What Heuristics Do To Destroy Us

"Never assume the obvious is true" (William Safire). What is a heuristic If you've never heard the term, the best way to define it is a brain shortcut. The most common example is to think of a time when you had to make a decision and you felt like you understood the consequences of the... Continue Reading →

Shape Your Future, Not Someone Else’s

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week. But he wanted to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see... Continue Reading →

The Irony of Clickbait

Starting off I want to say, this title actually isn't clickbait. I'm here to talk about why clickbait has risen, why we see it in such negative light and why it isn't a complete waste of time. We all know about the rise of clickbait. We may have been a victim of it once or twice. Some... Continue Reading →

How the Halo Effect Concerns All of Us

If there's ever been a time you felt mistreated or misunderstood by someone else whether it be an employer, a mutual friend, or a stranger, you may have been the victim of the halo effect. It's known as the halo effect because those we tend to form better first impressions of are more likely to fit... Continue Reading →

Hate is Misunderstood Passion

Movies and TV shows always have an antagonist. We learn to hate that antagonist and what they do, wanting to watch the protagonist take them down... hard. But we also learn to love that antagonists role in the show. We like the buildup of evil so much so and we want them to be the... Continue Reading →

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