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Applied rationality is a movement that uses cognitive science to improve human thinking. 

Most humans have cognitive biases that prevent us from making the best decisions and accomplishing our goals. Just hearing about these biases might not fix them.

Our goal is to actually change our habits of mind, so that our thinking is more rational and optimal. We think it's best to do this together!  We're here to build a community of effective, rational, awesome people.

For more resources, check out the Center for Applied Rationality:

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