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Ten Psychological States you may have experienced but didn’t have a name for

1. Dysphoria Often used to describe depression in psychological disorders, dysphoria is general state of sadness that includes restlessness, lack of energy, anxiety, and vague irritation. It is the opposite of euphoria, and is different from typical sadness because it often includes a kind of jumpiness and some anger. You have probably experienced it when … Continue reading


Downtown Project: How Tony Shieh plans to revitalize Las Vegas (and what it can tell us about other urban cores)

from: http://downtownproject.com We’ve allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. We’re investing $200 million in real estate, $50 million in small businesses, $50 million in education, and $50 million in tech startups through the VegasTech Fund. We aim to: BRING TOGETHER COMMUNITIES OF PASSION. Community development is more about the people … Continue reading

Will & Discipline are Overrated! Seven Strategies to Achieve Excellence

1. Pursue something you love: Passion is an incredible motivator. It fuels focus, resilience, and perseverance. 2. Do the hardest work first: We all move instinctively toward pleasure and away from pain.Most great performers delay gratification and take on the difficult work of practice in the mornings, before they do anything else. That’s when most of us have the most energy … Continue reading

Law.com Legal Blog Watch – People using food to attack other people!

“Over the weekend, I saw reports of not one but two incidents where people were charged criminally for food attacks. On Friday, The Associated Press reported that a Canadian couple both face domestic assault charges after attacking each other with chips and dip after fighting over the last beer. When the police arrived, “they found both people … Continue reading

Shikakeology – the science of habit change

Shikake is an embodied trigger for behavior change The trigger is designed to induce a specific behavior The behavior should lead to solutions to personal or societal issues The merits of Shikakeological approach are summarized as four points; low expertise, low cost, wide range of target users, and long term continuous behavior changes. Developing a … Continue reading

Why so many predictions fail – and some don’t

“Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t” is a new book by Nate Silver on the science of extracting information from noisy data. Why are we so rarely able to make rational predictions about the future? Partly it is because: We are fooled into thinking that random patterns are meaningful We build mental … Continue reading

Seven Behavioral Heuristics That Cause Us To Make Irrational Decisions

Priming – a reminder of a feature tees up behaviors reminiscent of that feature (asking students to read words that vaguely have to do with age causes them to walk slower) Anchoring – behaviors cluster around a comparison to supposed “norms” (showing $149, $30 and $10 bottles of wine cause people to buy $30 bottle … Continue reading