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👋 Hey, I'm Haikal.

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I just graduated from medical school. Now, I'm ghostwriting + writing on my website. I also write content for Ness Labs.

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I'm learning about the things that fascinate me. This site is me documenting and sharing what I learned.

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To think better, read old books

If you want to think better, read old books. Haruki Murakami explains this best in “Norwegian Wood”: If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. The Cultural Tutor, who went from flipping burgers in McDonald’s to Twitter

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The magic of Kindle

My world changed forever at the Duty-Free located in Terminal 3, London Heathrow Airport. I had some extra cash to burn, and I was looking to spend it on a keyboard for my iPad. However, my eyes lit up when I saw something else. It was the Kindle, and I’

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How To Read More Books

When Warren Buffett was asked how to get smarter, he held up a stack of paper and said, “Read 500 pages like this every week. That’s how knowledge builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many will do it.” Reading is

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Make Learning a Game - A Beginner's Guide to Anki

Research proves that standard studying practices like lectures, re-reading, highlighting are ineffective. They're boring and frustrates students daily. So what does work? What if there's a memory card game that allows you to remember anything? I've been playing it for three years since I entered medical school. By playing this

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Give Your Ideas Some Legs: The Positive Effect of Walking on Creative Thinking

Give Your Ideas Some Legs: The Positive Effect of Walking on Creative Thinking, Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L. Schwartz. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. The core idea of this paper is simple: walking boosts creativity during and after the activity. Nietzsche said, "All truly great thoughts are

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12 Favourite Problems

Richard Feynman was one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He was not only famed for his contributions to quantum physics, but also for his talent in simplifying complex scientific principles. Anyone interested in learning more effectively would likely know about 'The Feynman Method.' His life

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Happy New Year, and hi again!

Happy New Year! Hi there! I'm Haikal. You're receiving this email because you signed up for my newsletter at one point in time. I stopped writing my newsletter since October 2021, and a lot has happened since, but now I'm starting again. I'm still not sure what exactly I'll be