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How Flaws in Your Brain Make You a Better Person & Is Personal Privacy Dead?

How Flaws in Your Brain Make You a Better Person & Is Personal Privacy Dead?

Update: 2021-04-083
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With public restrooms, there is a definite YUCK factor. Still, when it comes to choosing which stall or urinal to use, there is a smart strategy to minimize your exposure to germs and bacteria. I begin this episode by telling you which stall should be your first (and second) choice. https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/wellness/a58568/cleanest-bathroom-stall/

As amazing as your brain is - it does a lot of things poorly. Our memories get distorted, your brain makes mistakes and misjudgments- in short there are plenty of things your brain does not do well. It turns out those flaws are actually a good thing according to Henning Beck, a neuroscientist and author of the book Scatterbrain: How the Mind’s Mistakes Make Humans Creative, Innovative and Successful (https://amzn.to/31EemMJ). Listen as he describes how these flaws really work in your favor to make your life better, even though it is sometimes hard to see. 

The Internet can make your life easier and more convenient, but you do pay a price for that. That price is your privacy according to Firmin DeBrabander, professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art.and author of the book Life After Privacy (https://amzn.to/3fzlORx). Firmin joins me to explain what the potential dangers are of this loss of privacy and why so many people are gladly willing to pay the price anyway.

Ever wonder why most pencils have six sides instead of being round? A lot of people believe it is so the pencil doesn’t roll off the table. Well, not really although that is a nice side benefit. Listen as I explain the real reason why pencils are the way they are. Source: Douglas B. Smith author of “Ever Wonder Why?” https://amzn.to/2OcdGuU

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How Flaws in Your Brain Make You a Better Person & Is Personal Privacy Dead?

How Flaws in Your Brain Make You a Better Person & Is Personal Privacy Dead?

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