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My impression is that being disorganized and/or busy stops us from doing things we might prefer to do, or things we might value more. If you agree, why do you agree? How do you know when you're busy? Where do you think it comes from? What do you do? ...Read More
Fwiw, I like this use of the platform. I’ve been wondering what else Relevant could facilitate outside of link sharing, and good-faith conversation/idea sharing seems like a start. That said, this is a big question you’re asking, and I can’t give a full answer here. I do find that for me “busy-ness” takes two forms: Attending to what needs to be done, and pursuing what I want to accomplish. So often my being busy is part of doing ...Read More
Still looking through this - but it's in-line with the theme of busyness I've been looking at lately. "The Experience Loop is the new value chain, and contrary to the traditional, linear, inside-outside mindset with its focus on process-driven, incremental optimisation, it is an infinite loop. It follows a service-dominant logic, as it was first described back in 2004 by Stephen Vargo and Robert Lusch. They postulated a ...Read More
I've recently been having a look at this as my partner starts using Poshmark to sell clothing online. I haven't used it yet, but there are apparently several ways to use the app to make your items more visible to the community. I hope to have a closer look at Some offhand thoughts on in-app scarcity for something like Poshmark: ...Read More
"It’s hard to set your emotions aside when you’re faced with a difficult decision. This is problematic, since our emotions often cause us to make the wrong decision in important areas of life, including in our relationships, our finances, and our health. In general, most people find that setting these emotions aside can be rather difficult when it comes time to make a decision. However, by using a few simple self-distancing techniques, you can significantly reduce the impact of these emotions, in a way that will enable you to make better decisions." ...Read More
“Harry Brignull, a user-experience consultant, has created a website listing 11 dark pattern types to watch out for. A “roach motel” is when the design makes it simple to sign up but hard to cancel (for example, a subscription); “disguised ads” masquerade as content that isn’t trying to sell you ...Read More
One of the recent challenges in mental health has been the medicalization of wider swaths of everyday life. Clinicians are increasingly treating problems in living as if they were biological in origin and reflective of pathology rather than typical and expectable reactions to life events. This has led to a ...Read More
“cases where backfire effects were found tended to be particularly contentious topics, or where the factual claim being asked about was ambiguous.” ... ...Read More
While searching for videos on the links between neurotransmitters and personality, I ran across Jordan Peterson. I can't not see this guy... either way, I think it's unfortunate that so much of the critique of this guy can't do well enough a job of separating the science and hypothesis from https://youtu.be/f511uRzsHhQ ...Read More
In a world where accusations of "fake news" are thrown around essentially at random, critical thinking would seem to be a must. But this is also a world where the Moon landings are viewed as a conspiracy and people voice serious doubts about the Earth's roundness. Critical thinking appears to One of the proposed solutions to this issue is to incorporate more critical thinking into our education system. But critical thinking is more than just a skill set; you have to recognize when to apply it, do so effectively, and then know how to respond to the results. Understanding what ...Read More
The mind is a powerful medicine. Given an ineffective treatment, patients can experience real health improvements by simply believing that the treatment works—the placebo effect. But this blissful delusion has a dark side: when a harmless placebo becomes effective, it becomes harmful, too, causing side-effects seen in actual therapies. In a new study exploring this mysterious “nocebo effect,” researchers pinpoint regions of the brain that seem to be behind phantom injuries. They also assess factors—framing and price—that can increase the potency of the effect. These may be critical to designing and assessing clinical practices and trial results, they argue.