Wanna Predict When You'll Die or Who You Should Marry? Ask Your Pals.

You can only know yourself to a certain point, in that all the introspection in the world can't compete with your ego always inserting itself into situations and mucking it up. And it turns out that your friends know you better, anyway—so much so that their assessment of your character can predict, more than you can,… » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

The Right Way to Make a Hard Choice: Just Pick Something and Relax

The bigger the choice, the more importance we attribute to it. We assume that every choice—every time we have to weigh facts and feelings in an attempt to arrive at the Right Thing to Do—contains a right outcome and a wrong outcome. But what if big choices don't have to be harder than small ones? And what if there is… » 1/09/15 5:10pm 1/09/15 5:10pm

Why You're Such an Indecisive Screwball

You know how there are those people who just know what they want? And then they take it? And then they're happy with their choices!?!!?!??? Yeah, those people are like aliens to me. I'm forever in this weird space of simultaneously wanting all of the stuff and wanting none of the stuff. And then people are like, "Just… » 12/10/12 6:15pm 12/10/12 6:15pm

Chris Rock Was Right: Abortion Is A Choice Between A Female And Her…

With all this talk about Aliza Shvarts and her (im)possible abortions, it got me thinking about how women decide whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy. For those of us have gotten pregnant, was the opinion of the dude who knocked you up ever the final say in your decision of whether to keep it or get an abortion?… » 4/18/08 1:00pm 4/18/08 1:00pm