Summary of “Interview: John Mulaney on ‘SNL,’ Broadway, Dave Becky”

We may never know whether or not John Mulaney wrote for Saturday Night Live, but one thing’s for sure: He’s one of the nicest and funniest comedians working today.
John Mulaney February 28, 2019 People are still tweeting at me trying to argue that Mulaney definitely wrote for SNL, but I’m not seeing any new arguments or proof, so I think it’s time to move on.
The headline I used for the post was “Hey SNL, Please Hire This John Mulaney Kid.” And on Facebook, there were comments from a couple guys saying, “Um, he wrote for SNL,” or, “You don’t even know that?” – “Megh, come on, you should know this.” So I just kind of Oh, that’s great.
You know the “John Mulaney as” meme where people post screenshots from your specials related to a certain theme? Or just the general idea of being turned into a reaction GIF? What is it like to experience that happening to you? Is it weird to see yourself meme-ified?It sounds like mummified, which is I’ve never heard it used that way.
In terms of the using quotes thing, I saw one of them that was Shakespeare plays, and I was embarrassed because I didn’t know enough about the plays to get how the quotes of mine matched up.
You know, it’s a wonderful song, but something about the lyrics and the makeup of the audience it was definitely a unique thing.
I’m not sure if you know Natalie Walker, but she’s a very funny comedian who tweeted recently that she wants you and Rachel Bloom to host the Tonys together.
You know, look, I don’t know if anyone’s offering it to us, but We’ll take it, and we only have a small rider.

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Summary of “How to Streamline Every Area of Your Life”

I strongly believe in streamlining areas of your life that are repetitive and/or annoying, if it allows you to carve out time for the things that are more important in your life.
1) You save time by avoiding multiple runs to the grocery store, thinking what to cook and where to eat every single day.
Bonus: Order your groceries online to save even more time.
By having a set of recipes that you know how to do in your sleep you are able to save time and mental energy on decision making, ingredient shopping and recipe research.
Bonus points if you do it online to save even more time.
Bonus points if you are able to outsource house work and save even more time.
The thing with errands is that they like to stay on our to-do list for a very long time, making us feel worse every time we look at it.
Workouts:Plan your workouts ahead. Having a workout schedule saves you a lot of time and increases your chances of actually working out.

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Summary of “How meal timings affect your waistline”

Mounting evidence suggests that timing is also important: it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat that matters.
Ancient Chinese medics believed that energy flowed around the body in parallel with the sun’s movements, and that our meals should be timed accordingly: 7-9am was the time of the stomach, when the biggest meal of the day should be consumed; 9-11am centred on the pancreas and spleen; 11am-1pm was the time of the heart, and so on.
Most weight-loss schemes revolve around reducing the overall number of calories consumed – but what if the timing also determined the benefits? When overweight and obese women were put on a weight-loss diet for three months, those who consumed most of their calories at breakfast lost two and a half times more weight than those who had a light breakfast and ate most of their calories at dinner – even though they consumed the same number of calories overall.
What else could be going on? Some preliminary evidence suggests that more energy is used to process a meal when it’s eaten in the morning, compared with later in the day, so you burn slightly more calories if you eat earlier.
His own research has revealed that the majority of North Americans eat over the course of 15 or more hours each day, with more than a third of the day’s calories consumed after 6pm, which is very different to how our ancestors must have lived.
It’s not only consistency in the timing of meals, but in the amount of food we eat at each meal that seems to be important.
What should we do about it? Striving for greater consistency in the timing of our sleep and meals is a good first step, and ideally, all our clocks should be operating on the same time zone.
Dimming the lights in the evenings and getting more exposure to bright light during the day time has been shown to shift the timing of the master clock in the brain several hours earlier, making people more lark-like.

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Summary of “What to Eat to Live to 100”

I aspire to live an incredibly long, happy, and healthy life.
The book is fantastic and I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to live a longer, happier life.
Food Guidelines to Live By:.95% of your food should be plant-based.
Knowing your sense of purpose, or reason for living, has been shown to add up to 7 years of life expectancy.
Attending faith-based services 4 times per month has been shown to add 4-14 years to your life.
Committing to a life partner can add up to 3 years of life expectancy.
Here’s to a long, happy, healthy, and fulfilling life!
Rew Merle writes about living well, including good habits for happiness, health, productivity, and success.

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Summary of “Staying Productive While on a Business Trip Takes Planning”

You can’t just wake-up in the morning of and decide that you’re going to go on a business trip.
Put your business in good hands: Appoint an emergency contact in case a fire needs to be put out while you’re away.
Take advantage of your commute: While you’re en route, create a list of your priorities and review your schedule so that you know how you’re going to productively spend your time.
While you can purchase WIFI on the plane, I think it’s a waste of time and money because the spotty quality.
Business trips are an opportunity to spark creativity while you’re outside your comfort zone.
If you were at home a family member or employee just might interrupt you while you’re focused on deep work.
How can I possibly maintain my current workload while on the road? The fact is, you can’t put in a full workday while away.
This way you aren’t freaking-out about everything that needs to get done either while on the trip or when you return.

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Summary of “Parent-child play: It’s constant and exhausting, but is there a better way?”

How did so many middle-class American parents get stuck with this guilt? Do our kids really need us to play pretend with them all the time? And if they don’t, how do we convince them of that fact? Because there’s somebody in this house who wants to play “Goggy”, and somebody else who’d rather not.
“As the mother is urged to make play an aspect of every activity, play assumes a new obligatory quality.” The mother must not only carry out every caretaking activity required of a good mom; she must also bounce and sing as she does it.
If a mother was working most of the week; if the parents were getting divorced; if kids now had to go to schools that were eating up their time and making them miserable; if parents didn’t “Give” their child a sibling or two; if parents couldn’t provide a house in a neighborhood where it was safe to play outside-if any of these newly common conditions prevailed, middle-class parents felt more and more like they “Owed” their children good fun, under whatever terms the children required.
“There are lots of cultures where considered absolutely inappropriate-a parent would never get down on their knees and play with the children. Playing is something children do, not something adults do,” developmental psychologist Angeline Lillard said in an interview.
Assessing whether he would, after a few decades of research, change the message of How to Play With Your Children, he pushed back against those advising playfulness for the sake of “Making your kids smarter”: “We favor occasional parent play mainly for the way it increases the competence and vividness of family or peer play relationships rather than for any fairly marginal academic outcomes.” And a parent playing with their kids could get it wrong: “The occasional participation with and modeling of play for children seems to have a powerful influence on their own playfulness, unless it is too intrusive, overpowering, or one-sided.”
Alford told me she thought parents who played “Pretend” with their children too much undermined the development of this fluidity because “Adults don’t think that way anymore.” Indeed, the open-endedness and indeterminacy of children’s play was one of the things the mothers I asked cited as “Annoying” when contemplating playing with their children: “As a kid I used to like playing pretend but now I’d rather clean the toilet,” one wrote.
The Sutton-Smiths began their book with the caveat: “You do not have to continue playing night and day. In fact, the ruling principle in this book is, ‘If it isn’t fun, forget it.'” Say no to play, they wrote, “If you feel like you are intruding, or you feel it is a duty, or you are too grumpy, preoccupied, or just plain exhausted to enjoy the fun you are supposed to be having together.” Every contemporary source I consulted, from the people who wanted parents’ hands off children’s play to the adult-child play cheerleaders, emphasized the idea that you should not play if you resent it.
Schedule time for child-driven solo play at home, and try to seize on and expand those moments when your child is happily playing alone.

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Summary of “The Problem With Nostalgia”

One familiar nostalgia exercise happens when people – whether they were alive back then or not – lazily compare the best of the past with the worst of the present.
New York City in the late 1970s is largely remembered as a time when the legendary disco Studio 54 attracted a glamorous crowd who danced and partied with abandon.
The era of dazzling club “Celebutantes” was also a time of yuppies, gentrification, ’round the clock networking, and Madonna’s relentless, take-no-prisoners drive to make it big – an act of tunnel vision I witnessed up close.
The big-haired era brought some deafeningly bombing movies and possibly the four worst sitcoms of all time: Punky Brewster, Small Wonder, ALF, and She’s The Sheriff In music, Phil Collins’ droning “Sussudio” was a low point, along with Bobby McFerrin’s chirpy “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and the fraudulent schlock of Milli Vanilli, the pop duo who were as dubbed as Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain.
Today, the people who complain that New York has lost its edge generally either live in high-rise co-ops or moved to far-away cities where you get a terrace and a garage.
The old edge wasn’t all fabulous and the new edge isn’t all gone, but it’s easier for some to reduce all that to a nostalgic yelp of “I love the ’80s!”. * * *. Nineties nostalgia is all the rage right now, with sitcom reboots, musicals based on movies from Pretty Woman to Clueless, and various small-screen crime reenactments.
It’ll be time for the inevitable aughts revival – followed, of course, by the teens – when we’ll have parades in the street to commemorate the rise of important cultural icon Paris Hilton, as well as the emergence of the scintillating Kardashian clan, when in actuality they steal whatever brain cells are left in us after mind-crushing days spent reading Facebook posts about Adam Levine’s tattoos and Roseanne’s meltdowns.
Michael Musto is a weekly columnist for NewNowNext.com and a freelance writer for outlets from the New York Times Styles section to the Daily Beast.

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Summary of “In 1998, I helped convict two men of murder. I’ve regretted it ever since.”

Later, reading the unexpurgated courtroom transcripts, I learned that Maurice’s lawyer had approached the judge immediately after opening statements and moved to “Sever” the two defendants-to give Dominic and Maurice separate trials.
Pressed during cross-examination, Dominic allowed that he’d followed Maurice “In case anybody try to fight him or anything, I was going to be right there.” Dominic’s confessed understanding of why he’d accompanied Maurice would ultimately seal his doom.
We could have opted to convict Dominic only on some of the lesser charges he was facing-for instance, sent him to prison for several years for possessing a firearm during a violent crime-while not convicting him of murder.
Howie had been 10 years out of law school then, and Dominic was the first defendant she’d ever had take the stand.
Discovering them one by one was deeply sad, and only more so with the knowledge that I could have helped spare Dominic all of them.
In her mind, there was no doubt that both Dominic and Maurice were murderers and that Dominic was upset only because he’d been punished for his crime.
“This may have been after we took two or three votes. You asked something like, ‘Are we sure that we want to convict Dominic on all of these charges? Because we’re really making an impact on his life.'” In my memory, I’d been meek and retiring, but he was describing a person who’d fought to sway the outcome.
The wardens at each new prison Dominic’s been transferred to, like every warden before, have refused my requests to interview Dominic face to face.

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Summary of “How to get better at estimating your time”

The confidence that led to my unrealistic estimates actually has a name-the planning fallacy-and it’s something we all occasionally suffer from when estimating how long tasks and projects will take us to complete.
If you understand the reasons why we tend to underestimate how long tasks will take, you can take steps to avoid the pitfalls of the planning fallacy and start forming more realistic estimates.
Use the app to track how long it takes you to complete different types of tasks over time, then use the app’s built-in reports to reference that data later when it’s time to estimate.
The results of these studies not only confirmed that people are prone to the pitfalls of the planning fallacy as described by Kahneman and Tversky, but they also discovered something unique: While we’re bad at estimating how long tasks will take us to complete, we’re actually pretty good at estimating how long it will take someone else to complete a task.
When research participants were asked to estimate how much time it would take someone else to complete a task, they were much more likely to refer to historical data to form a basis for their estimates.
Track how much time you actually spend completing the tasks you estimated.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to add a percentage value to your original estimate, use this free percentage calculator to calculate your final estimate easily.
Understand the planning fallacy to get better at estimating.

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Summary of “I Was 35 When I Discovered I’m on the Autism Spectrum”

A Danish study published in January 2015 suggests that diagnoses of autism are more frequent because of a broadening of diagnostic criteria over the years, meaning there could be generations of people with autism spectrum disorder who were never diagnosed.
I’d pulled myself out of those spirals before they became too serious.
If a doctor told me I’d never be “Normal,” that my strangeness was something pathological, would that be the excuse I needed to turn into a complete lump?
There were all the times I’d walk away from an encounter with someone new with the overwhelming feeling I’d done something wrong and had no idea what it was.
If someone did get mad at me, I’d obsess over it, frozen in a moment of shame and self-hatred long after the other person had let it go.
Worst of all was that I couldn’t feel excited on almost any level – I’d sit through TV shows and movies like a stone.
For most of my life, I’d been afraid discovering I was on the spectrum meant I was cut off from being able to maintain friendships, professional contacts, a romantic connection.
In August 2015, Dr. P explained, slowly and with caution, that she was moving out of state to join a new practice and to be closer to family, so I’d need to change therapists, and that she’d help with the transition.

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