How to Make Better Decisions - Don't trust your instincts when it comes to selecting a mate. Human decision making is seriously flawed - but it can be fixed with a few simple sums.
Be warned: this article deals primarily with shark attacks, the lottery, beer, and how to get a date using mathematics. Is it a good decision to keep reading? Unfortunately, the answer is "you need to keep reading to find out." Sound irrational? Good - your massively irrational mind should have no problem with it, then.
We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice.
And that’s assuming that we haven’t already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!
Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation and even manipulated by the future (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk) Full Documentary Playlist 48 minutes.