How to find happiness, and achieve justice

I’ve written before about some of the great talks available online from the TED conference. Here are a couple I’ve just watched, and would definitely recommend:

  • Dan Gilbert talks about what really makes us happy, and the research that shows how bad we are at predicting what really makes us happy.
  • Oxford Statistician Peter Donnelly explores the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics, and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.

Both good stuff. And the wonderful thing about having a Mac Mini sitting under my TV as a PVR is that I can use iTunes to subscribe to the RSS feeds of things like this and watch them from the comfort of my sofa…

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