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Farnam Street Principles

New readers of Farnam Street often feel overwhelmed by the breadth and volume of articles on the site. That can make it hard to tell at a glance what …

Self-improvement

¿Son efectivos los impuestos a las bebidas azucaradas? El caso catalán

<b>de Judit Vall</b>El sobrepeso y la obesidad son problemas de salud muy importantes y actualmente muy extendidos en el mundo, sobre todo en países …

Implications of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax when substitutions to non-beverage items are considered

Abstract<p>Using the 2006 Homescan panel, we estimate the changes in energy, fat and sodium purchases resulting from a tax that increases the price of …

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.<p><b>Whether standing at</b> …

Critical Thinking

Steven Pinker on What a Broad Education Should Entail

Harvard's great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I'm just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

10 must-read books for leaders: Broaden your perspective

<b>Check out these books to expand your views on topics ranging from brogrammer culture to blockchain. Then enter our contest.</b><p>In the United States, …

Harvard Business Review

Does Mindfulness Really Work? What the Science Tells Us.<br>With Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, authors of Altered Traits.

Seeing Theory

Chapter 1<p>Basic Probability<p>This chapter is an introduction to the basic concepts of probability theory.<p>Chapter 2<p>Compound Probability<p>This chapter …

Data Science

A Chartstravaganza of wisdom is coming! (hopefully) https://t.co/GDdBysQzDN

Morgan Housel on What Other Industries Teach Us About Investing

Morgan Housel gave an incredible presentation on What Other Industries Teach Us About Investing at our second annual MicroCap Leadership Summit …

Annual Letter from Planet Earth

To my sister Heather, who lives on Mars:Though we missed the Mars retrograde, and are farther from each other than I’d like, it seems as if an update …

Wanted: A Unifying Theory of Behavioral Economics

One possibility? People don't pay much attention to what's happening.<p>Behavioral economics has always met with a bit more resistance than it deserved. This is true even though a number of behavioral researchers have won the Nobel -- Daniel Kahneman, Robert Shiller and Richard Thaler just last year. …

14 Beautiful Places To Visit In Spain

Spain is one of those countries that’s constantly surprising. I mean, it’s a country that’s so different depending on what region you explore. And …

MIT Technology Review

Our #1 most-read story of 2017 was the 10 Breakthrough Technologies list, which predicted the technologies that will affect the economy and our …

Podcast links: smarter spending

The biz• The top investment podcasts of 2017. (mebfaber.com)<br>• The 10 best podcast episodes of 2017. (vulture.com)<br>• The 50 best podcasts of 2017. …

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David Foster Wallace

How to Remember What You Read

“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”— Ralph Waldo EmersonWhy is it that some …

Books

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)

How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions?<p>They do it by mentally filing away a …

Psychology

This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

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Invest Like the Best by Patrick O'Shaughnessy on Apple Podcasts

Conflicting Skill Sets

F. Scott Fitzgerald said intelligence is “the ability to hold two opposing ideas in your head at the same time and still retain the ability to …

29 of the Most Gifted and Highly Recommended Books

It started with a simple question:<b>What book (or books) have you given away to people the most and why?</b>The email was sent to an interesting subset of …

Self-improvement

61 Books Nassim Taleb Recommends you Read in his Own Words

Nassim Taleb, the polarizing author of best-selling books The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, offers 61 reading …