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    Science is Not a Faith

    A few days ago, I heard something from a guest on Bill Maher which really made me scratch my head. Bret Stephens stated that “science is not a democracy” and went on to insist that the overwhelming consensus on climate change from scientists is irrelevant. His argument, as best as I can understand it, was […]

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    Traveler’s Mind, Zen Mind

    Have you ever heard someone say “travel is a state of mind?” It’s one of those platitudes that annoys me whenever I’m not on the road. Only someone who has the luxury of travel would ever say it. “No,” I want to scream, “travel is going somewhere different and seeing something new!”   Yet I think […]

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    How To Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

    This post is based upon the research science of self esteem. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   In the west, we seem to take for granted that it is important to have high self-esteem, but not all self-esteem is created equal: some of it leads to […]

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    The “Nothing New Under The Sun” Fallacy

    This post is based upon the research of innate “talent”. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   There’s an old biblical proverb about there being “nothing new under the sun.” On one level, it is true: most of what we know of as creativity is actually the […]

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    The Absolute Best Way to Change Behavior

    This post is based upon the research of behavior modification. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   What do Yoda, vegetarians and Alcoholics Anonymous all have in common? They all work in absolutes to create permanent results. It turns out there’s solid science to support this approach. Every […]

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    There is No “Good” Without Guilt

    Have you ever heard someone say something like “live without regrets?” It sounds like a pleasant platitude at first, but stop to think about it for a moment. It’s one thing to not live life to the fullest because you are afraid, but this is something wholly different. To live without regrets, you must have either […]

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    7 Ways Companies Exploit Psychology

    This post is based upon research on the science of cognitive biases. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Companies are always looking for an edge: to acquire more customers, or get more money out of the existing customers. The use of certain techniques is not necessarily nefarious, […]

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    How Doing Well in School can Ruin Your Career

    This post is based upon research on the science of education. Check outmy other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   When I was in high school, someone once told me that “the A students work for the B students; the B students work at the C students’ companies, and the […]

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    Mindhacks to Increase Happiness using Science

    This post is based upon research on the science of happiness. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Much of the latest psychological research is yielding surprising, even counter-intuitive insights into how the mind works (which is why we have wonderful books like Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational). A common thread […]

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