Habits and Diminishing Returns (Ep. 64)

Coffee used to be amazing. The first time I discovered that I actually liked coffee – which happened after buying a Keurig machine for making chai lattes and mochas, and receiving a bunch of free coffee samples – something clicked in my brain.  Soon, coffee became an everyday habit. My head would pop up from […]

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Rationality and Precise Thinking (Ep. 57)

We’re pressured to have opinions on everything – but how do you know what your opinion actually represents? In this episode, we’ll scratch the surface of rational thinking with an analysis of heuristics and how they can cause us to gloss over the details that lie beneath the shiny, symbolic veneer of what we call […]

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How To Strengthen Your Mind (Ep. 31)

When you think of the word meditation, what come to mind? Hippies? Connecting with your spirit animal? Becoming a badass monk who knows kung-fu? Let’s throw all those associated topics out the window right now, because meditation is strictly limited to the realm of spiritual/zen practices. Rather, it’s a practice rooted in the idea of […]

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Study Advice From A Medical Student (Ep. 26)

What’s the path of a medical student like? How many billions of hours do they have to spend studying while the rest of us are at football games or, in my case, playing Mario Kart? Today I’m talking with my friend Ryan Nguyen to get those questions answered (though he has the same last name […]

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What type of climate is Antarctica?

What type of climate is Antarctica? Most of Antarctica has an ice-cap climate (Köppen classification EF) with very cold, generally extremely dry weather. Is Antarctica a polar climate? On Earth, the only continent where the ice cap polar climate is predominant is Antarctica. All but a few isolated coastal areas on the island of Greenland […]

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Is Japan an island or archipelago?

Is Japan an island or archipelago? Japan is another island arc. The Japanese archipelago consists of four large islands, from Hokkaido, in the far north, through Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu in the far south. Japan also includes more than 3,000 smaller islands. In several places in the Japanese archipelago, volcanoes are still active. Is Japan […]

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