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Extraordinary Experiences Are Socially Isolating (So Next Time, Take a Friend)

Big Think: Think twice before motorbiking across India or seeking out other extraordinary experiences, say a team of Ph.D. students studying the effects of great experience on conversation. Having a much more interesting time with life than your peers is a recipe for social isolation, according to their report published More

Don’t Do the Things You Love

The New York Times: Do you like ice cream? Then don’t eat it — at least not every day. At least, that’s what Wendy Wood’s research suggests. In an interview with Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project, the psychology professor discusses how people form habits, and how they can change them — More