Go ahead, try and be different.
- Anti-conformists have an odd way of ending up looking like each other.
- A Brandeis mathematician looks at how this synchronicity occurs.
- Understanding the mechanism behind non-conformist conformity has applications in other areas, like the stock market.
Like sneaking veggies into dessert, these board games teach STEM, strategy, and executive functions through the joys of play.
- Many popular board games offer little more than colorful distractions, lacking both thoughtful design or quality learning principles.
- However, the recent board game renaissance has resulted in a host of new games that teach children a range of hard and soft skills through play.
- We look at some of the best new board games and offer tips to find even more.
Mistakes are part of learning, not a failure of character.
- Americans treat mistakes as character flaws, write Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.
- The Japanese, by contrast, treat errors as an essential part of personal growth.
- Coming clean about our mistakes helps us earn trust and feel better about ourselves.
- Our emotions can lead us astray.
- Just because you have an intense feeling doesn't mean you need to urgently act on it.
- Shane Parrish has some tips for being more mindful of your feelings and more accountable for them.
Ten of the most sandbagging, red-herring, and effective logical fallacies.
- Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies.
- Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning.
- Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better.
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