https://vimeo.com/22053820 I was reminded of this talk recently. Thought it was worth adding since the advice is timeless, even though it is relatively old. The only thing I don't like is the use of the word, "fuck," and the cutesy obscured spelling of it. Here's an idea, if the word "fuck," is inappropriate, don't use … Continue reading F*ck [Fuck] you. Pay me.
"Did I devote enough time to my family? Did I learn enough new things? Did I develop new friendships and deepen old ones?" —Jenny Anderson, "The only metric of success that really matters is the one we ignore." Quartz. March 12, 2019. Probably better to not ask the question at all than believe the answer … Continue reading Do the People You Care About Love You Back?
"Simpson's paradox (or Simpson's reversal, Yule–Simpson effect, amalgamation paradox, or reversal paradox), is a phenomenon in probability and statistics, in which a trend appears in several different groups of data but disappears or reverses when these groups are combined. —s.v. Simpson's Paradox, Wikipedia. An example using arithmetic from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: 1/5 < … Continue reading Simpson’s Paradox
...the hoodoo. There are certain people you meet in life who are like the locomotives that always used to blow up—people who, wherever they go, disaster always ensues. One of my main pieces of advice is: Stay away from hoodoos. Sometimes hoodoos are very affectionate and they like to hug you, and I always burn … Continue reading Hoodoos
"Touch is the most basic way of connecting with another human being. Taking your partner's hand when she is nervous or touching his shoulder in the middle of an argument can instantly defuse anxiety and anger. The world of therapy has been obsessed with maintaining boundaries in recent years. I say our problem is just … Continue reading The Attachment Theory of Relationships
"...all who want to get rich manage to do so. That scandalizes people who have dreamed of having money, and who do not have any. They looked at the mountain; but it just waited for them. Money, like every other advantage, demands fidelity above all else. Many people imagine that they want money simply because … Continue reading Champagne Taste, Kool-Aid Money
"What do you say to someone you’ve been on one or two casual dates with but no longer want to see? As anyone who has been in that situation knows, it’s hard to find the words. It’s too early to really call it a “breakup”; yet no matter how kindly you frame it, it’s likely … Continue reading Dump Bad Date Bot — Quartzy