Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

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

How to Avoid the Temptations of Immediate Gratification

Recent research linked  impulsivity with a lack of future thinking. Want to avoid a temptation? Focus on imagining a concrete, un-fuzzy future with positive attributes instead.  From Scientific American, January 15, 2013:

How to Avoid the Temptations of Immediate Gratification

Neuroscience hints at the power of imagining the future

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January 19, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, brain, neuroeconomics, neuroscience, psychology | , , , , | 1 Comment