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A Proud Sad-Sack

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Embracing negativity may also have social benefits. Compared with cheery moods, bad moods have been linked to a more effective communication style, and sadness has been linked to less reliance on negative stereotypes. Feeling down can make us behave more fairly, too. People who saw sad video clips before playing an allocation game were more generous with their partners than those who saw happy clips. Source.

Blockchain Explained 5 Ways

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I love this series and this episode is extremely topical as everyone’s Uncle suddenly wants to get into Bitcoin. The conversation with the expert also reminded me of the Clay Shirky quote: “Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” Maybe you can simplify it: “Tools don’t get interesting until they get boring.”