Why smart people doubt themselves and the ill-informed think they know more than they really do


Struggling musician unknowingly gives $5 to a TikTok star and gets a huge career boost

Hopefully, we engage in acts of kindness for their own intrinsic rewards. However, it’s also pretty amazing when generosity gets reciprocated.

TikTok creator Zachery Dereniowski is best known for approaching random strangers, requesting a dollar, then giving the first person to offer one a large sum of money and helping make one of their dreams come true.

On February 17, Dereniowski stood on a street outside the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, holding a yellow, smiley-face balloon, asking folks if they’d buy it for a dollar.

Everyone turned him down until he was approached by a friendly man named David Kamara. Kamara handed Dereniowski a flyer, explaining that he was a musician. Whipping out an iPad to show off some of his work, Kamara’s energy was instantly infectious.

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Woman keeps her childhood promise, asks her great-grandmother to be her maid of honor

Grandparents are undoubtedly a precious source of wisdom, love and guidance for many people. They often provide a unique perspective on life, shaped by their own experiences and cultural background and can offer valuable advice and support to their grandchildren. For a lot of people, their grandparents are among the most cherished and influential people in their lives and people can feel their impact for generations to come. Likewise, Erin Radmann wanted to extend all her love to her great-grandmother by asking her to be the maid of honor at her wedding. In a video posted on Reddit by u/mindyour, the grandmother is reading the letter that says, “Grandma Rose, will you be my Maid of Honor?” She asks her granddaughter, “You never gave up on me.” Radmann asks her again, “Will you be my Maid of Honor, please?” The grandma continues, “Okay, I will have to learn to walk.” They share a comforting embrace and Radmann gives her a necklace she could wear on her wedding day. This adorable video went viral on the internet with over 13.6k upvotes on Reddit and people applauded this beautiful moment between them.

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Why smart people doubt themselves and the ill-informed think they know more than they really do

A viral video on YouTube by author Mark Manson (“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k”) explains a fundamental aspect of psychology that significantly affects how we view ourselves and others.

The concept is a cognitive bias known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, which states that people who know a lot about something tend to underestimate their expertise on a subject, whereas those who know little about a subject think they know much more than they actually do.

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Pink and Drew Barrymore get refreshingly real in intimate conversation about motherhood

No matter where you’re from, how much money you have or how famous you are, when you become a mother your whole world turns upside down. Motherhood can catapult you to the highest highs, drag you through the lowest lows and fling you around corners you never saw coming. It’s like the best and worst roller coaster ever.

Throw in dealing with your own childhood issues, and motherhood becomes an even more terrifying thrill ride. A friend recently remarked that raising kids can be simultaneously triggering and therapeutic for people with their own childhood traumas, and it’s so true. Just ask Drew Barrymore.

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A guy created pictures of every president as a ‘cool guy with a mullet’ and they deliver

Like it or not, we’ve recently entered the age of artificial intelligence, and although that may be scary for some, one guy in Florida thinks it’s a great way to make people laugh. Cam Harless, the host of The Mad Ones podcast, used AI to create portraits of every U.S. president looking “cool” with a mullet hairstyle, and the results are hilarious.

The mullet is a notorious hairdo known as the “business in the front, party in the back” look. It’s believed that the term “mullet” was coined by the rap-punk-funk group Beastie Boys in 1994.
While cool is in the eye of the beholder, Harless seems to believe it means looking like a cross between Dog the Bounty Hunter and Kenny Powers from “Eastbound and Down.”

Harless made the photos using Midjourney, an app that creates images from textual descriptions. “I love making AI art,” Harless told Newsweek. “Often I think of a prompt, create the image and choose the one that makes me laugh the most to present on Twitter and have people try and guess my prompt.”

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