Tim Wu

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Back to Work

At times, it seems like procrastination is an actual affliction. It sneaks up when we least expect it, undermines our productivity and then diminishes our ability to get anything done. In the end, we're left feeling defeated and wondering why we can't get motivated to tackle the things we know we …

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人类天生就有“概率直觉”吗?

本文作者:Ewen Callaway<p>(橡胶万岁/译)尽管人们往往会高估飞机失事的死亡概率,也会猜错一枚硬币连续掷出正面之后掷出反面的概率,但人类可能还是具有天生的“概率直觉”。一项对居住在危地马拉的玛雅原住民的研究发现,人类预测概率的直觉与生俱来,即使是没有接受过任何正式教育的人们也能像受过教育的成年人和孩子一样估计概率。研究论文11月3日发表于美国国家科学院院刊(PNAS)上。<p>此前人们已经知道,孩子天生就具有理解数字的能力。这种数学能力在猴子、鸡甚至蝾螈身上都有所体现。但是此前的研究证据提示,估计事件发生概率的能力可能不是天生的。<p>在1972年的一项研究中,新泽西州普林斯顿大学的心理学家丹尼尔 …

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Quit Your Job

The surprising benefits of taking your 20s to use the labor market as a laboratory, rather than commit to the first company that happens to hire you<p>My friends sometimes approach me with career anxieties, under the false impression that writing about economics makes somebody a good career advisor. …