Amit Maurya

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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

The Invention of Monogamy

For most of its history, monogamy was a rule only applied to married women.

This is your brain on LSD

This is a human brain on the psychedelic drug LSD:<p>The image comes from a new study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LSD on 20 healthy participants' brains.<p>The results show clear differences, with the images of the brain on LSD …

Consciousness

10 mind-numbing questions from the book that's considered the Holy Grail for landing a Wall Street job

Strats — short for strategists — work on trading floors alongside the traders creating models for pricing and risk management, etc. The job description is similar to that of a quantitative analyst, but quants typically aren't on the trading floor.<p>Interviews for these sorts of positions tend to be …

The One Economic Question Nobody Is Answering

Traders and speculators have their eyes laser-focused on the punch bowl at the party. They should give some attention to the dance floor as well. The two go hand-in-hand, really. The “punch bowl” in this metaphor is central-bank policy. The dance floor is economic growth. Since the financial …

Central Banks

The Singularity and the Neural Code

<i>The following is an edited, updated version of an article originally written for</i> IEEE Spectrum.<p>I’m 62, with all that entails. Grey hair, trick knee, …

Consciousness

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches, including "X-wing style" control fins and a drone …