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Cross-Cultural Communication in Four, Easy Words: Don’t Mess With Texas

Right now, the good ol’ US of A is struggling with cross-cultural communication. America is having issues understanding and communicating with the Russians as optimists and...

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The “Flaws” in Human Psychology: The fault lies not in our stars but in our view of ourselves.

Recently, a fellow Mixed Mental Artist wrote a piece on The Dark Magic of Nuclear Weapons. I enjoyed it because as Andrew points out nuclear weapons are an amazing tool to reflect...

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Ep 266 – Christopher Leon Price: Learning Life Lessons From Games

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The Monomyth: Why I think Humanity’s 10,000 Year Hero’s Journey Leads Us Back to UBI

Once upon a time, humans lived in hunter-gatherer tribes of about 150 people. We gathered around fires to tell stories. We progressed from birth to death through a series of...

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Tool Time: What is a Mental Tool and How Do They Give You More Mental Power?

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Humans have always faced them. And since the human brain’s hardware hasn’t really changed in a very long time, it has been by...

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Ep 265 – Jenni Aguilar: Evolution is Smarter Than You

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Gadfly: Why Are Great Teachers So ANNOYING?

I’ve had the privilege of having many great teachers and mentors. Some of the best teachers and mentors have had one unifying quality: they were super ANNOYING. They harped...

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Virtue Signaling: How Do the Posers in Your Culture Try and Fake Being the Coolest?

In any ecosystem, you’re going to get posers. And one of the best examples of a poser in a genetic context is the Scarlet King Snake. Why go to the trouble of making your...

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Ep 264 – Brett Veinotte: Why Does School Suck for So Many Kids?

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The Fundamental Attribution Error: It’s Why We Label Ourselves and Others Without Even Thinking About It

Unless you’re a major science nerd like me, you’ve likely never heard of the Fundamental Attribution Error. After naive realism, the F.A.E is probably the second...