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Does the Starbucks Anti-Bias Training Go Against Human Nature?

                  Caption: Photo of Starbucks coffee store sign (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)   On May 29, over 8,000 Starbucks stores across the US closed their doors for...

How to Avoid Business Disasters with Behavioral Science

  Caption: Sad business woman (pxhere)   Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal led to a massive fall in the Facebook’s stock price, governments around the world...
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Winning At Life…By Not Losing

Caption: photo of woman playing tennis (Skeeze/Pixabay)   by Peter Livingstone   After hearing several references to a 1973 book called Extraordinary Tennis for the Ordinary Player by...
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The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide

How do you know whether something is true? How do you convince others to believe the facts? Research shows that the human mind is...
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The Deadly Cost of Censoring the CDC

Caption: Photo of baby getting vaccinated (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP/Pixnio) Do you want your medical treatment to be based on science? The Trump administration...
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How to Talk Politics With Family Over the Holidays

Caption: People arguing (Wikmedia Commons) It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with family members about politics. How can you...
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How to Address Irrational Family Members Effectively Over the Holidays

Caption: photo saying “trust the lies, not the ‘truth’” (Thomas Guest/Flickr)   It’s the holiday season, which means plenty of opportunities for uncomfortable interactions with friends...
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Which Politicians Should We Trust in the November 7 Election: The Pro-Truth Pledge

Caption: Image of US flag with “Vote” written on it (ZIPNON/Pixabay)   In these dark days of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” it’s hard to trust...
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When Should You Go With Your Gut In Everyday Life?

You’re walking out of a restaurant with your date when you suddenly feel a strong urge to duck your head. You realize that doing...
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Political Pre-Commitment Without Evidence: How Worldview Undermines Reason

By Joel Lehman _____________________ “And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.” -Jimi Hendrix Can you recall a romantic relationship gone wrong, and notice in...