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Where Your Core Beliefs Come From & The Bright Side of Failure
Published August 17, 2017
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    People generally believe attractive people are smarter than unattractive people. Why? Good question. We’ll explore that and other things that influence how you think. Then, why is a conservative - conservative and a liberal – a liberal? Where do our core beliefs come from? And can people change our minds about them? Can we change theirs? Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptics magazine and author of the book The Moral Arc (http://amzn.to/2fMk2Q6)  takes a look at why we believe what we believe and what influences those beliefs. And if you want to change someone’s mind, Michael explains strategies that work and don’t work. Also, in the late summer, bees and wasps get particularly aggressive. I’ll explain why and what you should do so you don’t get stung. Plus, we explore the importance of failure. Sure, failing at something really sucks but sometimes it is necessary – and it isn’t the end of the world. Megan McArdle, author of The Upside of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success (http://amzn.to/2vJGPQp) explains why it is important to embrace failure as a process toward success. It isn’t just the old clichés of “learn from your mistakes”, failure serves a real purpose if you don’t let knock you down.
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