You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.
From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behaviour, and they can prevent you from acting in your own best interests.
Some tips and tricks make you want to make your cookie sheets look like new again right now or inspire you to order a bag of zip ties ASAP. Other hacks impress you, but don’t incite immediate action. Instead, they live in your memory until just the right situation or moment makes you go, “Hold on a second, I know just what to do to solve this little problem!”
You spend a third of your life in bed. So clean bed linens should be one of your must-do chores. Think of the drool, sweat, dandruff, and other “stuff” you leave between the sheets. Ideally, you ought to launder them weekly, or at least every other week. But a recent survey found that Americans tend to be sheet slackers, going 25 days between washes.
The Royal Meteorological Society has announced 2020’s Weather Photographer of the Year, providing a ton of gorgeous options for new desktop backgrounds. If we can’t go outside due to a deadly global pandemic, at least the outside can kind of come to us.
If you’ve ever let unworn clothes clutter your closet just because they were expensive, or followed through on plans you were dreading because you already bought tickets, you’re familiar with the sunk cost fallacy.
The bitcoin and cryptocurrency community has been set alight by news payments giant PayPal PYPL+0.6% will allow its 346 million users buy and spend bitcoin and a handful of other major cryptocurrencies.
What do a human rights negotiation in Afghanistan, a crisis negotiation in Calgary, and a business dispute between a Brazilian and a Frenchman have in common? At first blush, nothing. However, when we dig deeper into these high-stakes negotiations, there is a common thread that connects them all. The concept of face.