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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Birthday? Job interview?

Spotted at ht market: a soy milk to fit every occasion! They have ones with boxes that say 'i love you' or 'i miss you' or 'good luck'. Because every occasion is better with soy milk. :)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Tried out one of the outdoor fireplaces!

Was toasty fun!!

Let sleeping dogs lie

Paul Piff on All Things Considered : NPR

My friend Paul, a fellow social psychologist (at Berkeley), was recently on All Things Considered for his work on social status and charitable giving. In a nut shell, he found that the lower one perceived their status, the more charitable they would act. And this effect was mediated by feelings of compassion (i.e., the lower one's self-perceived social status, the more compassionate...). They also found that you can put yourself in a lower status frame of mind (by imagining someone higher in status than yourself) and you will act more charitably.

Check out this segment on NPR

Also see his work featured in The Economist

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Nomming on breakfast cereal :)

This is my morning face

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Bday gift from anthropologie

They sent me a discount (woohoo!) and a candle necklace :)

A dog I met when buying tables of craigslist

Apparently, it's really common for male bull dogs to sound like this. You should have heard him 'scream' when I drove up. It was pretty insane, and I was a little sad he didn't scream at me for the video.

I'm waking up to this on my stomach