Nudge – Improving decisions

I was reading this book by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein entitled “Nudge” – in the book they evaluate choices, biases and the limits of human reasoning from several perspectives. They tell stories about how they trick themselves to becoming victims of the very limitations of thought that they are describing. This is telling, because the very fact that these educated, articulate professionals can trick themselves (even though they know what is happening) demonstrates how tough it is to think clearly. We fall prey to systematic errors of judgment all the time – however, one of the ways of harnessing this issue is to help others make better decisions.

Physics explains why time passes faster as you age

Ready for some food for thought over the weekend? Here goes… A paper by Duke University professor Adrian Bejan, explains the physics behind changing senses of time and reveals why the years seem to fly by the older we get. Essentially, as Quartz writes: “time as we experience it represents perceived changes in mental stimuli……

Could your thoughts make you age faster?

Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and health. Nobel-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain.