Intuition Pumps: Daniel Dennett on the Dignity of Being Wrong and Art-Science of Making Fertile Mistakes
“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself.”
How language can affect the way we think
Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? Economist Keith Chen thinks so -- and he argues that our mother tongue even affects our economic decisions.
Build Trust with Others Using the Johari Window Model
Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships.
5 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Senses Lie to You Every Day
We're pretty sure the thing your brain does best is convince you that it works. But it doesn't take much to spot the bizarre little flaws in your gray matter.
Thinking in a Foreign Language Could Sway Your Moral Judgments
Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Pitting principle against utility, ends against means, it's a complicated moral equation—and ostensibly one we'd solve the same way whether we considered it in our native language or a foreign tongue. After all, our morality is supposed to be consistent. Yet psychologists say that's not always the case: people may be more likely to make a calculated utilitarian decision when considering it in a second language.
Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
It's part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought and perspective you can learn to rein in your self-conscious paranoia and better express your true self.
"Sucking Is the First Step to Being Sorta Good at Something"
Getting good at anything takes a long time and it's usually a pretty arduous process. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian reminds us that no matter who you are and how much experience you have, you're going to suck at first.