How 2 Chainz Knows it’s your Birthday

I just learned about the Birthday Paradox and it blew my mind. If you meet someone randomly and ask him what his birthday is, the chance of the two of you having the same birthday is only 1/365 (0.27%). In other words, the probability of any two individuals having the same birthday is extremely low.…

Thinking About Thinking: The Anchoring Effect

Sometimes it’s frightening when we examine our own decision making — especially when we realize how random and arbitrary it all is. It can be unsettling to know our judgment can be so heavily influenced by randomness — and it happens every day. Daniel Kahneman covers this in  Thinking, Fast and Slow, a bizare tour of the mind where he outlines the faults and…