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. https://t.co/1LcbiX8m9E
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Shelby Grossman
Research findings change behavior among healthy people, making us think the effect of a behavior is even greater https://t.co/23g9UIXRZ0
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.) https://t.co/OSDjglMOdv
Lyman Expand the House Stone, AKA 石來民
Why?

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.
#NBERday
https://t.co/q45j8SFYyG
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.

https://t.co/STgtX0CyOk https://t.co/29I3uBxE5d
^ 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:
crab_traveler
"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. https://t.co/inu5ZxV9Pg
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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.
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Eugene Wei
@KevinSimler Also true of some A/B tests in tech
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