Socializing vs. Social Media

Being Social =/= Social Media

Spending time with close friends has been shown to help with dementia, blood pressure, your general health, and even your willpower. It shortens the grieving period after losses, makes you happier, and boosts your immune system. There’s a famous saying that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and that’s great, but you have to spend time with people.

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Scaffolding

I want to talk a bit more about some meta-topics before we get to the experiments. Again, these are “best practices” that I’m trying to engage in.

Lately I’ve been working with something that I call “scaffolding”: shaping the environment so that doing the right thing is easier, if not automatic.

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