The personal blog of Peter Attia, M.D.

Success versus Failure: A stark juxtaposition

Success versus Failure: A stark juxtaposition
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In April I was part of a panel at the Milken Global Conference, the title of which was something like, “Keys to a healthier and more prosperous society.”  The panel was moderated by Michael Milken, and it was great to meet him and his rock-star ...

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Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)
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Two years ago I was having dinner with a good friend, Rik Ganju. Rik is one of the smartest people I know. And one of the most talented, too—a ...

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What I actually eat, part III (circa Q1 2014)

What I actually eat, part III (circa Q1 2014)
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This week I had dinner at a great steakhouse in New York with a very good friend.  Like any two “normal” guys after a long day, all we could talk about was science, and on this particular night the ...

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Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?

Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?
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One night, as I alluded to in this post, Tim and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up.  Personally and professionally I have a great interest in cancer, so when ...

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A podcast to ring in the New Year

A podcast to ring in the New Year
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Last month I did a podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino. It went up today on Vinnie’s website and here is a link to it.

The interview doesn’t start until about minute 17 or 18 of the podcast, so you’ll ...

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Got grit?

Got grit?
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Last week a reader posted a link to this short talk from TED Talks Education. (You’ll want to watch it to understand the rest of the post.) I found the talk interesting, and in the talk Ms. Duckworth makes a reference to a Stanford psychologist, Carol Dweck, who has ...

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