Advice on Growing Up and Self-Improvement

Here I’m going to collect random notes about growing up and self-improvement. Just because I link to something here doesn’t mean I endorse all of its contents. First published on July 31, 2023.

Happiness: Michael Shermer interviewed Gad Saad about The Saad Truth about Happiness. Saad emphasizes the importance of a good marriage and a good career.

Marriage: Bryan Caplan offers advice to young men seeking a marriage partner. Most of this is common sense: don’t focus on looks, focus on personality, improve yourself. See also Caplan’s follow-up advice for women.

Science: Tyler Cowen discusses how to understand scientific literature. He begins, “In just about any scientific literature, there is an undercurrent of tacit knowledge which is not very directly expressed in any of the published pieces.”