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While you're at it, you might as well practice getting up, getting dressed, making the bed, starting the kettle (or whatever you would do for breakfast), etc.

(Disclaimer: I haven't done this; I've only read about doing it.)

SotW: Avoid Motivated Cognition

On the other hand, LW!Hermione failed to reproduce this experiment

I'm not sure how wide of an audience this post is targeting, but the !-notation feels gratuitous here. How about:

On the other hand, Hermione (LW user) failed to reproduce this experiment

Rationality Quotes February 2012

This is sort of what I say to remind myself that having read some of something isn't a sufficient reason to finish it.

I pasted it into Google just now and found this article quoting it in a similar context.

Rationality Quotes February 2012

Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife - chopping off what's incomplete and saying: "Now, it's complete because it's ended here."

~ Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib, Irulan, Herbert elder

Rationality Quotes February 2012

Sometimes, you can spend an expensive five hours hunting on the web for data that a research librarian could retrieve from a reference book in minutes.

~ Pat Wagner

Drawing Workshop in NYC: Gauging Interest

Wait a while for me to plan the event

This answers what I meant, thanks.

Drawing Workshop in NYC: Gauging Interest

Would anyone be interested?

Yes. But what's the next step?

POSITION: Design and Write Rationality Curriculum

Please talk to David McRaney (http://youarenotsosmart.com) to see if he'd be interested. His recent book, while far from comprehensive, has become the first place I look whenever I want to reference an accessible explanation of a particular cognitive bias.

Rationality Quotes December 2011

I read this as concerning organization instead of capacity.

relevant: Your inner Google

Rationality Quotes December 2011

Perhaps you are beginning to see how essential a part of reading it is to be perplexed and know it. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom in learning from books as well as from nature.

~ Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book

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