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Why some smart people make foolish decisions

By Alex Fradera

To lead a good life, we need to make good decisions: manage our health and financial affairs, invest in appropriate relationships, and avoid serious lapses like falling for online scams. 598 more words


Predicting the future of Wales: Welsh Government report published

Darllenwch yr erthygl yma yn Gymraeg | View this post in Welsh

Population expansion, economic growth and flooding are just some of the things on the horizon for Wales, according to a ‘ 1,122 more words


How Can Good Advice Be Bad

There is a list of good advice items that could be bad:

  1. You can rent a home cheaper than own it. If you invest the money you save on the cost of ownership above rent in an S&P 500 index fund you will come way ahead.
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Don Shaughnessy

Realistic Expectations and the “I’m not being listened to!” Paradox

Often I work with people who are feeling very stressed at work and one of their biggest complaints is “I’m not being listened to!” We live in a world where we have much higher expectations of work; we expect to be consulted on any and every decision in work that will affect us or our job. 675 more words

MHD Weblog

The yellow-cab economics

Are New York Taxis Such a Bad Investment?

I recently attended a private-equity conference where a speaker, a TV pundit, abruptly shifted from offering tidbits from the Trumposphere to random life advice: “You have to ask yourself whether you want to be Uber or one of those dying yellow-taxi companies?” Even with bad news dripping daily from Uber, everyone in the audience knew the right answer. 61 more words

Behavioral Economics

Moving from Intention to Behaviour: Well meaning but Ignorant Social Supports can help

After a particularly excellent evening of sail boat racing, I’m pretty beat and realizing that perhaps my body isn’t quite ready to keep up with the physical activity I’m putting it through.  780 more words

An Undivided Heart

Psalm 86:8-11
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.

All the nations you have made shall come… 692 more words