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The 8 Most Common Ways People Make Themselves Miserable, According to a Philosopher

Jessica Stillman

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Scientists did an experiment not too long ago where they asked volunteers to solve tricky problems, like stabilizing a shaky Lego tower or figuring out geometric puzzles. Almost always, they observed, the study subjects tried to add something. This was true even when taking away bricks or shapes was objectively the faster, easier way to solve the…

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