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Hindsight Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices (Letter — December 29, 2020)
It’s often said, “everything is obvious when you know the answer.”
The latest article in this series on cognitive biases reveals how hindsight bias can get us into big trouble in life.
To learn more about hindsight bias and how to overcome it, click here.
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How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch (Letter — December 21, 2020)
What stresses you out? How do you deal with that dreaded feeling? And did you know there’s a bullet-proof method for disarming stress?
Stress is defined as “mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” We’ve all felt it, but where does stress come from?
To learn how to switch off stress, click here.
Addiction Is Not What You Think It Is (Letter — December 19, 2020)
Addiction is not mind-control. It is a confluence of factors. Take out any of the elements at the root of addiction and the product can be used in moderation. However, when all three conditions are present, the addiction can rage like lit gasoline.
To read what the term “addiction” really means, click here.