Wise Decision-Making

The Science of Effective Fundraising: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid

Charities that use their funds effectively to make a social impact frequently struggle to fundraise effectively. Indeed, while these charities receive plaudits from those committed to measuring and comparing the impact of donations across sectors, many effective charities have not successfully fundraised large sums outside of donors focused highly on impact.   In many cases,…

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Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Collaborative Truth-Seeking

  We frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However, debates are not always the best course for figuring out the truth. In more emotionally charged situations, the technique of collaborative truth-seeking is often better.   The Problem with Debates   The usual method of hashing out disagreements in order to discover…

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How to Get Your Brain Off of Autopilot

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Use these science-based strategies to think intentionally instead.   Imagine you are driving on autopilot, as we all do much of the time. Suddenly the car in front of you unexpectedly cuts you off. You slam on your brakes and feel scared and indignant. Maybe you flash your lights or honk your horn. What’s your…

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Don’t Let Others Run Your Life!

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    Back when I was in high school and through the first couple of years in college, I had a clear career goal.   I planned to become a medical doctor.   Why? Looking back at it, my career goal was a result of the encouragement and expectations from my family and friends.  …

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