‘…It’s not that humans are dumb, but that we’re single-minded. We’re often unable to use the knowledge we have for our own good because when we think about one thing, we forget about other things.
‘The second flaw in human nature is something economists call “present bias.” When the reward is now, but the risk later, we can’t help but to embrace the reward and ignore the risk.
‘”Present bias” is why people get into crippling debt, take dangerous drugs, overeat and voluntarily do other things that cause regret. We do it because the benefit is now and the regret is later.
‘Email feels now, but email is forever…’
Late-Night Gadget Use Damages Your Sleep Cycle [INFOGRAPHIC]
I can attest to that claim. Most days, I’m online until 3am not because I’m not sleepy but because I want to be. Ruins my sleep pattern anyway
1 Man in 6,000 Proven Guilty by DNA Tests
‘Nearly 6,600 men voluntarily gave a DNA sample in a last ditch attempt to solve the murder earlier this year.
‘Police in Friesland have arrested a local man in connection with the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in 1999.
‘The man was picked up following the mass dna testing of men living close to the field where Marianne Vaatstra’s body was found.
‘According to television crime reporter Peter R de Vries, who has been central to keeping the case open, the DNA match is 100%. ‘In ordinary words, you could say ‘the case is solved’’, De Vries told Nos radio…’
Verify chain or forwarded emails easily in Gmail
A Gmail gadget that surfaces verified debunks when you receive a chain email. It all happens right in your inbox, without requiring you to search anywhere. The result is that it becomes much more convenient for you to combat misinformation, rather than give in to its volume. Whether it’s political rumors, gift card scams, or phishing attempts, fact is now as convenient as fiction.