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Elink Vid:UKG Mindanao: PGMA hands over ancestral domain titles to Higaonon tribe

I used to believe that this would set a bad precedent and would fracture the Philippines;  but recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that if we want to survive the modern world as a nation we better really learn to embrace our differences while we embrace our similarities. I use to doubt we could. I do not know what has changed either within me or outside of me but I am more hopeful now that we can.

Good job PGMA , we almost never see eye to eye but praise to whom praise is deserved.

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Marginal Revolution: Timing

I thought this was a trick question and I first thought go backward because most people would think going forward means friday, but when I realized they are the same I was thinking whatever!

Timing

Let’s say a meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved forward two days. What is the new day of the meeting?

That’s a question from Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing. The answer says a lot about how you implicitly think about time.

If you think it’s Friday, you imagine time as something you move through. If you think it’s Monday, you think of time as something that passes by you.

According to this research, a bit sketchy it seems to me, Friday people tend to be angrier. FYI, I’m a Monday person (it took me some time to see the question could have another answer!).

via Marginal Revolution: Timing.

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rePost::Dear Pixar: Stop Making Me Cry Like A Bitch – Balls Deep – Deadspin

Seriously, get fucked Pixar. Next time, I’m taking my kid to that fucking Ice Age movie. It’ll suck. But that’ll be the only reason I cry. STOP MAKING ME WANT TO HOLD MY KIDS TIGHT AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM.

via Dear Pixar: Stop Making Me Cry Like A Bitch – Balls Deep – Deadspin.

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Praise To Effort: Spoiling Fans:Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors
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“I think our fans now are getting a little bit spoiled,” Spoelstra said. “We’re trying to win them back and give them something to remember every time out. I think they got their money’s worth.”

via Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN.

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Praise To Effort: Spoiling Fans:Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors
Image by Johnny Shaw via Flickr

“I think our fans now are getting a little bit spoiled,” Spoelstra said. “We’re trying to win them back and give them something to remember every time out. I think they got their money’s worth.”

via Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN.

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Learned Today: Feel Not Own part 2:How to Choose Between Experiential and Material Purchases « PsyBlog

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actually read this article first before part one, read both articles, they are short and informative.

When purchases go wrong

The researchers used three experiments to examine this question. In the first two of these participants were randomly assigned to groups in which they recalled material and experiential purchases that had either turned out well, or that had turned out badly. They were then asked how happy (or otherwise) these purchases had made them.

The results suggested that, just like Van Boven and Gilovich’s research, experiential purchases (e.g. a meal out) beat material purchases (e.g. clothes) if each turned out well. But, for some people whose scores were low on a measure of materialism, when the purchases turned out badly, it was the material goods that left them slightly happier. In contrast the highly materialistic were left less happy when their material purchases went wrong.

In a third experiment participants actually made a small experiential versus a small material purchase and then their happiness over time was measured. It was found that when participants made a material purchase that turned out badly it was easier for them to forget about it than an experiential purchase that went wrong.

Across three experiments, then, Nicolao and colleagues found evidence that when our experiential purchases go wrong we are likely to end up slightly less happy than if we had chosen a material purchase. But, as in previous research, when our purchases go well we are likely to end up significantly happier if we choose an experiential rather than a material purchase.

How to Choose Between Experiential and Material Purchases « PsyBlog.

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