Michael Pollan goes tripping on psychedelics for his new book

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” That’s the short and sweet dietary advice offered by journalist Michael Pollan. But after writing Cooked, now he’s back with a new challenge: psychedelics. Pollan’s autobiography on his first-hand experience with LSD and mushrooms are sure to interest people once more. He tells the Financial Times: “There is […]

When sharing is forgetting

We are not only taking too many photographs and spending little time looking at them, but we’re also inhibiting in our memory in the act. In a recent study done by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, those who document and Instagram their images are consistently less likely to remember their experience compared to the […]

The woman who never forgets…anything

Imagine having a “highly superior autobiographical memory” (H.S.A.M). That’s the case for Australian Rebecca Sharrock who remembers everything from the time she was born to what she did on any particular Saturday a decade ago. ALL in clear detail. [clickToTweet tweet=”‘People can remember what they did last Saturday but I can remember what I did […]

‘Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation’

[bha size=’120×120′ variation=’01’ align=’alignright’]Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds. — [easyazon_link identifier=”080701429X” locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Man’s Search for […]

Types of cognitive bias

The race to the bottom begins when what you think you know, you know. I am once again reminded of this Seth Godin quotes from All Marketers Are Liars: The best stories don’t teach people anything new. Instead, the best stories agree with what the audience already believes and makes the members of the audience […]