Anger Opens Your Mind
New research suggests that anger makes us more likely to consider a different point of view. So welcome that angry individual playing the role of devil's advocate at your next meeting.
A surprising new study suggests anger makes us more likely to consider a different point of view. "Imagine you're in a room with four people, one is lip-snarling angry, the others are calm. Who would you consider most likely to think rationally? ...It's actually the angry individual...because they'll be less prone to the confirmation bias — our tendency to seek out information that supports our existing views. ...What are the real-life implications of this result? In a work meeting, if someone is angry, they might be the one best placed to play the role of devil's advocate on behalf of the group."
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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