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New Year's Resolution: Improve Your Critical Thinking

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Critical Thinking

What is your New Year’s Resolution?  To exercise more?  To stop smoking?  Get organized? More than likely if you chose one of those, then you’ve probably said it before.  When was the last time you resolved to be smarter?  To think better?  Why not give critical thinking a try in 2011? Yes, you can improve […]

Dumbest Criminals of 2010

Dumbest Criminals of 2010

Place your votes now, which of the following was the dumbest criminal act of 2010? 1)  The criminal who called the police and left a voicemail explaining that the media was getting the facts about a robbery all wrong.  He proceeded to explain how actually committed the crime. 2) The criminal who lied about his […]

Best Critical Thinking Posts of 2010

Best Critical Thinking Posts of 2010

It’s the last work week of the year, so let’s be honest, you’re surfing the net looking for ways to make the work day go by faster.  Well, we’re always happy to help! Here are the most popular Critical-Thinkers posts this year: Critical Thinking Challenge: Join the TSA Body Scanner Debate Top 25 Universities for […]

Placebo Effectiveness: The Ultimate Critical Thinking Fail?

Placebo Effectiveness: The Ultimate Critical Thinking Fail?

The placebo effect is alive and well in clinical trials, but did you know that a recent study at Harvard Medical Center studied the effect of the placebo (a sugar pill which has no ability to create actual physical effects) when patients were specifically told they were receiving a placebo.  Guess what they found… Fifty […]

Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Think Critically About Your Time

Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Think Critically About Your Time

It’s crunch time for holiday shopping, and the key objective is to get in and out of busy stores as quickly as possible.  When you get to the checkout counter, how do you decide which line to choose? Much like Dan Pink advises regarding airport security lines, I look at both the number of items […]