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Decision Making

An Honest Wage: Dollars, Hours, And Ethics

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The minimum wage inextricably links the two most basic resources we have in life -- time and money -- and makes explicit what your time and my time are worth, down to the penny. But are these two basic resources really equivalent? Not deep in the human psyche.

Decision Making at Warp Speed - May Be Warped

Terry Newell | Posted 11.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Terry Newell's "What Do You Think?" wants your vote on whether priests should be allowed to marry and have children. The White House, on its "We the Peop...

Free Advice Often Seems Unwanted Because It Usually Is!

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

Free advice is always forthcoming. It comes from all corners and sources, in all shapes and sizes. Family, friends, near and dear ones, and even acq...

Roadside Assistance: A Question of Guilt and the Duty to Rescue

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

A Genie and A Road Map: How To Make Successful Decisions

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Larry Schwimmer

The following post is an excerpt from What the Hell Is Going On in My Life? - Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career, Money,...

Jacqueline Howard

Can Neuroscience Teach Us To Make Better Decisions? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science

Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The ...

3 Questions to Ask Before Making a Big Decision

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I make mistakes. I make decisions that leave me wistful for what might have been. But the more I pay attention to the answers to these three questions, the less time those detours take -- and the faster I get on down the road.

"Precisely Right. No Doubt. Trust Me."

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

More and more of our communication takes place online these days. We make our judgments and choices based on information that comes without smiles or shrugs or distant gazes. How do we identify self-assured experts in the digital age?

Feel the Fear and Make It Work for You

Clint Salter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Clint Salter

So can we make fear work for us? Can we embrace fear and use it as a driver to power through and achieve? The answer is yes!

Crossroad Motivation

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

There comes a point in life when you stand dead center at a crossroads, either faced with a career, relationship or personal decision. Standing still for a moment allows you to reflect and revisit the journey it took to get there.

Brain Magic From a Communications Lens

Nick Cowling | Posted 10.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Nick Cowling

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKeith Barry's TEDTalk on Brain Magic is an entertaining display of the loopholes of logic. He demonstrates how the brain uses millions of pieces of information to make a decision, while we only consciously acknowledge a tiny fraction of what is happening around us.

An Open Letter to A-Rod

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are not alone. I wish you strength and courage to remember who you are in the days ahead and in this spirit be remembered for being the best Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez you can be.

The New Demands of 21st Century Leadership

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is little doubt that the business landscape has changed in the last two decades driven primarily by two forces: globalization and technology. Not surprisingly, these two market influences have directly impacted how heads of companies lead.

Heat Wave Psychology: Long Past, Green Future?

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Countries vary dramatically in their records of environmental responsibility. Clearly there are economic and political reasons for these stark differences, but is it also possible that human psychology plays a role in creating collective pro-environmental mindsets?

5 Steps to Making Happiness a Habit

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

The second part of this story is a clincher for considering that happiness can be a choice. An elementary school teacher in rural Arkansas made a brac...

Decision-Making Strategies Of The Uber-Successful

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott For any one of the 70 decisions you make daily (especially the biggies), these eight research-backed strategies take you way beyond...

Decision-making and Performance Under Pressure

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Accept that pressure related discomfort is normal. The goal is not to banish it. If we seek to exterminate it, we only make our fear of pressure greater. Practice being more accepting of pressure related discomfort.

Why We Only Trust Advice With a Price Tag

Francesca Gino | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Francesca Gino

In the case of advice, it seems we feel compelled to use recommendations we've paid for so that we can justify the expense to ourselves. This could explain why we often take so much pride in the expensive products and services we buy, taking the number on the price tag as a signal of quality.

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!

Oh, the Humanity. Putting Faces on Social Causes

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's very difficult and expensive to get people to comply with social causes -- especially causes that may not benefit us directly. But humanizing issues may, by stirring up guilty feelings about hurting others, lead to selfless action.

Spooky Judgments: How Agents Think About Danger

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

We hire and train intelligence agents to weigh risks and make judgments, and most of us want to believe that these assessments are sound. But how rational are the individual men and women who are making the life-and-death decisions that influence national security?

Fish Discover Water Last

Iram Ganju | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Part One The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and...

Broken Dreams

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Listening to the inner alarm takes deep courage, especially when we are in love with a dream and when that dream involves other people or a living creature. Broken dreams hurt -- even when they don't fit into the life we envision for ourselves.

Decision Danger Zones

Rick McDaniel | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

None of us know what the future holds, so we need to make the best decisions possible to spare ourselves problems and difficulties.