About Gleb Tsipursky

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Bio: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, besides being an activist for reason and science popularizer, is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, scholar, and social entrepreneur specializing in science-based strategies for effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, and altruism – for more information or to hire him, see his website, GlebTsipursky.com.

He runs a nonprofit that helps people use science-based strategies to make effective decisions and reach their goals, so as to build an altruistic and flourishing world, Intentional Insights. He also serves as a tenure-track professor at Ohio State in the History of Behavioral Science and the Decision Sciences Collaborative. A best-selling author, he wrote Find Your Purpose Using Science among other books, and regular contributes to prominent venues, such as Time, The Conversation, Salon, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He appears regularly on network TV, such as affiliates of ABC and Fox, radio stations such as NPR and Sunny 95, and elsewhere.

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Toward a Post-Lies Future

Caption: Trumpocchio Head of Donald Trump___________________________________________________________________ DONALD TRUMP is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many. The Oxford Dictionaries website chose “post-truth” as its 2016 word of the year, in large part due to Trump’s success in the presidential election. It defined post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances [Read More…]

Collaborative Truth-Seeking

Caption: Arguing people (Kick-ads, used with permission) Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. ________________________________________________________________ We frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However, debates are not always the best course for figuring out the truth. In more emotionally charged situations, the technique of collaborative truth-seeking is often better. [Read More…]

Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine’s Day

  Caption: Photograph of author and wife on Valentine’s Day outing (Image courtesy of Gleb Tsipursky)     ___________________________________________________________________   On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, my wife and I decided to avoid traditional gifts such as fancy candy for her or a bottle of nice liquor for me in favor of making gifts that help [Read More…]

The Science of Solving Alternative Facts

Caption: Image of CNN with quote from Kellyanne Conway saying “Spice gave alternative facts on crowd size (NBC/This Morning)Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President ___________________________________________________________________ I shuddered, horrified to the depths of my soul when Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway presented the Trump administration’s false claims as “alternative facts” in [Read More…]

What Would Gandhi Do About Trump? High-Time For a Science Of Wisdom

Source: wikimedia commons/ Mahatma Ghandi close up potrait Written by Charles Cassidy MPhys, Director of Evidence-based Wisdom It was 3:30 AM, and my wife and I were crumpled in stunned silence in the back of a taxi, racing through the deserted streets of South London. Our all-night US election party on November 8, 2016 had [Read More…]

A Weird American in Trump’s Post-Truth America

Caption: Truth and lies (Open Clipart-Vectors, Pixabay) ________________________________________________________________ It is an undeniable fact that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Yet a part of me refuses to accept that reality. On the one hand, I love this country for its freedom and democracy, and as part of my love greatly respect [Read More…]

The Easiest Trick to Breaking Out of Wrong Ideas

Written by Max Harms Source: Randall Munroe, used with permission Right now you have something within your reach with an almost magical ability to break out of wrong ideas. You can use it to process data and identify patterns and trends. What do you think it is? Take a guess before reading onward. Did you guess [Read More…]

Meaning and Purpose: Quantified and Customized!

Source: Cerina Gillilan, used with permission Jackie felt a lack of meaning and purpose as a deep sucking feeling in her stomach. It was a constant drain on her, a deep hole in her center that she just did not know how to fill. She went through the motions of life – going to work, [Read More…]

3 Steps to Intentional Living

Caption: woman laughing (Source: Max Cherri/Flickr)   How do you lead the kind of life that gets you what you want? All it takes is 3 steps: 1. Evaluating reality clearly, to 2. Make effective decisions, that 3. Achieve our short and long-term goals. Now, these steps may sound simple in theory, but they are [Read More…]

A Future With Trump: Truth Vs Comfort

Caption: Image of someone standing on edge of cliff (image credit) By guest blogger Hunter Glenn ______________________________________________________________ As a country, we’d like to believe that things are looking up for us after this election. We have a new president with a new message and a new plan. Things have been bad for so long, and every [Read More…]