Look at the Light, not at the Tunnel

By Ramon Colon http://www.zerowastedude.com This year I realized how big of a problem we have with the waste we produce. If you search for any waste topic, within minutes you will become overwhelmed and depressed. You will be buried in images and videos showing you what our grandparents, parents and ourselves have done to the …

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What is Confirmation Bias?

Provided by Natalie from Big Happy Life Blog: https://bighappylife.blog/ Website: http://bighappylife.co.uk/ If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that cognitive biases shape our thinking in ways that make us feel surer of the decisions we’re making and the actions we’re taking. Last week I wrote about the Halo Effect, which is actually a type of confirmation bias – the …

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Self-introduction for the self-proclaimed expert on everything

It is 6:30pm, 29th November 2018. Allow me to introduce myself for this is my first blog post to this amphitheatre of cerebral constellations. You may know me from my own website Modern Mystic Mother from stuff and places and things. Or you may have seen my RAH-TA-TA-DA-BLAH-ZAH words (that sometimes make coherent sentences..?) in the …

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Where does your sense of Identity come from?

Provided by The Girl from Jupiter Originally posted on https://thegirlfromjupiter1.wordpress.com So the other day I was just sitting on the bus, staring out the window as I do most days and aimlessly thinking about life when suddenly my brain decided to just drop this existential truth bomb of a question on me: Who AM I? …

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What is the Halo Effect?

Provided by Natalie from Big Happy Life Blog: https://bighappylife.blog/ Website: http://bighappylife.co.uk/    Humans are not fans of ambiguity. We don’t like being confused and, since life is confusing and people are confusing, our subconscious minds work to simplify things. One of the ways we do this is with the cognitive biases and one such bias …

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The Story Matters Most – Guest Post

Provided by Natalie from Big Happy Life Blog: https://bighappylife.blog/ Website: http://bighappylife.co.uk/    When I was studying for my Psychology degree, I was required to take annual exams. In the first and second years, I answered the exam questions in the order in which they were presented. I did well both years – achieving around 75% …

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