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Rebecca Lee Douglas

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1/16/22
31:46
1/9/22
29:13

Is “Toxic Positivity” a Thing?

In this special episode of No Stupid Questions, Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth discuss the consequences of seeing every glass as at least half-full.

1/5/22
36:19
1/2/22
29:34

Why Do We Root for Underdogs?

Also: Angela proposes an upgrade to the show.

12/26/21
37:21

Why Do We Put Things Off Until the Very Last Minute?

Also: what does your name say about who you are?

12/19/21
38:29

How Can You Avoid Boredom?

Also: are we getting any better at assessing COVID risk?

12/12/21
38:44

Why Can’t Baby Boomers and Millennials Just Get Along?

Also: how do phone cameras affect the way we experience live events?

12/5/21
38:33

Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (Replay)

Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?

11/28/21
35:59

How Do You Deal With Intrusive Thoughts?

Also: how much does confidence really matter?

11/21/21
39:10

Does Reverse Psychology Really Work?

Also: does knowing your family history affect your identity?

11/14/21
37:25

Is It Okay to Engage in “Social Loafing”?

Also: why is it so great to be part of a team, even when you lose?

11/7/21
36:16

If Everyone Hates Meetings, Why Do We Have So Many of Them?

Also: why do so many people feel lost in their 20s?

10/31/21
40:55

How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future? (Replay)

Also: which professions have the happiest people?

10/17/21
39:17

In a Job Interview, How Much Does Timing Matter?

Also: why is it smart to ignore what your podcast hosts look like?

10/10/21
38:28

How Can You Convince Someone They’re Wrong?

Also: what’s the best way to handle rejection?

10/3/21
39:02

Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have?

Also: why are humans still so tribal?

9/26/21
36:42

How Can You Escape Binary Thinking?

Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

9/19/21
41:03

When Is It OK to Tell a Lie?

Also: is obsessing over your mental health bad for your mental health?

9/12/21
38:12

Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read? (Replay)

Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?

9/5/21
36:11

What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:

8/29/21
40:09

Why Do We Buy Things We Never Use? (Replay)

Also: why do we hoard? (Rebroadcast From Ep. 28)

8/22/21
34:12

Are Women Required to Be Nicer Than Men?

Also: should you feel guilty if you don’t read books?

8/15/21
38:30

How Contagious Is Behavior? With Laurie Santos of “The Happiness Lab.”

Also: life is good — so why aren’t you happy?

8/8/21
40:25

How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?

Also: how do awards affect motivation?

8/1/21
40:52

Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses?

Also: why do we like what we like?

7/25/21
35:17

Why Do We Complain?

Also: what do you really mean when you say you “don’t have time”?

7/18/21
33:30

Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything?

Also: why is music so memorable?

7/11/21
40:23

How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (Replay)

Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?

7/3/21
35:07

What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

Also: why do people hate small talk?

6/27/21
38:58

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