Month: October 2016

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Wisdom Wedneday: Wisdom for Leadership from the Wisdom of Solomon

A lot of people want to be in leadership roles just like a lot of people want to be a body builder. But the problem is that very few people want to put in the work necessary to be a good leader, nor the work necessary to be a big bodybuilder. To be a good …

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Tips for Rhetoric from Hypnosis

When I was in highschool, I found a little red book on hypnosis in my school library. I flipped through the pages, saw a section on inducing sleep states, and read it. When I was a kid I always struggled to sleep. The method in the book, though it was meant for trained psychiatrists to …

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Reference Group Theory and Stupid Economic Inferences

In a NYT article examining the increasing death rates among white males, it was concluded that: Reference group theory explains why people who have more may feel that they have less. What matters is to whom you are comparing yourself. It’s not that white workers are doing worse than African-Americans or Hispanics. In the fourth quarter …

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Science Fact of the Day: Good Charlotte was on to something

I haven’t done a science fact of the day lately. Work is time consuming. Don’t forget, science facts of the day are my thoughts on and descriptions of what scientists say. In other words, it’s a fact that some scientists have said it. What I write is not necessarily a fact of nature nor something I even …

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Interesting Reading

David Bentley Hart’s Reflections on the Early Christians I don’t agree with everything he says here, but it does remind us of how powerful the rhetoric of the New Testament can be. Amy Cuddy Reviews the Science of ‘Power Posing’ after unfair criticism Cuddy’s research conclusions on endocrine and power posing seem like common sense …