CANNABIS: “Senator Dianne Feinstein on Marijuana” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Alison Hartson, and Jimmy Dore ☮

Why does California have a Senator that’s SO conservative that she’s LEADING the charge against medical marijuana? Cenk Uygur and Jimmy Dore discuss Senator Dianne Feinstein’s stance on marijuana with Justice Democrats candidate Alison Hartson.

COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: “Why We Fear What We Can’t Control: Airplanes, Hospital, Old Age / big think / Tali Sharot ☮

Fear is a motivator—often, when we’re scared, we feel that we want to leave a situation. That so-called “pull” that you feel often has more to do with wanting to be in a place of agency and control than it does, say, being scared of the dark, or flying. Actually, fear of flying is a great example for what Tali Sharot proposes. We all know that we couldn’t actually fly the plane if we were giving the controls, but we’re more-so afraid of giving up all of our perceived control. You’re three times more likely to crash in a car than crash in a plane but we all feel as if we are in control… which is why you don’t have many people scared of driving. Tali does a great job explaining the mentality behind fear, and her video here is worth a watch.