Category Archives: Psychology

How to blow whistles for fun and profit

Most stories about whistleblowers make them seem miserable. For example, the 1973 movie Serpico told the true story of Frank Serpico who went undercover to expose corrupt police. For his efforts, he got shot. This episode of Australian Story tells … Continue reading

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Scott Alexander Closes Down

I don’t think you can be doxxed when you already use your real first and middle names on your blog and you are easily identifiable. The New York Times did not doxx this shrink, he doxxed himself long ago. Comments … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code

Sally Satel writes in the WSJ: The turning point came when she confided in a friend, a World War I veteran, that she suffered from a frenzied heartbeat. “Far from being surprised or concerned,” Ms. Hoare writes, “he shrugged,” saying: … Continue reading

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The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now

https://www.amazon.com/Defining-Decade-Your-Twenties-Matter/dp/0446561754 https://megjay.com/the-defining-decade/ https://www.nateliason.com/notes/defining-decade-meg-jay https://www.businessinsider.com/dr-meg-jay-the-defining-decade-2012-7 I don’t think it is so much that your 20s define who you are, it is that they reveal who we are. Genetics is most important. The people I know who are most successful today did … Continue reading

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The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

From the 2015 book by Jack Schafer: Friendship = Proximity + Frequency + Duration + Intensity * Street people are constantly seeking handouts, especially in big cities. They can be persistent. Their persistence is not random, though. They target people … Continue reading

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