TED is Your Friend

But first, two similar studies relating to the post two previous to this one… Power diminishes perspective and perception: Abstract: With great power comes great responsibility, so goes the famous saying. But responsibility is not all that seems to accompany puissance—dictators often exhibit extreme behavior, often in ways patently detrimental to their nations; managers are…

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Pertinent Politicals

If the corruption of the government has not been adequately displayed to you during the healthcare discourse, maybe Obama’s lies will show you otherwise: Richard Epstein had a great WSJ article last week about the coercive measures of the new healthcare plan. Essentially, insurance is no longer insurance. It is government-mandated private charity… The sad…

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TEDdy Bear

Adam Savage from MythBusters on his obsessions and the dodo bird: ANDDDDDD… More Rewards = Less Motivation. This study reminds me of another where teachers who were paid more did not necessarily do a better job at teaching the material, many times actually doing a worse job than their lesser-paid counterparts: So far, the research…

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Today’s Basics

JJ Abrams, creator of Lost, Star Trek, and Cloverfield, on the mystery box: Chances your spouse will cheat: Is he cheating? Is she cheating? Tied to emotions of doubt, sadness, suspicion, and anger—at some point this question has crossed the mind of almost anyone who has ever been in love. Although it seems nearly universal…

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