems like a plausible concept to me. In a book I read recently, Eat Move Sleep, bestselling author Tom Rath points out that “sitting…

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Fluent in Three Months?

Have you ever heard of Benny the Irish polyglot? He’s an immensely inspiring guy, traveling the world learning languages and blogging about it. He purports to be fluent in seven languages, with knowledge in a dozen more and he claims that he can become conversationally fluent in three months. Fluent in three months, really? Benny’s…

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