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Another Example of Social Pyschology in Flux via @slate #startup #lifehack #entrepreneur

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We enjoy psych studies, just as much as the next Curious George, but every now and then we'll read something and really wonder how much sense it makes ('difference' between male and female brains, anyone?).   We also post a lot on this blog about will power, because to be a founder of a startup or small business, you need lots of it. 

Here's another example from Slate about the rocky field of social psychology.

Our favorite part:

The diminution of the Big Idea isn’t easy to accept, even for those willing to concede that there are major problems in their field. An ego depletion optimist might acknowledge that psychology studies tend to be too small to demonstrate a real effect, or that scientists like to futz around with their statistics until the answers come out right. (None of this implies deliberate fraud; just that sloppy standards prevail.) Still, the optimist would say, it seems unlikely that such mistakes would propagate so thoroughly throughout a single literature, and that so many noisy, spurious results could line up quite so perfectly. If all these successes came about by random chance, then it’s a miracle that they’re so consistent.

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Bored Mice More Likely To Become Addicts via @IFLScience #lifehack #startup #entrepreneur

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We live in a world containing a multitude of extremes and addictions, not just to drugs. Some of us are addicted to work (workaholics), some addicted to play (lazy), others collect every single New Yorker magazine and stack them along the walls like a glossy, paper moat (hoarders).   We found this article on some recent studies a refreshing reminder that with the right support system, addictions can be overcome.

Read the full article here

Our favorite part:

"Our data are exciting because they suggest that positive learning experiences, through education or play in a structured environment, could sculpt and develop brain circuits to build resilience in at-risk individuals, and that even brief cognitive interventions may be somewhat protective and last a relatively long time," Wilbrecht said.

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The Distraction Addiction via @tonyschwartz #startup #lifehack #entrepreneur

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If this article isn't a wake-up call to install Rescue Time or some other performance monitoring/mindfulness software on your computer, we don't know what is.

Read the full article on our new found addiction to distraction here. 

Our favorite part:

The brain’s craving for novelty, constant stimulation and immediate gratification creates something called a “compulsion loop.” Like lab rats and drug addicts, we need more and more to get the same effect.

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7 Kitchen Hacks via Jumblejoy #startup #lifehack #entrepreneur

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Given as busy entrepreneurs we need all the life hacks we can get, we found some really nifty kitchen hacks in this article by Jumblejoy

Our favorite part:

If you constantly struggle with trying to bat away tears as you are chopping those onions, remember to grab an extra bottle of white vinegar the next time you are at the grocery store. Before chopping the onions rub white vinegar over your chopping board. Whip the vinegar over the cutting board and NO MORE TEARS!
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