In the international bestseller,Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected byThe New York Times Book Reviewas one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slowis destined to be a classic.
Many of my friends don’t quite understand what I do but they reassure me it’s something they would never attempt. Airplanes are one of my favorite places to eat mushrooms of the Cubensis variety. There are a few reasons that I’ve observed and will detail below. This may help you see things from my perspective.
Pre flight ritual: Roll all the weed left, smoke then go to the airport with super munchies
First, when do you eat the mushrooms? Well I think I’m familiar with my body and know I have about 15-20 minutes before I start feeling the on set of the mushrooms.
This sets up an ironic perfect time to eat them, take off. As the plane takes off you begin your takeoff as well. Important part I didn’t mention to the Magic, you must have a window seat. This is essential to enjoying the flight. To get even more specific flights around 5:30-6 get nice orange sunset hues bouncing off the clouds and what not. If you really want to go the extra step be sure your window is facing the west coast.
How much mushrooms are you eating on a flight?
It doesn’t feel right telling people how much they should be eating, especially on a flight. I’ll make a suggestion but knowing your own comfort level is the key here. I usually eat about 1- 2 grams mixed in with some nuts and berries for a 2-3 hour flight so I’m definitely walking off that plane still in the clouds.
Why do you do this and is there a difference in the effect/flight?
The first time I did it was by accident, I forgot I had a little on me before I hit security so I just ate em. Turned out to be the most comfortable flight I’ve ever taken.
Growing up I’ve been haunted with ideas of planes crashing so it took a while to get that stuff out of my head but from time to time I’ll get a little nervous because of the turbulence. One thing I noticed instantly when I was on cubensis was that the feeling of my stomach dropping when the plane dips was no longer happening. It felt as if when the plane dipped my body didn’t lag it dipped right along with it…hmmm that was a cool observation. Being “one” with the planes movements eased my mind. It made a obvious difference in flight ease and relaxation.
The view, the last flight was quite spectacular as the clouds were heavenly. I really wanted to fly into them. At one point I forgot I was on the plane with other people. My eyes were adjusting to the lighting outside so the contrast created an interesting lighting effect upon glancing back to my left. It was as if the plane were a cave and the light source was my window. When I would peek over my shoulder back into the plane I only could see darkness. To paint a picture of what was happening, my eyes were locked on the clouds, phone in my left hand ready to take photos, hoodie over my head, listening to my own songs “this is soooooooullllll” vibrating through my headphones. Safe to say I was feeling great, the lady sitting next to me dosed off and could careless about what I was doing. Sometimes people can disrupt my selfie flow.
The sound is usually muffled when flying so that adds to the quietness of the whole experience. Even if there are people talking the effect of being so high (in the air) gives a silence that I really appreciate.
Last but not least, breathing deep seems a bit more rewarding on a flight too. It feels like I just sink deep into my seat then zone all the way out. The plane transforms into my personal spaceship for a few hours.
Would I recommend a rookie to do this? Nah this is for those that know themselves well enough to handle a trip on a trip.
Introducing the Cube Podcast coming soon! Getting my equipment list together!
The need for fresh water has pushed humans into exploring new and innovative techniques. For thousands of years, in regions where water is scarce, sometimes using air wells, people have harvested water from the rain, fog or even dew. In Ethiopia, we can witness an upgrade to the age-old technique. With a slick modern design, the WarkaWater will definitely improve collection of water from the surrounding environment. Standing 30 ft. tall and 13 ft. wide, the bamboo tower was envisioned by Arturo Vittori and his team, Architecture and Vision. How does it work? Well, the mesh netting installed on the structure captures moisture from the air and directs it into hygienic holding tank. Then, you can access the water via a spout. Check out the blueprints and other images involving this modern technique of collecting water!
The WarkaWater Tower, which is easy and cheap to construct, uses no electricity and has the ability to produce up to 25 gallons of water in a day by capturing condensation and could be the answer to water scarcity in parts of the world that have little to no access to water. A project developed by Architecture and Vision
Going down the youtube rabbit hole i stumbled upon a video about the Moon. Soon after i finished watching that I felt a curious urge look over that China announcement about the darkside of the moon again. You would think something of that nature would be talked about more but 8 months later and none of the videos uploaded online barely have passed 300k+ views, the highest reaching close to 800k views. This made me wonder does the general public still hold interest today as it did decades ago? Eclipse seem to bring out the casual on looker but is that where it stops.
Im guilty of being the person thats looks for the “inconsistencies/conspiracy” within the presented information. So with a quick google search of “China landed on dark side of moon inconsistency” An article pointing out a photo that made it through without being edited clearly shows a stage prop line.
Hmmmm in todays wild world of content manipulation who knows if someone created this image in effort to get a buzz going about a potential staged moon landing. I personally think it would be more of a cinematic event if ships were actually going to the Moon landing then returning to earth. We love to film every little thing on earth and all of a sudden that ends once we decide to go to space? Im skeptical for this reason but lets continue.
It feels like a club and in this club we must believe each other because if we don’t who will? That is the scenario I imagine when I read lines like “However, scientists, including those who are not from China, believe the east Asian nation has accomplished the mission.”
Human error reveals human error once again but do we even care? Simple mistakes like this make me think these space missions and launch missions have become the WWF of Space travel presentation but the production team is being underpaid. If it were me I would double and triple check to make sure all the edits in the photos were correct so not one person can say a thing about how we faked a moon landing. It’s a billion dollar error in the business of belief.
Sept. 7 – 14
Bottom Leaf Intentional Community
near Asheville, NC
During this workshop, we will build an entire house from the ground up. The build will last from five to eight days, depending on how fast it goes. Participants should leave with all of the skills needed to build their own home. Participants will get hands-on experience with earthbag, cob, bottlewall, earthplaster, and more. We will also discuss house design, site selection, roof and foundation types and much, much more!
Earthbag house constructionuses bags(often polypropylene grain bags) filled with dirt or other mineral-based materials that are tamped down in place – similar to laying bricks in courses – which creates an incredibly strong and durable wall.
Why build with earthbags?
Earthbags are a great medium for building strong, versatile, inexpensive structures. They can be used in applications that would be too moist for wood, cob, or strawbale. They can be used to build above and below ground houses, sheds, root cellars, stemwalls, greenhouses, walipinis, freestanding walls, cisterns, spring boxes, storm and emergency shelters, pools, steps, and many, many other things. Earthbags are non-toxic, fireproof, bugproof, moldproof, rotproof, bulletproof, impactproof, and floodproof
Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength. The final plastered walls look just like adobe structures.
DIY Earthbag house buildingis considered to be one of the easiest methods for the average person to build. Even I might have a fighting chance.
If building an Earthbag houseseems like something you may be interested in, the go to person is Dr. Owen Geiger. His book,Basic Earthbag Buildingis considered a must have for those who have an interest in DIY Earthbag construction.
The university is launching a Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research within John Hopkins Medicine. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. and the largest research center of its kind in the world, according to the school.
“Johns Hopkins is deeply committed to exploring innovative treatments for our patients,” said Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in a statement. “Our scientists have shown that psychedelics have real potential as medicine, and this new center will help us explore that potential.”
The center is funded by a group of private donors, who collectively donated $17 million to start the center. Its focus will be on how psychedelic drugs affect the brain — looking specifically into brain function, behavior, learning and memory, the brain’s biology and mood.
That also means that the center will research the medical benefits of psychedelics. The center has already said its researchers will study psilocybin, the chemical naturally found in “magic mushrooms,” and see whether the compound helps with things like opioid addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-treatment Lyme disease, anorexia and alcohol use in people with major depression.