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Convergence

Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Jonathan Haber

In my day job as an educational researcher, I encounter a great many educational standards and other works trying to help ascertain the knowledge, ski...

Story Telling

Jonathan Haber | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

Given how much coverage of the Pulse story has centered on what the candidates did and didn't say afterwards, clearly stories about domestic Presidential politics have taken precedence over stories related to the event itself (apart from stories of people dealing with personal tragedies, which have fortunately not been used to fuel partisan arguments - yet).

For a Productive Discussion, Voters Must Fight the Impulse to Do Harm

Michael Shammas | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The point is simple: Elections are important. How can we debate the 2016 election in a way that recognizes that gravity? To me, improving our discourse means rising above "the impulse to do harm," which is something humans naturally feel after being slighted.

How Doctors (And Patients) Can Reduce Medical Errors

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

If even a short part of the end of your interaction feels especially positive to the patient it will positively color the whole experience. Consequently, when you first meet the patient and in your parting comments:

Reviewing Boom Bust Boom: A Documentary

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Joel Sucher

Boom Bust Boom picks up on the notion that financial crashes like 2008 -- the result of an overheated housing market -- are nothing new and to prove it the film takes you on an excursion to 17th century Holland.

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Successful?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Success and happiness is more than the amount of money you make. Success is accomplishing what you set out to do, be or have, like raising healthy children, saving lives as a doctor or making a specific income as an entrepreneur.

Interview with Shira Abel on Behavioral Engineering

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.09.2016 | Business
Rajesh Setty

I recently attended a fascinating talk on the topic of Behavioral Engineering by my friend Shira Abel. Post that talk, I had an opportunity to ask her a few questions on the same topic.

Are Words a Window to the Soul? My Journey as a Dad, at Work and in Life

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

There is a time and place for a no, a child trying to put a hand in a stove is a classic example. For less time-sensitive endeavors, I always wondered, is there something better than "No, you cannot have ice cream unless you have your dinner," with hands on our hip?

Principles-Based Regulation and Compliance: A Framework for Sustainable Integrity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Over the last decade, in unprecedented terms, the dramatic escalation and expansion of risk has complicated the global business environment. Both the speed of this transformation and the new categories of risk that have emerged threaten the durability of most global companies as well as their license to operate.

A Trick for Higher SAT Scores? Unfortunately, No.

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The idea is simple, powerful and easy to grasp. An oyster makes a pearl by reacting to the irritation of a grain of sand. Body builders become huge by lifting more weight. Can we kick our brains into a higher gear by making the problem harder?

Truths & Illusions: The Profound Importance of Thinking Fast and Slow

Ahmad Khan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Ahmad Khan

In 2002, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics was oddly enough awarded to a classically trained psychologist. Daniel Kahneman is considered to be one of the world's most influential individuals in the field and is the founder of a unique and revolutionary new field known as Behavioral Economics.

Regarding the "Small Minority" of Religious Extremists

Gad Saad | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

It is imperative that when discussing issues such as what constitutes a "small minority" of religious extremists, that we be armed with the proper statistical information along with the ability to process the relevant data in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Is There a Croesus Complex?

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

No matter how much credit card debt you retire, you may still suffer from bigger problems than just money or love. For example, you might be suffering from the kind of existential anxiety that comes from the realization that God is Dead.

Make Our Differences Work for Everyone In the Group

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Why not become an Opportunity Maker, the invaluable glue that holds diverse groups together and makes you sought-after? Here are three methods to hone that skill and stay relevant in this fast changing world.

Prefer an Unmelancholy Dane?

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Sure there are people who have an endlessly positive and productive worldview. But sometimes this kind of behavior is known as denial.

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Book Review: The Organized Mind

Phil Simon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I just finished Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Disclaimer: I received a review copy grat...

It's Becoming

Francis Levy | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

What the mathematician John Allen Paulos (Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences) doesn't take into consideration in his recent Scie...

Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new a...

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Cognitive biases can be characterized as the tendency to make decisions and take action based on limited acquisition and/or processing of information or on self-interest, overconfidence, or attachment to past experience.

How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, there is no way we can completely resist all the genetic, neurological, psychological, emotional and social forces that influence our decision making. But a few simple steps can prevent us from making truly appalling decisions.

Two Newborns Reveal Our Ancient Power of Judgment

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Adam Hanft

Two stories stunned our weekend reading and generated acres of press attention. Although they were completely unrelated thematically, to me they are completely related conceptually.