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Bruce Lee’s Definite Chief Aim Dennis Dutton on the Barnum Effect and Cold Reading: How the persistent tendency for people to embrace fake personality descriptions as uniquely their own allows cold readers to defraud not only their clients, but themselves. Why … Continue reading
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Thinking in a different language may lead to more rational decisions: Keysar’s team recruited 54 University of Chicago students who spoke Spanish as a second language. Each received $15 in $1 bills, each of which could be kept or bet … Continue reading
Many of us spend the majority of our lives online now. It’s therefore pretty important to understand just what the web is. One possible definition: The web is not, despite the desires of so many, a publishing medium. The web … Continue reading
I have a massive sweet tooth. In the last 72 hours, I’ve had four Sprinkles cupcakes, half a bag of Trolli Apple Rings, about 3/4 of a pint of gelato, apple strudel with whipped cream and ice cream, plus hearty … Continue reading
Reality Never before has the public been more skeptical of what they see every day. A massive section of the web has been dedicated to outing fakes, spotting goofs, and pointing out flaws in everything from political arguments to celebrities’ … Continue reading
I have no idea whether Mr. Friel calls himself an impressionist photorapher. He might hate that term. But, that’s what I’m calling him because that’s what his photographs make me think of. They’re beautiful, often eerie, but generally have … Continue reading