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  • Shoup explains that free or very cheap on-street parking contributes to traffic congestion in a major way
  • San Francisco implemented a pilot project with real-time data on parking availability and dynamic pricing for spaces, an evaluation found that the amount of time people spent looking for parking fell by 43%.
  • researchers have shown that a 10% increase in the price of parking can reduce demand between 3-10%.

  • The ability to live longer doesn’t lie in a healthy lifestyle according to Stuart Kim from the Stanford School of Medicine in California, it’s all in our genes - and those can be altered.
  • “We know that about 40% of longevity is genetic
  • “Very ancient animals like bacteria never die,”

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  • ound almost three quarters of users were just as inclined to seek a monogamous relationship after taking their search for love online.

  • how they determine personality traits, and therefore the types of people you are likely to fall in love with.
  • fMRI scanners to identify brain systems
  • brain’s love triggers as similar to a sleeping cat, that can leap into action.

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  • The iPhone, the internet, artificial intelligence, if you don’t understand history then you can’t make sense of what an iPhone means for humankind.
  • This is really about the tree of life itself, because as you just quoted, for 4 billion years whether you were an amoeba, or a dinosaur, or a cactus, or a homo sapien, you’re just organic compounds.
  • This also implies the possibility of breaking out of planet earth for the first time in a meaningful way. Life has been confined to earth because organic beings are adapted to this planet and it’s hard for them to survive in outer space, but for inorganic beings it’s going to be far easier.

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  • the human brain has evolved to associate memory with place, referred to as the method of loci.
  • The Euahlayi would memorise star maps at night and learn the songs that talk about their relationship to the land. Each star was associated with a landscape feature, such as a waterhole.

  • over the next 20 years, a combination of increasing population numbers and food insecurity will put half the world at risk of malnutrition

  • archetype helps you understand what you are talking about, but when you are telling the story, you should be telling the story of real people.
  • Personas can give designers a way to connect to the data and also all the rich details that inspire them to develop awesome concepts.

  • “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.”
  • “It’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time,”
  • three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity

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  • “Technologies are constantly trying to generate some form of mental activity to get to this exciting state, but as Thomas Merton (a Trappist monk) put it, part of the practice of meditation is to curb this appetite for excitement.
  • “A common outcome of meditation is in fact a calm vitality, rather than an excited one.”
  • The visual cues around us prime us for certain activities and trigger memories.

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  • This week, Unions NSW released a report that exposed AirTasker as undermining award rates and conditions, with Unions NSW secretary Mark Morey explaining to me that Airtasker’s very platform encourages workers to undercut one another’s rates to “bid” in competition for jobs.

  • any marriage—are about the triumph of hope over experience. I think that's true. I don't know that human beings were meant to mate for life or be monogamous. But, for me, the aspect of marriage that is troubling is that it's a contract that is governed by the state, and I don't want the state to have control over my personal affairs. Do I believe in coupling? Do I believe in commitment? Do I believe in co-parenting, raising children together, having a family, and growing old with someone? I absolutely believe in all of those things. I just don't believe that you need to be married to do that. I love going to weddings, though. I do love a good wedding.
  • You live with someone, you make a commitment to honor them, respect them, and love them, and if you're going to have children, then you make a commitment to raise those children together. Why does the state have to get involved with that?
  • The way we define family today is so different from what it was 25 years ago, so you have to have an open mind about what you're getting into when you cast your lot with another human being—whether you're signing a lease together, buying a house together, walking down the aisle together, or having kids together.

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  • “I don’t know that human beings were meant to mate for life or be monogamous,”
  • the aspect of marriage that is troubling is that it’s a contract that is governed by the state, and I don’t want the state to have control over my personal affairs.”
  • “A lot of Hollywood is fantasy and when that idea of walking down the aisle in a beautiful dress or suit is so lovely, and you’ve got unlimited funds, why wouldn’t you want to do it time and time again?”

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  • He said households could remove financial stress by planning their meals and sticking to the plan, just as their parents had told them to do when they moved out of home.
  • actual levels of food waste were up to four times higher than the report showed.
  • there was a correlation between consumers being unaware of the mechanics of food production and consumers being willing to waste food.

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  • It is humiliating to need help, and painful to run out of the means to give it. But families will spend years trying before they sink.

  • ‘What would be valuable here?’
  • Acquire career capital. And leverage it. This is how you get autonomy in the workplace.


  • “It’s what lets you get a sense of mastery,” Cal said. “It’s what makes you get a sense of impact, and this is where passion actually comes from.”


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  • There isn’t much of a difference between being an adventurer and an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, you push the limits and try to protect the downside. As an adventurer, you push the limits, and protect the downside — which can be your life.
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