I have been playing with options. While I made some decent profit initially, but a couple of bad moves wiped it all. So far I am breaking even. But options feels like a lot more like gambling. Obviously, there are people making living off options and day trading. But hard to find such mentors in real life. I knew one person who was full time commodities trader but I am not sure how big was his account. With small account balance you would be taking on more risky bets to earn livable wage.
Now I am thinking Real Estate might be better investment and wealth building tool. I know several people who are making decent money from their RE investments. Though none of them are truly retired though, still working their day jobs.
“Why Real Estate Made Me A Millionaire and Investing In Stocks Did Not – MyWifeQuitHerJob.com”
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In this Father’s Day photo essay, Melinda shares some of her favorite throwback photos and pays tribute to her dad, Ray French.
Source: The difference a dad can make
Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week. However, no such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week.
Source: Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing
It also appears that belonging to the London cluster made writers substantially more productive. Mitchell finds that the average writer in London saw their productivity go up by 12 percent. By comparison, writers in smaller clusters, in Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Cambridge, saw no such gains. Furthermore, being part of the London cluster increased the likelihood of an author having their work published in any given year by 24 percent.
Source: Even 18th-Century Creatives Tended to Cluster – CityLab
Posting anon.In 2009, the startup where I was working was hitting the skids, and our investors (correctly) were not willing to back us. We all kept grinding for a month or two in honorable futility, but after a while, my bank account depleted and I had to go.To make various ends meet and to keep my mental health during the wind down however, I took up some contract work that I found through various friends in the SF startup scene. One company that I really liked and did some small stuff for was Burbn, which was a mobile-only location check-in that was hinged around taking photos of your location.Missing my friends in NYC (I made a lot of friends in SF, but my inner circle were my college buddies from CMU; I went to tech and they went finance, sigh), I decided to leave SF to head to NYC and get a fresh start.As I was leaving, I wanted to tie up a few loose ends, so I emailed my contact at Burbn and said I was likely to be unavailable for any more work, but that I liked the project and hoped for the best for him. He responded and said that he was near funding on a small pivot, and that if I was interested, there might be a full-time role available. I declined – I was mentally done with SF and the startup scene (Larry Chiang, 111 Minna, the rise of FB spam-crap like RockYou, etc.) as it was then.That person was Kevin Systrom; that pivot was Instagram.
Source: Posting anon. In 2009, the startup where I was working was hitting the skids, a… | Hacker News
But some sleep specialists caution that these apps and devices may provide inaccurate data and can even exacerbate symptoms of insomnia. Fiddling with your phone in bed, after all, is bad sleep hygiene. And for some, worrying about sleep goals can make bedtime anxiety even worse.There’s a name for an unhealthy obsession with achieving perfect sleep: orthosomnia. It was coined by researchers from Rush University Medical School and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in a 2017 case study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Source: That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse – The New York Times
Do you ever get that feeling when listening to a great song that makes all the hairs on your arm stand on end? Personally this writer can remember getting chills when listening to ‘Whole Lotta Love’
Source: If music gives you goosebumps, your brain might be special | indy100
This was one of my favorite game ever. Great read.
Source: » Day of the Tentacle The Digital Antiquarian
Yes please always own your content.
Nope. Not doing it. Always own your platform.
Source: Always Own Your Platform
Free and truly unique stock-options profit calculation tool. View a potential strategy’s return on investment against future stock price AND over time. Your trade might look good at expiry, but what about next week? OPC maps out these effects of volatility and time to help eliminate the unknowns from high-return trading.
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For the past seven years, I’ve considered the iPad my main computer. Not my only one, and not the most powerful one I own, but the computer which I use and enjoy using the most.
Source: Beyond the Tablet: Seven Years of iPad as My Main Computer – MacStories
No matter what you accomplish, achieve or do, somebody is always up to something far more epic than you are if you live your life through the lens of your Facebook news feed.
Source: Why Excessive Consumption Limits your Creativity – The Mission – Medium
And that’s what we’re finding in lab animals — the brain and body actually perform better during fasting. In the case of the brain, cognitive function, learning, memory, and alertness are all increased by fasting. And in the body, we recently found that mice maintained on an alternate-day fasting diet during a month of treadmill training have better endurance than mice fed every day. So intermittent fasting enhanced the mice’s physical performance.
Source: How Does Fasting Affect the Brain?
As software engineers, we’re kind of spoiled in many ways. For the most part, we get to enjoy higher than average compensation, pretty good work-life balance, and a slew of interesting things t
Source: AlgoDaily – Solving the Health Problems of Software Engineers
Abstract. Studies suggest that sleep supports persistent changes in the neuronal representation of emotional experiences such that they are remembered better a
Source: Haunted by the past: old emotions remain salient in insomnia disorder | Brain | Oxford Academic
It has been said that children need to take 3,000 steps or cover 24 foot ball fields before they can learn to walk by themselves. Lets just say they need to do 100’s of steps/day -best if it is in a condensed period of time- to learn to walk.
Source: How to Get Your Baby and Toddler to Walk | Pediatric Physical Therapy
A simple alphabetical list of the most common options trading strategies, with brief details and a link to further information.
Source: A to Z List of Options Trading Strategies
Engineering teams describe their culture and how their values translate into daily practices.
Source: Find engineering teams that share your values | Key Values
For the most part, it comes down to money and children
Source: Do people become happier after 40? – Daily chart
Clearly, nature calls to something very deep in us. Biophilia, the love of nature and living things, is an essential part of the human condition. Hortophilia, the desire to interact with, manage and tend nature, is also deeply instilled in us.
Source: Opinion | Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens – The New York Times