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Hard Decisions vs. The Power of Good Habits

Deciding “I’m not going to eat dessert” is much harder than it should be. But if your rule is, “I don’t eat dessert” that temptation is no longer there. Learn more about the power of self-rule with good habits.

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SCIENCE MAGAZINE: How Lies Spread

Defending Truth in the Age of Misinformation

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

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How to Avoid Decision Traps

Every day we make 20,000 decisions, most of them with lightning speed; brain research proves that. Too few are rational and well thought through; the behavioral economy shows that. Benedikt Ahlfeld reveals three decision traps you should certainly avoid. Learn how you can utilize the findings of brain research.

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4 Tips to Communicate a Sophisticated Truth

In this lighthearted talk, Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication, or any kind of communication of a complex and true idea. To offer an example, he unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand — it’s all in how it’s explained.

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Ruth Chang

How to Make Hard Choices

VIDEO: Here’s a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.

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Supercharging Truth & Justice with Digital Evidence App

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Theranos: So Hard to Tell the Truth

The world’s youngest self-made billionairess, Elizabeth Holmes, built Theranos, a magnificent mirage. It was brought to its knees by the truth. Whistleblower Erika Cheung speaks with humility and candor about truth and the courage to step forward for the good of humanity.

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Excusing Lies that might Become True

People are more willing to spread false misinformation, if they think it might become true in the future. Learn how our imagination affects our politics and our willingness to offer misinformation.

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The Eggs-act Truth?

Freedom of Information Act documents reveal the U.S. Department of Agriculture had quite an entertaining struggle with the egg industry, to get them to stick to the truth about an egg’s safety and nutrition.

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How to Tell the Truth to My Boss

Simon Sinek: “I often encourage people to speak truth to power. But what if you’re in a job where speaking truth to power can get you fired?

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3 Ways to Stop Fooling Yourself

What’s the Most Effective Way of Overcoming Self-Deception? (Includes the song “Fooling Yourself” and thoughts from Professor J. Peterson)

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Experts Can Do Anything

FUNNY: Ever been in a goal-setting meeting that drove you bonkers? Enjoy this brilliant, funny, conference-room exposition.

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