Automation, The Unnecessariat, And The Rise Of Trump

Automation, The Unnecessariat, And The Rise Of Trump

I can’t not write about the election and the shocking outcome - four years of Trump. A lot of people are discussing how this could have happened, and what this means. This post is about that too - although it may seem tangential at first. But this is, I …

A Moral Ladder

I was having a conversation this morning in which a friend who happens to enjoy the occasional cannabis use was expressing frustration that he had to hide it from his family. His parents and siblings thought smoking cannabis was wrong because it was against the law, and that was all …

The Predator (Shopping) Instinct

Ever stop to wonder why we, the human race, like shopping so much? It doesn't seem to match with any behaviour or instinct we've evolved over the last millennia... or does it? Here's an interesting idea, by no means backed up by any science, but it's always fun to find …

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

"Influence" shows up on many reading lists, particularly in the business world, and it's been on mine for a while, if only to see what the fuss was all about. The premise of the book is that although we learn a lot about psychology through research, there are people out …

How to get HD's

After last weeks article, I wanted to try to lay out how I go about studying. I'm a HD student, most of the time, so even if my method isn't perfect, I'm sure that it might be useful to students that have trouble getting anywhere near that. Breaking down a …