November 20, 2013

Holy Video Compilations...

"What you don't realize is that the abyss gazes into you even when you're not looking."
"Becoming is better than being."
--Carol Dweck
"Herodotus, writing in the fifth century B.C., reported that the ancient Persians used a version of Sloan's techniques [of breaking overnight for reconsideration if consensus was reach easily] to prevent groupthink. Whenever a group reached a decision while sober, they later reconsidered it while intoxicated."
--Carol Dweck, "Midset: The New Psychology of Success". I had heard this fact in college but wasn't sure who it was about.
Current favorite lifehack: open a recalcitrant pistachio by insert the edge of another shell as a wedge, and twisting. (Note: the lottery ticket store on the corner sells 100 calorie packs of pistachios.)