Stop Taking Advantage of Yourself, Start Acting with Confidence

Being taken advantage of never leaves you feeling positive—yet, we take advantage of ourselves everyday. Are there ways we can control this behavior, augment it, and come out on the other side feeling confident and prepared to live meaningfully? Find out in this week’s installment of Bedletter, Episode 47.
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The Power of the Unconscious Mind & the Law of Large Numbers w/ Richard Nisbett

Today is the third part of Richard and Christian’s conversation where they discuss the power of the unconscious mind, the law of large numbers, and how learning these concepts can change everything. Richard recently released his new book Thinking: A Memoir, in which he details different human reasoning errors, why those errors occur, and how to improve your reasoning. Episode 46.
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Thinking: A Memoir by Richard Nisbett on Amazon
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Bad Self-Control Leads to Loneliness

On today’s 5-Minute Friday, Christian reviews new research that suggests a correlation between bad self-control and loneliness. Why does this occur, and how are the two so closely related? And if bad self-control leads to loneliness, can good self-control lead to more positive and meaningful social interactions? Episode 45.
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Research Replication & the Fundamental Attribution Error w/ Richard Nisbett

Continuing the conversation with Richard E. Nisbett! Richard recently released his new book Thinking: A Memoir, in which he details different human reasoning errors, why those errors occur, and how to improve your reasoning. Today is the second part of Richard and Christian’s conversation where they discuss the replicability of psychological research and the Fundamental Attribution Error. Episode 44.
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Thinking: A Memoir by Richard Nisbett on Amazon 
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5-Minute Friday: Reasoning Errors Run Deep

In the inaugural episode of 5-Minute Fridays, Christian discusses the relationship between reasoning errors detailed in the book Thinking: A Memoir by Richard Nisbett and the class distinctions and group inferences reviewed in The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell. Episode 43.
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Thinking: A Memoir by Richard Nisbett on Amazon
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Reasoning Errors & Mentor Relationships w/ Richard Nisbett – Ep. 42

This week we welcome accomplished psychologist Richard E. Nisbett to the show! Richard recently released his new book Thinking: A Memoir, in which he details different human reasoning errors, why those errors occur, and how to improve your reasoning. Today is the first part of our conversation where we discuss Richard’s interest in reasoning errors and how a mentor relationship can benefit your growth. Listen to the full episode here! Buy Richard’s book Thinking: A Memoir on Amazon.

The Weekender

There’s no to-do list today
No pile of crap to complete
No jotted words to prove my worth
No vision to cut my teeth

There’s no to-do list today
Exempt from the groans of keep-doing
Free from guilty, idling thumbs
Lazed from goal perusing

There’s no to-do list today
Or so I’ve been affirmed
To count the stars and passing cars
My mind–it starts to burn

“There’s no to-do list today”
Saturday’s refrain
Sundays come and go again
The weekdays built to frame

“There’s no to-do list today”
An idea much less in doing
Hot from far, below the bar
Ambition rotting, stewing

“There’s no to-do list today”
A disconnect from hope
When one day starts to slide away
To-do lists throw the rope