Psychology : Cognitive Biases
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways. Cognitive biases can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies as to whether some of these biases count as truly irrational or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. List of cognitive biases
There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Top five regrets of the dying | Life and style
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Thiel lost that one. So instead of being a clerk, he went out and founded PayPal. Then he became an early investor in Facebook and many other celebrated technology firms. Somebody later asked him. The Creative Monopoly
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How to Send Back Food at a Restaurant Without Pissing Off Your Waiter I agree with this, picking a nice place makes all the difference. Anyway, in most places where I've eaten, waiters would actually come back a couple minutes later and ask if everything was to my taste. Sending back was never an option to me. There was this place I LOVED to eat because something that happened the first times I went to this restaurant: I've looked at the daily stuff and when the waiter asked me what I wanted, I actually told her I didn't really like some of the dishes and she told me what if there was something I'd like to eat that wasn't on the menu. I said I'd be happy with a pork steak, french fries, rice and lettuce.