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A Unifying Theory of Heuristics

Do you ever wonder if there's a link between all of the cognitive biases that people show on a daily basis? In fact, there is!


Why It’s So Easy to Overestimate How Much You Know About a Topic

I wrote this because I found myself explaining the same thing, over and over—same origin story as most of my favorite pieces of writing.


The Relativity Theory of Motivation

Hint: you're fine; other people are lazy or crazy.


Why It's So Hard to Change Our Beliefs

James Clear wrote "40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed."

It's a simple answer, and not the right one. To set the record straight, I wrote "40 Years of Stanford Research Found That Being Able to Delay Gratification Depends on Your Past Experiences."

How Focus and Being Obsessively Productive Can Lead to Failure: The Mystery of the Floppy Bunny Ears

BEING OVERLY FOCUSED MAKES US MISS COOL THINGS In 1954, the researcher Lewis Thomas hit…

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Everyone With a Superpower Has a Part-Time Job

I’ll never forget what my CrossFit coach said one night when he decided to take…

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The Starr Report: How Daniel Kahneman Helped Me Win at CrossFit

WYSIATI: the focusing illusion! Because we overemphasize the information that’s in front of our face,…

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Why No One Likes Tourists

Large-scale endeavors require that we have an idea of what people will do—and it’s more…

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Even when we have proof, we see what we want to see

As anyone who has ever favored one team over another knows, opponents have a habit…

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