Archive for December 30th, 2007

Amnesty International Holiday Card Action 2007

| December 30, 2007 | Reply
Amnesty International Holiday Card Action 2007

Amnesty International is encouraging people to participate in their a holiday card action. I’ve never done this before, it’s my first time, others I know do it more regularly, so don’t hesitate to join, too! I bought some greeting cards like two, three weeks ago, but started procrastinating when I realized that the deadline was […]

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Did you lose your glasses?

| December 30, 2007 | 3 Replies
Did you lose your glasses?

If it’s an emergency situation where you lost your glasses and you need to read something, all you need is a leaf and a tiny stick, or a piece of paper and a pin.¬† Robert Krampf explains it at the Science Education Company. I just tried his simple technique and it works¬†impressively (though it’s not […]

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The Great Power of Defaults

| December 30, 2007 | 13 Replies
The Great Power of Defaults

In an article entitled “When Words Decide,” Barry Schwartz (writing in the August/September 2007 edition of Scientific American Mind [not available online]) gives some good examples demonstrating the great power of default choices.¬† These examples add more fuel for a long burning fire-that people are not the rational careful-thinking beings (homo economicus) economists have traditionally […]

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