Why do we do the things we do?

Why do we do what we do?Why do we choose a certain behavior/action over other options?What rules govern our decision-making? Why do we become indecisive at times? Answers to all these questions are contained in a terminology that we’ve borrowed from economics, namely ‘cost/benefit analysis’. In economics, a business decision is made after weighing its potential …

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Why lovers call each other cute nicknames?

Other than that, why do your friends ask for a ‘treat’ when you announce a piece of good news about yourself? More generally, why do people celebrate the way they celebrate? Why do diverse people of diverse cultures around the world eat sweets, chocolates, and other delicacies when they celebrate? In this post, we kill all …

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House MD: A series for psychology enthusiasts

House MD is a TV series about an antisocial, unorthodox doctor who is not only a brilliant diagnostician but is also bestowed with masterly people reading skills. Besides, the series is very well written and has incredible Mark Twain-esque and Oscar Wilde-esque hilarious and witty dialogues that’ll blow you away. Even if you’re not from …

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Why sleep deprivation makes us angry

One of the worst effects of sleep deprivation is that it increases your chances of experiencing bad moods tremendously. All of us have been sleep-deprived at some point in our lives and I’m sure we can all relate to that ‘heaviness in the head’ feeling, dizziness, irritability, and lack of good judgment caused by sleep deprivation. Sleep rejuvenates …

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The ‘Start from tomorrow’ trap

How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” when there’s some new habit to form or a new project to work on? What is behind this common human tendency? I’m not talking here about procrastination which is a general term …

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