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Review: Happiness by Design (Paul Dolan)

Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

Hardcover, 256 pages, ISBN: 9780241003107, published 28 August 2014

Amazon / Google Books / Allen Lane… 1,497 more words

Health And Its Value

The oilman's divorce, or the problem of luck

Money may not be everything, but it’s certainly a clarifying force, especially when seventeen billion dollars are on the line. Right now, the news is filled with… 793 more words


Maybe if I close my eyes...

Sometimes coincidences work in mysterious ways. A month ago I was traveling to Sweden to meet up with some friends. However, given my lot in life as someone who is chronically, yet never fashionably, late I managed to miss the train by one single minute. 1,607 more words


Conviction and Confidence

“Confidence is a feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his mind, not necessarily that the story is true.” 389 more words

The Delusion of Multitasking

“People can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves,” neuroscientist Earl Miller

It all makes sense now why I have that feeling of dissatisfaction at the end of my work day despite the hours spent grinding in front of my dual monitor screens with 3 empty coffee cups by my side…This feeling for many is established during college, where we begin to challenge ourselves mentally. 380 more words


Is data the plural of anecdote?

I seem to hear this intriguing quote everywhere these days.

The plural of anecdote is not data.

There is certainly one website that traces it back to Raymond Wolfinger, a political scientist from Berkeley, who claims to have said sometime around 1969 to 1970:

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Signal And Noise

Experience vs. Memory - duration neglect and peak-end rule

Just finished Thinking, Fast and Slow – and what an awesome book! I have already written a bit about the book in old posts and my previous post compares it to a couple of other popular behavioral science books. 589 more words