The Globalized Jitters
All the cool kids have anxiety disorders these days. I’m not claiming that this makes me one of them. Correlation, as we all know, does not imply causation, and I am reliably informed that the cool kids also understand Snapchat, wear floral jumpsuits, and know how to talk to people they fancy without pulling a face like a spaniel on acid.
Power Causes Brain Damage
Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.
How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons
I never wanted to be an Uber driver, but now I really don’t want to be an Uber driver.
Could Probiotics Replace Prozac?
Study shows mouse depression can be eased with yogurt
How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed
Been thinking about this a lot
How I Got My Attention Back
Certainly the present day online environment is not conducive to sustained attention, but it’s a hard trick at the best of times (see: concept of monkey mind). Going offline helps! But the attention muscle must also be exercised.