Jun 26, 2022

“the Barnum effect has been seen again and again in studies. It’s a common error our brains make. Noted Cornell psychologist Thomas Gilovich defines it: “The Barnum effect refers to the tendency for people to accept as uncannily descriptive of themselves the same generally worded assessment as long as they…

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Jan 6, 2022

Now is an excellent time to take three minutes and write an email to the manager of that person at work who is routinely helpful and makes your life better.

I promise you, that manager will appreciate it, and it will have a huge impact on the person you’re shining…

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Jun 25, 2021

Anthony Bourdain sitting on stage at South by Southwest 2016
Anthony Bourdain sitting on stage at South by Southwest 2016 — Rich Fury/Invision/AP Photo

Anthony Bourdain would’ve been 65 today. There are many things I could quote, but I love the sentiment in this snippet from a letter he sent to fellow chef David Chang:

Be a fool.

For love.

For yourself.

What you think MIGHT possibly make you happy. Even for a little…

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Alex Jones

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