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Prague holds the secret to great art

The beautiful and intricate Czech capital is like an anti-Silicon Valley.

You’re not cynical enough

Every occurrence is a mixed bag of good and bad, pleasure and pain.

Is Human Laziness Human Nature?

For most of human history, it’s been recognized that we tend to follow the path of least resistance. We go to comical lengths to avoid work of even the most trivial sort. 

The Pros and Cons of Overconfidence

All of us think that we’re more “special” and capable than we are. This phenomenon has many different names in the psychological literature, but my personal favorite is “The Lake Wobegon effect” – a reference to a mythical town where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."