Here are 5 things you should know.
1. How to quickly rebut most common climate change denial myths.
This is a helpful summary of global warming and climate change denial myths, sorted by recent popularity, with detailed scientific rebuttals. Click the response for a more detailed response. You can also view them sorted by taxonomy, by popularity, in a print-friendly version, with short URLs or with fixed numbers you can use for permanent references.
2. The Dunning–Kruger effect.
Has it ever seemed to you that less competent people rate their competence higher than it actually is? It’s not just your imagination. It’s is a genuine cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled persons suffer an illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately.
3. You can save hundreds of dollars on car rentals if you book through USAA.
They give you a discount and don’t charge underage fees if you are under 25. You don’t even have to be a military member.
Basically just click through their rental car site at the bottom of the page to whichever company you want to use.
If you use the link on the page, it uses a certain “discount code” that gives you a discount and removes the underage fees (if you are under 25).
4. Your pupils should be the same size, even if the light is shone in only one of your eyes.
This is due to the pupillary light reflex. A difference in the size of someone’s pupils is known as anisocoria. Causes of anisocoria can range from being physiologically normal to immediately life-threatening. If you notice a sudden, unexplained, or persistent difference in your pupil size you should seek the professional advice of a doctor.
5. There is a website that shows most of the ad companies that target your browser for ads based on browsing patterns.
This page shows which ad companies shoe target ads and which show other ads. There is an option to opt out too. Read the FAQs in the page for more info.