You can think of this traditional concept of the search for marriage partners as a kind of an auction. In this auction, some women will be more confident of their prospects, others less so. In game-theory terms, you would call the first group “strong bidders” and the second “weak bidders.” Your first thought might be that the “strong bidders”—women who (whether because of looks, social ability, or any other reason) are conventionally deemed more of a catch—would consistently win this kind of auction.
But this is not true…
Read the article: Game theory explains dinner-party dates
China is taking advantage of the economic downturn to go on a major shopping spree, investing in energy and other natural resources that could give it an economic advantage it has never had before.
Read the article: China invests US$41 billion in one month
So how should we make a decision? The key is something called metacognition, or thinking about thinking. Because the mind is like a Swiss Army knife – it’s stuffed full of different mental tools, each of which is well-suited to a specific situation – it’s essential that we learn how to adjust our thought process to the task at hand.
Read the article: Decision time
Buying life experiences – such as going for vacations or going to the theatre – rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness for both the consumer and those around them, according to new study.
Read the article: Buying life experiences, not material possessions, boosts happiness
If Santa left a new digital camera under your tree this year…
Read the article: How To: How To Use Your New Digital Camera
Millions of people in Malaysia have been banned from doing yoga because of fears it could corrupt Muslims. The Islamic authorities have issued a ruling, known as a fatwa, instructing the country’s Muslims to avoid yoga because of its Hindu roots.
Read the article: Malaysia outlaws yoga for Muslims
While many of the world’s best business brains are exercising themselves over the current global banking and equities crisis, there is another issue which has the potential to dominate our lives far more in the longer term — energy.
Read the article: The future of energy – CNN.com
Free, open-source image processing app Qtpfsgui takes in groups of standard digital camera shots of the same scene or object and runs them through a high dynamic range imaging filter, creating striking images with more depth of color.
Read the article: Qtpfsgui Makes Standard Digicam Shots More Vibrant
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