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Open Thread March 31 - April 7 2014

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Terminology point rationality vs rationalism.

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Meetup :St.Louis MO: Psycology of memorization, Thiel Fellow James Koppel, and games

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[link]Mass replication of Psychology articles planed.

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[Link] Bayesian Overconfidence

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[Link] H+ article Rationality Training: Call for a Global Approach

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Startups as a Rationality Test Bed?

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Rationality Verification Opportunity?

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Recent Comments

Rot13 Jngpuzra. The main villain is trying to force the world powers to unite to fight his fake alien invasion, and you aren't supposed to find this out until the end.

[Whateley Academy](http://www.crystalhall.org/storiesSort2.html) is a superhero shared universe with strong world building, multiple quasi-rasionalist characters, and many characters who are irrational in ways that are sympathetic and believable rather than because they're holding the idiot ball. I...(read more)

I was referring to factual controversy, not political. While it sounds like the most dubious parts are the ones you skipped/skimmed, a major facet of Grossman's work in general is his ideas about the psychology of killing, and as the above link details these ideas are based on a mixture of pathetic...(read more)

Most of the criticism don't directly concern the claims you're highlighting, but on combat is actually pretty controversial.

Most finance advice I've seen (and I've spent a good bit of time in the finance blogosphere) starts by saying that you should track what your expenses are for precisely this reason.

The [Luminosity sequence](http://lesswrong.com/lw/1xh/living_luminously/) has some stuff on this, though its been long enough since I read it that I don't remember the details very well. Acceptance and commitment therapy has some really good stuff on dealing with anger/frustration (I recommend the ...(read more)

I know that Val from CfAR at least used to run meditation retreats though they weren't aimed specifically at rationalists.

I like Complice for having a daily to-do that allows you to track how much time you've spent on each of your items (if you're using its pomodoro timer), and to see which goals you did (and didn't) meet on past days. However, I know the founder through CfAR so I may be biased.