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How I changed my exercise habits

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Online Course in Evidence-Based Medicine

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[Link]: GiveWell is aiming to have a new #1 charity by December

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Rationality Quotes July 2011

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Introducing… The Less Wrong Forum!

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Help Request: Cryonics Policies

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Sequence Exercise: first 3 posts from "A Human's Guide to Words"

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Link: Gizmodo discusses SIAI, matches donations

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Reading the Sequences before Starting to Post: Costs and Benefits

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The Lisps, from the Album "Are We at the Movies".

Thanks for the advice. I don't want to do alternating days, because doing the same thing every day makes it easier to have as a habit (for me, anyway). More weight with less reps/set and doing a circuit both make sense. I'm sort of combining weight maintenance and strength goals, and I should probab...(read more)

Yes, thank you! I'll add the link.

>"Step 1: I decided to find an activity, sport, hobby where fitness can actually be used. In my case climbing."

My intention was to give strategies that can be used to build any good habit, not necessarily physical fitness. But within the realm of fitness, you make a good point that a sport where y...(read more)

I can now do at least two consecutive pull ups and sometimes three. Hardly world class, but I feel great about it. I also succeeded last December at the climbing route that, when I couldn't complete it, inspired me to start working out. With the cardio I started a few months ago, I've gone from pant...(read more)

How would you suggest we find the right utility function without using machine learning?

If I find out, you'll be one of the first to know.

>I never claimed that evolution did a good job, but I would argue that it gave us a primary directive; to further the human species.

No, it didn't. That's why I linked "Adaptation Executers, not Fitness Maximizers". Evolution didn't even "try to" give us a primary directive; it just increased the f...(read more)

>There's little I can change about my beliefs that would improve my mood, aside from becoming implausibly optimistic about my future.

How do you think you know that? Maybe some of your beliefs or aliefs are causing wrong actions that are making you sad. From what you say elsewhere in your comment, ...(read more)

The reason in the past was probably disease and/or unintended pregnancy, and both of those can be fixed now. Also concerns about making sure women wouldn't cheat on their husbands and leave them raising someone else's kid, I think. The third reason, which is still applicable today, is that hiring a ...(read more)

I can confirm this. I stayed in a hostel in London for a week last month, and got way more social interaction than I was expecting and about as much as my introverted self could stand. Including one invitation to dinner that may or may not have been a date.