Wise Decision-Making

Life’s Most Incredible Events Explained (Just a Coincidence?)

  Roy Cleveland Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times. Eight, actually (if you believe him)—seven are documented. Later in life, people began to shun him...

3 Decision-Making Principles I Taught My Son

By Diogo Goncalves   Dear Son, today I want to talk to you about how people make decisions.   Many choices in our lives have uncertain outcomes. Choosing...

Was Tyre King’s Shooting Justified?

On September 14, the 13-year-old Tyre King was shot and killed by a police officer, Bryan Mason, in Columbus. According to the police, Tyre...

Video: Want To Be Young and Healthy Forever? Here’s The Science That Will Help

    Can you imagine what it would be like to be young and healthy forever. It’s hard to do that, right? We all know that...

How Neuroscience Can Address Police Racial Profiling

    The deliberate murders of white police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas are terrible acts of lawless revenge for earlier shootings of apparently innocent...

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

    How surprised would you be to learn that a United Methodist Minister was part of a group that was almost entirely made up of...

How To Protect Yourself From False Beliefs

Kanisha grew up in a Democratic household in Memphis, Tennessee. As far as she remembers, her family and friends always supported leftist candidates. She...

How To Avoid Impulsive Temptations

      Imagine that every day in your office, there is a lady that drives a small basket of cakes, with your favourite chocolate donuts. In...

Is Spirituality Irrational?

  Spirituality and rationality seem completely opposed. But are they really?   To get at this question, let's start with a little thought experiment. Consider the following...

Video: 4 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Thinking Errors

Dr. Hal Arkes     Our minds are wired to make irrational decisions and commit a wide variety of thinking errors, called cognitive biases by scholars. Yet...