Lisa J. Mogilanski

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Give Me a Head With Hair

But, broadly speaking, self-acceptance is not my style—I prefer slowly and painfully to analyze (and hopefully eliminate) my flaws.

Don’t Worry, Be Unhappy

Does this relationship between intelligence and misery hold? Statistical evidence suggests otherwise: I.Q. and happiness appear to vary together. Statistics can be powerful, and it is generally irresponsible to ignore them. But when they contradict the conclusion that you’re trying to establish, I recommend pointing out that rogue and lackadaisical econometricians can get up to all sorts of funny business, like forgetting to use heteroskedasticity-robust standard errors (the nerve of some people).

Swinging for the Fences

I was five years old when I experienced heartbreak for the first time.

Politics à la Mode

Because the question of who will govern best is murky, we often avoid asking it outright.