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The behavior behind optimism

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It’s human nature to be optimistic. We tend to think bad things happen to to other people, but not to us. Here, behavioral expert and professor Dan Gilbert explains how taking a realistic look at risk can help us prepare for the unexpected.

The Pulse of the Challenge Lab
Do you have a better chance of being attacked by a shark or a vending machine?
Shark
28%
Vending
Machine
72%
Click on the options to make your guess.

What Our Searches Say About Us

The things we’re searching for say a lot about our priorities. Based on these charts, we’re thinking a lot more about today than tomorrow.

Did you know?

A recent survey showed that people think life insurance is three times more expensive than it actually is.  Let’s do something about it.