Why incompetent people think they’re amazing?

How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities.

David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Is this the best time to be productive?

Can’t be bothered on Fridays? Feeling lazy in the summer months? You’re not alone. Here’s why.

Productivity

By Valentina D’Efilippo (charts) / Bryan Lufkin (text)

The festive season is over. Holiday parties and hangovers are done with for another year. Now, we’re back at work and ready to grab 2018 by the horns. So, as we plan for the year ahead, is there a time in our calendars when can we maximise our output in the office?

Turns out, there might be.
Read more »