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by gibberade
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: How Scientific is ERE?
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

<r><URL url="http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-true-cost-of-coffee-addiction.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-t ... ction.html">http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-true-cost-of-coffee-addiction.html</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> Here are studies that shows why this sort of...
by gibberade
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: How Scientific is ERE?
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

<t>Here's what I'm most concerned by: <br/> "The present research suggests that stingy economic behavior can produce a feeling of shame, which in turn drives secretion of the stress hormone cortisol."<br/> Dunn, E. W., Ashton-James, C. E., Hanson, M. D., & Aknin, L. B. (2010). On the Costs of Se...
by gibberade
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: How Scientific is ERE?
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

The references are at the bottom of that article.

by gibberade
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: How Scientific is ERE?
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

There will be individual variability, but I don't think that's an excuse to discount all this literature.
We could look at it from all sorts of scientific angles. Here I'm most interested in personal well-being. I presumed that's why most of us are pursuing ERE.

by gibberade
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: How Scientific is ERE?
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

<r>I used to be interested in ERE. But after a long hiatus from this blog and forum, I have grown skeptical of it's scientific validity. <br/> Here's a good summary on the research on money and happiness: <URL url="http://lesswrong.com/lw/bq0/be_happier/">http://lesswrong.com/lw/bq0/be_happier/</URL...
by gibberade
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zev's Journal
Replies: 125
Views: 16035

Paleo is hard to justify in terms of ERE. Conversely, it is easy to justify for health concerns.

In my opinion, anyways.

by gibberade
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zev's Journal
Replies: 125
Views: 16035

Yeah, I know you're right. I definitely should be eating grass-fed.
I'll have to watch Earthlings. Thanks for the rec.

by gibberade
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zev's Journal
Replies: 125
Views: 16035

Looks great.
Your food is high but (for the most part) totally worth it.
I'm eating paleo too (as described by paleonu.com), but I must admit I'm not buying grass-fed. I've cheaped out and am just going to supplement my omega-3. I may change my mind though..

by gibberade
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: On Education
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

<t>You're points are valid. I think just because time restraints Seth doesn't expound any alternatives. I'm sure if one digs a little deeper on his website you can such material. <br/> The same is true for Robinson. I have his book (The Spark, I think it's called) and he does delve into how to fix s...
by gibberade
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: On Education
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

<r>Just a short clip by Seth Godin that relates well to ERE:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea5IgyVd3_U">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea5IgyVd3_U</URL><br/> Godin states that our education system is designed to churn out workers that can obediently take orders. Not only that, ...
by gibberade
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Very nice city indeed.

by gibberade
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Customers who bought this book also bought ... the 4HWW
Replies: 45
Views: 7069

OK, if you can just get past the hype and exaggerations I think there's *some* factually-based advice in it.
Definitely don't take any of it at face value.
Mind you, I haven't read it yet either. I perused through it though.

by gibberade
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Customers who bought this book also bought ... the 4HWW
Replies: 45
Views: 7069

4-Hour Body is released. Here we go again!
Mind you, it seems more credible than 4HWW. Although the hype and narrcisism is still there.

by gibberade
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Montreal Meetup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

I am and would possibly be interested

by gibberade
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

Ya, rePete, there definitely is. I'm getting involved, but often exams get in the way. Booo. That's why I'm not going into the honours program... I like my free time.

by gibberade
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

<r>True that Jacob. Initially I was a little skeptical of your anti-travel leanings, but that argument & anecdote does make sense. <br/> Plus, who wants to travel knowing they have an uncertain future? It'd be far more pleasant with a secure future.<br/> on a humorous note<br/> <br/> <URL url="h...
by gibberade
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

By the way, I'm not leading towards travelling.
I'm inclined towards becoming an electrician and taking over the company. This opportunity is just golden.
I may get the degree first though.

by gibberade
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

I see where you're coming from. It'd be more comfortable travelling if you are in a steady financial/education position.

But I must say travelling is getting harder to delay. Especially since some buddies of mine want to go.

by gibberade
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

<t>Option E: Travel<br/> Not the typical method of travelling! That is, hop on airplane, take a cab to the hotel, see this sight, watch this, rush over to another site, etc.<br/> <br/> Nope, that's too mundane. I need an adventure. I want to experience other cultures. For example: hitchhike rather t...
by gibberade
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 4556

<t>Thanks for all the input. <br/> There is a consensus that college is good and worth pursing. OK. But how about in the reverse order? <br/> That is,<br/> apprentice-->electrician-->company owner-->(sell company?)-->FI (ERE)--> College (just for fun.)<br/> Just a thought that came to me.<br/> Of co...