Uncategorized Lessons on Decision Making and More

Lessons on Decision Making and More

When reflecting on what he wish he’d known at the outset when founding Pinterest, Ben emphasized the inadequacy of a habit he learned as a product manager. When you’re a CEO, you gotta think people-first: “I’m a product person so I’m always like, “Oh, you know, we’re going to solve this on the whiteboard.” But …

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Uncategorized Deciding between knowledge and ignorance

Deciding between knowledge and ignorance

We have a ‘thirst for knowledge’ but sometime ‘ignorance is bliss’, so how do we choose between these two mind states at any given time? UCL psychologists have discovered our brains use the same algorithm and neural architecture to evaluate the opportunity to gain information, as it does to evaluate rewards like food or money. …

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Uncategorized Long-term effects of child-family separation

Long-term effects of child-family separation

“While U.S. Immigration has halted the practice of separating families at the border, it remains unclear if or when reunification will occur for families separated prior to the implementation of the new policy,” said Linda Halgunseth, a co-author of the brief, Chair of the Latino Caucus, and Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University …

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Uncategorized Mindful movement can lower stress

Mindful movement can lower stress

Taking a walk may be a good opportunity to mentally review your to-do list, but using the time to instead be more mindful of your breathing and surroundings may help boost your wellbeing, according to researchers. The researchers found that while students reported being less stressed while they were on their feet and moving, they …

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Uncategorized Debunking Dale Carnegie

Debunking Dale Carnegie

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and relying on intuition or “gut instinct” isn’t an accurate way to determine what they’re thinking or feeling,” say researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of Chicago and Northeastern University. “We incorrectly presume that taking someone else’s perspective will help us understand and improve interpersonal …

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Uncategorized Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinion in the News

Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinion in the News

The findings from the survey, conducted between Feb. 22 and March 8, 2018, reveal that even this basic task presents a challenge. The main portion of the study, which measured the public’s ability to distinguish between five factual statements and five opinion statements, found that a majority of Americans correctly identified at least three of …

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Uncategorized Sibling dynamics may predict differences in education

Sibling dynamics may predict differences in education

In a study spanning about 15 years, the researchers found that when siblings felt more warmth toward each other in childhood, they were more likely to achieve similar levels of education. But, when siblings felt that their parents’ treatment of themselves versus their sibling was unfair, or when their fathers spent more time with one …

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Uncategorized Success is not just how you play your cards

Success is not just how you play your cards

Poker experts must extract information from others without revealing too much themselves, he said. “Sharks (expert players) accomplish this feat by carefully managing how their wagering behavior is informed by public and private information sources. Their peculiar information management behavior allows them to maximize their coherence with the information they use without ‘tipping their hands.’” …

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Uncategorized ‘Life is one big improv’: How the skill can help with the everyday

‘Life is one big improv’: How the skill can help with the everyday

Improvisation is a skill often associated with jazz music or comedy. But on Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh spoke with three individuals who use it in their daily lives. Bob Baker, John Larson and Ken Haller joined Marsh to discuss the quirky talent. While some may have the notion that improv …

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Uncategorized Building trust doesn’t work the way you think it does

Building trust doesn’t work the way you think it does

In this interview, Wharton psychologist Adam Grant explores how effective leaders use vulnerability with Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code. Grant: A huge theme in [The Culture Code] is trust. I’ve always thought about trust as the willingness to be vulnerable and take a risk together, but you convinced me that I had it backward. I …

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