Persuasion Articles of the Week

We must submit our advertisements to the court of public opinion. "Engineering Department employees, 1962, Item 74240" by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
We must submit our advertisements to the court of public opinion. “Engineering Department employees, 1962, Item 74240” by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

Health apps could be doing more harm than good, warn scientists

We’re being programmed to go for the gold, even if it’s not in our best health interests. Scott Adams’ Moist Robot Hypothesis in action.

 

The Power of Silence: Why You Need Less Noise for Work and Your Health

Your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. Noise interrupts your focus, increases your fatigue, and reduces your patience.

 

The Post-Human World

“…[T]he narrative self which is dominant in most people tells a story of decline… And most people’s happiness depends on their expectations, not their conditions.” Yes, our expectations are based on the scripts we tell ourselves, and the cognitive dissonance of those stories vs. reality. Scott Adams’ Moist Robot Hypothesis in action, again.

 

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Confirmation bias plays a big role.

 

Do Our Memories Make Us Who We Are?

This is like the movie Memento, but in a more positive light.

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