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This hilarious video by Natasha from Russia shows how the 2016 presidential election was so full of manipulation and lies that it reminded her of her home country: it was so irrational that it was Russianal! Watch Natasha breaks it down and stick it to the irrationality in this election. This video will make you laugh and cry about the irrationality in politics, but also show you how to deal with it! "Watch this video for more details".

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Our natural instinct is to extend the fear and anger we experience from the specific individual to all individuals sharing his background, Muslim and Somali. This is a thinking error known as the horns effect, where we irrationally extend a negative perception of one member of a group to the whole group. "Learn more, Read this article for more details".

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Our autopilot system of thinking results in built-in biases based on race, religion or nationality that can then lead to misinformed decisions about people based on prejudices. For instance, the Ohio State knife attack by a Somali Muslim inspires natural and instinctive feelings of anger and fear in us around terrorism. How do we channel these feelings into an effective response that will help us be safer? In this radio interview, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, an Ohio State professor and expert in the role of emotions in political decision-making, provides some insights. This radio interview was with Sunny 95 in Columbus, the original show link is here: http://sunny95.com/perspective/are-bi... "Listen for more details".

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Let me guess what many of you are thinking. You’ve probably watched one of those movies about rich and powerful Wall Street investors, the so-called “masters of the universe.” Maybe you’ve thought “I can’t compete with these guys”, or “I don’t want to risk losing my money, so I’ll just keep all my savings or retirement funds in a bank account.” Perhaps you listen to the news when the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops hundreds of points and think “I couldn’t stand to lose money like those folks in the stock market.” "Read this article for more details".

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The Ohio State knife attack by a Somali Muslim inspires natural and instinctive feelings of anger and fear in us around terrorism. How do we channel these feelings into an effective response that will help us be safer? In this radio interview, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, an Ohio State professor and expert in the role of emotions in political decision-making, provides some insights. This radio interview was with 700WLW in Cincinnati, the original show link is here: http://700wlw.iheart.com/media/play/2... Watch this video for more details".

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For instance, you might want to put on a safety pin to indicate your desire to stand up for the rights of minority groups caught up in the hate crime wave. However, another person might put on the pin to indicate disagreement with the election of Trump as President. Someone can be motivated by a desire to signal to others that he did not vote for Trump. Perhaps some person may want to do something to make a difference, and see the pin as a safe and easy way to do so. Plenty of other motivations exist, and most people will experience a mix of more than one. You need to reflect on your own motivations to make a wise decision about whether, where, and when to wear a safety pin and thus achieve your goals. Learn more about 4 Questions to Ask Before Wearing a Safety Pin. "Read this article for more details".

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This research shows how you can use research based strategies to avoid wasting money and do the most good. So how can you give wisely this Giving Tuesday to do the most good that you can per dollar? Fortunately, there are high-quality nonprofit charity evaluators that serve as consumer report organizations to help donors choose the most cost-effective charities. The Life You Can Save uses a rigorous selection methodology to recommend a number of charities oriented toward poverty reduction. It has an impact calculator to help donors see the specific impact of their giving. GiveWell provides in-depth research reports on top charities focused on reducing poverty. Both The Life You Can Save and GiveWell give high marks to GiveDirectly and Against Malaria Foundation. Another charity evaluator, Animal Charity Evaluators, gives recommendations on the most effective charities to prevent animal suffering. It has recommended The Humane League, Mercy For Animals, and Animal Equality, and you can see its current top picks here. Giving What We Can unites a community of people dedicated to giving 10 percent or more of their money to effective charities. Finally, Intentional Insights provide articles, videos, and other content to help you make wise decisions about your donations.By relying on these organizations, you can make sure you will give wisely this Giving Tuesday! Find out more, "Read this article for more details".

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Can you really combine rational thinking with religious belief? You certainly can, according to Reverend Caleb Pitkin, the Minister of the Signal Mountain United Methodist Church. In this webinar and discussion, he shares his perspective on combining rationality and religion in a coherent worldview. His story is eye-opening for both religious and secular people alike! Learn more about Religious and Rational. "Watch this video for more details".

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Plenty of people are wearing a safety pin to address the wave of hate crimes after Donald Trump's election as President. Yet many are not aware of the dangers in doing so. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, an expert in emotional intelligence and decision-making, helps you avoid these dangers by making a plan of action for whether, where, and when to wear the pin. "Watch this video for more details".

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This recent study shows that It was interesting to see that a number of people voted for the organizations they never heard of before the meeting, such as GiveDirectly and Against Malaria Foundation, other organizations which they knew and trusted and donated to previously. When I asked them why they chose to vote that way, one person raised her hand and said that she could really trust organizations such as GiveDirectly and Against Malaria Foundation because they were thoroughly evaluated by the most reputable and high-quality charity evaluators. Learn more about Applying the scientific method to charity. "Read this article for more details"

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