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Why you aren't as happy as you could be

May 29, 2015 by Dorian Minors

You could be as happy as a lottery winner (without winning the lottery) according to science. Since David Gilbert and his colleagues' seminal work in 1998, we've known that people are awful at...

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How having choices makes us unhappy (and how to make them work for you) cover image

How having choices makes us unhappy (and how to make them work for you)

May 27, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Our brain cuts corners. It's nothing but an overgrown shortcut maker. The wise ruler, Paul Atreides once said that the easy (safe, clear) path leads ever down into stagnation. So it's a wonder that...

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How 'self-control' might make you unhappier (and other things)

May 25, 2015 by Dorian Minors

The Weekly Dispatch We curate the best psychological dirt from all over the web each week so you don’t have to. Get a jumpstart on the week, over your cup of morning coffee or on the way to work...

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Why incompetent people are unaware of how incompetent they are

May 22, 2015 by Dorian Minors

'You know nothing, Jon Snow', whispered Ygritte at the end. Or as Socrates said, 'the only true wisdom is that you know nothing'. Or to be more specific, Bertrand Russell put it, 'those who feel...

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