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Does appetite for risk really reduce with age? In Silicon Valley there is a commonly-held belief that all break-through start-ups come from people in their 20’s. Some thoughts on self-renewal and the courage to fail:
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For reasons I’d rather not go into, I decided to do a little research into food poisoning with a seemingly simple question: How does food get poisoned?
For reasons I’d rather not go into, I decided to do a little research into food poisoning with a seemingly simple question: How does food get poisoned? It turns out that most food-related illnesses can be separated into two types: toxins and infection. The traditional use of the term food poisoning stems from the existence...
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Lake Woebegone may be a fictional town but the tendency of people to overestimate their own positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative ones is real. We evaluate ourselves based on our best performance but we evaluate others based on their average performance.
Lake Woebegone is a fictional Minnesota town on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion which is described as a place “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Lake Woebegone may be fictional but the tendency of people to overestimate their own positive qualities and...
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Have you ever made dinner reservations at multiple restaurants and then forgotten to cancel the ones that you didn't use?
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If you do a person a favor, you would expect that person to like you more. However, the research shows something different. If you do someone a favor, you tend to like that person more as a result. 
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For 40 years, Lake Superior State University (@LifeatLSSU) has published an annual list of words to banish. Foodie and Cra-Cra makes the 2015 version. My take on this year's list:
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"One reason why mature people learn less than young people is they are less willing to take risks" An intriguing quote, but is it true?  Read more...
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Kanye West has won 21 Grammys, more than The Beatles, Barbra Streisand and James Taylor combined. Other factoids about the upcoming #GRAMMYs including an explanation of "Soy Bomb". 
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Since words matter, language purists often point out the phrase ‘I could care less’ is illogical and even an “an ignorant debasement of language”. If you don’t care about something at all, then you cannot care less than you already do. The grammatically proper phrase is “I couldn't care less”.
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If you had $100 to spend to make yourself happy, would you buy something or spend it on a memorable experience?
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The most fascinating book I've read in a long time explains the science behind infomercials.
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As humans, we gravitate towards order and explanations of the unknown. This means we are constantly searching for causes, even if they don’t exist. Maybe this explain why we constantly confuse correlation with causation.
A Search For Cause, correlation does not imply causation
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