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Hi, I’m Waldi!

I believe that the world would be a better place if people like you and me lived better lives.

But amidst an infodemic of superficial information, reliable advice on how to live better is difficult to find.

I want to change this by collecting it on this website.

As a historian, I do this primarily by reading books, listening to podcasts and studying scientific papers from all areas of life. Whenever I find valuable insight on how we can live better, I write about what we can learn from it.

By doing this, I strive to create a timeless collection of short, free and evidence-based essays on how to live better in the modern world.

That being said, I don't have all the answers. In fact, I still have a lot to learn. I simply share what I've learned so far and hope that it proves useful to you.

If you're new, I suggest you start by reading my most popular essays.

If you find my writings helpful, you can subscribe to my free newsletter, in which I share the best articles, books and podcasts I find each month.

If you want to dive deeper into my work, you can browse my list of recommendations, explore my book notes and keep tabs on what I do.

You can also learn from the short nuggets of wisdom I share on Twitter and Instagram.

And if you find my writings helpful, you can support my independent work for less than 0.17€/day.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope that my writings prove helpful to you.

If even one piece of my work helped you in some way, I consider my work successful.

– Waldi

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