As I mentioned earlier this year one of my goals was to be more selfish and address personal needs. I’ve been selfish and as a result have checked off some items from my never ending to do list. For those of you new to Skrinkylinks they are basically a collection of articles that I’ve read over the past week that I found value in. Most of them have to do with psychology and matters of the mind while some don’t. Enjoy your weekend!

  • When my wife can’t find her keys, I assume it is because she is careless. [Mind Hacks]
  • Caffeine vs. other stimulants for cognitive enhancement [PLoS ONE]
  • How Technical Analysis Investing Will Eventually Leave You Penniless [NuWire]
  • Staying focused on our goals detracts from the inherent pleasures of the activities we need to pursue to achieve those goals. [The 99%]
  • Humans have an innate tendency to focus on the negative [Canada]
  • Automatic Drive: How Unconscious Cognitive Biases Help Fire Our Motivation [PsyBlog]
  • The duration of habit formation is likely to differ depending on who you are and what you are trying to do. [UCL]
  • Free beer: The truth about dishonesty [RSA]
  • Attention is a cognitive component of visual perception [Bmed Report]
  • The mind of the prodigy [The Creativity Post]