Charlotte Francioli

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Why do people believe weird, irrational things?

Why do people believe weird, irrational things?<p>I mean going from point A to point B with no passing acknowledgement of logic on the way. Point A may or may not be true (that part varies), but point B is just out there and not implied by A at all.<p>A good example was presented to me this morning at the cafe where I settled in to do some work. This is a pleasant lady that I've encountered there before and she's fun to talk to, but occasionally she just goes off on a wild spiel. In this case, it was …

Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social…

Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies<p>1. The Halo Effect: When Your Own Mind is a Mystery <br>http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/10/halo-effect-when-your-own-mind-is.php<p>2. How and Why We Lie to Ourselves: Cognitive Dissonance <br>http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/10/how-and-why-we-lie-to-ourselves.php<p>3. War, Peace and the Role of Power in Sherif’s Robbers Cave Experiment <br>http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/09/war-peace-and-role-of-power-in-sherifs.php<p>4. Our Dark Hearts: The …

An irrational rage at Robben-esque theatrics...

First things first, Szczesny fouled Robben, clear and simple. Second, the rule in this situation is clear. Sort of. Szcz's foul denied a clear …

10 Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.<p>“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things …

Irrational Annoyances

The older I get, the longer the list of things that irrationally annoy me gets. Now, irrational annoyances are different than things that you think …

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30 Mildly Irrational Things Every Anxious Person Has Thought At Least Once

1. You die at the thought of using a public bathroom.<p>2. Your lips are always jacked up from you biting and pulling on the skin.<p>3. Sleepovers end with …

Personal Appearance

Personal appearance is an often disregarded part of communication and presentation skills.<p>When you are speaking in public you may be representing …

Our Emotions Are Our Navigational System

You know many people never really think about their emotional health and well-being until they hit a point of crisis or breakdown.<p>In reality our emotions are our navigational system, and yet many people have not been well equipped to relate to their emotional experiences. They struggle to …

'Emotional, Spiritual And Mental Well-Being Has Been Almost Completely Forgotten In Today's Health Care System'

There's no shortage of new health technology in this day and age -- but we need a shift in thinking in how we <i>use</i> this technology, says Ben Ingersoll, chief creative officer at Grey Healthcare Group.<p>Specifically: We need to stop solely using technology <i>after</i> we're sick, and instead, use technology to …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

How Integrating The Arts Into Hospitals Could Humanize Health Care

With thousands of artworks and hundreds of music performances, Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic is a hospital that feels more like a center of culture–and that’s good for patients and their visitors.<p>If you’ve been sick enough to require hospital admission, you’ll know how sterile hospitals can be. Sterile, …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

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How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

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Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

The Upside of Pessimism

The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.<p>I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

How To Network Without Feeling 'Dirty'

It’s likely everyone has met someone who bears no shame in using intrusive networking habits. Like the type of person who enters conversations with the sole purpose of explaining how great he is and then exits without showing even a glimmer of curiosity about the people who listened to his …

We Need To Stop Accepting Harassment Because We 'Feel Bad'

Have you ever found yourself waiting at a bus stop or in a checkout line at a store, or even just sitting at a bar with a friend when all of a sudden …

The Horrible Anger You Feel at Hearing Someone Chewing Is Called Misophonia

A rarely diagnosed, potentially debilitating condition pushes toward widespread recognition within psychiatry.<p>There's nothing more gruesome than hearing someone eat an apple, carrot, or sandwich featuring even a moderately crunchy filling. Ugh. The shivers are running down my spine just thinking …

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Doing Maths on the Fly, Birds Form V for Efficiency

Across the globe, hundreds of species of birds can be seen flying in V-formations. We have long suspected that these formation might help birds fly …