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Friday Favorites - March 27, 2015

Happy first day of spring! In honor of the start of the season that brings longer days and sunshine, I’ve put together a Friday Favorites – and this week is all about things that have been making my life easier and/or more enjoyable lately. 1,465 more words

Just For Fun

Left Brain - Right Brain: This idea must die

The ever excellent Freakonomics podcast recently put out a podcast called “This Idea Must Die” in which they borrowed a concept from edge.org:  every year Edge.org asks a question and asks its contributors (high level thinkers, scientists, academics and nobel laureates) to write an essay in answer.   462 more words


freakonomics: a book review

I tell you.

I was scrolling through Facebook because I had just posted a short film I made. I post my music and film on Facebook and Instagram because I can’t afford to pay the membership to post it on here, yet.  212 more words


Fator Familiarização

Você preferiria deixar seu filho ir na casa de um amiguinho em que os pais tenham uma arma ou uma piscina? Esse tópico foi abordado no livro Freakonomics: O Lado Oculto e inesperado de tudo que nos afeta, escrito por Steven D. 362 more words


Temptation bundling and the Fresh start effect

“Temptation bundling” is a thing, apparently.

You commit yourself to do a “should do” together with a “want to do”. Like watching your favourite TV series only when at the gym on the cross-trainer. 509 more words


Temptation Bundling

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really enjoy running. I enjoy the way I feel after I run and the feeling of accomplishing something, but I don’t get pleasure out of actually pounding my feet to the pavement. 283 more words


You Won’t Stumble if You Temptation Bundle

You know you want to. You should get to the gym, or take a half-hour walk, or do some body weight exercises at home. But other activities gratify right away. 285 more words