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The Rational Man’s Guide to Taking Smart Risks

As I mentioned in how to act with uncertainty, every action comes with some amount of risk because we never know for sure how the future is going to work out. In general, the more information you have, the smaller the risk you’re taking. But the less information you have, the bigger the risk you’re […]

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A Ship In Harbor Is Safe…

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Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression, Study Suggests

According to a recent study published in Emotion, students who evaluated their performance on an exam as higher than it actually was – a form of undeserved self-praise – later felt dejected and depressed. According to Chi-Yue Chiu, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: “Distress following excessive self-praise is likely to occur when a person’s […]

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Positive Thrill-Seeking

According to a recent study that came out of the University of Bergen, skydivers are just as prone to thrill-seeking and impulsivity as compulsive gamblers. Both make similar use of the brain’s reward system, leading to increases in dopamine. But one big difference is that skydivers, on average, are considered healthy and functioning, while compulsive […]

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Why Confidence Is One of The Most Important Traits to Our Evolution

Confidence is one of the most important traits in achieving a happy and successful life. In fact, a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature explains how confidence once played an important role in our evolution. According to the research, confidence motivates us to take action in the face of uncertainty. So the more […]

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