Persuasion Articles of the Week

Is Cuba attacking our diplomats with sound waves? Photo "03_2015_Cuba-287-Edit.jpg" by Jana Allingham, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Is Cuba attacking our diplomats with sound waves? Photo “03_2015_Cuba-287-Edit.jpg” by Jana Allingham, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#cuba #masshysteria #computersimulation #fear #russia

The Only People Who Still Believe In Russiagate Are Those Who Desperately Need To

Our worldviews are manipulated by those in power. When the facts don’t add up, our options are to change our worldview or dismiss the new facts. Guess which one most people choose?

US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’

Scott Adams identified this as a likely case of mass hysteria. Apparently, someone may be using sound waves to attack US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. The medical symptoms are general. It makes sense that everyone would remember having one of these general symptoms over the months in question. In this case, confirmation bias sees a pattern that we cannot prove, but supports our theory — or maybe the attacks are real. We may never know.

The Rise of Picture-Perfect Motherhood

Marketing, baby. It makes many of us feel inadequate. Staged photos give a glimpse of glamour, a life that we imagine ourselves in before our realities come crashing down.

Uncut: Here is a Portrait of the Real Me

Marketing, baby. It makes many of us feel inadequate. We often compare our own lives to the imagined perfection of other people’s glamorous life. This brave photographer wants to show the world that it’s ok to be herself. Of course it is, and confidence speaks loudly.

Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation

Debatable conclusion. They’re using our limited computational understanding to rule out something greater. Pass.

Why Fear Is the Enemy of Great Photography

Fear of rejection and fear of failure are two reasons we don’t succeed. This inspiring article will help you understand these and other fears that may be holding you back. Don’t hold back.

Conversation Is a Skill. Here’s How to Be Better At It

It’s not going to hurt your brain to be a bit uncomfortable. Everyone around you will thank you.

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