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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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    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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    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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    Why Happiness is Boring

    This post is based upon research on the science of happiness. Check outmy other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   The Anna Karenina principle is derived from a famous Tolstoy quote: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   This profound insight into […]

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    How We Each Think About Time Differently

    This post is based upon research on the science of time perception. Check out my other posts which make scientific research on the human mind understandable.   Let’s face it: our brains are terrible at time. We tend to either ignore it completely, or become chronic clock-watchers. Our obsession with time leads us to spend much […]

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    When is The Best Time to Wake Up?

    Maria Popova over at Brain Pickings put together this wonderful infographic of when famous authors woke up and how much they wrote. Being that sleep is such a big interest of mine, I was intrigued. I re-worked the data into this graph of how much content was produced based upon when authors woke up:   […]

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    Experiment: How To Sleep Less

    If there is a “holy grail” for those obsessed by productivity and time-management, it is conquering sleep.  It is easy to think of the time spent sleeping each night as wasted time.  If only we could sleep less without any ill-effects!   You’ve probably tried going without sleep once or twice and know what a […]

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