Giving the Best Gift
Dec21

Giving the Best Gift

It is not the gift, but the thought that counts. — Every terrible gift-giver ever Now, I know these posts are supposed to be published on Wednesday, but today, I have a little present for you… Or rather, I needed an excuse for why this post was late. Therefore, gift. However, today’s present is very similar to the gift I give you every week: carefully curated research that’s applicable to your life and delivered to...

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Be the Advocate
Dec13

Be the Advocate

Great ideas alone don’t cause progress; it is the spreading of those ideas that does. — (Teeny & Petty, 2017) A couple years ago, I wrote a post about my Master’s Thesis; now, however, that work has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed psychology journal. Cue the confetti, balloons, and dancing elephant! Since I started graduate school, I have wanted to study when and why people try to convince you of their...

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Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…
Dec06

Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…

People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have. — Jon Stewart Hollywood has many problems, but the one headlining newspapers these days regards sexual harassment and sexual assault. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to even Louis CK, Hollywood is replete with these disgusting individuals. Heck, I could write my longest post yet by simply listing all their names. But it’s not just movie stars, we...

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Black Friday Brain
Nov22

Black Friday Brain

What consumerism really is, at its worst, is to get people to buy things that don’t actually improve their lives. — Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com) Although I’ve never tried it, I’ve heard it’s one hell of a drug; that is, shopping on Black Friday. I mean, if so many people wake up before the crack of dawn and stand in the freezing cold just to hand over their hard earned money to strangers, there must be something to...

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An Explanation of Happiness
Oct18

An Explanation of Happiness

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. — Dalai Lama There are few things in life we pursue as consistently and determinedly as happiness. Heck, “the pursuit of happiness” is inscribed in the US Constitution (i.e., so you know it’s legit). But for as important as we all agree happiness is, the field of psychology hasn’t treated it so. For example, in 1981, there were close to 130 publications on...

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