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Tough Decisions

Do You Fall Into This Happiness Trap?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

It's very easy to fall into the happiness trap of false choices -- of thinking you can either do X or Y, and that's the choice you have to make.

How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Decision Making

Jim Stein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Stein, Ph.D.

Many wrong decisions -- ones that cause you to kick yourself and ask, "How could I ever have done that?" -- are the result of committing the mistake of considering inferior alternatives.

When and Why We Pendulum

Auren Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Auren Hoffman

The human species as a whole is very fickle about what we want. Ideally you want to collect data based on experience and make iterative corrections.

Right Decisions Still Feel Wrong

Kyrina McCormick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kyrina McCormick

Right thinking does not cure a broken heart. And I remain brokenhearted over a very right decision made years ago.

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

Farewell, O Decider

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Bush's decisions were "tough" not because he carefully weighed difficult issues and possible outcomes, but tough in hindsight because many of those decisions had disastrous results.