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Assumptions

Most of the stuff we do everyday is based on some sort of assumptions, today, let’s take a look at whether or not it’s good to assume. 991 more words

Mindset

How cognitive biases arise

The Irrational User: 8 cognitive biases to keep in mind when building products

The human mind is a wonderfully complex thinking machine. We’ve developed written language, built skyscrapers, and discovered quantum physics through our collective ability to plan and reason. 65 more words

Behavioral Economics

Treat Worry As Your Ally

Worry is nothing but excess energy being put to poor use. So how can we rechannel it for constructive ends? Here is my approach in a nutshell: 298 more words

Psychology

Sam Harris and the Myth of Perfectly Rational Thought

I have no idea who wrote the headline for this piece—the title I borrow for this post—, but they didn’t read the article. I was wondering what educated person in the past 10 to 20 years still believes in the perfectly rational actor? 299 more words

Philosophy

What you make it

Life, it is what you make it. I understand shit happens, trust me I know all to well of the unpredictable nature of life. Let’s face it though, “ITS WHAT YOU MAKE IT”. 232 more words

The Mythological Life

We’re living life in two ways at once and it is of absolutely crucial importance not to lose sight of either! One if these ways is  – we might say – when we live life on a down-to-earth pragmatic basis and only concern ourselves with issues that have undeniable ‘concrete’ significance to us. 2,059 more words

Short Articles

Fallacies - Argument From Fallacy (the Fallacy Fallacy)

Assumption that if an argument for some conclusion is fallacious, the conclusion must also be false.

Example:

Bad argument: All blonde-haired people are sweet. Some sweet people are naive.  158 more words