NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html Fear of Better Options. Researchers call this phenomenon maximization -  relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you'll miss out on the "best" one maximizers tend to make better decisions less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research (called satisficers)  maximizers less satisfied because they … Continue reading NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/your-money/how-to-rant-productively.html Hmmm I'm not sure I agree with any of this … #metoo, parklandsurvivors, US revolution, etc etc  ranting is a good … only if you do it right if wrong … lose job/friendships/marriage follow four rules Do. Not. Send. if even the tiniest shadow of a doubt about whether or not you should really send … Continue reading NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

WaPo – Succession plans protect nations. Putin and Xi just threw theirs out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/succession-plans-protect-nations-putin-and-xi-just-threw-theirs-out/2018/03/22/db9a6f9e-2d19-11e8-8688-e053ba58f1e4_story.html?utm_term=.30058db24cbb States come and go - they survive when some procedure allows a ruler to make way for another in Russia, Putin's legacy will be the absence of any credible principle of succession Some Russians speak openly now of Putin as their eternal ruler no one in Russia knows what will happen when he dies … Continue reading WaPo – Succession plans protect nations. Putin and Xi just threw theirs out.

NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/personaltech/protect-yourself-on-facebook.html Audit your Facebook apps  On Facebook, go to the settings page and click on the Apps tab I was dumbfounded to see 10 apps enabled. Multiple I knew I'd done but all were multiple years old and related to music concerts. Remove any apps that you find suspicious or no longer use Sometimes these … Continue reading NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp After having read "Hamilton" came across reference to Washington's farewell address. Further, it may be the case Hamilton had a non-trivial role in helping to form this speech. I am not doing just to picking out important phrases other than they resonate with me. Please refer to the full text in the above link. … Continue reading Washington’s Farewell Address 1796