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The Rationality of Buzz

It’s early on a Monday morning – I would say “bright and early”, but it’s so early that the sun is still nowhere in sight. At any rate, the week is about to begin and so I figure it’s a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Loving Heartstrings: The Search for Meaning is a Quest for Love

Over the holidays, I have been mildly entertained by people discussing what are the best bang-for-your-buck opportunities for consumption… — this or that party, celebration, offer, whatever. I do not claim to be entirely innocent of the “quest for deals” … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Study Shows that Passive Consumption of News Can Lead to Envy and Decrease Life Satisfaction

According to our findings, passive following triggers (PDF) invidious emotions, with users mainly envying happiness of others, the way others spend their vacations; and socialize.
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