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Interesting Quirks of Being Human & The Weird Ways We Count Things

Interesting Quirks of Being Human & The Weird Ways We Count Things

Update: 2020-12-14
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During the holidays, we use a lot of power strips to plug in lights and decorations. So this episode begins with a list of things to NEVER do with power strips for the safety of everyone in your home. And you will probably be surprised by some of what you hear. https://www.familyhandyman.com/article/things-you-should-never-do-with-power-strips/

As a group, we humans are kind of quirky. There are things we do and ways we behave that are uniquely human and sometimes cause problems for ourselves and fellow humans. Joining me to explore some of the fascinating quirks of our humanness is Marty Jopson. Marty is the resident science reporter on BBC TV’s “The One Show” and is author of the book, The Science of Being Human: Why We Behave, Think and Feel the Way We Do (https://amzn.to/2VYTZqY).

One interesting difference between men and women is that men are generally better at asking for what they want. Listen as I describe the consequences of that and what women can do to get more of what they want - and the solution is pretty simple. http://www.womendontask.com/questions.html

Counting is one of those things you take for granted. Nothing is more objective than counting. If you want to find out how many of something - you count. However, it turns out that counting is actually a bit trickier than that. People can use numbers and counting to deceive you if you don’t understand what they are doing. Here to explain the intricacies of counting is Deborah Stone. She is a scholar who has taught at Brandeis, MIT, Duke, Dartmouth, Yale, Tulane, among others and she is author of the book Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters (https://amzn.to/33UeKZ1)

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Jee'Na SohaSoha

asking those types of question about immigrants and blacks does allow pollsters to become more judgmental in which they may not have thought about.

Jan 17th
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Interesting Quirks of Being Human & The Weird Ways We Count Things

Interesting Quirks of Being Human & The Weird Ways We Count Things

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