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Self-sabotage in the words of… Phillip?

You know when you’re sitting around in the car waiting for someone, and you’re so bored that you start going through your Facebook newsfeed on your phone—clicking on all the posts that you didn’t give a frac about earlier in the day? 469 more words

Social Media

Race, Class, Gender, Ranking, and Hiring

Marcus Arvan has posted and commented upon data on this year’s tenure track hires over at Philosopher’s Cocoon, and Helen De Cruz and Carolyn Dicey Jennings have each made use of it in different posts over at NewAPPS. 42 more words

How to live longer

I’m a bit lazy today, not least because I cranked out about 7500 words yesterday on various projects I’m working on, so this isn’t a new piece. 471 more words

Common misconceptions about Germans

Hello my lovelies,

I have stayed in Germany for over a year now. When I had just landed in Germany, I was really homesick and cold. 632 more words

Bias

Lies and the Lying Liars Who tell Them

I now owe American comedian and senator for Minnesota Al Franken a royalty fee (the post title is shamelessly stolen from his excellent book on the US right-wing in American politics), but it’s worth it (as is the book). 1,408 more words

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Your Brain Has No Idea Where It's Going

Want proof that your brain isn’t as smart as it assumes it is? Take this pop quiz: Say you’re standing at 42nd St. in Manhattan waiting for an uptown bus and plan to get off at 52nd St. 713 more words

Irony Lurks Under Every Bush

Going through an old folder I found this interesting talk by Jonathan Drori on perniciousness of established belief:

Depending on whether you score on matching answers or theoretical correctness, I scored between two and four out of four. 226 more words

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