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Why the Food Babe is wrong (it's not just because she's ignorant)

Why the Food Babe is wrong (it's not just because she's ignorant) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
On the face of it, a basic message to eat less processed food and improve the nutritional content of restaurants’ menus is something that I and many other scientists and health advocates could totally get behind. (I see from a quick visit to her facebook page that several of my very rational friends “like” her). But actually Ms. Hari’s mission and tactics aggressively promote pseudoscience. Besides being anti-vaccine, and even anti-microwave oven, she campaigns against all chemicals in food, famously saying “When you look at the ingredients [in food], if you can’t spell it or pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t eat it,” and “There is just no acceptable level of chemical to ingest, ever.”*
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30 Life Hacks Debunked - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 30) - YouTube

Ever wonder how many of those life hacks you see online really work? +Mental Floss  puts them to the test (albeit with a few flaws). Despite the title of the video, they only wind up debunking some of them!

 

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Guest Post: Techniques For Better Conversations On Twitter

Guest Post: Techniques For Better Conversations On Twitter | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
This guest post is by the Geek-tastic Naomi Assaraf (pictured above). She has a wealth of connections and experience that match her perspective about social media, and the architectur
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Don’t Rely On Your Friends For Advice

Don’t Rely On Your Friends For Advice | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, I have noticed a significant difference in the way older and younger people see the importance of experts. It’s a classic generation gap.People in their 40s or older
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from the article: "Emotional support makes it easier for you to carry out a course of action that you’ve decided is right. But don’t mistake it for advice. Advice helps you make a difficult decision. Both are important, but they are different."

 

 

#problemsolving #problem-solving #advice #decision
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Jeffrey Eugenides's Advice to Young Writers

Jeffrey Eugenides's Advice to Young Writers | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The same constraints to writing well are also constraints to living fully.

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Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10...

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Art Jones's curator insight, July 2, 2014 3:12 PM

After 50 years of film making Billy Wilder shares his top 10 storytelling tips.

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Daniel Kahneman - Interview Transcript

Daniel Kahneman - Interview Transcript | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

 

 try not to get trapped in uninteresting problems just because you began them. So one of the important things to have in science is to avoid the sunk cost fallacy, just to keep going with something just because you began it and have made an investment. So the ability to just make a quick turn when you’ve had an idea that looks better and drop everything else and follow the best idea that you have at the moment, that is certainly one of the thing that I think worked for me and I think it may work for other people as well.

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advice was echoed by Vernon Smith: Yes, I would echo that. Don’t follow the path of least resistance.  Be prepared to break the informal rules. You have to of course live in your environment and so there’s a limit to how far you can go in breaking the rules. I was interested in experimental economics long before I could really make a living at it so I did other things and I didn’t get tenure doing experimental economics, I got it doing other things but I returned to experimental economics and one of the problems can be that in getting tenure you develop all these bad habits and then you can’t get out of doing the bad habits, which is doing what’s easy, you know, following your sunk cost and doing trivial kind of extensions of that. 

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It is interesting that the they wanted to be philosophers.

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Facing Dinner with Difficult Relatives? Consider These Strategies

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For many people, the holidays are a joyous time; other people dread them.If you anticipate spending time with difficult relatives, consider these strategies:1. Before you walk into the situation,
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good holiday advice

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An insider's guide to writing for Mills & Boon

An insider's guide to writing for Mills & Boon | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Three of the publisher's most successful authors sweep Alison Flood off her feet for an impassioned journey through the tempestuous challenges of writing romance

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