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Five Minute Friday: Your Rapid Response Report

Here is quick roundup of some of the awesomeness I ran across on the web this week

+Amazon Prime Day Was a Monster:   Part of the reason the name of this blog is Doctor-in-Debt and not Doctor-retired-on-the-beach-by-now is Amazon Prime makes shopping lazy in our house.

I don’t know about you, but by the time I go to work and come back,  it seems like the 2-day shipping is already at my doorstep.

+Why Simple Beats Complex:  This concept works at the hospital as well as your investment account.   We get caught up in making things so complex that they are sure to fail the first time we encounter adversity.

One of my jobs in the hospital is to make our operating rooms simple so that complex surgery can be safe for our patients.

The important point here is less Is more.  Too much is just as bad as not enough.

+ For Those of You With Children:  If you have kids at home,  you are probably familiar with Walter Mischel’s Marshmallow Test of self-control.   Apparently, 4-year-olds from Cameroon performed much better than 4-year-olds from Germany. 

The study calls into question Western assumptions about ideal parenting style.

+My New Favorite Blogging Tool:  For the readers who are also bloggers,  This is my new favorite blogging tool.   I have never been a great writer, which is terribly ironic considering this little bit of fun I have going on here.    It has been a gem at helping me with my spelling, grammar, and basic sentence structure.

Check it out if you were not the best English student in school!


Have a great weekend and thanks for following along,  

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Weekly Roundup Number 1: November 6th


What else was Interesting for your casual reading?

+ The Secret Algorithm Behind Learning:    I am always looking for ways to learn information faster.  This is an excellent Quick Read on a few items I was doing and some that I was not.
+ Their Up is My Down: This great post resonated throughout the FIRE community.  It touched the nerve of being able to find your tribe of like-minded individuals online even if your real world community surrounding you values different things.  It’s probably something that all
bloggers could relate to at some point or another.

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