jonahlehrer.com — The lessons have arrived in phases. The first phase involved a literal reconstruction of my mistakes. I wanted to have an accounting, in my head, of how I fabricated those Dylan quotes. I wanted to understand the mechanics of every lapse, to relive all those errors that led to my disgrace.
io9.com — On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she's received working for the animation studio over the years. It's some sage stuff, although there's nothing here about defending yourself from your childhood toys when they inevitably come to life with murder in their hearts.
grantland.com — We had such a great guest this week - filmmaker and creator of HBO's Girls Lena Dunham - that we fired up the Grantland Studio on a Sunday. Lena was surprisingly candid about how she got the pilot together, the loud and occasionally hostile initial response to the show, and which aspects of the show are based on her real life.
Research Shows That the Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias : The New Yorkernewyorker.com — Here's a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? The vast majority of people respond quickly and confidently, insisting the ball costs ten cents. This answer is both obvious and wrong.
online.wsj.com — The latest episode in Morgan Stanley's recently stormy relationship with the cost of money is what could end up being a large trading loss on wrong-way bets on inflation expectations. The world reacts to one of the strangest explanations ever for losing a soccer game.
online.wsj.com — It's not easy being an alpha male. Just ask one of the high-ranking baboons living in the Amboseli region of Kenya. Although these males get all the girls, and tend to abuse their lowly peers, their power comes with a steep cost: They're stressed-out.
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