Best of Twitter - Week of June 3, 2019

Travelling at the moment, so keeping the digest short. Have a great week! :)
Best of Twitter - Week of June 3, 2019
By Alexey Guzey • Issue #20 • View online
Travelling at the moment, so keeping the digest short. Have a great week! :)

John J.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Jason Kerwin
This is a hugely important paper. Why does breastfeeding correlate so strongly with infant health, for example? This paper explains that result and many other “effects” of health recommendations.
Shelby Grossman
Research findings change behavior among healthy people, making us think the effect of a behavior is even greater
Stephanie Hurlburt
It's also a good reminder that some of the most insidious and toxic people are those who have a public shield of being so great, they know how to talk a good PR talk, but their private actions speak differently. I'm a lot less trusting of that type now. I trust my gut.
Albert Cardona
Purposeful cross-individual RNA transfer in honeybees. Looks like @mameister4's talk at the Neuro-evo II meeting @HHMIJanelia 2018 was not wild enough! (One of the most daring yet grounded and forward-looking talks I've ever witnessed.)
Lyman Expand the House Stone, AKA 石來民

Q: "Extreme poverty" as measured in surveys is rising fast in America. But... can we trust the data?

A: No. When you link to IRS data *half* of people in "extreme poverty" actually ARE NOT IN POVERTY AT ALL.
Lyman Expand the House Stone, AKA 石來民
90% of the remaining extreme poverty households are single individuals. i.e. there are vanishingly few children in extreme poverty, contrary to many claims. #NBERday
Leo Polovets
Excellent post from @AliBHamed on the tactics and strategy of building a network from scratch.

Hustle + Helpfulness + Patience ==> A great network.
^ to stress the point: prepare for important meetings exactly as you prepare for interviews
Jason Willick
Intellectuals are battling over ideas, but they are battling over social position too, and the more esoteric / insular / self-referential their arguments, the more likely status is at the forefront.
^ this is also why science advances one death at a time
Muneeb Ali
Marc: “Do you know the best thing about startups?”

Ben: “What?”

Marc: “You only ever experience two emotions: euphoria and terror.

And I find that lack of sleep enhances them both.”
^ reminds me of:
"Every minute that you aren't doing something necessary or interesting, sleep."
Life tips from apex predators
Kevin Simler
The idea in this thread — that one-shot experiments are misleading because they don’t measure long-run adaptation — is important and underappreciated.
Nabeel Qureshi
@KevinSimler This is also a huge problem in "hard" biology, i.e. a drug appears to work for awhile until the body/cancer cell compensates & adapts.

Need a sufficiently long time horizon to measure the latter.
Eugene Wei
@KevinSimler Also true of some A/B tests in tech
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best 10-15 tweets of the week. mostly economics, biology, startups

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