Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Self-control may not equate success

From the January-February 2013 issue of Discover Magazine

Why Kids Make Rash Decisions

Contrary to popular psychological theory, self-control may not equate success.

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April 13, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, psychology | , , , | Leave a comment

Are you a born retirement saver?

Interesting argument for nature rather than nurture when it comes to saving for retirement. From MarketWatch, April 2, 2013:

Are you a born retirement saver?

Yes—if you exercise, eat healthy and read labels

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April 10, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, investing | , , , , | Leave a comment

Secrets of self-control

Whether it’s weight loss or anything else that requires self-control, the article below explains the key to success: avoidance, distraction and reframing.  A must read.

From the Globe and Mail, January 1, 2008:

Losing weight: the secrets of self-control


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September 16, 2009 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, diet, health, nutrition | , , , , , | 1 Comment