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Avoid the Dangerous Allure of “Potato-Chip News.”

Assay: I’ve identified sixteen strategies to use for fostering habits, and one strategy is the Strategy of Distraction. It’s a highly effective strategy, particularly for people who are attracted to potato-chip news. I’m not attracted to potato-chip news, myself, so it took me a while to understand this challenge. “Potato-chip news” is news that’s repetitive, requires little effort to absorb, …


Pigeon of Discontent: News of the World Makes Me Unhappy.

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent. This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: “Bad news of the world makes me unhappy.”   If you want …