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  • Why Dating Predictors Are Wrong

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 26, 2011 | 11:03 am

    In a follow up to yesterday’s post about relationship psychobabble, I happen to read a very relevant New York Times article yesterday.  It was all about how we make confident predictions about performance and why we’re usually wrong.  Daniel Kahneman focuses on how stockbrokers...

  • Grass-Roots Level Campaign Coverage

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When I was covering big shot political campaigns for the Los Angeles Times, I was treated like a big shot.

    I sampled barrages of press releases, announcements of events, hot gossip, position papers, parties and invitations. I had many opportunities to interview candidates. The fact...