The same principle ("reject the middle, explicitly look at the tail of the distribution") as The Verjus Manifesto:

(talking about how to make good-for-you metaphorical vegetables palatable)

Vegetables can be cooked poorly. But they can also be roasted to perfection with a drizzle of olive oil and hint of sea salt.

This is certainly one approach to the preparation of otherwise unpalatable but virtuous fact-nutrition. However, here’s an alternative:

  • Take the same original plate of metaphorical vegetables
  • Chuck all the popular and/or fashionable one
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Rational approach to finding life partners

by c_edwards 1 min read16th Aug 2015128 comments


Speaking from personal experience, finding the right relationship can be HARD. I recently came across a rational take on finding relationship partners, much of which really resonated with my experiences:


(I'm still working my way through the Sequences, and lw has more than eight thousand articles with "relationship" in them. I'm not promising the linked articles include unique information)