We’re Too Lazy To Do Anything About Anything

October 21, 2015 · 4 minutes read

Take 5 minutes to read this article, then come back here for a quick rant. (or justread my short summary below)   I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. The Gist? A journalist and some friends released a very poorly run study incorrectly claiming that chocolate accelerates weight loss. They then got a […]

Yes, I Strive To Be Rational. No, That Doesn’t Mean I Want To Be A Robot.

September 11, 2015 · 1 minute read

I recently came across a definition of Rationality that I really enjoy, identify with, and strive for. It was one of those moments when something clicked in my mind. I became explicitly aware of a belief I implicitly carried with me. Many people think of being rational as similar to being a “robot”. Far from […]

Our Brains (Mostly) Suck At Decision-Making

February 6, 2014 · 3 minutes read

My earlier post on the paradox of choice sparked interesting conversations with several people. I got inspired by these conversations to write this follow-up post. Breaking Down Decision-Making When we struggle to make a decision (i.e., selecting between different options) we are struggling to find the superior choice among alternatives.  In other words, we are […]

The Paradox Of Choice

June 19, 2013 · 2 minutes read

A Brief About Quora Recently, I’ve been spending a bit of time scouring Quora.com, a Wikipedia-like Q&A website edited and organized by its community of users. It is a repository of user generated questions and answers to almost any topic imaginable. Amateurs (such as myself) and experts or celebrities (such as Jimmy Wales or Ashton Kutcher) […]