Feelings: what’s the point of rational thought if emotions always take over? I have long sought to make radical changes to my life, such as leaving a toxic workplace and losing weight. Yet I never get around to it. I … Continue reading A world without feelings
Have Humans Evolved Beyond Nature—and Do We Even Need It? Such is the extent of our dominion on Earth, that the answer to questions around whether we are still part of nature, and whether we even need some of it, … Continue reading Are we denatured animals?
The Connection Between Your Birth Year and Your Driving Behavior Taking a leap from 1964 to 1980 to 2000, you discover a connection, And it all relates to driving a car. Driving Behavior. Our story starts in 1978 when you … Continue reading Gasoline price and driving
Chances are, you’re not as open-minded as you think Do you think of yourself as open-minded? For a 2017 study, scientists asked 2,400 well-educated adults to consider arguments on politically controversial issues — same-sex marriage, gun control, marijuana legalization — … Continue reading Open-mindedness
Why Do You Grab Your Bag When Running Off a Burning Plane? Imagine trying to get out of a plane, but the passenger ahead of you is blocking the aisle as he tries to wrestle his carry-on free. Frustrating, right? … Continue reading Cognitive disorientation
How AI Will Rewire Us Fears about how robots might transform our lives have been a staple of science fiction for decades. In the 1940s, when widespread interaction between humans and artificial intelligence still seemed a distant prospect, Isaac Asimov … Continue reading Live with robots
The Tipping Paradox Yesterday, at a Starbucks, I wondered if I had lifted tipping totals when I gave the barista a $5 bill. Actually, when I said I wanted to give her $1, she placed the five in the tip … Continue reading Insight on tip jars