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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?

Also: why don’t you need a license to become a parent?

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

Which Incentives Are Best at Boosting Vaccination, and Why?

Also: what does your desired superpower say about you?

6/20/21
38:10

Why Is Academic Writing So Bad?

Also: what does your perfect day look like?

6/13/21
40:50

What Changes Will Stick When the Pandemic Is Gone?

Also: would you take a confirmation-bias vaccine?

6/6/21
39:07

Do You Really Need a Muse to Be Creative?

Also: is short-sightedness part of human nature?

5/30/21
38:22

What’s the Secret to Making a Great Prediction?

Also: how do you recover from a bad day?

5/23/21
36:53

How Much Should We Be Able to Customize Our World?

Also: does multitasking actually increase productivity?

5/16/21
41:05

What Separates Humans From Other Animals?

Also: why do people pace while talking on the phone?

5/9/21
39:39

Are You as Observant as You Think?

Also: Angela accidentally discovers the secret to a good night’s sleep.

5/2/21
36:44

How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?

Also: why are we so bad at assessing risk?

4/25/21
41:14

Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?

Also: what is the most significant choice you will ever make?

4/18/21
40:53

Is Laziness Real?

Also: why do we dislike being alone in public?

4/11/21
34:49

How Can You Stop Feeling So Irritable?

Also: what’s wrong with being impatient?

4/4/21
40:10

How Much Better Do You Really Want to Be?

Also: why do we pad our speech with so much filler language?

3/28/21
39:10

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