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  • DeannaG shared from How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
    the problem with statistics is that they don't activate our moral emotions. The depressing numbers leave us cold: our minds can't comprehend suffering on such a massive scale. This is why we are riveted when one child falls down a well but turn a blind eye to the millions of people who die every year for lack of clean water.
  • DeannaG shared from How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
    "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.")
    Note: we are all suffering from cognitive overload.
  • DeannaG shared from
    Cox wants you to be able to see on your screen what your Facebook friends are watching. “You should turn it on and it should say, ‘Fourteen of your friends liked “Entourage” this week. Click to watch.’ ” The idea is for Facebook to “tune in to everything around you,” he said. “We call it social design.”
  • DeannaG shared from
    Mandarin is closer to singing than it is to talking, and even though the words were written phonetically, I couldn’t begin to get the hang of them.
    Note: perfect analogy
  • DeannaG shared from I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown
    the average American is exposed to more than three thousand advertisements a day and watches three years’ worth of television ads over the course of a lifetime.
    Note: depressing
  • DeannaG shared from Bossypants by Tina Fey
    P.S. You know who does have a funny bone in her body? Your mom every night for a dollar.
    Note: baaahh!
  • DeannaG shared from Bossypants by Tina Fey
    Sometimes they ask if you want to hook up your iPod for background music. Do not do this. It’s a trap. They’ll put it on shuffle, and no matter how much Beastie Boys or Velvet Underground you have on there, the following four tracks will play in a row: “We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover” from Annie, “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips, “That’s What Friends Are For,” Various Artists,
    Note: so true
  • DeannaG shared from Bossypants by Tina Fey
    There are never fewer than eight Tracey Ullman characters in any NYC nail salon at any given time.
    Note: :]
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