This Calculator Tells You How Much Money Your Time Is Really Worth

As a finite resource, our time is a precious commodity. But determining the precise value it holds in our lives is not easy. But a new tool can now tell you how much money your time is really worth — and how to spend it more wisely. » 3/31/14 8:40am 3/31/14 8:40am

How Your Mistakes Can Make You a More Rational Person

As humans we make mistakes all the time, but we don't often recognize them for what they are: setbacks that are begging to be recognized as useful lessons. Here are some amazing brain hacks that help you learn from your screw-ups and become more rational. » 11/21/13 11:20am 11/21/13 11:20am

A Test to Measure How Rational You Really Are

Standard IQ tests are problematic on many levels — not least, because they do very little to tell us about the quality of our thinking. Looking to overcome this oversight, psychologist Keith Stanovich has started to work on the first-ever Rationality Quotient test. We spoke to him to learn more. » 6/28/13 11:44am 6/28/13 11:44am

How Bayes’ Rule Can Make You A Better Thinker

Having a strong opinion about an issue can make it hard to take in new information about it, or to consider other options when they're presented. Thankfully, there’s an old rule that can help us avoid this problem — and even help us make good decisions when we’re uncertain. Here’s how Bayesian Reasoning works, and why… » 4/08/13 12:30pm 4/08/13 12:30pm

Why you're probably not as rational as you think you are — and what you …

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When it comes to self-improvement, few people consider their reasoning skills. Most of us simply assume - and take for granted - that under most circumstances, we formulate perfectly rational opinions. But according to an emerging subculture of rationality gurus, there's still plenty of room for improvement. They… » 11/02/12 11:00am 11/02/12 11:00am