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Think Like a Freak

The title of this post is the title of a book by ”Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubnar.  The subtitle is “The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain.”  The beginning chapter offers the following two  sentences, “The modern world demands that we all think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally, that we think from a different angle, with a different set of muscles, with a different set of expectations, that we think with neither fear nor favor, with neither blind optimism nor sour skepticism.  371 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Notables

Indian athlete, Dutee Chand

(Image courtesy: The New York Times)

+ The humiliating practice of testosterone-testing female athletes was recently challenged by an Indian athlete, Dutee Chand. 174 more words

Tiago on the go...

If there is something the Indian Automobile Forerunner and the South Korean supergiant have to worry about in the Dynamic midsized Hatchback slot, then it definitely has to be the new… 856 more words

Automotive

Does the President Really Matter?

Ever since I became of voting age and truly started to think for myself, one of the larger questions I’ve pondered was this: How much does the President really matter? 923 more words

Productivity measured through cost alone

Productivity improvements are almost always considered to be an unmitigated good. They help the overall economy grow by making more output out of a finite input. 426 more words

Economics

thinking like a freak

I really enjoyed Think Like A Freak; I was going through some old notes and found the notes I made when reading it a couple of years ago. 279 more words

Quotes

Friday's Mixed Nuts on a Saturday: the quicker version

  1. One video I posted on YouTube:

2. My favorite casual dress for under $50 (or less if you wait for sales): Marks’ notch neck knee-length dress… 62 more words

Mixed Nuts