Perhaps more than any other emotion, fear is the emotion that reveals that emotions are neither good or bad. Instead, the more useful way to think of emotions is in terms of whether they’re…well…useful. Is the emotion motivating behavior that sets you up to get the things you want?

In…

After Bryan and I did our episode on the #Jobocalypse, someone rightly commented on the Mixed Mental Arts subreddit that this was all great but what practically do I do? Well, this episode is a practical response to that. …

Previously in Hunter sums up “The Straight-A Conspiracy,” we talked about how you reading this PROVES you can learn anything. We know you have the ability to automate things ’cause you automated reading. You can make habits. And anything from math to computer programming to analyzing Shakespeare to speaking Arabic…

Going to an English boarding school, shame was a big part of the academic experience. Things that would never, ever be done in the American system were standard operating procedure in England. The limeys loved to name and shame…literally. …

While attaining the white belt we learned that everyone has a culture and that culture shapes our thinking. It informs how we make sense of the world around us and teaches us to believe that the behavior we practice in our culture is “normal”, while the culture of other groups…

Humans are creatures of habit. We pick up nasty habits like smoking. We try to pick up good eating habits. We can have a habit of blaming each other when things go wrong. And we try to get into the habit of thinking before we speak. And, in fact, when…

This morning’s lesson is taken from The Gospel According to Joe Henrich: Chapter 17 Page 320

The first thing to realize is that you are much smarter than you would otherwise be because you’ve tapped into and downloaded an immense repository of mental apps from a vast pool of culturally…

While the newsmedia is particularly good at tapping into our fears, advertisers are particularly good at tapping into an entirely different emotion: awe. Why awe? Because awe is the emotion that makes you feeeeeeeeel like you gotta have it. What’s it? Well, that’s the great thing about awe. It doesn’t…

Awe is a huge part of being a little kid–and because you were a little kid, it’s a vital part of who you are today in ways it takes a long, long time to realize.

Little kids are like little sponges, soaking up the traits and trademark behaviors of people…

In the summer of 1962, a man named Arch West took his wife and three kids on a trip to Southern Califorina. West was a VP at Frito-Lay, and somewhere north of San Diego, he tasted a tortilla chip for the first time. …

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