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The 18 best manly hobbies

The 18 best manly hobbies

The ultimate list of hobbies for men: 18 ideas for how to use your time to be more unique, attractive, and creative during your downtime.

Longevity health and performance
Mar 02, 2023
Alpha Brain Review by Chess Player - Does it really work?

Alpha Brain Review by Chess Player - Does it really work?

Hey folks, ready to witness the real scoop on Alpha Brain? Dive into our vibrant user experiences and honest reviews! We’re gonna break down all you need to know about this brain-boosting supplement. And no fluff, just the straight-up facts. Curated by Ed Latimore, your athletic ally in navigating the world of smart supplements. Grab your seat and get ready to be enlightened!”

How to become superhuman
Feb 17, 2023
38 Quotes from Kobe Bryant's Mamba Mentality

38 Quotes from Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Mentality

38 Mamba Mentality Quotes on learning, dealing with pressure, work ethic, relating to people, and developing an indomitable will

Book quotes and summaries
Feb 09, 2023
4 Reasons not to major in physics

4 Reasons not to major in physics

Here’s why you shouldn’t major in physics from someone who’s done it.

Math concepts
Feb 03, 2023
Robert Anton Wilson quotes on politics, disinformation, & conspiracy

Robert Anton Wilson quotes on politics, disinformation, & conspiracy

Despite being written in 1984, Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson has some solid predictions about the next 30 years that are startlingly accurate.

Book quotes and summaries
Nov 29, 2022
Important quotes and big ideas from George Orwell's

Important quotes and big ideas from George Orwell’s “1984”

Some people say that 2022 is more like the world of George Orwell’s “1984.” I read the book and collected quotes so you can see for yourself.

Book quotes and summaries
Nov 29, 2022
Why is calculus hard?

Why is calculus hard?

I failed calculus three times. On the 4th try, it clicked. I now have a BA in physics and a minor in math. Here’s how I finally learned calculus.

Math concepts
Oct 20, 2022
Quotes from Viktor Frankl's

Quotes from Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning”

In Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl teaches from his experiences surviving the Nazi Concentration. Here are the powerful quotes.

Book quotes and summaries
Oct 17, 2022
My Chess.com Chess Improvement Plan

My Chess.com Chess Improvement Plan

This is a plan that I’ll be implementing to improve my rating on Chess.com in the rapid and daily games. Not for OTB but could work.

Chess math and language
Sep 11, 2022
Miyamoto Musashi's Dokkodo— 21 Stoic rules for life

Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkodo: 21 Stoic rules for life

In this post, I’ll find modern meaning and interpretation of Miyamoto Musashi’s short classic “Dokkodo”.

Book quotes and summaries
Sep 04, 2022
How to learn calculus (even if you’re bad at math)

How to learn calculus (even if you’re bad at math)

I failed calculus three times. On the 4th try, it clicked. I now have a BA in physics and a minor in math. Here’s how I finally learned calculus.

Math concepts
Aug 25, 2022
Ed Latimore's original 11 authenticity quotes

Ed Latimore’s original 11 authenticity quotes

This is a collection of Ed Latimore original quotes on authenticity. These will remind you to live an authentic life you can be proud of.

Ed latimore original quotes
Jul 16, 2022
How to do betting odds work

How to do betting odds work

Betting odds look perplexing to most people who are not involved in the sports betting or gambling scene. However, they are actually quite simple.

Math concepts
Jul 08, 2022
7 ways to improve numeracy skills

7 ways to improve numeracy skills

This is bigger than just being good at math. Numbers are essential to life. Learn how to improve your numeracy skills in this lesson.

Chess math and language
May 27, 2022
Quotes and big ideas from Niccolò Machiavelli's

Quotes and big ideas from Niccolò Machiavelli’s “The Prince”

I’ve collected the big ideas from Machiavelli’s classic treatise on political philosophy and political theory. These are pragmatic ideas to seize power.

Book quotes and summaries
May 22, 2022
18 hater quotes by Ed Latimore

18 hater quotes by Ed Latimore

Here are my best quotes about dealing with haters, negativity, jealousy, and fake friends. Keep these in your heart to feel better.

Ed latimore original quotes
May 11, 2022
The Tao Te Ching— 19 quotes and big ideas

The Tao Te Ching: 19 quotes and big ideas

The Tao Te Ching teaches how to live according to the “Tao” or “The way”. Here are some of the passages from the book that will truly open your mind.

Book quotes and summaries
Apr 07, 2022
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do— 21 quotes & 6 big ideas

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do: 21 quotes & 6 big ideas

These are the quotes and big ideas I’ve collected from Bruce Lee’s “The Tao of Jeet Kune Do”, with explanation and extrapolation.

Book quotes and summaries
Mar 18, 2022
Book summary of The Art of War

Book summary of The Art of War

The Art of War is a Chinese military classic with many lessons that apply today. In this post, I cover 10 lessons with modern applications.

Book quotes and summaries
Feb 17, 2022
20 quotes to help with adult and childhood trauma

20 quotes to help with adult and childhood trauma

It’s not therapy, but these quotes to help deal with trauma are collected from my writings, Twitter, and other social media accounts.

The power of forgiveness
Feb 10, 2022
I took Gorilla Mind Smooth for 1 year—here’s what happened

I took Gorilla Mind Smooth for 1 year—here’s what happened

A comprehensive review of the Gorilla Mind Smooth nootropic formula: what I think of it, how I use it, and how it compares to other popular nootropics.

How to become superhuman
Jan 12, 2022
The 5 most important qualities of a good teacher

The 5 most important qualities of a good teacher

Being a great teacher boils down to 5 non-negotiable qualities. From my experience teaching and watching other teachers, I present them to you here.

Chess math and language
Jan 07, 2022
12 great quotes from Annie Duke's “Thinking in Bets”

12 great quotes from Annie Duke’s “Thinking in Bets”

Here are 12 great quotes from “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts” by former professional poker player Annie Duke.

Book quotes and summaries
Dec 30, 2021
12 reasons why math is important (and how to get better)

12 reasons why math is important (and how to get better)

If one of these reasons to learn math motivates you to be a better student or makes your job as a teacher easier, then this list has done its job,

Math concepts
Dec 13, 2021
29 top crackhead quotes

29 top crackhead quotes

This list of crackhead quotes is divided into original crackhead quotes from me and crackhead quotes from other people.

Living in the hood
Dec 04, 2021
“Klandestine Relationships” by Daryl Davis— 12 lessons

“Klandestine Relationships” by Daryl Davis: 12 lessons

Daryl Davis is a Black man who has friends in the Ku Klux Klan. He wrote about his experiences. This post explores the big ideas he discusses.

Book quotes and summaries
Dec 03, 2021
Accidental Courtesy— Daryl Davis, Race & America quotes

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America quotes

Accidental Courtesy follows Daryl Davis, a black jazz musician, who befriends members of the Ku Klux Klan in hopes of converting them and stopping hate.

Book quotes and summaries
Nov 16, 2021
8 unexpected reasons why math is so hard

8 unexpected reasons why math is so hard

Math can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Part of making it easier is to understand why it’s challenging in the first place. This post explains it all.

Math concepts
Aug 26, 2021
The Cure For Hate—  Best quotes and big ideas

The Cure For Hate: Best quotes and big ideas

The Cure For Hate tells the story of Tony McAleer as he goes from Neo-Nazi to becoming a voice for peace and unity, and everything he learns along the way.

How to make friends
Jun 13, 2021
The Hagakure— 10 best quotes and ideas

The Hagakure: 10 best quotes and ideas

The Hagakure: The Book of The Samurai was written in the 1700s by Yamamoto Tsunetomo as a guide for samurai. These are the 10 best quotes and ideas from it.

Book quotes and summaries
Mar 27, 2021
The Book Of Five Rings— 10 Best Quotes And Ideas

The Book Of Five Rings: 10 Best Quotes And Ideas

The Book of Five Rings is almost 400 years old, but its lessons are timeless. I’ve collected the ten best quotes and ideas that you can apply today.

Book quotes and summaries
Mar 12, 2021
The easy 4 step problem-solving process (+ examples)

The easy 4 step problem-solving process (+ examples)

This is the 4 step problem-solving process that I taught to my students for math problems, but it works for academic and social problems as well.

Chess math and language
Mar 07, 2021
The 4 secret reasons why college is a huge waste of time

The 4 secret reasons why college is a huge waste of time

In this day and age, college is a bad idea for so many reasons. In this article, I tell you the four major ones AND give you some alternatives.

Chess math and language
Jan 11, 2021
7 reasons why writing is important

7 reasons why writing is important

There is no more effective method for organizing your thoughts than writing. Good writing is one of the most important skills that you can develop.

Writing skills
Nov 11, 2020
53 original sobriety quotes for addiction recovery

53 original sobriety quotes for addiction recovery

This is a collection of personal quotes I’ve made since getting sober in 2013. I hope these help someone struggling with their addiction as well.

Getting sober
Aug 31, 2020
16 best self-discipline quotes

16 best self-discipline quotes

This is a collection of my best quotes about self-discipline. These will help you remember what it takes to develop self-discipline and self-control.

Ed latimore original quotes
Aug 29, 2020
37 quotes from Ed Latimore about forgiveness

37 quotes from Ed Latimore about forgiveness

These quotes about forgiveness will help you let go of the painful past, live better in the present, and approach the future without trauma and guilt.

The power of forgiveness
Aug 29, 2020
Is physics hard? How to learn basic physics

Is physics hard? How to learn basic physics

Physics isn’t hard. You just need a special approach to the math and theory involved. Here’s what you must do if you want to learn basic physics.

Math concepts
May 19, 2020
Going back to school at 30— 4 things to know

Going back to school at 30: 4 things to know

If you’re thinking about going back to school, read this first. I detail my observations and experiences being an adult student in college.

Chess math and language
Mar 06, 2020
How to get better at math in 7 simple steps

How to get better at math in 7 simple steps

How did I go from being a poor math student in high school to getting a degree in physics? This article teaches the method I used to improve my math skills.

Math concepts
Mar 02, 2020